Today's News

  • Football season is upon us

     You’ve seen the posts on Facebook. It’s a list of questions and you’re asked to copy and paste, then re-post with your own answers. I finally completed one of those posts a couple of nights ago and one question stuck out like a sore thumb. No, not the question about being kissed under fireworks, but this one, “What’s your favorite season?”

  • Former Trojan holds camp to raise money for Dominican mission trip

     By her own admission, part of Alicia Johnson’s heart is in the Dominican Republic.

    She is in Santo Domingo through the first week of August with a group from First Baptist Church of Shallotte.

    In an effort to raise money for her fifth trip to the Dominican with First Baptist, the former West Brunswick High School cheerleader held the inaugural “2017 Mini Cheer Camp” for girls ages 3-13.

  • Hot Corner with Supply resident Seth Gearhart

    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 Supply resident and Chicago Cubs junkie Seth Gearhart.  


  • Golf roundup - Aug. 3, 2017 edition

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • Kuchar falls short with family in attendance
  • BCC student works on grounds crew at 2017 MLB All-Star Game

     Most college students spend their summers working odd jobs and taking their free time with their toes in the sand.

    Chase Bell, a student in Brunswick Community College’s horticulture and turfgrass management program, spent at least part of his summer shagging fly balls from major leaguers and hamming it up with the likes of New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.

    Bell, a 25-year-old from Georgia who’s been in the BCC turfgrass program for one year, applied for an internship during the 2017 spring semester to work in Jupiter, Fla., for the summer.

  • County senior softball league continues to thrive

     SHALLOTTE – For a softball league that began with five members, six players shy of fielding an actual team, the Brunswick County Senior Softball League is in a good place in 2017.

    The league has been in existence since 1996 and gives the county’s senior citizens another outlet in which they can remain active.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man accused of selling heroin, fake cocaine

    An Ocean Isle Beach man is accused of selling heroin and fake cocaine in May and June.

  • School board to finalize 2017-18 budget

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education will have a work session at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, to finalize the 2017-18 school year budget.

    The board also plans to discuss the pre-schematics for the three high school athletic improvements and the Lincoln Elementary School six-classroom addition, all of which are projects under the $152 million school bond voters approved in 2016, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said.

  • Police identify man involved in fatal Oak Island shooting

    Officials publicly identified Tuesday the triggerman in a fatal Oak Island shooting that remains under investigation.

    Fifty-eight-year-old Thomas Everette Craddock of Oak Island shot and killed 36-year-old Michael Christopher Auvil, also of Oak Island, at 11:15 p.m. July 22 during a fight in the area of Keziah Street and Ocean Drive, Police Chief Greg Jordan said.

    Dispatch records show Craddock was on the phone with a 911 operator at the time of the shooting, and told the operator Auvil tried to cut him.