Today's News

  • Trojans, Scorpions compete in MEC cross country championships

     Long-distance runners from North Brunswick and West Brunswick high schools ran in the 2018 Mideastern Conference Cross Country Championships on Oct. 18 at Hugh McRae Park in Wilmington.

    North Brunswick earned a pair of seventh-place finishes as a team while West Brunswick finished the girls’ and boys’ runs in eighth place.

    Laney’s Natalie Tyner captured the individual title in the girls’ race while Paxton Chitty of Ashley finished in second place and Sloane Fleming-Hickey of Hoggard in third.

  • Trojan volleyball squad earns pair of wins in season’s final week

     SHALLOTTE – After starting the season with an 0-10 record, it would’ve been understandable if West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team mailed it in during the final week-and-a-half of the 2018 regular season.

    The Trojans did the exact opposite and produced their best volleyball of the season during the season’s final two weeks as West Brunswick notched three wins in its final six games, including a pair of wins in the final week of the regular season.

  • Magbie’s mad dash secures Trojans’ first league win

     Editor’s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman’s older brother. West assistant coach Yogi Hickman is Sam Hickman’s father.


    WILMINGTON – It took almost two months, but West Brunswick’s varsity football team is a winner again.

    The Trojans overcame a seven-point halftime deficit and another six-point deficit in the third quarter to snare a 20-13 win Oct. 16 over Ashley.

  • Mason and Hewett win Fall Brawl King Classic

     This year’s Fall Brawl King Classic endured hardship at the hands of Mother Nature. The event was postponed from its original dates due to Hurricane Michael, and when the new dates of Oct. 26-28 came around, an offshore low pressure storm brought strong west winds. But, the show must go on, and despite abnormally slow catching, King Mackerel were caught and a winner was crowned.

  • Sports editor Sam Hickman stars in “A Thursday at West Brunswick”

     The fake movie title I used in the headline probably wouldn’t draw many folks to the box office.

    It seems innocuous enough, right?

    After all, I’ve spent many, many Thursdays roaming the athletic fields at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte throughout my lifetime.

    From 2002-05, I spent most of those days playing varsity soccer or tennis for hours and hours after school whether it was practice or game competition.

  • West and North notch top-20 finishes at East Regional meet

     The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams at North Brunswick and West Brunswick high schools earned top-20 finishes at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A East Regional meet Saturday, Oct. 27, in Rocky Mount.

    West Brunswick had four runners on its boys’ team place in the top 100 of the region to secure a 17th-place finish in the team competition.

    Ethan Reed posted the Trojans’ best time with a 19:05.78 mark that earned him a 64th-place standing.

  • Trojans cap 2018 league schedule with 4-1 win over rival South

     SHALLOTTE – It was only fitting that a senior enjoyed perhaps his best game of the 2018 season in his final game in front of the home fans.

    Alex Younts, a four-year player on West Brunswick’s varsity soccer game, scored a goal and facilitated two more in the final Mideastern Conference contest of his career in the Trojans’ 4-1 win over county rival South Brunswick on Thursday, Oct. 25, inside M.H. Rourk Stadium.

  • Hewett’s heroics hand Trojans 24-19 win over Laney

     Editor’s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is the older brother of Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman.


    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity football team found itself in a precarious situation in a Mideastern Conference game against Laney on Thursday, Oct. 25.

    The Bucs scored on their opening possession and then recovered a surprise onside kick, staking Laney to a first-and-10 inside West Brunswick territory with a seven-point lead less than three minutes into the game.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Oct. 30

    Released at 3:54 p.m. Oct. 31, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Beacon’s eighth Holiday Happenings show set for Saturday

    ‘Tis the season for The Brunswick Beacon’s annual Holiday Happenings show.

    The eighth annual show unfolds 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Shallotte Middle School at 225 Village Road.

    Admission is $2 and free for children.

    Highlights this year include a variety of vendors including artisans, retail and nonprofit, said show organizer Christy Williamson, advertising sales representative for the Beacon.