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Today's News

  • Agents arrest five people in county drug cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested five people in the past two weeks as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

  • Sunset Beach environmental committee quits on one-year anniversary

    SUNSET BEACH — All five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee tendered their resignations last week after Sunset Beach Town Council took action regulating what they can do.

  • Active duty service member dies during Oak Island Lighthouse Run

    A 25-year-old man died Saturday during the Oak Island Lighthouse Run on Saturday, according to the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, which held the race.

    His name has not been released, but he was a member of the military on active duty from out of state, Town Manager David Kelly said.

    Oak Island Police Capt. Tony Burke said the man died while participating in the Oak Island Lighthouse Run’s half-marathon event, which began at 8 a.m.

    Burke said the man’s body has been sent for autopsy and his family has been notified.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • State champion Campbell signs with Duke

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell has accepted an offer to wrestle for Duke University.

    “It’s a really good school,” Campbell said. “I connected really good with the coaches. It is a good environment. The degree is really going to pay off in the future.”

    Glen Lanham is the Duke coach. He was introduced as Duke wrestling head coach in April 2012

  • Beeler’s one-hitter clinches tie for MEC softball title

    BY Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    Hampstead — The West Brunswick Trojan softball team took a major step toward winning the Mideastern 3A/4A title by defeating the Topsail Pirates on their home field 1-0 April 25.  This was Topsail’s second conference loss of the season, both losses to West Brunswick. The Trojans have one loss and a victory against Ashley April 28at home will give the Trojans the conference title.

  • West Brunswick athletes make college choices

    Staff photo by Michael Paul

    Fourteen West Brunswick athletes publicly announced their college intentions April 27.

    In the front are Carly Koblitz, Danielle Butterworth, Harrison Campbell, Clay VanSteen, Josh Woodard and Trevor Wilson. In the back are Emily Clemmons, J.T. Long, Tyler McDuffie, Johnathan Carlyle, Garrison Gause, Taye Vereen, LeGarick Jeffries and Tariq Thomas. Read stories on this website.

  • Olivia Miller to cheer for Wofford
  • Three West Brunswick lacrosse players accept college offers

    SHALLOTTE — Three West Brunswick lacrosse players publicly announced their college choices April 27.

    J.T. Long signed with Averett University, which begins its first men’s lacrosse season in 2018. Long is an attackman.

    West is in its third year of lacrosse.

    “We were looking for leadership,” West coach Steve Corbett said, “and we had a number of boys who actually exhibited it. One has stood out very well: J.T. Long.

  • Four West Brunswick baseball players accept college offers

    SHALLOTTE — Four West Brunswick baseball players publicly accepted college offers April 27 at West.

    Pitcher Johnathan Carlyle has signed with USC Upstate.

    “It’s a good school,” Carlyle said. “They have nice facilities. Great coaches. I just felt I could fit in there.”

    Through 20 games this season, Carlyle is 2-2 with two saves. Carlyle has an ERA of 1.34. He has pitched 52.1 innings, striking out 48 and walking 21.

    He is batting .500 (26 for 52 with nine doubles) with 18 RBIs, the most for the Trojans.