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Today's News

  • Trojans open playoffs with victory

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Northern Guilford Nighthawks of Greensboro 35-21 Friday, Nov. 18, and advanced to the second round of the 3AA football playoffs.

    The Trojans’ next game will be Friday, Nov. 25, at home against No. 5 seed Jacksonville (8-4). The Cardinals advanced against No. 4 Westover by scoring a touchdown in the final seconds and winning 35-34.

  • Bolivia man, son charged in Sunset Harbor break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged a Bolivia man and his son accused in a series of break-ins in Sunset Harbor.

    Sixty-six-year-old Joseph Lee Griffin, of Woodedge Way, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with altering a motor vehicle serial number, three counts of felony possession of stolen property and felony conspiracy. 

  • Mistakes lead to first-round loss for Scorpions

    HIGH POINT — T. Wingate Andrews beat North Brunswick 27-7 Friday, Nov. 18, in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2AA state football playoffs.

    The Red Raiders, a No. 2 seed, improved to 8-4 and advanced to a post-Thanksgiving second-round game against No. 3 seed Hertford County.

    “We are happy to get a win against a really good team,” Red Raider coach John Patterson said.

    North, a No. 7 seed, finished the season 7-5.

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    A North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project on Bridger Road in Shallotte that would affect some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County has been postponed.

    When the project is under way, customers may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services that could last several hours. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    Because of an upcoming North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project, some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • Man accused of robbing Calabash bank captured

    A man accused of robbing a Calabash bank Friday, Nov. 18, was arrested at his home on S.C. 544 in Conway, S.C., on Monday.

    Kevin Michael Riera, 21, was charged with felony common law robbery and second-degree kidnapping, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Detectives, with the assistance of South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agent Brian Truex and Coastal Carolina University Public Safety, identified Riera and took him into custody without incident, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Swim season begins

    BOLIVIA — Six South Brunswick swimmers and two West Brunswick swimmers attained individual regional qualifying time standards in a swim meet Nov. 15 at the Brunswick Community College Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A regional is Feb. 3 in Cary. It is the qualifier for the state meet Feb. 11, also in Cary.

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

  • Brunswick County begins accepting LIEAP applications Dec. 1

    Brunswick County will begin accepting applications for LIEAP, the annual energy assistance program, from adults who are at least 60 or disabled, Dec. 1.

    The LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Concert to benefit Hurricane Matthew victims

    Local McDonald’s owners/operators are sponsoring Craig Schulman’s “Three Phantoms: Waves of Hope” benefit concert coming to Wilmington on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the UNC-Wilmington Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.