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Today's News

  • Christmas events are here and so is a chance for snow

    Towns across Brunswick County are welcoming the holiday season, just in time for cooler weather that is settling into the area.

    On Friday, highs are expected to reach only the lower 50s, with temperatures dropping near freezing Friday night.

    Cold temperatures will persist through the weekend. Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of rain before 2 a.m. with the possibility it will change over to a light snow. No accumulation is expected.

  • West wrestlers win two duals

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won two duals Dec. 1, beating North Brunswick 72-12 and Hoggard 51-22.

    West got 18 points off forfeits at the start of the dual against North.

    At 112, North’s Gabriel Self beat Bryen Porrazzo by fall in 39 seconds.

    At 119, West’s Dillon Aubrey beat Ian Davis by fall in 1:16.

    At 125, West’s Troy Ruane won by fall in 57 seconds.

    At 130, West’s Miguel Espinosa beat Librado Hernandez by fall with eight seconds left in the first period.

  • Fletcher is Panthers’ Coach of Week

      The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, school and community. This program also provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

    This week the Carolina Panthers have selected West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher as this season’s ninth Coach of the Week.

  • Source of fire at The Isles undetermined

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The source of the small fire that broke out Wednesday at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach has been ruled undetermined, according to the town's fire chief.

  • West girls defeat Socastee

      Kayla Padgett scored 22 points and Jasmine Jackson 19 as West Brunswick beat Socastee 49-45 in a non-conference high school basketball game Dec. 1.

    Socastee forced seven West turnovers in the third quarter in cutting a 25-15 West lead to 25-22 with 3 minutes, 41 seconds left in the quarter. But an 8-0 by the Trojans put them ahead 33-22 and was the turning point in the game.

  • Beacon editor receives Max Heath Gold Star Award

    Stacey Manning, managing editor of The Brunswick Beacon, received the Max Heath Gold Star Award for Excellence in Community Journalism during a Nov. 11 presentation. 

    The award is a tribute to Heath’s contributions as executive editor for 21 years and his history of recognizing the good work that passed across his desk with a gold star and hand-written notes. 

    It recognizes Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) editors who do solid work in their communities year-in and year-out. 

  • Fire investigated at Calabash restaurant

    CALABASH—Fire and emergency personnel continue to investigate a fire that broke out Tuesday night at Capt. John’s Seafood House.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner on Wednesday attributed the cause of the blaze to an electrical short in wires near aquariums at the restaurant entrance.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork said Wednesday he has no estimate of damages at the longtime riverfront eatery, which was gutted by the fire reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Sometimes father knows best

     The BCC women’s basketball team may attract as much attention this year not only for who is shooting jump shots but also for who is sitting courtside with the team.

    Joining head coach Ashlyn Burke an assistant Taylor Goodrich as a volunteer assistant is Burke’s Hall of Fame dad, Bob.

  • Sloup and Gore provide role models for girls in The First Tee

    By Connie Hensley and Greg Hensley
    Public Relations of TFTBC

    Last month, the Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines hosted the NCHSAA state 1A/2A/3A women’s golf championship. The tournament was Nov. 1-2 and fielded 12 teams. 

    West Henderson High School from Hendersonville won the state title with a team score of 486.

  • Scores, highlights from area golf leagues

    BRUNSWICK PLANTATION

    Results of the Ladies’ Golf League Nov. 22: the format was hate ’em holes. First: Susan Chopard, net 49. Second: Camille Cantello, net 52. Third: Denise Kantner, net 55.

    Chip-ins: Evelyn Haley at Dogwood No. 4 and Magnolia No. 3. Birdie: Camille Cantello, Dogwood No. 8

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