Today's News

  • Flounderin’ around

     Eli Morgan, 7, and Bo Bo Morgan, 5, reeled in a nice keeper flounder while fishing with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service. The Morgan boys and their grandmother, Debbie Edwards, caught seven flounder in the canals and inlets near Holden Beach. The boys had previously “fished the docks and were quite good fishermen,” Gillis said. 

  • New Hanover rides explosive plays to 52-21 win over Trojans

     West Brunswick played one of its best offensive games of the season against New Hanover on Oct. 13 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    The Wildcats (8-0, 4-0) struggled to contain the Trojans’ rushing attack for much of the night, but New Hanover’s offense cured those ills in a big way in a 31-point victory.

    New Hanover quarterback Blake Walston threw for 311 yards on just 10 completions and five touchdown strikes to lead the undefeated Wildcats to a 52-21 win over West (2-6, 2-2).

  • Price earns player of the week accolades

     West Brunswick's Nashawn Price hauled in a 33-yard touchdown reception against Hoggard during a high school football game Oct. 6. Price earned North Carolina Farm Bureau's Player of the Week award for his effort.

  • A high school football game to remember

     If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a billion times. There’s just something special about high school athletics.

    Exhibit A? Last Friday night’s high school football game between the winless North Brunswick Scorpions and much improved South Brunswick Cougars at Jack Campbell Stadium in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the game before it was played. South dominated North in two quarters in the BB&T Jamboree three months ago, but teams are much different (and better) than they were at that stage.

  • Wilmington crew wins 2017 Fall Brawl King Classic

     The 2017 Yellowfin/Yamaha Fall Brawl King Classic had nearly 300 boats enter the competition, but only one reeled in the winning king mackerel.

    Austin Eubank of Wilmington, earned a first-place finish in the annual event by snagging a 45.60-pound king mackerel aboard “Clearly Hooked.” The team won the heaviest fish competition by 1.60 pounds over Grady Gaston Hughes.

    The third-place finisher was Chris Carroll of Forest, Va., who reeled in a 43.05-pound king.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:02 p.m. Oct. 17, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • Ash park wins azalea prize

    The Roosevelt and Ruth Marlow Memorial Park project was recently selected by NC Beautiful, WRAL-TV5 and Capitol Broadcasting to receive a prize of 50 azaleas.

    The award is part of NC Beautiful’s 32nd annual Azalea Celebration that rewards North Carolina community organizations for improving their communities through creative landscape projects.

  • You decide: Should we worry about monopolies?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    One of my favorite games as a child was Monopoly. On a Saturday morning, my mother would announce, “tonight is Monopoly night.” That evening, the family would gather around the dining room table and play Monopoly for hours. An added bonus was the availability of snacks, something my mother usually prohibited after dinner.

  • Beware of potential for vehicle collisions with deer through autumn

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation last week issued its annual autumn warning about the increased chance for deer-vehicle collisions.

    It happened to a member of our Beacon staff Sunday; thankfully, she and her passenger were unscathed and the deer that had jumped in front of her pickup bounded away, but not before it caused about $2,000 in damage.

  • Oysters galore and more pour onshore for 37th annual NC Festival

    It’s that time of year again to shell out festive fall food and fun in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The 37th North Carolina Oyster Festival is revving up for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, at 8 E. Second St.

    This year’s festival features a variety of new vendors in both the food and crafts/merchandise areas, events director Robyn Beliveau with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce promises.