Today's News

  • Calabash tightens parking regulations

    CALABASH — The Calabash Board of Commissioners has approved amendments to the town’s traffic ordinance regarding parking and authority.

    Approval, which came at the board’s monthly meeting Nov. 12, consists of a change to include a list of town parking regulations directly in the ordinance. A second amendment adds town and county fire officials to a current list of professionals who have authority to direct people to remove off-street parked vehicles under certain situations.

  • Shallotte man accused of stealing three cars in one day

     A Shallotte man accused of stealing three cars faces various charges, including three counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Rhyne to play softball for Columbia College


    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Dalys Rhyne signed a letter of intent Thursday, Nov. 20, to play softball for Columbia (S.C.) College.

    Rhyne is a part of a growing trend of aspiring collegiate players who emphasize travel ball more than high school ball.

    Rhyne played junior varsity softball for two years at West Brunswick and played her junior and senior years with the Coastal Lightning. The team travels the Southeast playing in showcase tournaments in an effort to be seen by college coaches.

  • Hill, Napolitano receive first-team all-conference honors

      Former West Brunswick football players Alfy Hill and Nick Napolitano have received first team all-conference honors.

    Napolitano was one of four Wingate University football players on the All-South Atlantic Conference team. A senior defensive end, Napolitano is second in the NCAA Division II in forced fumbles (six).

    Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, leads the SAC forced fumbles (six). He is third in quarterback sacks (7.5). He is fourth in tackles for loss (14). This season he had 65 tackles, fifth most for the Bulldogs.

  • Support Small Business Saturday

    By Gregg Thomspon

    Guest Columnist


    Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.

  • Notes from a human traffic cone
  • Those who voted for Pruden's ouster should answer

    The decision by the majority of the Brunswick County Board of Education to terminate Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden’s contract is bad enough.

    But the inaccessibility of those three members — Shirley Babson, Catherine Cooke and newly re-elected Charlie Miller — in the immediate aftermath makes it much worse.

    After the decision was announced following a special-called meeting Nov. 12, Babson, Cooke and Miller bolted from the board’s meeting room at the Brunswick County Schools Administrative Offices in Bolivia.

  • Shallotte father-son team wins SKA national title

     Editor’s note: Shallotte residents Brian Aycock, 42, and son Austin Aycock, 15, fishing aboard Hail Yeah/OIFC won the small boat class in the Southern Kingfishing Association National Championship Nov. 8 in Biloxi, Miss. Brian Aycock wrote about it for The Beacon.

    By Brian Aycock

    Special to the Beacon

  • Talk of the town has been the Aycocks’ SKA national title

     Brunswick County has endured a few days of bone-chilling temperatures in the past week. Northeast winds swept across our area on Friday, Nov. 14, yet the fish continue to bite. From the beach to the Gulf Stream, the fish are feeding.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases on Oct. 27 during a grand jury session:

    Teonti S. Adkins, possession of controlled substance on prison premises, resisting public officer, drug paraphernalia possession.

    Wesley K. Adkins, felony cocaine possession, possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce, drug paraphernalia possession.