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Today's News

  • Five Scorpion football players make first-team all-conference

    Five North Brunswick football players made first team Waccamaw All-Conference. Five others made the second team.

    Below are season statistics for the 10 Scorpions.

    Charles Bress

    The senior linebacker (5-10, 164) led the team in first hits, 45. He had 25 tackles and 24 assists. He made two sacks for losses of 13 yards. He made nine tackles for losses of 27 yards. He forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles.

    Daniel Graham

  • Theater is becoming a hot property in Brunswick

    Believe it or not, Brunswick County is turning into a real happening place for community theater.

    More than 25 years ago, a group of performance-minded ladies in the Southport/Oak Island area put together the first local theater group, The Brunswick Players. Led by longtime theater lover Stuart Callari, the group thrived for years and put on numerous plays at Hatch Auditorium at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. Information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Denison E. Siler, 46, of 1076 Mercury Lane, Shallotte, with driving while impaired. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $1,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Jennifer Ann Speck, 29, of 406 E. Fremont St., Burgaw, with simple assault. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • Five South Brunswick football players make first-team all-conference

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Five South Brunswick football players made first team All-Waccamaw Conference and five made second team All-Waccamaw Conference.

    Cougar coach Roman Kelley comments about the players.

    Zac Kelly

    The 5-10, 245-pound senior left guard was a four-year starter. He was a team captain.

  • Comedian Bobby Collins headlines second Stand Up For Charity this Saturday

    The Shallotte Junior Women’s Club will present its second annual Stand Up For Charity benefit comedy show featuring comedian Bobby Collins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Collins’ brand of humor is described as heartfelt and witty, engaging audiences with a “clever blend of characterizations and hilarious observations.”

  • Brunswick news reaches France through newspaper Web site

    One of The Brunswick Beacon’s most loyal readers does not live in Brunswick County. In fact, he doesn’t even live in America.

    His name is Glyn Roberts.

    Originally from England, he now lives in France and keeps tabs on all things Brunswick County by reading The Brunswick Beacon online every day.

  • Four West soccer players make first-team All-Waccamaw Conference

    Coaches have selected fourteen county soccer players to be on the inaugural All-Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference boys’ soccer team.

    Four members of the Waccamaw Conference championship West Brunswick High School team are on the all-conference first team: Chaz Earp, Aaron Frye, Jesse Mayo and Chip Mendoza. All are seniors except Frye (junior).

    Four others made the second team: Corey Bell, Josh Cortes, Chandler Inions, Casey Leonard. All are seniors.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED TRAILBLAZERS: Bob Grimes

    BY KATHRYN JACEWICZ

    When Bob Grimes came back to Brunswick County in 2007 to take over as principal at North Brunswick High School, he didn’t exactly know what he was getting himself into.

    “I didn’t know a whole lot about the status of the school,” he said. “I knew by looking at the test scores they were not where they should be, or where I thought they should be. And obviously the state didn’t feel that they were where they should be, either.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: TRAILBLAZERS: Robert Lawson "Roblo"

    BY KATHRYN JACEWICZ

    “Everybody can rap, but it just depends on what you do with it.”

    Robert Lawson may only be 17 years old, but he knows how to bring attention to his music and has already built a fan base into the millions.

    Lawson—better known as Roblo—burst onto the music scene two years ago when he began writing, recording and producing his own songs.

    His love of songwriting stems from his introduction to poetry in fifth grade when he was a part of the Basketball Poets, a program that incorporates poetry and basketball.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: TRAILBLAZERS: Clarice Holden

    “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.”

    Clarice Holden begins each day with these words. She feels the words of the Jabez prayer help keep her grounded and achieve her goals. In addition to running a women’s clothing store, Island Breeze, Holden spends her time working with mission projects overseas and helping local charities raise funds to meet needs.