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Today's News

  • North Myrtle Beach beats Trojans 26-13

      LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — North Myrtle Beach beat West Brunswick 26-13 in a non-conference high school football game Friday, Sept. 5.

    West scored on a 2-yard run by junior quarterback Hunter Ashburn in the second quarter and on a 77-yard touchdown pass from Ashburn to junior receiver Quinlyn Moore in the second quarter.

    The score put West ahead 13-10 with 3 minutes, 35 seconds left in the half. The lead lasted 20 seconds, as North Myrtle Beach returned the ensuing kick to the West 8 and scored on a run on the next play.

  • West golfer Smith second in tourney

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick senior Cameryn Smith finished second in a conference golf meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at The Lakes Golf Club.

    Smith shot 43-39 — 82 on the 5,526-yard course. Laney’s Caroline Cahill finished first, shooting a 40-36 — 76.

    In the team competition, Ashley High School was first (269), beating Laney by 20 strokes. Hoggard and South Brunswick tied for third (299). West was fifth (302) in the seven-team tournament. Only four golfers broke 90.

  • South beats West 3-1 in volleyball
  • Supply man accused of sex crimes located

    A Supply man accused of multiple sex crimes has been located and arrested in Lexington, according to a press release issued early Friday morning by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    Timothy Wayne Willard, 34, of Corbin Lane, was wanted on three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count each of second-degree sexual offense and crimes against nature.

    The incidents involving victims younger than 16 took place between July 1 and Sept. 1, warrants show.

  • Local feline to get famous on 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

    SUPPLY — It was just an ordinary day when one of Tammy Jo Bellamy’s cats climbed a tree and needed to be coaxed down.

    The difference is what happened when the gray kitty, named Edward J. or “Eddie” for short, went out on a limb that broke, dropping him unexpectedly to the ground.

    Bellamy also happened to have her video rolling to record the event, which has now been accepted for a future airing on ABC-TV’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 22

    Communicating threats, subject called The Brunswick Beacon and made threats.

    Aug. 23

    Heather Carol Watts, 29, 1494 Gurganus Road, arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge for pushing a cart of unpaid items out of Walmart.

    Mary Kathryn Welch, 33, 122 Wood Ridge Drive, Dunn, cited for stealing items from Walmart valued at $7.88.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 27

    James Thomas Batten Jr., 64, 3015 Mt. Misery Road, arrested on an order for arrest on a larceny charge from Brunswick County.

    Damage to real property by someone who threw a rock at the rear glass door of a house on Mill Creek Loop and shattered it.

    Aug. 28

  • Brunswick County’s future really does lie across the border

    Judging from last week’s decision by the N.C. House of Representatives, it appears North Carolina is going to have a difficult time bringing industry to the state when so many other Southern states are more willing to spread around incentive money to close the deal.

    But that’s North Carolina’s problem. Brunswick County has options.

    You may recall that a year or so ago there was a bit of an uproar about the federal government breaking Brunswick County away from the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  • Kindred Spirit bench mystery solved

    By Jacqueline DeGroot

    Guest Columnist

     

    No one knows exactly what day it happened, but during the summer of 2011, a custom-built wooden bench magically appeared at The Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. It just showed up one day — with no explanation, and no one seeking credit.

  • Venus flytraps vital to heritage

    On the surface, Venus flytrap poaching may seem like a victimless crime. The valuable vegetation adapts to being held in captivity as a houseplant, after all. But the reason lawmakers pushed this year to make stealing the plants from their native land — which includes Brunswick County — a felony is because our heritage is the true victim of this crime.