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Today's News

  • New books available at Rourk

     The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

  • Valerio, Hilliard win again in cross country

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—Roberto Valerio edged teammate Al Rising by 1 second in pacing West Brunswick to a victory in the third cross-country meet of the season Oct. 5.

    Valerio finished the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes, 4 seconds. West’s Jason Huff was fourth in 18:07 and Ronnie Dellinger was fifth in 18:12. James Edwards was 11th in 19:52.

    For South, Robert Kent was third in 18:06. Bradley Phillips was seventh in 19:11. Kenneth Shadid finished just ahead of teammate Luis Rodriguez in 19:21. Sam Johnson was 15th in 20:51.

  • Falling behind 2-0, South rallies for 3-2 victory

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick fell behind 2-0 but rallied for three goals and a 3-2 victory over West Brunswick on Oct. 6, a victory that kept the Cougar soccer team unbeaten in the conference.

    The victory completes a sweep of West (3-3 in the conference). The Cougars had beaten West 2-0 earlier this year, but West entered the game off a 6-0 victory two days earlier against South Columbus.

  • Summer continues her fall reign

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The start of what promises to be a good conference tennis rivalry for Summer Phillips ended the way all the other previous No. 1 singles matches have ended: with a Phillips victory.

    Phillips, a South Brunswick High School junior, kept alive her unbeaten conference singles streak by beating West Brunswick High School freshman Penny Watts 6-1, 6-1 Oct. 6 in the highly anticipated conference match at South. The match was more competitive than the final score indicates: two games in each set went deuce, and Phillips won each one.

  • A new bridge is dedicated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—On a balmy, sun-bathed afternoon, a large crowd turned out at the base of the state’s newest Intracoastal Waterway bridge for its official dedication.

    Though the new $32 million Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge isn’t quite ready to open to traffic, it got a proper christening and welcome, with state and local dignitaries in attendance at the Oct. 1 ceremony.

  • Nonagenarian sisters enjoy beach gathering at 'Turtle Trail'

    HOLDEN BEACH—Three sisters in their 90s recently enjoyed the reunion of a lifetime.

    Oldest sister Wanna McAnally, 97, middle sister Delle Martin, 94, and baby sister Frances Robinson, 91, recently converged for a visit at Robinson’s oceanfront vacation house, “Turtle Trail.”

    They said it was the first time in a long time just the three of them had had a chance to spend a few days together.

    Year-round, Robinson lives in Jamestown, McAnally lives in High Point and Martin lives in Eden.

  • Holden Beach bulkheads damaged by flooding

    After four and a half days of relentless rain, Pete Schwaiger walked down the steps of his beach house Friday morning, looked at the canal and wondered why his fence was bent over the water.

    He immediately found out why. His was one of 20 bulkheads (sea walls) on Holden Beach that buckled during last week’s monsoon.

    Two low-pressure systems chased by Tropical Storm Nicole roared from the Caribbean up the East Coast and dumped 17 to 22 inches of rain across the island, said town building inspector Tim Evans.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 22, 23, 24 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Sept. 22

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Deborah Howard Adkins, PG improper equipment.

  • We couldn’t do what we do without the help of others; thank you

    Here at The Brunswick Beacon we take great pride in being what we consider the most comprehensive news source for Brunswick County.

    While many of you read our print product each week, we have an increased following of people looking for their news online. 

    One of the best parts about using our website to get your Brunswick County news is you don’t have to wait until it arrives in the mailbox Thursday. You can get timely, supplemental news updates throughout the week from www.brunswickbeacon.com.

  • Two men were visionaries, built foundation for Brunswick County

    Odell Williamson and Mannon C. Gore were visionaries who could see the future for Brunswick County in ways others couldn’t even dream.

    In the 1950s, the two men made lifetime-worthy investments. The former business partners purchased land that would become Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach.

    Last week on Friday, Gore was honored for his forward thinking and planning with the naming of the new high-rise bridge in Sunset Beach in his honor. The high-rise span stretching to Ocean Isle Beach has previously been named in Williamson’s honor.