Today's News

  • Trojan golfers win second match of season


     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick won its second straight conference golf tournament, finishing first Monday, March 16, at Rivers Edge.

    Sophomore Tucker Vaughan had the Trojans’ top score, a 6-over-par 78 on the 6,440-yard course.

    West’s other top-four scorers were junior Landon Patterson, 84; senior Drew Boyer, 90; and senior Cole Snyder, 92

    West shot a 344, three strokes fewer than Laney in the seven-team match.

  • Lockwood Folly next site of Tournament of Champions

     The 2015 Tournament of Champions take place Nov. 14-15 at Lockwood Folly Country Club in Supply.

    It will be a great venue. This course, designed by Willard Byrd, was built in 1988 through an old hunting preserve. There are beautiful vistas of the Lockwood Folly River and surrounding salt marshes. Many holes run though ancient hardwoods and old pines near ponds and riverbeds. Basically, it’s a challenging course with a lot of beautiful vistas.

  • Kicking off the spring fishing season

     It looks as if the warm spring air is finally here to stay. Prickly pear trees are in full bloom and those with allergies are feeling the effects of the pollen. Dogwood trees are loaded with bulbs and most likely will burst into full bloom later this week. Every bird in the sky is singing songs and looking for love. These are all signals it is time to shake off the dust and get on the water. Are you ready? Do you have everything that you need?

  • Adjusting to conditions results in memorable trip

     In this week’s column, I can confidently say it feels as if spring is near. Water temperatures are beginning to rise with the air temperatures and the fishing seems to be improving. Most anglers had good luck fishing along the Gulf Stream this past weekend, March 14-15. They reported a decent wahoo bite way down south toward the Winyah Scarp and also way up north toward the Same Ole Hole. They seemed to be biting black/purple and red/black lures the best.

  • Drug agents arrest Supply man after six-month investigation

    A Supply man faces multiple drug charges after a six-month investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.

    Harry Eric Grissett, 41, of Makatoka Road, was arrested at a home on Empire Way in Supply on Friday, March 13, after a consensual search of the residence resulted in the seizure of prescription medication (oxymorphone and a fentanyl patch), cocaine, marijuana, more than a dozen bindles, or doses, of heroin and 13.6 grams of crack cocaine, according to a sheriff’s office news release and warrants.

  • Hunter Allen helps ECU beat Elon

     ELON — East Carolina scored four two-out runs in the ninth inning to claim a series win over Elon, 11-8, Saturday afternoon, March 14, at Walter C. Latham Park.

    After squandering 7-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, where Ryan Cooper’s three-run homer gave Elon an 8-7 advantage, ECU scored four two-out runs for its 12th win of the season.

  • Laney defeats Trojans in softball

     By Samone Bland

    Sports Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — Laney scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat West Brunswick 3-2 in a conference softball game Tuesday, March 10, at West. Two walks, a single and a double in the top of the seventh inning helped Laney seal the win.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 4-2 in baseball, improve to 7-0

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick baseball team beat North Brunswick 4-2 Friday, March 13, in a non-conference game and improved to 7-0 this season.

    Starting pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up seven hits and a two-run home run to Chris Graham. In 6.1 innings, Lewis hit two batters, walked one and struck out one. Lewis is 4-0 this season.

  • McCumbee McAleer Racing announces drivers


    By Luis Soto

    Special to the Beacon

    Newly formed North Carolina based motorsports team McCumbee McAleer Racing has announced rookie Aurora Straus and Nick Igdalsky as its two full-time drivers for the first season of contention in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich Tires.

    Aurora Straus, 16, of Tarrytown, N.Y., will pilot the No. 28 ModSpace Motorsports

    Mazda MX-5 Cup car. Although this will be her first season in the Mazda MX-5 Cup,

  • Shallotte man faces drug charges after traffic stop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Shallotte man on felony drug charges Thursday, March 12.

    Clayton John Allen Holmes, 30, of Burke Lane NW, was charged with selling cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, according to a sheriff’s office news release.