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Today's News

  • Trojans beat North 3-0 in soccer

     West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 3-0 in a conference soccer game Oct. 13 at West.

    West scored in the 30th minute on an own goal and Luis Espinoza scored twice in the second half. His first goal came in the 53rd minute and the second in the 60th minute. Melvin had the first assist and Connor Johnston had the second assist.

    Josh Upchurch had five saves and was the winning goalkeeper.

  • South sweeps conference titles in tennis

     

    Three games from a defeat in two sets, South Brunswick’s doubles team rallied for a three-set victory and won the Waccamaw Conference tennis championship Oct. 13 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    Cali Hitt and Brooke Munroe beat Mary Britt Nelson and Penny Watts 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

    The victory completed a sweep on the conference titles for the Cougars, as Summer Phillips beat Jordan Sanchez in straight sets to win the singles title.

  • South volleyball team wins conference

      The South Brunswick High School volleyball team won the Waccamaw Conference championship Oct. 13 by beating county rival West Brunswick before a full house on its home court 28-26, 25-20, 25-17.

    South gained the No. 1 seed from the conference for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs, which begin Oct. 22. Pairings will be posted at the NCHSAA website.

    West finished 10-2 in the conference and will be the No. 2 seed. It will play a home game on Saturday in the first round of the playoffs (TBA).

  • A well-kept secret of beauty in Brunswick County

     WACCAMAW RIVER—Life on the Waccamaw River and in the swamp is one of solitude, peace, tranquility and an oneness with nature.

    It’s almost indescribable to those who have never been there. People who know it, say there is no place quite like it.

    It is a place where time does not matter. You rise by the glow of the sun and sleep by the shimmer of the moon.

  • N.C. Supreme Court justices to hear David v. Jolly matter Traffic court up and running despite legal battle

     The legal battle between District Attorney Jon David and Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly is scheduled to be heard in the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    What began as a dispute over administrative traffic court has now become a battle over the legality of Jolly’s actions.

    Traffic court resumed last month.

    The disagreement goes back to April, when Jolly issued an administrative order halting traffic court.

  • Shallotte takes steps to lure business

     SHALLOTTE—Shallotte now has its own economic development committee—the Shallotte Economic Development Committee.

    The idea for the committee was presented to the board earlier this year, and Mayor Alan Lewis played a crucial role in developing the committee’s mission statement. Alderman approved the committee’s formation at meeting earlier this month. Lewis described the committee as an advisory board specific to retail.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Nicole Michelle Heape, 27, of 5139 Nesting Lane SW, Supply, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the Kangaroo parking lot. Heape was a passenger in a vehicle, which was being searched.

  • Free seminar and information fair for caregivers, volunteers and seniors

     SOUTHPORT—The first Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Brunswick Center in Southport.

    There will be three presentations geared toward the needs of seniors and caregivers.

    “Months of planning have gone into this event, in hopes that the community will come together to find creative solutions to the problems encountered by the elderly,” said Carolyn Pryor, event planner.

  • Show me your artistry and passion for Brunswick County

     I challenge each and every one of you to show me the beauty you see every day in Brunswick County.

    From beautiful beaches and waterways to lakes and swamps to tobacco and cotton fields to old barns and livestock, Brunswick County is a unique place to call home.

    This year I hope you will share with me images from your individual experiences with Brunswick County through the Beacon’s Brunswick Life photography contest.

    Entries are being accepted and will continue until noon Friday, Nov. 4.

  • Ocean Isle Beach board sets date to review engineers for terminal groins

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—On Nov. 7 Ocean Isle Beach commissioners will meet to review proposals from engineers for a proposed terminal groins project.

    Daisy Ivey, town administrator, advised the board at their regular meeting Tuesday, there are six applicants.

    A terminal groins committee composed of the mayor, a commissioner, town staff and others will narrow the field of applicants to three.

    On Nov. 7, commissioners will have the opportunity to discuss the proposals with the engineers.