Today's News

  • Brunswick County named SHIIP’s Southeast County of the Year

    N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey named Brunswick County as Southeast County of the Year for the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). Regional winners were announced July 25.

  • Red Cross needs blood donations

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

    In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court to host mini-mock trial

    Brunswick County Teen Court will host Columbus County and Bladen County Teen Court programs in the inaugural 13th District mini-mock trial competition from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Bolivia.

  • Women’s Equality Day celebration Aug. 26

    Aug. 26 marks the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Southport Indivisible-Stepping Forward and Indivisible Warrior Women for Equality in Brunswick County are observing this occasion by encouraging and empowering voters and future voters to participate this year.

    Join the public in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in Southport from 10 a.m. to noon to observe the passage of the 19th Amendment, and support women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

  • Coyote conflict management workshop Sept. 19

    A joint program on coyote conflict management will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at Brunswick Cooperative Extension Service Office, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.

    The workshop agenda includes introductions and coyote biology, coyote non-lethal management techniques, rules and regulations, trapping basics and a coyote trapping technique demonstration.

    This workshops is free, but space is limited. Call the Extension office at 253-2610 to sign up.

  • Medicare town hall planned Sept. 26

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) have announced a series of free town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.

  • My Twitter beef with Chipper Jones

     Yes, I got into a Twitter feud with Chipper Jones. THE Chipper Jones, arguably the greatest switch-hitter of all time and Braves legend Chipper Jones. I’ve got to give you all some context. Here’s the backstory.

  • Trojans drop season opener at Socastee, 39-14

     By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent


    A year ago, the Socastee Braves couldn’t contain a potent West Brunswick offensive attack and the Trojans rolled to a big season-opening win over the Braves.

    During the 2017 season opener Friday, Aug. 18, on a steamy summer night in Myrtle Beach (S.C.), it was the Trojans who couldn’t contain Socastee’s high-powered offense as the Braves rolled to a 39-14 victory over West Brunswick.

  • Whiteville’s power rushing attack too much for Scorpions

     WHITEVILLE – Whiteville’s Will Hinson sent the game’s opening kickoff high into the summer sky during the Wolfpack’s season opener against North Brunswick.

    The ball caromed off a Scorpion player’s shoulder pad and hit the turf. Whiteville’s Cameron Smith scooped up the fumble and returned it inside North’s 30-yard line.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.