Today's News

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    March 13

    Obtaining property by false pretense by pawning a stolen rod and reels for $75 at Pawn USA on Main Street.

    March 14

    Fraud by wire, computer or other electronic means by someone listing herself on the victim’s guest registry.

    Obtaining property by false pretense by pawning a $75 Xbox ONE belonging to Aaron’s at Pawn USA on Main Street.

  • West women’s lacrosse squad improves to 5-1

     West Brunswick’s women’s lacrosse team improved to 5-1 and 3-1 in Mideastern Conference play with a 9-4 victory over Laney in Wilmington on Friday, March 16.

    The Trojans built a 6-1 halftime lead and played the Buccaneers to a draw in the second half to earn their third league victory in four tries in 2018.

    Junior Gwenna Gentle netted four goals and dished out three assists, while Kara Cheers and Cecelia Vergara each scored two goals to lead West Brunswick’s offensive attack.

  • Holiday tournament raises money to fight Parkinson’s disease

     Editor’s note: See the complete golf roundup online and more photos at brunswickbeacon.com.

    Mike and Becky O’Hare of Sunset Beach hosted the 5th Annual O’Hare Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Tournament at Carolina Shores on Saturday, March 17. The tournament and its participants raised more than $3,000 to donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to battle Parkinson’s disease.

  • West tennis team earns first win of 2018 season

     West Brunswick’s men’s tennis team earned a victory over Ashley last week for its first win of the campaign.

    The Trojan men won five of six singles matches and earned a pair of doubles’ wins to claim a 7-2 decision over the Screaming Eagles at Ocean Isle Beach Park on March 13.

    West suffered a 9-0 defeat against Laney in Wilmington on Thursday, March 15.

  • Trojan women’s soccer team drops first two league games

     West Brunswick’s varsity women’s soccer team dropped its first two Mideastern Conference games of the 2018 season, but rebounded with a 2-1 victory over 4A school Lumberton on Friday, March 16.

    Hayley Giordano and Mia Adcock each scored a goal to propel the Trojans to their third win of the season. 

    The Trojans failed to score a goal in a pair of league games games – a  6-0 decision at home against Ashley on March 13 and a 7-0 contest on the road at Laney on Thursday, March 15.

  • Trojan baseball team drops two of three games

     West Brunswick’s varsity baseball team fell to 4-5 overall after dropping two of three games last week.

    The Trojans nearly avenged an earlier loss to North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) during a tightly-contested game Saturday, March 17, at Mike Alderson Field in Shallotte.

    West Brunswick held a one-run, 2-1 lead with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, but the Chiefs tied the game with a two-out, run-scoring single to force extra innings.

  • Powell scores a date with pregame prom invite

    Braxton Powell, a senior on West Brunswick’s men’s lacrosse team, held a pregame prom invitation ceremony prior to a game against Ashley on March 13. Powell invited to the 2018 prom Chloe Lach, a member of the Trojans’ women’s lacrosse team. The stunt worked as Lach said, “Yes.”

  • Three share medalist honors at Dye Course

     A trio of golfers tied for medalist honors at a Mideastern Conference high school golf match March 13 at the Dye Course in Landfall in Wilmington.

    Walker Isley and Xavier Williams, both of South Brunswick, tied Topsail’s Max Johnson as all three golfers finished with scores of 74 to share top honors.

    South Brunswick captured the team title with a cumulative mark of 323, which was two strokes better than Topsail’s 325.

  • Giordano earns player of the week honor

     West Brunswick senior Hayley Giordano earned her women’s soccer team’s player-of-the-week honor after scoring three goals in the first two games of the 2018 season. Giordano netted a penalty-kick goal in a 3-1 win over Whiteville in the campaign opener before registering a pair of goals in a 6-0 road shutout over the Wolfpack. Mike Adcock, the squad’s head coach, selects the player of the week. 

  • Williams, Maldonado pitch Scorps to victories

     North Brunswick’s Jessica Williams fired a no-hitter and struck out eight batters in her squad’s 16-0 victory in five innings over West Columbus on Thursday, March 15.

    Williams helped her own cause with a career day at the plate as she finished 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI.

    Jamie Reece posted an impressive stat line with a 3-for-4 performance that included a triple, two stolen bases, two RBI and three runs scored.