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Today's News

  • Cobia Clash this weekend Ocean Isle Fishing Center
  • Scorpions with third straight outdoor track title

    GREENSBORO — The North Brunswick boys’ track and field team continued its dominance in state championship competition, winning its third straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 2A outdoor title Saturday.

    Including indoor state titles, the Scorpions have won six straight state championships.

    “That’s really hard to fathom,” North coach Garry Bishop said. “To win six straight — I can’t put it in words.

  • One out from loss, Corinth Holders rallies, beats West Brunswick

    SHALLOTTE — Corinth Holders, one out from a defeat, rallied to beat West Brunswick 9-4 in eight innings Friday in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A baseball playoffs.

    West finishes the season 24-4. The Pirates, 19-7, advance to the East Regional and will play Topsail. The winner of the three-game series advances to the state championship series June 3-4.

  • All clear issued after bomb threat evacuation at West Brunswick High School

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has issued an all-clear for West Brunswick High School following a bomb threat Friday. Shelters that were in place have also been lifted for Union Elementary, Shallotte Middle and Waccamaw schools.

    Parents were asked not to come to the school and to monitor social media for additional updates. Students were reported as safe.

  • Padgett wins two medals in AAC track and field championships

    East Carolina University redshirt senior Kayla Padgett finished second in the hammer throw and third in the discus throw in the American Athletic Conference track and field championships at the UCF Track Complex.

    In the hammer throw May 12, Padgett threw a distance of 191 feet, 9 inches on her final throw. Cincinnati sophomore Annet Echikunwoke finished first (201-5).

    In the discus throw May 13, Padgett had a distance of 169-10. Senior teammate Raqurra Ishmar was first with an AAC record throw of 176-10.

  • SBMS substitute teacher accused of assaulting student

    A former South Brunswick Middle School substitute teacher was relieved of his position amid accusations he assaulted a student.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives charged Peter Jay Julicher, 70, of Southport, with simple assault after he pushed and pulled on a 12-year-old male student about noon Wednesday, May 18, warrants show.

    Julicher turned himself in at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Wednesday afternoon, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. He was released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

  • Shallotte announces Mulberry Park grand opening changes

    The town of Shallotte has rescheduled several of the Mulberry Park grand opening events originally planned for Saturday, May 21.

    The community picnic and the evening showing of Disney’s “Inside Out” have been rescheduled for Sunday, May 29. The town’s annual Memorial Day ceremony featuring The Wilmington Big Band will continue as planned May 29. However, the concert will now be preceded by the community picnic from 2 to 4 p.m. and after the concert at dusk, the movie “Inside Out” will be shown.

  • Agents arrest 29 people on prostitution charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29 people, including a former deputy director of the North Carolina Justice Academy, on a charge of soliciting prostitution after conducting three separate operations in different areas of the county between Feb. 3 and March 2.

    According to information released to the Beacon this month, two female agents posed as prostitutes and posted an advertisement on Backpage, a classified advertising website. Those who responded to the ad were arrested, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Amber Alert canceled for Leland girl

    An Amber Alert has been canceled for an 11-year-old Leland girl who was thought to have been abducted Thursday.

    Elisha Jones, who was last seen at 11 a.m. May 19 at Leland Middle School, has been located safe with her grandmother in Baltimore, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

    Investigators found the grandmother failed to notify Jones’ father she was picking the girl up from school with permission from Jones’ mother, who resides in New Jersey, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

  • Sloup wins Carolinas Women's Amateur championship

    By Carolinas Golf Association

    PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Ashley Sloup came up short of victory in the 2015 CGA Carolinas Women's Amateur championship at Treyburn Country Club. Playing in the final grouping, the Southport native shot a 79 and finished tied for fifth.

    Sloup found redemption May 18 at The Reserve Club.

    Starting with a one-shot lead over 2014 runner-up Bailey Cocca, Sloup's final-round 73 was enough to claim her first Carolinas Golf Association championship with a three-shot victory.