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Today's News

  • Wilmington man accused of eluding arrest faces charges in Brunswick County

     A Wilmington man accused of leading officers on a brief chase into oncoming traffic on U.S. 17 faces charges in Leland.

    Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said 23-year-old Daniel Allen Ellison fled after stealing several items from the Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard on Feb. 9.

    An officer tried to stop Ellison’s Ford Escape when the vehicle increased speed toward oncoming traffic almost colliding with other vehicles head-on, Humphries said.

  • Schools, BSRI closed as winter weather event forecast for area Monday into Tuesday

    Local crews are preparing for a winter weather event forecast for Monday night, Feb. 23, into Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    Brunswick County Schools will also be closed Tuesday, schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki announced Monday afternoon.

    It was also announced late Monday that Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. Anyone with an emergency food need can call (910) 200-7266, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

  • OIB man faces drug charges after investigation

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man on drug charges after an investigation prompted by complaints and tips from the community.

  • Meteorologists expect ‘dangerously cold’ temperatures

     A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) is no longer in effect, but the cold is here to stay through the end of the week.

    The winter weather advisory issued earlier in the week was lifted after very little precipitation fell Feb. 16-17, said Steve Pfaff, an NWS meteorologist in Wilmington.

    But the forecast prompted Brunswick County Schools to operate on a one-hour delay for students Tuesday, Feb. 17.

  • USC Sumter sweeps BCC on two two-hitters

    BOLIVIA — Michael Carpin threw a two-hitter through seven innings as USC Sumter beat Brunswick Community College 4-2 in nine innings in the first game of a non-region baseball doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 28, at Founders Field.

     

    Carpin walked three and struck out six.

    USCS scored in the first third and twice in the fourth.

  • Trojans avoid upset, advance to second round

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick rallied from a 49-34 deficit in the fourth quarter to beat West Craven 62-57 in a first-round game Thursday, Feb. 26, of the state basketball playoffs.

    West Brunswick, 23-3 and the No. 3 seed in the East, outscored the Eagles 29-11 in the final quarter. Gray Cheers scored 14 of  the Trojans’ 29 points, all on free throws. He hit 14 of 16. For the game, he scored 29 points.

    West Craven (10-16), the No. 30 seed, finishes 10-16.

  • 'Wuthering Heights' unfolds March 2 @ BCC

     IF YOU GO

    What: “Wuthering Heights”

    When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 2

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    How much: $29 adults; $27 seniors and students

    Aquila Theatre is bringing to life Emily Bronte’s classic story of Heathcliff and Catherine’s all-consuming passion with its new production of “Wuthering Heights.”

  • Beacon's ninth health expo set for Saturday, Feb. 28, at Shallotte Middle School

     IF YOU GO

    What: Health Expo 2015

    When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28

    Where: Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road, Shallotte

    Admission: Free

    Free health screenings, massages and seminars are part of Health Expo 2015, slated for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 28, at Shallotte Middle School.

    Sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, the ninth annual expo will feature more than 40 vendors and sponsors converging at the school at 225 Village Road.

  • NCHSAA revises playoff schedule

      The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released the following information about the NCHSAA basketball playoffs, which have been hit hard by the snow across the state.

    Thirteen first-round games in all classifications, out of 128, have been completed in the boys’ bracket, and 20 of the 128 first-round games completed in the girls’  brackets.

    Here is the information and adjustments:

    • Any NCHSAA basketball playoff game that could not be played Thursday should be rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 27.

  • Get ready for spring March 3 at Greenlands Farm

    With spring just around the corner, Greenlands Farmstore at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia is conducting two workshops next Tuesday, March 3.

    “Seeds — Preparing Your Spring & Summer,” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

    Participants are invited to join Farmer Henry for an in-depth teaching workshop on preparing your spring and summer garden, and it all starts with seeds.

    The cost of the session is $15, and advance sign-up is requested.