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Today's News

  • Pregnant woman rescued from boat stranded off Bird Island

    SUNSET BEACH—Town firefighters swam through chilly waters in the wee hours to rescue a pregnant woman from a stranded boat last week.

    The 22-year-old Myrtle Beach, S.C., woman, identified only as “Ashley,” was rescued in the inlet about 50 feet south of Bird Island, around 2 a.m. Feb. 11 by a fire department rescue team.

    Sunset Beach Fire Capt. Kevin Dempsey, who took part in the rescue, said the woman was eight months pregnant.

  • Simmons thanks coaches, players for reaching NBA

    Three days after Cedric Simmons witnessed the Chicago Bulls honor their first coach and longtime announcer Johnny “Red” Kerr, Simmons was in Shallotte for another ceremony—this one honoring him.

    “I feel really blessed to have my jersey retired,” Simmons said in an interview two days before West Brunswick High School retired his No. 44 jersey. “Anything like that is (an honor) at any level, high school or college or pro. It just shows all my hard work from high school, middle school, even when I was younger, finally paid off.”

  • Reverse raffle key fundraiser for West athletics

    The annual reverse raffle banquet March 7 is one of the three main fundraisers for the West Athletic Boosters Club, and this year it has even more importance than before.

    West athletics director John Floyd is in the first year of a projected two-year facility improvement plan, and money raised from the raffle (6:30 p.m. at the West cafeteria) helps cover costs of the improvements.

    “I feel good about where we are,” he said about the progress of the improvements.

  • Eight wrestlers qualify for state

    Eight county wrestlers have qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships this weekend in Winston-Salem.

    Wrestlers competed in state-qualifying regionals Friday and Saturday. Wrestlers had to reach the semifinals of their weight classes to qualify for state.

    Two wrestlers qualified from West Brunswick: Deven Ruane and Dee Kent.

    Ruane finished third at 152 pounds. He beat Stephen Henkel of Currituck 7-1.

    Kent finished third at 285 pounds. He beat Nick Summrell of host South Central 5-4.

  • Lady Trojans‘ slow start leads to loss

    North Brunswick held West Brunswick to one point in the first quarter and went on to beat the Trojans 72-57 in a nonconference girls basketball game Friday night.

    The game, played on Think Pink Night, was the last of the regular season for both teams. West ends the regular season 9-14.

  • Hospital COO, BCC Chairman Lynda Stanley says hard work, giving back pays off

    As chief operating officer at Dosher Memorial Hospital, chairman of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees, wife and mother, Lynda Stanley of Shallotte barely has time to breathe.

    But with her priorities in the right place, this busy woman makes time for what’s important—her faith, her family and her community.

    She began working at Dosher 22 years ago as director of laboratory services. Over the past 15 years, she has been given more responsibility and now oversees everything under the hospital’s roof.

  • West unable to catch Scorpions

    Demontez Lennon scored 19 points, Anthony Gaines 13 and Reggie Cobia 11—all juniors—as North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 57-43 in the final basketball game of the regular season.

    West’s top scorer was Ryan Hill with 13 points. West ends the regular season 3-20.

    North lead 28-25 at halftime, and back-to-back 3-pointers by Tyshon Walker gave it a 41-29 lead with 3 minutes, 59 seconds left in the quarter.

  • BCC goes to 4-0 on Bradley's no-hitter

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team improved to 4-0 on Travis Bradley’s no-hitter Sunday afternoon against Danville Community College.

    Bradley walked two batters and struck out six in the seven-inning game at West Brunswick High School.

    Chris Eason hit a two-run home run in the third inning to give BCC a 3-0 lead. The Dolphins’ first run came when Drew Alford led off with an infield single, stole second, went to third on an error on the throw and advanced home on Jordan Davis’ groundout.

  • BCC Dolphins win two thrillers; BCC women fall to Wilkes

    Playing their final two games at West Brunswick High School before moving into the new gym on campus, the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat USC Salkehatchie 68-66 Saturday and Aiken Technical College 68-64 Sunday.

    BCC, 9-3 in Region X, 21-5 overall, plays Friday at Cape Fear Community College and Feb. 26 at Denmark Technical College in the final scheduled games of the regular season. The Region X championship tournament is March 4-7 at BCC.

    BCC 68

    AIKEN 64

  • Beacon brings home state press association awards

    The staff of The Brunswick Beacon has been honored with seven awards from the North Carolina Press Association’s News, Editorial & Photojournalism Awards contest.

    The awards were presented last Wednesday and Thursday in Raleigh.

    Beacon staff writer Caroline Curran, along with the rest of the Brunswick Beacon news team, was singled out for efforts to promote community knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act with the Henry Lee Weathers Freedom of Information Award.