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Today's News

  • Trojans defeat Ashley in baseball

    West Brunswick beat Ashley 7-2 Tuesday, April 14, in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game in Wilmington.

    West scored four runs in the second and two in the third on the way to the victory.

    Charlie Carcich had three RBIs. Austin Turner had two hits. Zachary Johnson hit a double. Hunter Ashburn hit a triple. Gray Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

    Brett Babson was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he gave up five hits and had eight strikeouts.

    West is 5-3 in the conference, 14-3 overall.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    April 3

    Theron Michael Johnson was arrested on larceny and possession of stolen property charges.

    Tamala McLamb was cited and released on charges of larceny and possession of stolen property.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    April 8

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a 42-inch flat-screen television, fishing poles and a set of dumbbells, with a total value of $600, from a Country Club Drive residence.

    April 9

    Check fraud; someone cashed a fraudulent check for $9,633.40 at a bank on Whiteville Road.

    April 10

  • Magnolia Greens hosts first east coast MARSOC Foundation Golf Tournament

    Golfers have an opportunity to hits the links to support the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) April 17.

    The MARSOC Foundation is bringing its fundraising golf tournament to the east coast and chose Leland to host the first event.

    The MARSOC Foundation East Coast Golf Tournament will be held Friday at Magnolia Greens Golf Course.

    George Rogers, CEO of national sponsor RQ Construction, said they decided on golf tournaments for fundraising because it allows people to help the cause while doing something they already enjoy.

  • Tribute to John Denver hits (Rocky Mountain) high note April 18

    Fans of John Denver have a chance to hear his music performed live once again.

    Former New Christy Minstrels singer Tom Becker is bringing “Back Home Again: A Tribute to John Denver” to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Brunswick Community College.

    The folk singer has proven to be a natural in his on-target tribute to late singer who was renowned for his earthy, soaring hits of the 1970s.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 27-April 10

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 27

    Melvin Martin Shepard, 51, 431 Sunset Blvd., was charged with failure to appear on a DWI charge.

    April 10

    Karen Mora Rodriquez, 29, 2292 Mill Drive, Ash, was charged with possession of stolen property.

    Larceny of leaf blower reported on Forest Drive.

  • GFWC Charity Gala April 18 at Sea Trail

    The Holden Beach chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs will have its seventh annual Blooming for a Cause Charity Gala from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Sea Trail Convention Center, 75A Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach.

    For a $45 donation, guests are invited to enjoy the event with friends while dining on a delicious plated lunch and viewing the latest fashions presented by Island Breeze of Sunset Beach.

  • Sunset Beach couple to be celebrated on 63rd anniversary

    For nearly 63 years, Bill and Maggie Ehling had been inseparable, dating back to their military days in the 1950s when the two first met in Germany.

    Maggie, who was born in Brunswick County and grew up in New Jersey, was in the Women’s Army Corps, otherwise known as WACs. Bill, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, was an Army man and party animal who was soon tamed by his Margaret Rose, the woman he married about a year later.

  • Bizarre moments in the courtroom

    I’ve worked as a reporter at The Brunswick Beacon for almost two years now. I’ve learned many things along the way, but perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned is that you never know what might happen next in this line of work.

  • How much does size really matter?

    Much ado has been made over Sports Illustrated featuring a plus-sized model for the first time in this year’s swimsuit edition, in addition to an advertisement for plus-sized swimwear. Regardless of how you feel about this annual publication, this is — if you’ll pardon the pun — a big deal to me.