Today's News

  • Willis receives Pelican Award from North Carolina Coastal Federation

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation recognized Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis with a Pelican Award in Morehead City on Saturday, Aug. 5.

    Mark Hibbs, editor of Coastal Review Online, nominated Willis for the award based on the mayor’s contributions to an in-depth report Hibbs wrote on Navassa and the decades of issues the predominantly black population has faced because of industrial pollution caused by a defunct fertilizer production and creosote plant.

  • NCDOT updates county road projects schedule

    North Carolina Department of Transportation District 3 engineer Alan Pytcher updated the status of Brunswick County’s ongoing road improvements at the Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization Transportation Coordinating Committee’s Aug. 2 meeting.

    Wilmington Bypass

    The Wilmington Bypass four-lane divided highway from U.S. 17 near Town Creek to U.S. 74/76 near Malmo was completed and opened to traffic in late 2014.

  • Fallen Vietnam service members’ memorial on display at courthouse

    BOLIVIA — A memorial to North Carolina service members who died Vietnam on display in front of the Brunswick County Courthouse draws attention no matter the weather.

    On Friday morning, Aug. 4, despite a slow drizzle, a steady stream of visitors to the courthouse stopped to look over the names on the wall.

    Cindy Benton of Holden Beach recognized one, David Baker.

    “We hung out as kids,” Benton said.

  • West Brunswick dance team earns bid to nationals

     The West Brunswick High School Dance Team was so impressive during team dance camp in Shallotte, it earned a bid to Orlando for next year’s national championships.

    The squad participated in a “home dance camp” in Shallotte as National Dance Alliance (NDA) instructors traveled to West Brunswick from July 23-27 to teach the team 13 dances in four days, dance team coach Michelle Davis said.

  • Hot Corner with Jeremy Hardee

     Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Calabash resident and fantasy football expert Jeremy Hardee.


  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.


    Brick Landing Ladies

  • Youth golf foundation welcomes new members on board of directors

     Recently the board of directors of the Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation, Inc., held their annual retreat at the Carolinas Leadership Academy, which is located at The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek.

    The Carol S. Petrea Youth Golf Foundation governs, leads and oversees the Brunswick County, Grand Strand and Eastern North Carolina First Tee programs.

  • Sheriff Ingram to host 6th Annual Flatfish Roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff Jon Ingram is hosting the 6th Annual Flatfish Roundup on Aug. 19 at the Southport Marina.

    There is an entry fee of $100 per boat.

    Several cash prizes will be awarded following the fishing competition including a $1,000 guaranteed award, the first prize for snagging the largest fish.

    The second prize is $700, which is awarded to the person who catches the second largest fish.

  • Meadowlands Golf Club celebrating 20th anniversary

    Meadowlands Golf Club is currently celebrating its 20th year of existence. The 18-hole course near the border of North Carolina and South Carolina border has celebrated the event each month this year with an outing for members. Club officials are inviting golfers to celebrate with them on Sept. 20 as Meadowlands is offering lunch and nine-hole rounds paired with hole-in-one prizes and much more, according to a news release issued Aug. 3.

  • Golf tourney raises more than $10K for local charities

     The Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church held its 17th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser on July 17 at the Rees Jones Course in Sea Trail. The group raised $10,200 and distributed the proceeds to local South Brunswick charities. Recipients of the money raised were Brunswick Christian Recovery Center ($2,000), Brunswick Family Assistance ($2,000), Providence Home ($1,000), Matthew’s Ministry ($1,000), Brunswick County Street Reach ($2,000), Hope Harbor Home ($1,000), the Pastor’s Special Assistance Fund ($1,000), and the First Tee of Brunswick County ($200).