Today's News

  • Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Leland

    A 50-year-old Leland man died in a single-vehicle crash Friday, July 7, in Leland after he was ejected from his truck on Town Creek Road near Skeeter Hawk Road.

    No one else was inside the vehicle.

    Mitchell Fowler, 50, of Skeeter Hawk Road was driving his Ford Ranger pickup truck westbound on Town Creek Road at 8:05 a.m. when he ran off the road, overcorrected, went back on the road into the oncoming traffic lane and flipped his vehicle into a ditch filled with water, North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper M.R. Strangman said.

  • Six teens arrested in break-in/larceny cases

    Six teens have been arrested in a string of break-ins and thefts in the Bolivia area.

    Deputies responded to reports of about 15 separate break-ins on Green Lewis, Oleander, McKay and Law the morning of July 5, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Most of the break-ins involved vehicles, but two garages or sheds were also targeted.

  • Ocean Isle Beach police asking for assistance in IDing two in June 30 break-in

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two white men they say broke into Causeway Gourmet and stole unspecified items in the early morning hours of June 30.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rich Heycock at 274-1746.

  • Meadowlands Golf Club celebrating its 20th anniversary

     Meadowlands Golf Club is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The 18-hole course is located in Brunswick County and is located near the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The club has celebrated the event each month this year with an outing for members. The club is inviting golfers and non-golfers to celebrate with them on September 20th as they offer lunch and nine-hole rounds paired with hole-in-one prizes and much more. Entry is $50 per person with a portion of proceeds benefiting Canine Angels.  Sponsorships are being sought for holes and prizes.

  • Brunswick County fishing photos from the Fourth of July

     Beacon readers submitted the following fishing photos for the July 6 edition. Summer fishing has arrived!

  • 17th Annual Ed Riedel Golf Tournament champions crowned

     Gary Cohen, Jack Haught, Dale Easer, Joe Southard, Paul Groves and Bob Lange were the winners of the 17th Annual Ed Riedel Golf Tournament. Groves was the competition’s overall winner.

  • Yuricek attends North Carolina basketball camp

     Abel Yuricek, a rising eighth-grader at Shallotte Middle School, attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill basketball camp in June. During the camp, Abel played pickup games with his fellow campers and learned some of basketball’s basic skills from national champions Joel Berry, Luke Maye and Theo Pinson. He also had his picture taken with head coach Roy Williams, a three-time national champion and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. 

  • Notable scores and highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.


    Brick Landing LGA

  • If you played golf, Gene Weldon was your friend

     Last weekend, I attended a golf outing at Rivers Edge in Shallotte in memory of Gene Weldon, a longtime PGA golf pro who died earlier this year following a bout with cancer.

    Ralph Eckley, Ronnie Hahn and Mike Travers organized the event and more than 40 people attended last weekend’s event, including Weldon’s wife, Geri, and his children, Wil Weldon and Hayes Cramer.

    After speaking with Ralph, Ronnie and Mike, countless times, something became awfully clear.

    Gene Weldon was about as well respected as a person can possibly be.

  • Hot Corner: Chatting with Southport resident and District Court Judge Jason Disbrow

     Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Southport resident and District Court Judge Jason Disbrow.