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Today's News

  • Trojans rally in fourth quarter, beat North Myrtle Beach

     West Brunswick scored on a halfback option pass from sophomore Sean Hewett to senior wide receiver Cameron Smith with 2 minutes left to clinch a 28-18 victory Friday night over North Myrtle Beach in a non-conference high school football game.

    The victory was the first of the season for West (1-2). North Myrtle Beach, which had not scored in its two previous games, dropped to 0-3.

  • BCC finishes 3-2 in Labor Day volleyball tourney

     

     

    BCC opened its Labor Day volleyball tournament by beating Louisburg College 25-14, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21 on Friday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    In the first set, Kenzie McDuffie served the Dolphins to a 6-0 lead. Danielle Ellis held serve for four more points as the Dolphins extended the lead to 11-1 and BCC went on to win 25-14.

    In the second-set loss, the Hurricane scored five straight points in taking a 14-9 lead. The lead was 23-17 when BCC rallied but fell five points short of victory.

  • Trojans open conference with victory over Whiteville

     

    The West Brunswick volleyball team opened its conference season by sweeping previously unbeaten Whiteville 25-15, 25-21, 25-14 at West.

    Jasmine Jackson finished with 14 kills and six blocks. Alex Wickel had 26 assists and scored seven points Mary Morgan Inions scored 15 points, five of them aces. She also had five kills.

    Kaylee Johnston scored a season-high seven points. Olivia Babson scored a season-high six points and had a season-high four blocks. Alyssa Chappell scored five points and had five kills Hannah Stocks had four digs.

  • Unexpected motivation this season for BCC volleyball

          The Brunswick Community College volleyball team opens its home season with the BCC Labor Day Tournament Sept. 2-4 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Sheriff’s detectives search for missing man

    Update: Welch returned to his home Thursday evening.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing man.

    Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said detectives are searching for Charles “Mike” Welch, a 27-year-old white male.

    Stanley said Welch was last seen around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, near Black Bear Run in Supply driving a four-door silver Dodge Ram.

    Welch is 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has sandy blond hair and hazel eyes.

  • Fundraiser/drop-off point for the Hollenbecks

     

     

    Brunswick Beacon readers, your generosity astounds me.

    Last week I shared Bruce and Adrienne Hollenbeck’s story of their fight to keep their American dream alive. He is a Gulf War veteran and she needs a liver transplant.

    The Hollenbecks encountered rough financial times and lost their home to foreclosure. Determined to stay on the land they own, they moved their belongings into the backyard and set up tarps. They made a temporary shelter, which they call home.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Johnny Michael Stephens, 36, of 6737 Rockfish Road, Raeford, was arrested for driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and left of center on Causeway Drive.

    •Richelle Monette Tomlins, 48, of 584 Stoney Point Road, Fayetteville, was cited for  fictitious tags and aid and abet driving while impaired.

  • 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.

    •Shoplifting at Lowes Foods by taking items without paying for them; suspect removed seven whole chickens from the store.

    •Counterfeit currency at the Minuteman Express; a customer attempted to pay for gasoline with a counterfeit $100 bill. The customer reportedly obtained the bill from Walmart when cashing a check.

  • Holden Beach turtle nests survive Hurricane Irene

    Even though Irene’s tropical storm winds and waves lingered Saturday morning, a batch of turtles hatched on Holden Beach Saturday night and made their way to sea.

    “One nest actually had hatchings come out on Saturday night,” said Skip Hager, project coordinator for the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol. “We found their tracks Sunday morning.”

    The baby loggerheads left flipper tracks similar to tire tracks in the sand after they broke out of their eggshells and crawled to the ocean.

  • District Court docket