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Today's News

  • ECU vs. USC football photos

    Photos of the ECU-USC football game Sept. 17. USC won 20-15. Photos by Jim Moore.

  • Trojans hold off North Brunswick, win 24-21

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — In a hard-fought intra-county football game Friday, Sept. 16, between the West Brunswick Trojans and the North Brunswick Scorpions, West was able to hold off a late charge by North and win 24-21. The game was intense, as each team scored twice in the second quarter and once in the fourth quarter.

  • Trojan wrestler Harrison Campbell receives Roy Heverly Award

    West Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell received the Roy Heverly Award on Friday, Sept. 16, in recognition of being the top underclassman scholastic wrestler in eastern North Carolina. The award was announced in June and Campbell was presented it during halftime of the football game between North Brunswick and West Brunswick.

    “It means a lot,” Campbell said after receiving the award. “All the hard work and dedication put into the sport, it all gets paid back at times like this.”

  • West Brunswick vs. Lumberton soccer photos
  • West Brunswick defeats volleyball rivals

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 25-23, 26-24, 25-20 in a non-conference volleyball match Sept. 14 at North.

    The second set was the key one of the match. The Trojans rallied from a deficits of 6-0, 20-9 and 23-14 on the way to the 26-24 victory.

    In the second set, Alleigh Himes served the Scorpions to a 6-0 lead. With the lead 13-9, Bailey Evans held serve for seven straight points, the final point an ace, and a 20-9 lead.

  • Sunset Beach focuses on filling board seats

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has officially accepted the resignation of former town councilman Lou De Vita and is making plans to interview contenders for the vacant mayor’s seat.

    Action came at council’s first meeting of the month last Tuesday, Sept. 6.

    Two mayoral contenders, John Corbett and Anita August, spoke during public comment.

  • Committee digs into Sunset Beach dredging project

    SUNSET BEACH — To dredge or not to dredge, and more specifically what to dredge, were hot topics at a Sept. 7 meeting of Sunset Beach’s fledgling Environmental Resource Committee.

    “We’re really looking for input,” said committee member Richard Hilderman, a retired chairman of the biochemistry department at Clemson University who lives on the Sunset Beach island.

    Hilderman said a proposed shoreline management and dredging project is still a draft and could entail a lot of modifications.

  • Residents reiterate rainfall ripple in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Six residents including a former mayor spoke about ongoing problems with the town of Carolina Shores’ stormwater flow at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop meeting Monday, Sept. 12.

    Oakbark Court resident Phyllis Novkovic, who was among residents flooded out of their homes for months after last October’s storms, said she has been advised by the state and county drainage is insufficient in Carolina Shores.

  • West Brunswick soccer team wins for first time this season

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored four second-half goals in beating South Brunswick 4-2 and winning a soccer game for the first time this season.

    For West, sophomore forward Alex Younts scored twice. Junior forward David Reyes and junior defender Anthony Tapia also scored as West opened its conference season with the victory.

    West is 1-0 in the conference, 1-5-1 overall. South is 0-6 overall.

    West trailed 1-0 in the second half but tied the score on Reyes’ goal with about 26 minutes left.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Aug. 17

    Richard Lucas III was arrested on charges of assault and violation of a no-contact order.

    Larceny of a Silver 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and keys to another vehicle from Mac’s Auto Sales.

    Injury to real property; someone shot out the back window of a vehicle with a BB gun on Highland Hills Drive.

    Aug. 18