Today's News

  • West Brunswick falls to East Bladen; North Brunswick beats West Bladen

    East Bladen recovered a punt West Brunswick had blocked and that sparked five straight touchdowns by the Eagles as they beat the Trojans 47-14 on homecoming night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “At the time it was big,” East coach Lenon Fisher said, “but I think the game was really (won) in the second half. We did a heck of a job. ”

    In the second half the Eagles scored twice in 19 seconds in taking a 28-7 lead.

  • Crowd anticipated for Carolina Shores meetings

    CAROLINA SHORES—A crowd is expected to turn out for two meetings this afternoon in Carolina Shores.

    Questions and answers about changing the town’s form of government will be addressed at a special commissioners meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 8.

    Chris May, executive director of the Cape Fear Council of Governments, will offer information about the board of commissioners’ plan to change the town’s form of government from mayor-council to council-manager.

  • Sunset River Marketplace hosts Watercolor Society of North Carolina 64th Annual Juried Exhibition through Nov. 30

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace is hosting the 64th annual Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) Juried Exhibition from Oct. 11 to Nov. 30.

    An opening reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. this coming Sunday, Oct. 11, at the gallery at 10283 Beach Drive SW in Calabash.

    The juror for this year’s competition and guest artist is Steve Rogers of Ormond Beach, Fla.

    In addition to judging entries, Rogers is conducting a four-day watercolor workshop Oct. 12-15 at Sunset River Studio, the gallery’s workshop on Calabash Road.

  • Board will not renew superintendent's contract

    The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to not renew Superintendent Katie McGee’s contract Tuesday night. McGee’s contract ends June 30, 2010.

    “There has been lots of discussion about it,” board chairwoman Shirley Babson said. “The board just decided that we were not going to extend the contract.”

    Babson said the board would begin the search for a new superintendent this month, based on advice from the North Carolina School Boards Association.

  • Candidate forums planned for Carolina Shores, Sunset Beach, Calabash and Shallotte

    The Brunswick Beacon is teaming up with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Properties and ATMC TV to host several candidate forums in advance of the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections.

    “The forums provide a great opportunity for the communities to meet the candidates and to learn more about them,” chamber president Cathy Altman said. “It also provides an opportunity for the candidates to learn more about what’s on voters’ minds and to keep them in tune with their community.”

  • West beats North 6-1 in Waccamaw soccer



    West Brunswick scored five goals in the second half to beat North Brunswick 6-1 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ soccer game Oct. 7 at West.

    The victory put West at 4-1-1 in the conference, 6-7-2 overall.

  • West boys second in meet

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Five West Brunswick runners finished in the top 20 as the Trojans finished second in the five-team nonconference boys’ cross-country race Oct. 6 at South Brunswick.

    Michael Maynard of Cape Fear Academy won the 3.1-mile race in 17 minutes, 3 seconds.

    For West, Roberto Valerio was third in 17:28; Ronnie Dellinger sixth in 17:54, John Frink 14th in 18:33, Juan Gonzalez 16th in 18:7 and Jason Huff 20th in 19:12.

    The times were the best of the season for the Trojans.

  • 'Careless' release of an inmate is a mistake that can't happen again

    When we heard last week a Brunswick County Detention Center officer had released the wrong inmate from jail, we wanted to know how that could happen.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram had an answer. It was “careless,” he said, not an “accident.”

    Detention officer Jamie Lynn Jenrette released Rosher Rodriquez-Aguilar, 27, without properly checking his photo and identifying armband, Ingram said. The mistake ultimately cost Jenrette her job, indicating what appears to be a zero-tolerance policy for such behavior by the sheriff’s office.

  • Bradley Bell scores three touchdowns in West victory over North

    LELAND—Bradley Bell—a 145-pound substitute running back—scored on touchdown runs of 34 and 67 yards and returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown in leading West Brunswick to a 24-22 victory over North Brunswick in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    West led 24-7 entering the third quarter, but North scored off a blocked punt and a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 24-22 with 4 minutes, 17 seconds left.