Today's News

  • West ends nonconference season with loss

     WILMINGTON—The West Brunswick High School football team ended its nonconference season with a 21-14 loss Friday night at Ashley.

  • Website to return to subscription-based service

    Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 29, The Brunswick Beacon’s website, www.brunswickbeacon.com, will return to a subscription-based news and information site.

    We’ll offer our valued newspaper subscribers complete access to all of the news and features currently in our print product, plus a number of online-only features such as videos, slideshows, reader interaction and more. A digital version of every issue of the newspaper will also be available to subscribers online.

  • BCC offer continuing education courses

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared towards adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.

  • Watch the heat when grilling vegetables to avoid lumps of carbon

    I’ve collected a number of grilled recipes over the years, dividing them into entrees, side dishes and dessert categories. Outdoor grilling isn’t just for steaks, hamburgers or hot dogs. Try grilling combinations of different vegetables or even fruits.

    Many vegetables do really well on a grill, but try to avoid those with a high water content, like cucumbers, celery or greens. Some of the best grilling vegetables are asparagus, eggplant, onions, a variety of peppers and even cabbage.


  • Transition times are great for taking stock of what happened during summer

    Even though September has been fairly warm, the cooler days of autumn are upon us. We’ll soon be enjoying the brightly colored blooms of early “sasanqua” camellias and the spicy scent of osmanthus. These transition times are also great for taking stock of what happened during our long, hot summer.

  • McCumbee eighth in ARCA Toledo race

    For the second straight week, Chad McCumbee finished eighth in an ARCA Racing Series race.

    McCumbee started 13th Sunday in the Northwest Ohio Ford Dealers 200 in Toledo, Ohio. He finished 196 of the 200 laps.

    Chris Buescher earned his second ARCA Racing Series victory of 2010. Buescher held off a challenge from Craig Goess to win by 2.6 seconds.

  • Vrooman-Henson engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Alison Dru Vrooman of Charleston, S.C., and Andrew Thomas Henson of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis B. and Carol J. Vrooman of Tulsa, Okla. The prospective groom is the son of John L. and Cindy R. Henson of Ocean Isle Beach. A Nov. 6 wedding is planned at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.

  • Greg Hensley returns from Pebble Beach

    By Connie Hensley
    The First Tee

    The Home Care and Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is over. It showcased the talent and character of 78 young people who participate at The First Tee chapters worldwide.

    As an official Champions Tour event, the stroke play tournament paired one junior with a Champions Tour player and two amateurs for a field of 78 teams.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues


    The Beachcombers played a two low nets tournament Friday at Woodland Valley. The winners at -21 by a match of cards were Paul Michal, Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane and Dennis Davidson. In second was the team of Jack Goin, Jim Beairsto, Bob Byrne and Matt Beairsto. Low gross: Matt Beairsto 80, Stu Cleveland 85 and Paul Michal 87. Paul Michal was voted golfer of the week.



  • Red drum responding to any live bait

    As fall creeps ever closer, anglers are enjoying some good fishing that is bound to burst out into great fishing soon. The biggest bite right now is on redfish. Some nice redfish have been landed recently as the big red drum have made their annual pre-fall season showing.