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Today's News

  • A successful trip with Capt. Buster

     Linda Gillis of Shallotte, Tony Stanley of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Kerry Moyer of Harrod, Ohio, show off the keeper trout they reeled in after a cold and windy fishing trip. They were fishing the canals of Ocean Isle Beach with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service. They used artificial bait and reeled in a total of 16 trout during the trip. 

  • Trojan girls place third in Dixon Christmas Tournament

     The Dixon High School Christmas Tournament was a war of attrition of sorts for West Brunswick’s varsity girls’ basketball team.

    The Trojans weren’t at full strength in any of the team’s three tournament games.

    Despite the injuries and missing a player due to a pre-planned family vacation, West Brunswick collected a pair of wins and a third-place finish in the three-day event.

  • Mooney chronicles West Brunswick’s first basketball season

     David Mooney is a man I’d call the unofficial historian of West Brunswick High School basketball.

    He actually used to cover the Trojans for the Beacon. He called me one day last week after reading one of my game recap stories in the Beacon about West Brunswick holding the ball for nearly the entire third quarter against Cape Fear Academy in a high school basketball contest.

    He told me that was not unprecedented for a local high school game. North Brunswick had tried the same strategy about 45 years ago against the Trojans (to no avail, it turns out).

  • Fishing group braves wintry conditions for spectacular catches

     Keith Rumsey, John Holmes and Jeff Rumsey braved the winter elements during a recent fishing trip. They are posing with a catch of four wahoo, four blackfin tuna and one skipjack tuna. The three men made the catches while fishing with Capt. Derek Treffinger aboard the OIFC Carolina Cat.

  • Trojan boys’ squad finishes third in holiday tourney

     West Brunswick celebrated a 36-point win over East Columbus last week in the championship game of the Holiday Classic at Brunswick Community College.

    The team’s two games in a holiday tournament at Draughn High School in Valdese were much closer than the Trojans’ blowout victory over the Gators a week ago.

    First-year head coach Ty Johnson’s squad dropped a tight contest against Draughn, the host team, before knocking off Johnson’s alma mater, North Wilkes High School, in a third-place game Thursday, Dec. 28.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:59 a.m. Jan. 8, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:10 a.m. Jan. 5, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:51 a.m. Jan. 4, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • DMV begins collecting hearings fees

    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has begun collecting the state-mandated fees for administrative hearings effective Jan. 1.

    This legislation affects 19 administrative hearing types that review the revocation or suspension of vehicle license plates and licenses for drivers, inspection stations, automotive dealers and mechanics. There are no fees for medical hearings.

  • State Fire Marshal’s office gains fire investigation unit

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, announced the department has established a Fire Investigations Unit to assist the state’s fire service and law enforcement agencies.

    “A fire death or large industrial fire could task local resources,” Causey said in a news release. “This unit is designed to provide additional resources to agencies, which will strengthen their ability to examine the source of fires and protect our state’s residents and property.”