Today's News

  • South’s Ikalowych top county finisher at state wrestling tourney

     Brunswick County had 12 wrestlers compete Friday and Saturday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association wrestling tournament, but only one finished in the top six. South Brunswick junior Steven Ikalowych was the top county wrestler, losing to eventual first- and third-place finishers.

    At 160 pounds, Steven Ikalowych beat Blake Harwood of Mount Pleasant 8-3 in a first-round match. In the second round, eventual state champion Keith Brown of Williams beat Ikalowych 13-1.

  • BCC wins 20th game of season

     The Brunswick Community College Dolphin’s basketball team defeated Denmark Technical College 93-79 Saturday night on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, finishing the regular season at 20-10.

    Tyree Graham, in his last home game for BCC, hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points. Alan-Michael Thompson scored 25.

  • Fourth annual Health Expo set for this Saturday at West Brunswick High School


    Free health screenings and a medication drop-off are among highlights at Health Expo 2010 taking place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 27, at West Brunswick High School.

    Sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, this year’s expo will feature an array of free health screenings and services.

  • Lady Trojans beat Rocky Mount in second round of playoffs


    West Brunswick advanced to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls’ Class 3A basketball playoffs by beating Rocky Mount 52-47 Feb. 24.

    West (15-7) will play Havelock (24-5) for a sectional title in a game set for 6 p.m. Friday at West. Rocky Mount finished the season 17-6.

  • Candidates file for North Carolina House races


    As election filings closed Friday, two Republicans and two Democrats will be vying for the North Carolina House District 17 seat.

    Republican incumbent Frank Iler is seeking re-election, facing a challenge from fellow Republican Mac Tyson and Democratic candidates Leonard Jenkins and James A. Knox.

  • Candidates vying in state judicial races

    As election filings closed Friday, candidates are vying in one state Supreme Court race and four N.C. Court of Appeals races.

    They include:

    N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice (Ed Brady seat)—Robert C. (Bob) Hunter and Barbara Jackson, both of Raleigh, have filed for the nonpartisan race.

    In N.C. Court of Appeals races, incumbent Ann Marie Calabria of Morrisville is seeking re-election, with challenges in the nonpartisan race from Jane Gray of Raleigh and Mark E. Klass of Lexington.

  • West’s season ends in sectional loss

     The West Brunswick girls’ basketball season ended in a 59-34 sectional final loss to Havelock Feb. 26 at West.

    Like most other teams this season, the Trojans were unable to contain Ram senior point guard Marissa Thomas, who was nearly flawless in running the offense. She finished with a game-high 20 points. Havelock (25-5) advances to the Eastern Regional.

  • Woman organizes community forums to raise awareness about human trafficking

    Allysa McKenzie wants to make history. She wants to bring an end to human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

    McKenzie, an ordination ministry student and certified Christian counselor, is passionate about ending human trafficking. After attending Stand Against Trafficking (StAT) training in Fisher, Ind., last year, McKenzie said she was disturbed to learn 27 million people worldwide are living in some form of slavery include human trafficking and debt bondage.

  • Additional charges filed against Navassa police officer

    A Navassa Police officer arrested last week for sexual battery has been arrested on several additional charges, including sexual battery and statutory rape.

    On Thursday, Feb. 18, detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit arrested Jaymin Lenwood Murphy, 35, of 9586 Old Mill Road, Leland.

    He was charged with the first-degree rape of a child from a 2006 offense, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer April Stanley.

  • West basketball coach Lewis resigns

    After a 1-19 season, West Brunswick boys’ basketball coach Brad Lewis has resigned.

    Lewis made the announcement to his team Feb. 22 after it had lost to Eastern Wayne in a first-round game of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs.