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Today's News

  • Brunswick Stew & Que stirring up this Saturday

    Up-and-coming chef Justin Gillette will be among judges judging Brunswick stew as the third annual Brunswick Stew & Que unfolds 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, at Planet Fun/Starz Grille in Shallotte.

    The event was postponed from February due to inclement weather.

  • Olympic gold medalist speaks at Brunswick Community College

    BOLIVIA—If there's one thing to learn from Bruce Jenner, it’s how to think like a champion.

    “The whole presentation is based on believing in yourself. Too many people don’t,” he said Tuesday morning before speaking to a crowd at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College.

  • Lady Trojans lose to Whiteville in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 4-0 to Whiteville in a conference soccer game Monday night at West.

    Whiteville scored in the final two minutes of the first half and in the first three minutes of the second half.

    The lead went to 3-0 midway through the second half and 4-0 with about 8 minutes left.

    Julianna Zio had the best scoring chances for the Trojans, but the Whiteville goalkeeper stopped three on-target shots.

  • National Guard training under way in Oak Island

    OAK ISLAND—Members of the North Carolina National Guard are in Oak Island for two weeks conducting several training exercises.

    “Operation Coastal Surge” is a series of hurricane training exercises that brought several National Guard units to the Cape Fear Regional Jetport for training from April 2-16.

    On Thursday, April 7, National Guard members took part in a drill simulating a helicopter crash, in which several units participated.

    For more on this story, pick up next week’s issue of the Beacon.

  • AJGA tourney played at St. James

     Archer Price of Gastonia and Griffin Clark of Colonial Heights, Va., tied for first in an American Junior Golf Association Preseason Tournament played April 8-10 on the Founders Course at St. James Plantation. Archer and Clark shot 74-72 during the two-day competition.

    Finishing first in the girls’ division was Alaina Yeatts of Durham. She shot a 78-74 on the Founders Course. Coming in second with a total of 156 was Karishma Thiagarij of Haymarket, Va.   

  • Lady Trojans lose for first time in conference

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—In a game with first place at stake, the West Brunswick High School softball team lost 4-1 to South Brunswick on Friday.

    The loss was the first in the conference for the Trojans (5-1) as South (6-1) avenged an earlier defeat.

  • BCC beats Wilkes in doubleheader

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Wilkes Community College in a Region 10 doubleheader Saturday.

    Josh Hardwick hit a two-run home run and Tory Schroff (5-1) pitched a three-hitter as BCC beat WCC 3-0 in the first game.

    BCC won the second game 2-1. The Dolphins scored the winning run with two outs in the sixth when Tommy Wright singled, stole second (almost overrunning the base), went to third on a wild pitch and came home when Tyler Ruffin reached on an infield error, the groundball popping out of the shortstop’s glove.

  • Brunswick County Gator Games begin

     The annual Brunswick County Gator Games, for those 55 or older, got under way April 6 at Town Creek Park. 

    Swimming events took place Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Here are photos of some of the participants.

  • Anointed Vessels Ministry shares God’s word through performance art

    ASH—When her mother was dying of breast cancer in 2000, the Rev. Diana Payne asked God to tell her more about Heaven.

    She was walking down Liberty Street in Ash when she heard the Lord guide her to use what’s already in her hands. She looked down at her empty hands, then her eyes shifted across the street to 8 acres of family-owned vacant land.

    “Instead of us going to another country to share the gospel in Jesus Christ, He’s allowed us to use our land,” Payne said.

  • County teams have final local meet before conference

     In the final local track and field meet of the season before the conference championships next week, West Brunswick’s girls won six events in a four-team meet with North Brunswick, South Brunswick and South Columbus.

    Kayla Padgett won the shot put (35-7) and the discus throw (127-3). Both are regional standards.

    Chasity Lewis won the 100 hurdles in 19.61 seconds. Jasmine Jackson won the high jump (4-8).