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Today's News

  • Scorpions lose football opener 23-0 to Whiteville
  • Play It Forward

     Only in golf do we think we are touring pros.

    Here’s the deal. Most of the other sports we watch on TV are team sports, with highly trained, muscular professional players. Each sport has specialty players: catchers, pitchers, outfielders and infielders in baseball; linemen, receivers, quarterbacks, halfbacks, punters and kickers in football — and on and on in sports like soccer and lacrosse and field hockey.

    In golf, you are a one-person team playing against a golf course.

  • West Brunswick opens boys’ soccer season

     MAYSVILLE — Still adjusting to the loss of two key players from last year’s team, the West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team lost its two opening games in the annual Battle at the Beach.

    West lost 3-0 to Havelock on Friday, Aug. 22, and lost 3-1 to Southwest Onslow on Saturday, Aug. 23.

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Leland woman

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a missing  Leland woman. 

  • Sheriff's office seeks truck thieves

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the community's assistance for any information regarding a larceny that occurred earlier this week. 

  • West Brunswick loses 48-26 to Socastee

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 48-26 to Socastee (S.C.) in the season-opening football game for both teams Saturday, Aug. 23.

    West had 15 possessions in the game that was played over two days because of a delay caused by lightning Friday night in the second quarter. Of those 15 possessions, nearly half ended in turnovers: West quarterbacks threw five interceptions and two other possessions ended in fumbles.

  • Trojans lose home opener in volleyball

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick volleyball team lost 3-0 to Pender in the Trojans’ home-opening match of the season Aug. 21.

    Pender beat West 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 in the non-conference match.

    West led 19-18 in first game, Pender led 19-18 in the second game and was score was tied 17-17 in the third game before West lost all three games.

     

  • Milliken wins pole, races to victory July 19

     By Steve Zacharias

    Special to the Beacon

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. —  Justin Milliken won one of the two 50-lap Late Model races July 19 at Myrtle Beach Speedway. 

    Eighteen Late Models were on hand, competing for $2,500, in the two 50-lap races in the NASCAR Whelen Late Models series.

    In qualifying, a familiar trend for 2014 took place when Milliken set the

  • NC House votes down economic funding linked to Brunswick County

    The NC House defeated a bill Tuesday that included economic development funding linked to Brunswick County’s effort to bring a new business into one of its industrial parks.

    House Bill 1224 covered a wide range of items including a limit of 2.5 percent for local government sales taxes rates, designated uses for the local sales taxes, the study of historic rehabilitation incentives, unemployment compensation records confidentiality and funding for economic development programs.

  • West cheerleaders at showcase