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Today's News

  • From 0-11 last year to 6-5 this year and a spot in the playoffs, it has been a remarkable season for the Trojan football team.

    “When you come off something like last year and you have a winning season,” West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher said, “it’s a great feeling for your players and your coaches. It just makes you feel excited.”

    How did Fletcher turn around the West Brunswick High School football team?

    He credits the players.

  • South Brunswick’s Cougars fall to Pender Patriots

    BURGAW—Running behind a big offensive line, Travis Carter scored four touchdowns as Pender defeated South Brunswick 38-7 in a hard-hitting high school football game Friday mangled by a number of late hits.

    The Patriots were the most physical and largest football team the Cougars have faced all year. The Cougar offensive line could not move the defensive linemen of Pender, who on average were 5 inches taller and 60 pounds heavier than the South Brunswick linemen. This defensive unit also was the offensive line for Pender.

  • Theus leads BCC past Surry, scoring 28 points

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team improved to 5-0 by beating Surry Community College 77-65 Sunday afternoon at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC fell behind 6-0 in the first 3 minutes, 16 seconds. But BCC outscored SCC 13-4 in the next 2:15 to take a 13-10 lead with 13:44 left.

    Guard Lamonte Theus scored six of game-high 28 points in the run, and a 3-pointer by Cornell Holmes was the final basket.

  • McCumbee seeks top-10 finish

    Chad McCumbee started 22nd but finished 12th in the Lucas Oil 150 Friday one the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway.

    McCumbee was hoping for a better result than his previous two races.

  • Extreme clothing fashions invite civil unrest

    “Fashion is a form of ugliness so

    intolerable that we have to alter it

    every six months.” —Oscar Wilde

    With her nose wrinkled and her upper lip curled into a slight sneer, she asked, “Is THAT what you are wearing out tonight?”

    It was an all too familiar scene. I have been married to my dear woman 45 years and know what I select to wear at important social events is subject to change—or else.

    Besides, it did not “go” with what she was wearing.

  • A dream fulfilled

    To the editor:

    Hearts fluttered with excitement, souls stirred with emotion as president-elect Barack Obama, born the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, swept the presidency in a landslide victory.

    After decades of oppression and struggle—the nation watched as the mountain of injustice crumbled and the “dream” was finally realized. The dawn of a new day has come for all Americans every race, color and nationality.

    I feel proud America voted for Barack Obama.

  • To the editor:

    This letter is in response to John Heidtke’s column in the Oct. 30 edition of the Beacon entitled “A Few Good Cops…”

    The article addressed drug trafficking in the county and most specifically listed seven drug hot spots. Some of the article was very informative and hopefully the new K-9 unit will be a deterrent to the crime in the county.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 36 calls last week, issued 20 uniformed citations and 25 total charges.

    K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Stanley Road, Stone Chimney Road, Turkey Trap Road, Midway Road, N.C. 179, Mount Misery Road, Lincoln Road, Kirby Road, Boones Neck Road, Holden Beach Road and Lanvale Road.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Arson on Grist Creek Wynd in Leland; suspect set victim’s truck on fire.

    •Breaking and entering to an automobile and larceny on Jeffrey Stokes Drive in Leland; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole victim’s wallet.

    •Breaking and entering to an auto and larceny on Huckabee Court in Leland; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a laptop.

  • Presidential election reminds us the American dream is alive and well

    President-elect Barack Obama made history with his presidential victory last week—a triumph to be celebrated by all Americans.

    Obama’s victory reminds each and every person our dream, the American Dream, is only alive and well, and is closer for all Americans than ever before. Hold on to that dream and cherish that dream as we go through these difficult times.

    I thought John McCain was the better man for the job, but as McCain said, the people have spoken. That’s what makes our country so great.