Today's News

  • Sports calendar

    Waccamaw Park meeting Sept. 13
    The Waccamaw Park master plan public input design meeting is 3-7 p.m. Sept 13 at the Waccamaw Park Community Building, 5855 Waccamaw School Road NW, Ash. Call 253-2670 if you have any questions.

  • Turnovers doom Scorpions to first loss

    By Jules Sacchetti
    Beacon Correspondent

  • Season championships settled at speedway

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—The final points race of the season was not determined on the race track, but in the tech shed.
    In the fourth race for a guaranteed starting position in the Myrtle Beach 400 and position in the Dash for Cash to be run the same weekend, it was battle in the closing stages of the race. Jeremy McDowell, Sam Yarbrough, Anthony Anders all led the race at some point over the 100 laps.

  • Sports updates

    Chad McCumbee  update
    Chad McCumbee finished 25th in Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200 Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    McCumbee started 26th and finished 127 of the 130 laps. He earned $7,605.
    Ty Dillon won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, which had 36 drivers in it. He earned $45,885.
    Taking advantage of Kyle Busch’s brush with the wall in the late going, pole-sitter Dillon won going away. It was the first victory for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie.

  • Laney dominates Cougars 42-7 in rematch

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent
    BOILING SPRING LAKES—In a rematch from the BB&T Football Jamboree, the South Brunswick Cougars played host to a Laney Buccaneers’ team, led by Tariq Lane, who had shut out South 13-0 in the scrimmage in August.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 22, 23, 24, 27 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Aug. 22

    Judge Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr. presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    James Agnew, possession drug paraphernalia, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Checkpoints help keep Brunswick roads safe

    This past weekend was a busy one for Brunswick County. As beach bunnies tried to catch the last of the summer sun, our roads were heavy with traffic for the long Labor Day weekend.
    On Friday night and early Saturday morning, if you were traveling in the southern end of the county, chances are you encountered a group of Brunswick County professionals who weren’t off work for the holiday weekend.

  • Boulevard building halt on Sunset Beach agenda

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is poised to consider a proposed building moratorium along Sunset Boulevard at its upcoming monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 10.

    The session begins at 6:45 p.m. with a pre-meeting workshop at town hall.

    An agenda attachment for the meeting states council could consider invoking a development moratorium, which would first require a public hearing. The hearing could be scheduled for council’s Oct. 1 meeting.

  • Law enforcement weekend a reminder about who's really laboring

    It had been a long, crazy-quilt week. I was tired. I still had unfinished chores to do at home.

    And I’m sure, given back this time slot at 9 p.m. Friday to be “free” instead of “working,” I’d be at home scrubbing floors, weeding out clutter and straightening closets instead of tuned into cyberspace, “20/20” and “World’s Dumbest.” We’ll never know for absolute sure.

  • Carolina Shores UDO up for review, possible adoption Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES—With the town board poised to adopt its Unified Development Ordinance update, a resident pointed out two concerns at a Monday workshop.

    Former town commissioner Gere Dale, speaking during public comment at the morning session, took issue with two sections in the UDO draft that will be presented and explained to the public at 2 p.m. Thursday at town hall.