Today's News

  • Drug agents arrest Supply man after six-month investigation

    A Supply man faces multiple drug charges after a six-month investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.

    Harry Eric Grissett, 41, of Makatoka Road, was arrested at a home on Empire Way in Supply on Friday, March 13, after a consensual search of the residence resulted in the seizure of prescription medication (oxymorphone and a fentanyl patch), cocaine, marijuana, more than a dozen bindles, or doses, of heroin and 13.6 grams of crack cocaine, according to a sheriff’s office news release and warrants.

  • Hunter Allen helps ECU beat Elon

     ELON — East Carolina scored four two-out runs in the ninth inning to claim a series win over Elon, 11-8, Saturday afternoon, March 14, at Walter C. Latham Park.

    After squandering 7-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, where Ryan Cooper’s three-run homer gave Elon an 8-7 advantage, ECU scored four two-out runs for its 12th win of the season.

  • Laney defeats Trojans in softball

     By Samone Bland

    Sports Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — Laney scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat West Brunswick 3-2 in a conference softball game Tuesday, March 10, at West. Two walks, a single and a double in the top of the seventh inning helped Laney seal the win.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 4-2 in baseball, improve to 7-0

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick baseball team beat North Brunswick 4-2 Friday, March 13, in a non-conference game and improved to 7-0 this season.

    Starting pitcher Cameron Lewis gave up seven hits and a two-run home run to Chris Graham. In 6.1 innings, Lewis hit two batters, walked one and struck out one. Lewis is 4-0 this season.

  • McCumbee McAleer Racing announces drivers


    By Luis Soto

    Special to the Beacon

    Newly formed North Carolina based motorsports team McCumbee McAleer Racing has announced rookie Aurora Straus and Nick Igdalsky as its two full-time drivers for the first season of contention in the 2015 SCCA Pro Racing Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich Tires.

    Aurora Straus, 16, of Tarrytown, N.Y., will pilot the No. 28 ModSpace Motorsports

    Mazda MX-5 Cup car. Although this will be her first season in the Mazda MX-5 Cup,

  • Shallotte man faces drug charges after traffic stop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Shallotte man on felony drug charges Thursday, March 12.

    Clayton John Allen Holmes, 30, of Burke Lane NW, was charged with selling cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • West Brunswick lacrosse teams play first games

     SHALLOTTE — The first lacrosse teams at West Brunswick High School opened their seasons Thursday, March 12, against class 4A Ashley High School and lost in shutouts.

    West’s coaches commended their teams for their effort as these players learn the game, improve their skills and strive to become competitive.

    “They have hearts of gold,” West girls’ lacrosse coach Kate Gentle said after a 23-0 loss. Down three starters because of injury or illness, the Trojans started five freshmen.

  • Brunswick County Courthouse re-opens after sprinkler malfunction

    The Brunswick County Courthouse will re-open Monday, March 16, after a sprinkler malfunction caused it to close for the day Thursday, March 12, and kept it closed Friday, March 13.

    Brunswick County public information officer Amanda Hutcheson said the malfunction occurred in Courtroom 4 on the second floor of the building. Water from the sprinklers then affected Courtroom 2, which is below Courtroom 4 on the first floor.

  • South defeats West in tennis

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 8-1 in a conference tennis match March 11 at South.

    The Cougars are 2-1 in the conference, 3-1 overall.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 5-3 in soccer


    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 5-3 in a non-conference girls’ soccer game March 10 at North.

    A different player scored each of the Trojans’ five goals as they improved to 3-0-1. For North, sophomore Marissa Speary scored all its goals.

    West arrived later than expected and had a 5-minute warm-up before the game began. Speary then stunned the Trojans when she scored within the first 5 minutes.

    West slowly regrouped and scored four straight goals in the final 13 minutes of the half.