Today's News

  • Constitutional amendment to ban felon sheriffs to be on November ballot

    A constitutional amendment to ban convicted felons from serving as sheriff in North Carolina will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

    The constitutional amendment in this year’s midterm election is the first constitutional amendment since the 2004 General Election, Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy said.

    N.C. State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, was a co-sponsor of House Bill 1959, No Felon as Sheriff, introduced in the state House on May 25.

  • Drug raid busts alleged gang leader

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit simultaneously executed two search warrants last week, leading to two arrests and the seizure of drugs, guns and money.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s office spokesperson, drug agents executed the search warrants Sept. 2 at a home at 979 Hickory Drive in Leland and at Stump Jumpers Garage at 90 Edgewood Drive in Winnabow.

  • Old news sparks new interest in wild western Brunswick County

    Brunswick County has had its share of wildness and shoot-‘em-up, drink-‘em-up, sting-‘em-up news.

    Since the beginning of time—or at least since the debut nearly 48 years ago of the old Shallotte Press—soon to be renamed The Brunswick Beacon by reader Jo Ann Simmons, who won $50 in a newspaper-naming contest—there’s been plenty of news in this county to justify the cost of applying ink to paper and charging a fee for it.

  • McCumbee eighth ARCA dirt-track race




    Chad McCumbee finished eighth Monday in the ARCA Racing Series Southern Illinois 100- in DuQuoin, Ill.

    McCumbee started 13th out of 33 drivers and completed all 100 laps on the dirt track. This was his third finish in the top 10 in 13 ARCA starts.

    Steve Arpin won the race, his third career victory. Arpin took the lead from Tom Hessert on lap 62 of the 100-mile race and never relinquished it, beating Hessert to the checkered flag by a one-half second.

  • UPDATE: Three people dead in Sunset Harbor murder-suicide

    Three people are dead after a shooting incident Saturday evening in Sunset Harbor.

    Sheriff’s detectives believe what began as a domestic confrontation around 9 p.m. Saturday escalated to a double homicide-suicide.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident at the end of Sunset Harbor Road around 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4.

    Deputies found Dennis Blalock, 52, of Sunset Harbor, deceased in the driver’s side of a vehicle at the end of the road.

  • North loses in overtime

     ROCKY POINT—The North Brunswick Scorpions lost a shootout Friday night against the Trask Titans. On a clear and breezy night, Trask won the game 34-33 in overtime on an extra point.

    Two North Brunswick touchdowns were called back because of penalties, and fumbles cost the Scorpions their third straight win. Jirese Thomas ran for 153 yards, making it his third straight game of more than 100 yards.

  • Sheriff's office investigating shooting deaths

    Just before 9 p.m. Saturday night, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call about three people being shot on Sunset Harbor Road.

    When deputies arrived, they found one male dead inside a vehicle.

    Two other people were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. According to Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokesperson April Stanley, they later died at the hospital from apparent gun shot wounds.

    The investigation is ongoing. Additional details will be released when available.

  • South Brunswick improves to 3-0

     TOPSAIL—The South Brunswick Cougar football team remained the only unbeaten team in the county after beating Topsail 28-3 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game.

    “We are 3-0,” South coach Roman Kelley said, “but our goal is to be 1-0 each week.”

  • BCC loses volleyball opener to defending tourney champion

     The Brunswick Community College volleyball team lost its opening match of the season to defending NJCAA Division II Region 10 champion Catawba Valley Community College on Saturday.

    CVCC, whose middle hitter, Francesca Edgerton, was the 2009 Division II Region 10 Player of the Year, beat the Dolphins 25-12, 21-25, 25-13, 25-21 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC fell behind 10-1 in the first game, and for most the match it was playing from behind.

  • West uses big plays to beat North Myrtle Beach

     LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—West Brunswick scored on four straight possessions as it won for the first time this season, beating North Myrtle Beach 30-14 in a nonconference high school football game Friday night.

    West quarterback Quan Bates scored on a 60-yard run and a 12-yard in gaining 115 yards. Bradley Bell scored in the second half on a 10-yard run and a 20-yard run.