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Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Scholarship makes gymnast beam

     LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—The first time Breanna Gawron suffered a right-elbow fracture, when she was a young gymnast competing on the uneven bars, she was undeterred about continuing in the sport.

    But months later, when she suffered the same injury while learning a new skill in the same event, her mom, Jackie Gawron, had doubts about the wisdom of her young daughter’s participation in the sport.

  • BCC men split two weekend games

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team split two games over the weekend. Here are summaries of the two games.

     

    WAKE TECH 77

    BCC 76

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team came into Saturday’s game looking for another win on the young season, but Wake Technical Community College had other plans.

  • BCC women rout Caldwell

     SUPPLY—Alexis Jones scored 22 points and Shaquitta Jones 15 as the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Caldwell Community College 75-49 Saturday on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E Gore Aquatic & Fitness Center.

    Danielle Blunt scored 12 points as the Dolphins improved to 2-0.

    BCC trailed 8-7 with 11 minutes, 17 secods left in the first half but back-to-back layups by Blunt put the Dolphins ahead 19-12 with 6:47 left.

  • BCC baseball players work with Habitat for Humanity

     BCC student-athletes worked with the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity earlier the month in putting finishing touches on the outside of a house.

    “Our athletes are trying to give back to the community,” said Robbie Allen, the BCC athletics director.

    Helping on this day were BCC baseball players. But other athletes are also involved.

    “It’s a mixture of our athletic department,” Allen said.

  • Myrtle Beach Speedway 400 practice session

     Photos of some of the Brunswick County drivers practicing for the Myrtle Beach Speedway 400.

  • Greiner named president of Kentucky community and technical college

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick Community College President Stephen Greiner has been named president of Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Hazard, Ky., according to the school’s website.

    Greiner was selected as the college’s new president Nov. 15 following a board of directors’ meeting, the site states. Greiner did not respond to several messages left by a Beacon reporter seeking comment but was quoted in a press release on the HCTC website.

  • VIDEO: WBHS Spotlight on Talent

    SHALLOTTE—Many talented students roam the halls of West Brunswick High School every day.

    Last Tuesday night, students in 24 acts took center stage at Spotlight on Talent, the school’s annual talent show. Winners from the event will advance to the county talent show next year and compete against students from all high schools in Brunswick County.

    Proceeds of Spotlight on Talent will benefit the West Brunswick High School Vocal Music Department.

  • BCC’s Faircloth, Alford sign with four-year colleges

     SUPPLY—Two more Brunswick Community College baseball players have signed letters of intent.

    On Nov. 17, third baseman John Faircloth signed with Charleston Southern University and outfielder Drew Alford signed with UNC Pembroke.

    The signings bring to six the number of Dolphin baseball players who recently have signed with four-year colleges.

    In 50 games last season, Faircloth batted .364 with a team-high 17 doubles. He had 39 RBIs and hit two home runs. His fielding percentage was .926. He had 89 assists, second most on the team.

  • Coasters win silver medal in N.C. Senior Games

    The Brunswick County Coasters, competing in the 75-and-older age group, finished second in the recent North Carolina Senior Games basketball tournament.

    The Coasters were one of two county teams in the state championship tournament, played Oct. 29-30 in Greenville at East Carolina University. The other team was the Force, who competed in the 65-69 age group.

  • St. James Wins the 2010 Ladybird Cup

    The final tournament of the 2010 Brunswick Ladybirds was played on Oct. 4 at Lockwood Folly Country Club. St. James finished first and was presented the cup trophy Nov. 4 at an awards luncheon, also at Lockwood Folly Country Club. The members of the winning team are Karla Reens, Kathy Siciliano, Rochelle Simpson, Sylvia Keegan, Darla Powell, Henrietta Minish, Jean Rentch and Linda Dybiec.