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Today's News

  • West volleyball knocks off conference foe Topsail for first win

     The West Brunswick High School varsity volleyball team lost its first four games of the 2017 season and had won only one of 13 sets before a conference match Aug. 29 at Topsail.

    The Trojans pushed their way into the win column in their first Mideastern 3A/4A Conference contest of the season with a 25-19, 13-25, 25-11, 28-26 victory over the Pirates last week in Hampstead.

    Senior setter Payton Roberts led the Trojans (1-6, 1-1) with 16 assists, six aces, a pair of blocks and three kills in the victory.

  • North Myrtle Beach uses balanced offense to topple Trojans

     SHALLOTTE – The North Myrtle Beach High School (S.C) varsity football team entered Monday night’s contest against Shallotte as the No. 3 ranked team in Class 4A football in the Palmetto State.

    The Chiefs justified that ranking and then some with a 38-12 victory Monday, Sept. 4, over the West Brunswick Trojans at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The game was originally scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1, but West athletic director Jimmy Fletcher moved the game to Thursday, Sept. 1, due to a bad weather forecast on Friday.

  • Trojan soccer team improves to 3-1 with perfect week

     SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity boys’ soccer team improved to 3-1 with an undefeated week.

    The Trojans defeated the South Columbus Stallions on Aug. 29 before handing the Whiteville Wolfpack a loss Aug. 30. West Brunswick capped its perfect week with a 3-0 victory Friday, Sept. 1, over South Columbus in Tabor City.

  • Living in a fantasy world

     Perhaps the only thing I enjoy more than football is fantasy football.

    That’s right. Three drafts are in the books for the 2017-18 season and here’s hoping I’ll be laying claim to at least a couple of championship trophies by the time Christmas rolls around.

    I’m going to break down my rosters for our readers and I’d appreciate constructive feedback. Tell me what you think by emailing shickman@brunswickbeacon.com.

  • Cougars defeat Scorpions in conference volleyball match

     LELAND - The South Brunswick High School Cougar volleyball team defeated North Brunswick in a conference volleyball match Thursday, Aug. 31.

  • 18-year-old man not seen since Sept. 1 found safely

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office announced they have safely located an 18-year-old who had not been seen last week.

    According to a Facebook post, 18-year-old Joshua Carter was last seen at South Brunswick High School at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1.

  • Police chief apologizes for officer parking in handicap spot

    Leland Police Chief Mike James has released a statement apologizing for one of his officers parking in a handicapped spot.

    In a statement posted on the department’s Facebook page Friday, James said it had been brought to his attention a police vehicle had parked in a spot designated for someone with a physical disability.

    “I am disappointed to see a member of my staff, who does not have a privilege to park in a space which has been reserved for those with disabilities, park in this reserved space,” he wrote.

  • Leland police seek man in Aug. 31 break-in

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man who broke into a Village Road home at 1:17 p.m. Aug. 31.

    The burglar, described as a white man with a medium build, stole handguns, jewelry, coins and various prescription medication.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Felicia McCabe at 332-5005.

  • Leland police seek Wal-Mart generators thief

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who stole $1,000 in generators from Wal-Mart at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

    The man, described as white with a medium build, was last seen driving a four-door Ford Taurus white passenger car.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Kazee at 371-0148.

  • Leland man faces elder abuse, extortion charges

    A Leland man is accused of extortion and elder abuse.

    Robert Houston Field, 66, of Carolina Avenue was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with elder abuse and five counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

    Police received a report Aug. 21 and learned Field embezzled $49,620 and got an additional $8,975 fraudulently from an elderly citizen in the community between Feb. 1 and Aug. 30, according to a Leland police department news release.