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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Public Utilities receives NC AWOP award

    Brunswick County Public Utilities staff at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant received the North Carolina Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award from the N.C. Division of Water Resources.

    The AWOP, a joint effort between the Environmental Protection Agency and the states, was developed to help water systems achieve even higher levels of water quality. North Carolina works cooperatively with water systems to use existing equipment and treatment processes to improve or optimize water quality.

  • DMV takes steps to reprint licenses

    Printing of North Carolina driver licenses and identification cards resumed Monday after DMV required the vendor to add new quality controls to its printing process to prevent future errors.

    DMVcommissioner Torre Jessup ordered IDEMIA, the vendor that prints and mails the state’s driver licenses, to stop production Friday after DMV became aware of printing issues with some licenses.

    People who received flawed driver licenses because of the error will receive new, correct licenses by mail at no cost to them.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 23

    Released at 8:25 a.m. Aug. 24, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick volleyball vs. Trask

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from North Brunswick's home varsity volleyball match against Trask last week in Leland. 

  • Looking forward to yet another Patriot Golf Day event

     America’s largest nationwide golf fundraiser, Patriot Golf Day, is right around the corner. Professionals from Crow Creek and Brick Landing are among those helping to raise funds.

  • West Brunswick set for non-conference clash with ‘Pack

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick committed three turnovers and several self-inflicted mistakes in a Friday, Aug. 17, victory over Socastee (S.C.).

    First-year head coach Brett Hickman knows his squad won’t be able to overcome similar transgressions against Whiteville, which opened its 2018 season with a resounding 41-7 win over North Brunswick last Friday.

  • North volleyball squad drops first two matches of 2018 season

     North Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the 2018 season after dropping its first two non-conference games of the campaign last week.

    Trask raced out to a 10-1 lead in the first set of a Thursday, Aug. 16, non-conference matchup and the Scorpions couldn’t recover from the early deficit.

  • Therrien’s stingy goalkeeping propels Trojans to shutout wins

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity soccer team improved to 2-1 after securing a pair of shutouts to cap a strong opening week.

    The Trojans opened the 2018 campaign with a 2-1 loss against perennial power Jacksonville on Aug. 15, but rebounded with two 2-0 wins.

    West Brunswick knocked off Whiteville in its first road game of the season Aug. 16 before earning a clean sheet against North Lincoln at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte on Saturday, Aug. 18.

  • Simmons’ remarkable debut leads Trojans over Socastee (S.C.) in opener

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – Prior to last Friday night, junior running back Austin Simmons had never logged a single rush attempt at the varsity level.

    Some two hours after West Brunswick opened its 2018 varsity football season against Socastee (S.C.), Simmons had 44 carries to his name.

    He made them count.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 22

    Released at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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