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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Youth Football League opening weekend

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from last weekend's opening games.

  • Big plays highlight West Bladen’s win over South Brunswick

     BOILING SPRING LAKES – Despite an impressive performance on the offensive side of the ball, South Brunswick High School’s varsity football is still searching for its first win following a 39-36 defeat Friday, Aug. 25, at the hands of the West Bladen Knights.

    The Cougars (0-2) reeled off 21 straight points during a first-half onslaught in which South seized control of the game, but the Knights outscored the host team 32-15 in the game’s final 30 minutes.

  • Potential tropical storm slows fishing

     What a week of wild weather we’ve had here in Brunswick County! There were gusty and cool conditions throughout the weekend followed by muggy tropical storm weather coming from potential tropical storm “10.” The indecisive weather has not only confused beachgoers on what to wear, but also has left our region’s fish disoriented as to what to do next.

  • Haglers nab two keeper flounder

     See next week's edition for photos of more local fishing action.

  • Whiteville edges Trojans on late two-point conversion

     Kasin Medford did everything in his power to deliver West Brunswick its first varsity football victory of the 2017 season.

    In the end, not even a career night from the senior running back was enough as the Wolfpack scored on a two-point conversion with less than four minutes left in the game and held on for a 29-28 victory Friday, Aug. 25, at Legion Stadium in Whiteville.

    Medford set career highs in rush attempts (24), rushing yards (209) and touchdowns (three) in the loss.

  • Youth Fishing Day at Sunset Beach Fishing Pier

     Island Market owner Marc Kaplan, Sunset Beach Police Department Sgt. Lee Hall and several others joined forces to launch the inaugural Youth Fishing Day at Sunset Pier last week. See more photos from last week's action in next week's edition of the Beacon. 

  • North struggles containing Socastee offense in 43-20 loss

     The Socastee Braves, out of Myrtle Beach (S.C.), pounded out another varsity football victory against a Brunswick County team, this time defeating the North Brunswick Scorpions 43-20 at Garry Bishop Stadium in Leland on Friday, Aug. 25.

    A week earlier, the Braves defeated the West Brunswick Trojans by a similar score, 39-14, in Myrtle Beach.

  • Leland man accused of shooting into home

    A Leland man is accused of shooting into a Castle Hayne home with three people inside. No one was injured.

    James Leayon Tallman, 29, of Pinecliff Drive NE was arrested Aug. 21 and charged with discharging a weapon into occupied property.

    A warrant shows Tallman used a 9mm to shoot into a home in the 2200 block of Chair Road on Aug. 20. New Hanover County sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Brewer said the shooting was reported at 6:15 p.m. that day.

    Tallman also faces larceny, resisting a public officer and traffic violations in Brunswick County.

  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing men

    The Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday night, Sept. 2, for two men reported missing after they launched their boat from Oak Island on Aug. 27.

    Steve Chaney and David Hambrick left the South Harbor Boat Ramp on a black 22-foot Trophy Pro fishing boat at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 27, Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup of Coast Guard 5th District Public Affairs said. The wife of one of the men called for help about 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, when they had not returned home.

  • Three men arrested, fourth sought in separate drug cases

    Investigators arrested three men and are seeking a fourth in two separate drug cases prompted by community complaints

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit agents arrested Melvin Washington McCray, 62, of Tree Acres Circle in Calabash and Jamal Abdul Beasley, 20, of Scilabro Lane in Longs, S.C., on Aug. 25 after two searches following a two-month investigation.

    McCray is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm by a felon.