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Today's News

  • Three face multiple drug charges

    Agents arrested three people on various drug charges Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a brief investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.

    John Eric Williams, 28, of Laurinburg, was charged with conspiracy to traffic opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance, selling and delivering a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Brunswick County Detention Facility website. He is incarcerated on $125,000 bail.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    September 23

    Kennan Scott Jones, 22, 806 E. Moore St., Southport, arrested on a felony charge of assault on an officer and a misdemeanor charge of assault on a female.

    September 24

    Joseph Earl Hill, 61, 1046 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, arrested on misdemeanor charges of shoplifting and trespassing.

    September 26

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    September 21

    Rodney Hampton was arrested and charged with driving while impaired after being involved in a two vehicle traffic crash on Village Road that resulted in property damage.

    Traffic crash, hit and run by the unknown driver of a vehicle that hit a car parked in the New Pointe Boulevard parking lot.

  • Detectives searching for missing Calabash man

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing man from Calabash.

  • New time for WBHS boys’ basketball fundraiser

    New time for WBHS boys’ basketball fundraiser

     A fundraiser for the West Brunswick boys’ basketball team will take place during dining hours 4-10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Inlet View restaurant. Some of the proceeds will go to the West Brunswick boys’ basketball program, West boys’ basketball coach Eric Davis said. All are invited to dine and support the Trojan boys’ basketball team. 

  • Cougars defeat Trojans in five sets in volleyball

     Staff Report

    South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 30.

    The victory completed a season sweep by the Cougars.

    For South, Rexi-Lee Harris had 25 assists. Kelsi Kazmierczak had 10 kills.

    Cali Watson had 13 kills and four aces. Georgianna Watson had 15 digs.

     

    North volleyball

    The Scorpions defeated Southwest Onslow 25-16, 27-25, 25-17 Tuesday, Sept. 30. 

  • Trojans persevere, beat Cougars 2-1 in OT

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 2-1 in overtime in a conference soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 30, at West.

    With West down a player because of a red-card penalty, freshman Lincoln Smith scored the winning goal with 2 minutes, 59 seconds left in overtime. The goal was the first of his career. Junior David Cardenas had the assist.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans (1-8-2).

  • Where is your happy place?

    By Miranda Michelle Parkstone

    Guest Columnist

    There are many places I could regard as my “happy place,” but there is only one certain place where I am most content. This place would be at the beach — Sunset Beach, specifically — right at the beginning of summer. Because vacationers generally do not begin their retreats to the beach until early August, crowds are typically rather thin at this time of the season.

  • Ads, news are two different branches of the same newspaper tree

    It happens once about every two or three weeks: I get a message on my voicemail here at the office from someone who wants to “put an ad” in the Beacon. Trouble is, I’m not in the ad department; I lead the Beacon’s news department. And ads and news items are two very different things.

  • Preparation is key to weathering hurricanes

    History has taught us not to let our guard down during hurricane season, which is in full swing with fall’s arrival. This year marks the anniversaries of four of the most devastating storms to strike our community in the past century.
    Many can still remember exactly what they were doing just before Hurricane Hazel made landfall 60 years ago Oct. 15 as a Category 4 storm at the Carolinas’ state line. Hazel killed 95 people in the United States and 100 more in Canada.