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Today's News

  • North’s girls defeat South Brunswick

     LELAND—Tyera Fisher scored 26 points as North Brunswick beat South Brunswick 63-41 in a conference basketball game Friday.

    Barbara Graham scored 13 points, Daja White 11 and Jolanda White 8 for North, 9-1 in the conference, 14-4 overall.

    The victory completed a sweep of the four regular-season games against West Brunswick and South Brunswick.

    For South, winless in the conference, 3-15 overall, Kacy O’Connor scored 16 points.

    North’s defense led the Scorpions to a first-quarter lead of 19-9.

  • South’s boys beat North Brunswick

     LELAND—South Brunswick outscored North Brunswick 10-0 at the start of the third quarter and went on to beat the Scorpions 55-40 in a conference boys’ basketball game Friday at North.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep of four games against West Brunswick and North Brunswick.

    For the Cougars (6-4, 10-8), Edward Reid scored 18 points, Montez Loman 15 and Terrell Stanley 11.

    For the Scorpions (3-7, 8-10), Jeremy Young scored 9 points.

  • Countywide talent show Saturday

    "A Talent Spotlight," the countywide talent show featuring acts from four area high schools, will take the stage this weekend.

    The noncompetitive talent showcase will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College Campus. Winning acts from recent talent shows at West Brunswick, South Brunswick, North Brunswick and Early College high schools will perform.

    Admission is $5 at the door. Children 6 and younger will be admitted free.

  • South Brunswick catcher Brendle signs with BCC

     South Brunswick High School senior baseball player Ryan Brendle signed a letter of intent Feb. 2 to play baseball for Brunswick Community College. He will be a catcher for the Dolphins.

    Present at the signing were his mom and dad. Also in attendance were BCC baseball coach Robbie Allen and Cougar baseball coach Lee Shelton.

    “The college is close to home,” Ryan Brendle said, “and Coach Allen is great. He is in need of a catcher because the catcher from last year (is going) to Coastal Carolina.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Jasmine Jackson scores 29 points in Trojan victory over West Bladen

      Jasmine Jackson made two free throws in the final 9.3 seconds and West Brunswick overcame injuries to two players in the final 2 minutes to beat West Bladen 61-59 Feb. 3 in a conference basketball game.

    Jackson scored a season-high 29 points and had 24 rebounds. She also had six steals, two assists and one blocked shot.

    Kayla Padgett scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds. She also had two steals and two blocked shots.

  • Three South Brunswick football players sign letters of intent

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Three South Brunswick High School football players signed national letters of intent Feb. 2 in the school library.

    Terrell Stanley will be going to East Carolina University as a defensive tackle for the Pirates. Cam Scott will be heading across the country to Reedley College in California, located just outside of Fresno, and will be a wide receiver for the Tiger football program. Devante Stanley will travel up Interstate 40 and on over to Raleigh to play linebacker for the Saint Augustine’s Falcons.

  • POSTPONED TILL APRIL: Brunswick Stew & Que cancelled for this Saturday

    The third annual Brunswick Stew & Que slated for this Saturday has been postponed until April 16 due to concerns about the weather.

    The competitive Brunswick stew cook-off, sponsored by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled for this Saturday at Planet Fun in Shallotte. It has been cancelled, it was announced Thursday, because the weather forecast is calling for rain and inclement weather.

  • Beacon publisher demands chair return document to DSS department

    For more than a week, DSS chairman and county commissioner Charles Warren had been in possession of a public document, which belongs to the Department of Social Services.

    On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Warren removed three audio recordings of DSS meetings from interim DSS director Neil Walter’s possession. Warren then returned two audio recordings—the November and December meeting recordings—but still had the January audio recording, claiming he is the custodian of the document, in this case the audio recording, because he is chairman.

  • Brunswick County’s first search and rescue dog retires

    At the age of 12, one springer spaniel’s career of locating lost and missing people has come to an end.

    On Saturday, Jan. 22, Brunswick County’s first search and rescue dog, Sir Bailey of Judah, retired after more than 11 years on the job.

    Bailey, as he is commonly called, was born on May 11, 1998, and began obedience and search and rescue training the same year. In 1999 he became Brunswick County’s first certified search and rescue dog and a founding member of Brunswick Search & Rescue (BSAR).

  • Celebrate marriage

    Marriage isn’t always a walk in the park. Just ask anyone who is married.

    An area event plans to celebrate the bonds of marriage—Hearts and Souls 2011 Coastal Carolina Christian Marriage Conference.

    “It is a tune-up for marriages. It offers a chance to celebrate the value of marriage and gives couples a forum to do that,” said the Rev. Brad Ferguson, pastor of New Beginnings Community Church.