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Today's News

  • West beats North 6-1 in Waccamaw soccer

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    SPORTS EDITOR

    West Brunswick scored five goals in the second half to beat North Brunswick 6-1 in a Waccamaw Conference boys’ soccer game Oct. 7 at West.

    The victory put West at 4-1-1 in the conference, 6-7-2 overall.

  • West boys second in meet

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Five West Brunswick runners finished in the top 20 as the Trojans finished second in the five-team nonconference boys’ cross-country race Oct. 6 at South Brunswick.

    Michael Maynard of Cape Fear Academy won the 3.1-mile race in 17 minutes, 3 seconds.

    For West, Roberto Valerio was third in 17:28; Ronnie Dellinger sixth in 17:54, John Frink 14th in 18:33, Juan Gonzalez 16th in 18:7 and Jason Huff 20th in 19:12.

    The times were the best of the season for the Trojans.

  • 'Careless' release of an inmate is a mistake that can't happen again

    When we heard last week a Brunswick County Detention Center officer had released the wrong inmate from jail, we wanted to know how that could happen.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram had an answer. It was “careless,” he said, not an “accident.”

    Detention officer Jamie Lynn Jenrette released Rosher Rodriquez-Aguilar, 27, without properly checking his photo and identifying armband, Ingram said. The mistake ultimately cost Jenrette her job, indicating what appears to be a zero-tolerance policy for such behavior by the sheriff’s office.

  • Bradley Bell scores three touchdowns in West victory over North

    LELAND—Bradley Bell—a 145-pound substitute running back—scored on touchdown runs of 34 and 67 yards and returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown in leading West Brunswick to a 24-22 victory over North Brunswick in a Waccamaw Conference football game Friday night.

    West led 24-7 entering the third quarter, but North scored off a blocked punt and a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 24-22 with 4 minutes, 17 seconds left.

  • Twenty-year vested rights sought for The Pearl in Calabash

    CALABASH—Town commissioners indicate they favor granting a 20-year vested rights agreement for a future 900-acre residential development at The Pearl Golf Links.

    Commissioners’ informal comments came at the end of an Oct. 1 workshop. They also set a public hearing for 6 p.m. Oct. 21 to take public comments and possibly act on the requested agreement.

  • Shallotte board nixes Wildwood park site, seeks more 'central' location

    SHALLOTTE—The town board of aldermen on Tuesday approved signing a contract for a state grant for a future park, but said they will no longer pursue locating the park at Wildwood Village.

    Instead, board members said they prefer seeking a more suitable, centralized site.

    “It clearly makes sense to me to sign the contact,” alderman Walter Eccard said. “Properly positioned, the park could be a major asset into our vision plan, which is to develop the town.”

  • Want to know more about elections in Brunswick? Visit www.brunswickbeacon.com

    Next week, The Brunswick Beacon will join together with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Properties and ATMC TV to bring residents political candidate forums for some of the most hotly contested races in Brunswick County.

    We’ll be hosting forums for the towns of Carolina Shores, Calabash, Sunset Beach and Shallotte. A story in today’s Beacon will detail the forums including dates, times, locations and format.

  • Sunset Beach Planning Board recommends rezoning golf course open spaces

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board last week approved recommending rezoning of golf course open areas and maintenance rules for docks, piers and bulkheads.

    Town building inspector Jeff Curtis said the proposed golf-course rezonings from mainland residential to an open space district is to preserve the courses’ existing open spaces.

    “It’s fulfilling a goal on our land use plan to try and preserve that as open space,” Curtis said at the Oct. 1 public hearing.

  • Gaming rules, park property buy approved in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town Council on Monday approved an amendment allowing electronic gaming operations as a special use permissible on appeal to the town board of adjustment.

    Four conditions must be met, including an off-street parking requirement of one space per gaming machine and one per employee on the largest shift. The town will add a definition for electronic gaming operation, including additional, in-depth information from town administrator Gary Parker to explain this type of business.

    The town ordinance currently doesn’t address this type of use.

  • An artificial crater and a trio of planets are just a few of October's celestial highlights

    On Oct. 9, the moon will get a new crater. The crater will not come from the normal source, such as a meteor hitting the surface. This time the crater will be an artificial depression.

    The crater will be just a bit of cosmic surgery on the face of the old man in the moon, just below his chin.

    The real reason for the new crater is to answer the age-old question: “Just how much water is on the moon?” The estimated quantity of water is believed to be 32 ounces per ton of top layer soil; equating to the driest Earth desert.