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Today's News

  • Two injured in Leland two-vehicle collision

    A two-vehicle collision that caused a rollover in Leland injured two people July 20.

    Shelia Waddell, 59, of Leland turned her Honda passenger vehicle left from U.S. 74 onto Sandy Creek Drive at 7:23 p.m., striking the driver’s side of a four-door Jeep, causing it to roll over and land upside down, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. P.M. Sanders said.

    Waddell, the driver of the Jeep, 61-year-old Brenda Butler of Carolina Beach, and her passenger, 15-year-old Donavan Wells of Broadway, all were wearing seat belts.

  • Coast Guard rescues woman, daughter near Oak Island

    The Coast Guard rescued a woman and her 10-year-old daughter Saturday after rip currents pulled both out to sea near Oak Island and Bald Head Island.

    A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from the Coast Guard's station in Oak Island received a phone call from the North Carolina Marine Patrol about two people reported missing near Cape Fear River Inlet Buoy 11 at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic news release.

  • Leland man missing since March 15

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man last seen March 15 on Village Road.

    The last correspondence the family of Seth Dallas Thomas received from him was a text message sent March 23. The details of the text message didn’t cause the family any concern, according to a police department news release.

    Thomas, 35, is described as a 6-foot-2 white man weighing about 200 pounds with brown hair and blue yes. He was last seen driving a 1998 burgundy Ford F-150.

  • Man pulled from Holden Beach swimming pool

    A 76-year-old man was pulled from a Holden Beach swimming pool Thursday morning.

    His name and condition were not released.

    Emergency responders were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Ocean Boulevard West at 11:50 a.m. regarding an “unknown problem,” according to a Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad news release. They found bystanders performing CPR on the man, who had been pulled from the pool.

    It was reported the man was found facedown in the water, Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne said.  

  • York catches five keeper flounder

     Greg York, of High Point, is pictured with five nice keeper flounder he caught while fishing on the "Katch Buster" with Captain Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway, canals and inlets not far from the wildlife ramp at Ocean Isle Beach.  Of the 15 flounders they caught, the pair was able to keep the five pictured here. York used artificial bait to catch the flounder.

  • Sports calendar (July 13, 2017)

     OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays: July 17-20 and July 24-27.

    McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years.

    Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

    For more information, call 508-9122 or email oibsurfcamp@yahoo.com.

     

  • West softball trio racks up postseason honors

     The most successful season in West Brunswick High School history came to an end in early June when the Trojans fell in the eastern finals, one win away from a berth in the state championship series.

    The accolades, however, haven’t stopped rolling as a trio of Trojans received all-district and all-state recognition last week.

    Rising junior Morgan Beeler and graduates McKenzie Benton and Haley Long made the 3A All-District and All-State teams, according to the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Hot Corner with assistant district attorney Quintin McGee

     

    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 Leland resident and assistant district attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District, Quintin McGee. 

  • Dixie Boys and Junior Boys State Tournament photos

     The 2017 Dixie Boys and Dixie Junior Boys state tournaments were held this week at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from this week's tournament. Brunswick County's Dixie Junior Boys team captured a second-place finish in the tournament after advancing to the title game with three straight victories. The Brunswick County Dixie Boys squad was eliminated after losing its first two games.