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Today's News

  • South Brunswick routs Midway 50-14 during football season opener Friday

    DUNN—The boys of fall have arrived.

    The South Brunswick Cougar football team had little trouble with the Raiders from Midway on Friday night, winning the season opener 50-14.

    Marcus Hankins scored four touchdowns, Nejuan Watts threw two touchdown passes and South’s defense scored two touchdowns.

  • North scores in final minute for victory

    Tyler Burton caught a 31-yard pass from Chris Hamilton with 40 seconds left and North Brunswick beat West Carteret 43-40 in a season-opening high school football game Friday night.

    On the final drive, North was penalized on the kickoff return and began its possession near the 20. On third-and-7, Hamilton threw a hitch pass that went through the hands of a West Carteret defender and was caught by Burton for a 30-yard gain.

  • Youth in The First Tee have chances to participate in national events

    With more than 201 chapters worldwide, The First Tee has several prestigious national events for qualified youth participants each year. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are held in well-known places around the country. Several youth from The First Tee of Brunswick County were selected to attend some of the 2010 events. Following is a brief synopsis of each event.

    LIFE SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

  • Brunswick County teams win volleyball matches

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team opened its season Aug. 17 by beating host New Hanover in three straight games.

    West won 25-13, 25-17, 25-13. 

    Jasmine Jackson had a team-high 13 kills and eight blocks. She finished with three aces and nine points.

    Paige Ward also had eight blocks.

    Rebecca Howington had 32 assists and finished with 12 points. Katie King had three digs and 10 points.

    Mary Morgan Inions scored 11 points. Kayla Padgett had 10 kills.

    WEST JV LOSES 2-0

  • West’s Hensley to play golf at Pebble Beach

     BY ELSA BONSTEIN 

    BEACON CORRESPONDENT

    Greg Hensley, an Ace level participant in The First Tee of Brunswick County, has been selected to compete in the Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach Sept. 3-5, a Champions Tour event.

  • West soccer team loses season opener

    The West Brunswick High School soccer team opened its season with a 7-2 loss to Ashley in a nonconference game Aug. 18

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin scored both of West’s goals.

    West entered the game having graduated 16 seniors from its 2009 conference championship team. 

    The Trojans started five of its seven seniors in this season opener, but Ashley scored in the first five minutes against the new unit, and four minutes later the Screaming Eagles led 2-0.

  • Representative candidate to speak at meeting

     Ilario Pantano, Republican nominee for U. S. House of Representatives from North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker at the Brunswick County Republican Women’s  Sept. 2 meeting at the Brunswick GOP headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be preceded by an informal social at 5 p.m. 

  • New books are available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

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

    NON-FICTION

    “Quick & Easy Meals” by the American Heart Association. More than 200 healthy recipes plus time-saving tips for shopping, planning and eating well.

    “Heart-broken Open” by Kristine Carlson. This wise little book offers a timeless message of inspiration and courage for anyone who has experienced loss or hardship of any kind.

  • Brunswick Community College’s Small Business Center plans seminars

     Brunswick Community College’s Small Business Center has announced the following seminars:

  • Civil War round table meetings will begin Sept. 7

     Sept. 7 begins the upcoming series of monthly Civil War round table meetings at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office.

    Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and programs begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

    This year’s meetings will feature an impressive lineup of prominent Civil War historians, authors, college professors and Civil War re-enactors presenting and discussing a variety of subjects relating to this important period in our country’s history.