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Today's News

  • Traffic court under way again in district court

    BOLIVIA—Traffic court is up and running again in Brunswick County.

    The fledgling traffic court program had been on hold since mid-April, when Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly issued an administrative order halting the program created by District Attorney Jon David.

  • Trojans open conference by beating Whiteville 2-0 in OT

     West Brunswick beat Whiteville 2-0 in overtime in a conference-opening soccer game Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans, 1-5-1.

    West scored its first goal about seven minutes into overtime when junior forward Scottie Melvin headed junior Jonathan Newhouse’s corner kick into the goal.

    West sophomore Cody Postich made the save of the game when, about two minutes after West had taken the 1-0 lead, he deflected a Whiteville shot past an open West net.

  • Brunswick County remembers Sept. 11

    On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Brunswick County had several memorial services to remember the attacks.

    On Friday, Shallotte Middle School had its second annual memorial service. Then on Sunday, Sept. 11, members of the FDNY Carolina Retirees’ Association hosted its annual memorial service at Brunswick Community College.

    To see photos from both events, pick up the Sept. 15 issue of the Beacon.

  • Runners help benefit Brunswick Family Assistance programs

     

    The 11th annual Brunswick Family Assistance Sea Trail Plantation Road Races took place Saturday, and every runner who finished knew she or he had a made a difference in someone’s life.

    BFA is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County by providing emergency assistance. Programs include the food pantry and emergency utilities and emergency rent assistance. Toward that end, the proceeds from the race benefit BFA programs.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Trojan football spirit

     Some photos of those who cheer for the football team and entertain the fans at West Brunswick High School.

  • West loses to unbeaten Laney

     West Brunswick lost 37-16 to unbeaten Class 4A Laney in a non-conference high school football game Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    Laney scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first half in taking a 27-10 lead. The second score was set up when Laney blocked a punt with 1:43 left in the half. Laney recovered the ball at the 11 and scored with 64 seconds left in the half.

  • West’s boys win cross-country opener

     LELAND—North Brunswick’s Laney Huneycutt and South Brunswick’s Carmen Hilliard won the first cross-country meet of the conference season.

    Honeycutt finished first out of 48 runners in 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Hilliard finished first out of 28 runners in 20:33. She won by nearly four minutes.

    Teams from Pender and the three county high schools competed on the 3.1-mile course at Northwest Park in Leland.

  • DSS appointments draw confusion

    RALEIGH—Members of the N.C. Social Services Commission have appointed two members to the Brunswick County Board of Social Services, and not the two members endorsed by county commissioners.

    At their Sept. 6 meeting, Brunswick County Commissioners endorsed two candidates—Dean Walters and Sue Carroll—for the two vacant positions on the board.

    The vote was four votes to one, as Charles Warren, county commissioner who also serves as chairman of the DSS board, opposed the measure.

  • BCC’s Montgomery NJCAA Division II Volleyball Player of the Week

     STAFF REPORT

    BCC freshman middle blocker Samantha Montgomery is the NJCAA DII National Volleyball Player of the Week for Aug 28-Sept. 4.

     “That is an outstanding award for our team,” BCC coach Melissa Everitt said.

    Montgomery, a Laney High School graduate, led the Dolphins to a 4-2 record with 14 kills and 15 kills in the first two collegiate matches of her career. In six matches, Montgomery had 9.3 kills per set and connected on 10 aces. She showcased her defensive grit with 6.8 digs per set and 14 blocks.

  • Down a player, West ties Ashley 2-2

     Playing one man down because of a red-card penalty, the West Brunswick High School soccer team scored two goals—both by junior forward Scottie Melvin—and went on to tie Ashley 2-2 in a non-conference game Sept. 7.

     “We got down early tonight and we got after it and we got after it,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “They want to win and they want to do what it takes to win.”

    Melvin scored the tying goal off a corner kick from junior midfielder Jonathan Newhouse with about 26 minutes left in the game.