Today's News

  • Fall Brawl King Classic this weekend

    The annual Fall Brawl King Classic King Mackerel tournament will be hosted from the Ocean Isle Fishing Center this weekend. The tournament typically draws 150-250 fishing teams from throughout the Carolinas, all competing for the first-place prize of up to $20,000.

  • Reporters Association delighted with Brunswick County golf

    Last weekend, the Carolina Golf Reporters Association played its annual fall four- ball event at St. James Plantation. This is the first time the association has played an event in Brunswick County—and it was a bases-clearing home run.
    The Carolinas Golf Reports Association is a consortium of men and women involved in every aspect of the golf industry. Some publish or write for magazines and newspapers, others write books and others host radio or television programs. Some do websites and marketing for golf courses, some are in video production.

  • McCumbee finishes third in his final ARCA race

    There was some work remaining Sunday for Chad McCumbee and his Andy Belmont Racing (ABR) team following the Federated Car Care 200—a trip to the podium.
    The No. 1 ModSpace team closed out the ARCA Racing Series season with a third-place finish at the Toledo Speedway, solidifying the team’s emergence as one of the elite organizations in the sport.

  • Golf tournaments

    The 21st annual Brunswick County Literacy Council Golf Tournament begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 22 at Carolina National Golf Club. The entry fee is $75 per player and covers continental breakfast, lunch and beverages. There will three team prizes for each of the two flights. There also is a hole-in-one contest. The tourney also includes the Emergency Services Tournament with the Challenge Cup at stake. For more information, call (910) 754-7323. The registration form is at bcliteracy.org.

  • Shallotte’s Shock stays unbeaten

    The Shallotte Shock U12 Girls soccer team played two games two weekends ago, winning 4-1 and tying 1-1 .
    In the first game Greer Josselyn  worked the middle of the field using her dribbling skills and earned  her first two goals of the season. Greer also assisted teammate Hannah Hewett with a pass that Hannah put into the net for her first score of the season.
    Ashley Oakes finished the scoring by placing a penalty kick perfectly into the lower corner  of the goal.

  • Early voting is here; cast your ballot

    Although Election Day is still weeks away, early voting will begin Thursday in Brunswick County.
    As in past elections, we anticipate many people will go ahead and cast their votes before Tuesday, Nov. 8.
    If you’re interested in learning where and when you can vote, check out this edition of the Beacon. You’ll find a story outlining early voting and telling you where you can go to vote.

  • Ex-Trojans White, Hart key players for college volleyball teams


    Carly White had 13 kills and three blocks as Mount Olive beat Barton 3-0 Oct. 4. White had a .455 hitting percentage (three errors in 22 attempts). White shared match-high honors with three blocks.

    Oct. 7 at Coker, White had 22 kills, tying a career high, and four blocks in helping Mount Olive to a 25-18, 30-28, 23-25, 25-14 Conference Carolinas win over Coker.

    White had 18 kills to propel Mount Olive to a 25-15, 17-25, 30-28, 25-21 victory over host St. Andrews Oct. 8.

  • South sweeps cross-country titles

     South Brunswick High School junior Carmen Hilliard won her third straight conference cross-country championship Oct. 18 at West Brunswick High School.

    Hilliard finished unchallenged on the 3.1-mile course and led the Cougars to the team title. West Brunswick was second and North Brunswick third.

    Ashley Sloup, who won the conference championship in golf the previous day, finished second, Tori Johnson third and Brooke Beasley ninth.

  • Garbage issue rolls out again at Sunset Beach workshop

    SUNSET BEACH—Town officials have been bombarded with letters and phone calls—even comments at Food Lion—about the garbage rollback issue, Mayor Ronald Klein said at a town workshop Tuesday morning.

    Town councilman Lou De Vita said there’s been a big misunderstanding about an ordinance that has been on the books for 15 years.

    All council did recently, he said, was clarify language so the law could be enforced. It also reduced fines for people breaking the rollback rules from $50 to $25.

  • Hey, y'all: Paula Deen sizzles, Southern style, during Brunswick stop

    SUPPLY—Paula Deen breezed into Brunswick County this past Saturday, charming locals and out-of-towners as the Georgia-born cooking star took part in a scholarship fundraiser for Brunswick Community College.

    “Hello, y’all,” the Food Network star greeted upon entering a $500-per-person VIP luncheon in the Virginia Williamson Event Center of Odell Williamson Auditorium, attended by a limited guest group of 60.