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Today's News

  • Shallotte ripe for second Mater Fest on July 22

    The town of Shallotte presents its second annual Mater Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St.

    The festival celebrates Brunswick County for being one of the top tomato producers in North Carolina.

    So Shallotte has partnered with Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Brunswick County Cooperative Extension to offer the community event.

    “It’s all about getting the community together,” said Melinda Johnson of Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

  • Blackwater Rhythm and Blues headlines several summer concerts

    The Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band, based in Clarkton, is dedicated to live performance of beach music along with blues and funk.

    Band members’ diverse backgrounds guarantee patrons quality entertainment up and down the Carolina coast.

    They’ll be gracing Brunswick County summer concert stages at four more venues this summer, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry Street in Shallotte and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 14-16 2017

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

    July 14

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a set of golf clubs and a GPS from two different vehicles on Sixth Street. Warrants have been issued.

    July 16

    Breaking and entering and larceny reported on Ocean Harbour Golf Club Drive, where someone got inside a home, threw a party and took several items. Warrants have been issued.

  • School board votes to reduce annual contract with CIS

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to reduce the annual contract to Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) from $175,000 to $100,000 for the 2018 fiscal year at their regular board meeting Tuesday night, July 11.

  • York catches five keeper flounder

     Greg York, of High Point, is pictured with five nice keeper flounder he caught while fishing on the "Katch Buster" with Captain Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway, canals and inlets not far from the wildlife ramp at Ocean Isle Beach.  Of the 15 flounders they caught, the pair was able to keep the five pictured here. York used artificial bait to catch the flounder.

  • Sports calendar (July 13, 2017)

     OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays: July 17-20 and July 24-27.

    McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years.

    Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

    For more information, call 508-9122 or email oibsurfcamp@yahoo.com.

     

  • West softball trio racks up postseason honors

     The most successful season in West Brunswick High School history came to an end in early June when the Trojans fell in the eastern finals, one win away from a berth in the state championship series.

    The accolades, however, haven’t stopped rolling as a trio of Trojans received all-district and all-state recognition last week.

    Rising junior Morgan Beeler and graduates McKenzie Benton and Haley Long made the 3A All-District and All-State teams, according to the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association.

  • Notable scores and golf highlights of area leagues

     Results of recent golf events submitted by area golf leagues.

     

    Beachcombers

  • Hot Corner with assistant district attorney Quintin McGee

     

    Editor’s Note: Hot Corner will be published weekly. It’s a conversation revolving around sports between Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman and a Brunswick County resident. If you are interested in chatting on the Hot Corner, email shickman@brunswickbeacon.com. This week’s guest is Leland resident and assistant district attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District, Quintin McGee. 

  • Dixie Boys and Junior Boys State Tournament photos

     The 2017 Dixie Boys and Dixie Junior Boys state tournaments were held this week at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from this week's tournament. Brunswick County's Dixie Junior Boys team captured a second-place finish in the tournament after advancing to the title game with three straight victories. The Brunswick County Dixie Boys squad was eliminated after losing its first two games.