Today's News

  • North Brunswick wins Scorpion Invitational for first time

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior wrestler Chris Valverde knew what was at stake in his 220-pound championship match in the Scorpion Invitational.

    “When I came out on the mat, (coach Tom York) told me that if I don’t win it, we don’t win the tournament,” Valverde said. “It’s going to come down to if I win or lose.”

    North, the host team, trailed West Carteret by two points in the 10-team standings.

  • VIDEO: Patrick Burton wrestling

    North Brunswick junior Patrick Burton wins the 152-pound title 4-0 in the Scorpion Invitational. Coaches voted him Most Outstanding Wrestler.


  • VIDEO: Tyrone Watson wrestling

    North Brunswick junior Tyrone Watson wins the 182-pound title by first-period fall in the Scorpion Invitational.

  • VIDEO: Christopher Valverde wrestling

    Final seconds of Christopher Valverde’s 4-1 victory in the 220-pound title match at the Scorpion Invitational. His victory clinched the team title for North Brunswick.

  • Run for Food photos

    Wesley Turner, 29, of Danville, Va., runs to victory in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds in the Run for Food Half Marathon Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ocean Isle Beach.


    Kristin Herring, 36, of Newport News, Va., runs to victory in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 50 seconds in the Run for Food Half Marathon Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ocean Isle Beach.


    Brendan Murray, 27, of Raleigh, runs to victory in 18 minutes, 53 seconds in the Run for Food 5K Saturday, Jan. 9, at Ocean Isle Beach.


  • Trojans claim second conference victory

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The second conference game of the week for the West Brunswick Trojans ended in dramatic fashion as senior guard Tyler Stanley hit a 3-pointer with mere seconds left to give the Trojans a one-point victory on the road against the Hoggard Vikings. Three days later, the Trojans were back in conference action against the Laney Buccaneers at home. This time, there were no dramatics as the Trojans defeated the Buccaneers 58-37 to claim their second conference victory of the week.

  • Laney defeats Trojans in girls’ basketball

    SHALLOTTE — Laney defeated West Brunswick 37-25 in a conference girls’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 8 at West

    West, which missed 11 of 14 free throws, is 0-3 in the conference, 6-7 overall. Laney is 2-1, 8-7.

    Jaida Allen scored hit two 3-pointers and was the Trojans’ top scorer. Bria Bond scored three points. Breanna Mercer scored five points and Dyna Jeffries four. Gwenna Gentle, Natyra Gore, Kaitlyn Bellamy each scored two points. Logan Locklear scored one point.

  • CAMA land use plan survey under way in Sunset Beach

    The town of Sunset Beach is updating its Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) Land Use Plan.
    In an effort to better understand land use issues most important to citizens of Sunset Beach, and to assist in the CAMA Land Use Plan update, the town is asking interested residents to complete a short questionnaire and community survey, available online atplansunsetbeach.com.
    Town staff will tabulate responses and integrate concerns into the updated CAMA Land Use Plan.

  • Resident lawsuit seeks flood damages from Carolina Shores

    A resident has filed a lawsuit against the town of Carolina Shores claiming the town has been negligent in maintaining its stormwater system and her home was damaged as a result.

    Glenda B. Ward of 1 Court 6 Northwest Drive in Carolina Shores, whose case was filed Jan. 4 in Brunswick County Super Court, alleges the town is at fault after her home was flooded “on or about” Oct. 2, 2015, when a large rainstorm hit the town.

  • South’s girls, boys win 15 races in swim meet

    South Brunswick’s boys’ swim team won the three-team meet Jan. 6 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    The Cougars won nine events, all in regional times, and scored 109 points. Topsail was second (86) and West Brunswick third (44).

    Tyler Bowersox won the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 8.68 seconds. The 16th-place time last year at state was 2:08.96.

    Bowersox also won the 100 backstroke in 60.69.