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Today's News

  • Task force makes largest prescription drug bust in county history

    Law enforcement officers from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the Shallotte Police Department, N.C. Probation and Parole, the Sunset Beach Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation worked together to make the largest prescription drug arrest in the county’s history Wednesday night, seizing more than 11,000 pills from a Bolivia home.

  • Cannon, BCC slam Potomac State

     BCC hit four home runs—one of them a grand slam by Jay Cannon—in routing Potomac State College 16-5 in a nonconference baseball game Sunday afternoon at West Brunswick High School.

    Trey Euverard, Daniel Fischer and Ben Morris also homered for the Dolphins (4-5).

  • No Port group schedules public meetings on NCIT project

    The No Port Southport Steering Committee has scheduled three public meetings for 7 p.m. March 4, April 1 and May 6 at the new Brunswick Senior Center in Southport.

    The meetings are intended to educate residents throughout the county about the possible effects of a 600-acre international container terminal planned for the area, organizers say.

    No Port Steering Committee members say residents are asked to attend to learn about No Port’s findings on how a new, $1.5 billion terminal would affect the entire county’s economy, security, health and environment.

  • Voting has begun for golf scholarship for local teen

     BY AL ARRIGONI

    THE FIRST TEE OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY

    At the end of last year, an exciting participant opportunity presented itself to our youth.  Hank Haney and Golf Digest have teamed together to provide a scholarship to the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, SC.

  • South’s Ikalowych top county finisher at state wrestling tourney

     Brunswick County had 12 wrestlers compete Friday and Saturday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association wrestling tournament, but only one finished in the top six. South Brunswick junior Steven Ikalowych was the top county wrestler, losing to eventual first- and third-place finishers.

    At 160 pounds, Steven Ikalowych beat Blake Harwood of Mount Pleasant 8-3 in a first-round match. In the second round, eventual state champion Keith Brown of Williams beat Ikalowych 13-1.

  • BCC wins 20th game of season

     The Brunswick Community College Dolphin’s basketball team defeated Denmark Technical College 93-79 Saturday night on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, finishing the regular season at 20-10.

    Tyree Graham, in his last home game for BCC, hit six 3-pointers and scored 26 points. Alan-Michael Thompson scored 25.

  • Fourth annual Health Expo set for this Saturday at West Brunswick High School

    STAFF REPORT

    Free health screenings and a medication drop-off are among highlights at Health Expo 2010 taking place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 27, at West Brunswick High School.

    Sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, this year’s expo will feature an array of free health screenings and services.

  • Lady Trojans beat Rocky Mount in second round of playoffs

     

    West Brunswick advanced to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls’ Class 3A basketball playoffs by beating Rocky Mount 52-47 Feb. 24.

    West (15-7) will play Havelock (24-5) for a sectional title in a game set for 6 p.m. Friday at West. Rocky Mount finished the season 17-6.

  • Candidates file for North Carolina House races

    FOUR FOR DISTRICT 17

    As election filings closed Friday, two Republicans and two Democrats will be vying for the North Carolina House District 17 seat.

    Republican incumbent Frank Iler is seeking re-election, facing a challenge from fellow Republican Mac Tyson and Democratic candidates Leonard Jenkins and James A. Knox.

  • Candidates vying in state judicial races

    As election filings closed Friday, candidates are vying in one state Supreme Court race and four N.C. Court of Appeals races.

    They include:

    N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice (Ed Brady seat)—Robert C. (Bob) Hunter and Barbara Jackson, both of Raleigh, have filed for the nonpartisan race.

    In N.C. Court of Appeals races, incumbent Ann Marie Calabria of Morrisville is seeking re-election, with challenges in the nonpartisan race from Jane Gray of Raleigh and Mark E. Klass of Lexington.