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Today's News

  • South Brunswick earns impressive conference win over Topsail

     South Brunswick tripled its win total from a season ago with a 14-3 victory over 3A foe Topsail in a Mideastern Conference battle on Friday, Oct. 6, in Hampstead.

    Running back Bradley Wormuth led the Cougars with 119 rushing yards on 25 carries as the Cougars picked up their second consecutive league win.

    After having won just one game in 2016, the Cougars improved to 3-4 (2-1 in league play) after Friday night’s victory.

  • West Brunswick claims emotional Senior Night victory

     SHALLOTTE – Senior setter Payton Roberts tried to fight back the tears as she walked across the volleyball court during a Senior Night ceremony prior to West Brunswick’s varsity game against North Brunswick on Oct. 5 in Shallotte.

    When one of her underclassmen teammates read aloud a letter that Roberts wrote to her parents, coaches, teammates and friends, she lost that battle and tears streamed down the sides of her face.

    When the ceremony ended, Roberts wiped the tears away, hugged her mother and father and hit the court for warmups.

  • Hoggard blasts West Brunswick 45-7

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity football team entered an Oct. 6 home contest against Hoggard as heavy underdogs, but hung with the powerful Vikings for the first 12 minutes.

    Hoggard struck quickly in the second frame and erased any hopes of a Trojan upset as the Vikings stormed to a 45-7 victory at M.H. Rourk Stadium to stay unbeaten on the 2017 season.

    The Trojan defense forced three consecutive Hoggard three-and-outs to begin the game, but the Vikings got rolling offensively on their fourth drive of the game.

  • New West boys’ basketball coach unveils new youth league

     SHALLOTTE – When Ty Johnson was hired as the new boys’ basketball coach at West Brunswick High School, he already had an idea to build a youth feeder program.

    He transformed the idea into a reality recently with the announcement of a West Brunswick Youth Basketball League that will hold its inaugural season beginning in November.

    The league will be made up of boys in fifth through eighth grades, but registration is limited to the first 100 boys who sign up.

    Registration ends Oct. 23, Johnson said.

  • Winning cures ills, losing builds character

     I’m sure we the Beacon has thousands of readers who are professional football fans, which brings me to this…

    No, I’m not going to talk about the national anthem or Colin Kaepernick or Mike Pence or “respecting the flag” or anything else.

    I’m going to write about something we’ve all heard and read plenty about, since the time we were young kids playing sports until now – sportsmanship.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:32 a.m. Oct. 11, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Leland mayor, council candidates share views at forum

    LELAND ¬— Leland’s two mayoral candidates and four of the five people competing for two town council seats took part in a League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear forum where they addressed the town’s progress, among other issues.

    Mayor Brenda Bozeman is running for re-election against Lee Kent, while incumbent council members Pat Batleman and Bob Corriston face Joy Faulk Cranidiotis, Sandra Ford and Shirley A. Lawler. Lawler did not participate in the forum Oct. 4 at Leland Town Hall.

  • H2GO candidates split on reverse osmosis plant

    LELAND — Six men running for three open seats on the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board: Three who support a reverse osmosis (RO) plant and three who oppose it.

    In 2015, new seats on the five-member H2GO board were won by candidates who ran to oppose building the plant.

    Since then the majority of decisions about the RO plant funding and construction have been decided on a split, 3-2 vote.

  • Ocean Isle Beach changes trash, recycling schedule

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The Ocean Isle Beach town board approved changes to the 2018 trash and recycling schedule and ordinances at Tuesday’s meeting.

    “It was a trying year for us and trash,” Town Administrator Daisy Ivey said. “After the season, we sat down with Waste Industries and proposed changes for next year.”

    Ivey said Waste Industries representatives agreed to a plan to change the trash pickup schedule for next summer.

  • Southport man accused of child sex crimes

    A Southport man is accused of committing sex crimes against two girls earlier this year.

    Melecio Rubio Villagran, 23, of Oakcrest Drive SE, was arrested Oct. 4 and charged with indecent liberties with a child and misdemeanor sexual battery.

    Warrants show the incidents took place in June. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the victims are 11 and 12.

    Villagran remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $40,000 bail.