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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 2, 3 and 8 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 2

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Tiffany Blickenstaff, PG DWI level 5.

  • Topsail beats Trojans 2-1 in soccer

     HAMPSTEAD — Topsail beat West Brunswick 2-1 in a conference soccer game between two class 3A teams Monday, Sept. 15.

    Topsail took a 2-0 lead on a long-range goal with about 15 minutes left. A red card penalty on Topsail — it was the second yellow on a player — left the Pirates with 10 players for the final 7:55.

    The Trojans took advantage by scoring with 3:44 left. A low, hard shot by junior midfielder John McNeil bounced to the right of the Topsail goalkeeper. Junior forward Jerome Scoggins ran to the ball and kicked it into the goal.

  • Decisions about when to go on fishing trip

     If fishing runs in your veins, now is the time to be planning that fishing trip. The availability of baitfish is unbelievable right now. Mullet and menhaden are thick from the waterways to the beachfront. Several of the shallow creeks are full of shrimp, too. The predator fish are lurking and the action should get stronger as more cold fronts pass through out area. We just experienced our first good cool down and the fish are starting to stack up.

  • Student faces charges in weekend crash that killed schoolmate, injured six others

    By Sam Hickman

    and Brian Slattery

    Staff Writers

    A West Brunswick High School student faces charges in a weekend crash that killed one of his schoolmates and injured six others.

    Joshua Coleman, 17, of Supply will be charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, driving left of center and violations of a graduated license, which include driving after 9 p.m. without a supervising driver and exceeding passenger limit, District Attorney’s Office administrative assistant Michelle Ingram confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 16.

  • Mini Scorps perform
  • North defeats South 34-16 in football
  • A day of hope brings joy and peace to all

    I almost missed the Beacon announcement, “Church sponsors ‘A Day of Hope’ benefit,” in the Aug. 21 Religion Briefs section. Hubby Dear noticed it, called it to my attention, and sharply announced: “Put this on our calendar. We’re going ... and bring the checkbook!” Then, it caught my eye and my heart.

  • Dowdys announce birth

    Matthew and Kristin Dowdy of Ocean Isle Beach are the parents of a daughter, Olivia Jane Dowdy, born at 8:41 p.m. Aug. 31 at New Hanover Memorial Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparents are Mitchell and Mary B. Williamson of Whiteville.

    Paternal grandparents are Rick and Christine Dowdy of Jamestown.

    Great-grandparents are Jane E. Bullard and Margaret Smith.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    One nice thing about being a botanist is that there is always something to talk about at the dinner table, even if you are a total carnivore ... after all, where does meat come from? This week’s edible mystery plant fits the bill quite nicely, and offers another slant on the wonderful sunflower family.

  • Avoid the mutant giant spider dog

    Ever watch a YouTube that makes you laugh out loud? Then after you laugh you think, “Wow, that was really stupid. And really dangerous.” The more you think about the footage, the guiltier you feel for watching the stupid thing in the first place and the more lethal outcomes you dream up. I just had that reaction after watching the latest video from Polish prankster S.A. Wardega called “Mutant Giant Spider Dog.” Funny, stupid and more than a little risky.