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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Property damage in Stevenson Mobile Home Park in Supply; suspect broke glass out of victim’s front window.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle on Heirloom Drive in Leland; suspect stole victim’s CD player from vehicle.

    •Fraud on Pike Circle in Bolivia; suspect used victim’s name and Social Security card.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    K-9 deputies answered 15 calls, wrote 12 uniform citations and made 19 drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

    •Joe Maurice David, 24, of 313 Mears St., Wilmington; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Fun at Sunset at Sunset

    SUNSET BEACH—It’s a community block party, a chance for residents and visitors alike to converge for an autumn hoorah as the sun dips in the west.

    But the third annual Sunset at Sunset celebration starts much earlier than that—at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 3, when vendors and exhibitors start setting up near Ingram Planetarium.

    At 11 a.m., the music begins with performances by West Brunswick High School’s Musically Inclined and Show Choir.

  • Beacon wins spelling bee

    The Brunswick Beacon team spelled “Chihuahua” and “cirrhosis” to win the Brunswick County Literacy Council’s 20th Annual Adult Spelling Bee for the second year in a row on Thursday night.

    The two-person team consisting of Beacon reporters Laura Lewis and Kathryn Jacewicz was among 13 competing teams in the bee held at Brunswick Community College.

    Rotary of Shallotte team members Court Terhune and George Jacob took second place after vying in the event’s last round that had both teams misspelling words before the final outcome.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Paul Swartz humbled by induction to hall of fame

    Paul Swartz helped make the then-new Musselman High School in Inwood, W.Va., a winning athletics program in the mid-1950s. More than 50 years later, Inwood is still a small town (population 3,060) and it still remembers its sports stars.

    On Sept. 12, Swartz, who was one of those Applemen stars, was inducted into Mussleman’s third hall of fame class.

  • Let's get back to our roots and turn up the bluegrass

    With the popularity of the 2001 movie “O Brother Where art Thou?” came a resurgence of bluegrass and other “roots” music: songs made for singing with your family and friends on the porch at night, long before anyone knew about a recording industry or $40-a-head concerts.

    It’s similar to what happened in the 1960s when the bluegrass duo Flatt and Scruggs wrote songs for the movie “Bonnie and Clyde” and the theme to “The Beverly Hillbillies,” except this time, it was more about the music than the artist.

  • Day 2: Passengers describe horror of parasail accident

    Three passengers aboard the parasail boat when an accident killed two women on Ocean Isle Beach last month described seeing victims unconscious during the rescue attempt. They talked about what happened Aug. 28 at Thursday’s hearing before a U.S. Coast Guard investigator.

    Robert Shropshire of Eden and Robert Whitman of New Jersey spoke by phone. The friend of the two women killed, who elected not to go up in the parasail, described the scene in person.

  • Jones scores four goals in Cougar victory over North

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Robert Jones scored four goals and Tyler Evans two as South Brunswick beat North Brunswick 6-3 in a Waccamaw Conference soccer game Sept. 23 at Jack Campbell Stadium.

    Jones scored the first goal six minutes into the game off a corner kick from Tyler Fisher. Eight minutes later, another goal by Jones put South ahead 2-0.

    North cut the lead to 2-1 when Eric Spafford scored on a penalty kick. But South took a 3-1 lead when Jones scored off a deflection.

  • North loses; West-South game reset for 7 p.m. Monday.

    North Brunswick lost 30-20 to Whiteville in a season-opening Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    North (2-4) plays host to West Brunswick Oct 2.

    West’s game with South Brunswick was postponed until 7 p.m. Monday.

  • West rallies to beat Ashley; North routs Lejeune; South blanks Red Springs

    The West Brunswick High School football team showed in its first three games it has skill and talent and enthusiasm.

    Friday night, in a comeback victory over the Ashley Screaming Eagles, the Trojans showed the other aspects needed to be a championship team.

    “They showed me,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said, “that this team has a lot of character and a lot of toughness and a lot of willpower.”