Today's News

  • And then it was fall…. What autumn means off the coast

    All hands on deck! This is a red alert, five-alarm call to arms for anyone who has wet a hook off the Brunswick County coast or has ever thought about wetting a hook off the Brunswick County coast. Fall is here!

  • Book has tips for new and veteran Southern surfcasters

    Every Brunswick County angler should own a copy of the new book “The Southern Surfcaster” by S. Cameron Wright, which was published this year by The History Press. Wright’s book is a strategic and well-thought out categorization of every tip and resources surfcasters need to catch fish from our beaches. It is well written and strongly organized so newcomers to surf casting and veteran old salts will both pick up a tactic, or 10.

  • South Brunswick beats West Bladen 57-30

    Staff Report

    The South Brunswick High School football team routed homecoming host West Bladen 57-30 Friday. Blaine Tucker threw three touchdown passes for the Cougars, 1-1 in the conference, 2-4 overall. West Bladen is 0-6 overall.
    West Bladen failed to convert on a fourth-and-2 at its 16, and South scored when A. J. Price recovered a South fumble in the end zone. Gavin Dail kicked the first of seven extra points for a 7-0 lead.
    On South’s next possession, Blaine Tucker tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Nicky Beecroft.

  • South defeats West in tennis

    Defending conference champion South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 5-1 and 7-2 in matches Sept. 18 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.
    In South’s 7-2 victory, Penny Watts (W) beat Lilly Michelakis 8-1. Morgan Gilbert (S) beat Rachel Norton 8-4. Brooke Munroe (S) beat Sarah Harman 8-2. Julia Baldiga (S) beat Victoria Jordan 8-0. Kacey Martin (S) beat Allie Madison 8-0. Gabby Beacham (S) beat Ashley Carter 8-6.

  • Sports briefs

    Shallotte football
    The Shallotte Middle School Trojans defeated the Hallsboro Tigers 22-6 on Sept. 19. Kevin Powers threw two touchdown passes to Elijah Daniels. Legarrick Jeffries returned block punt for a touchdown.

    BCPRD senior golf schedule
    Call Khrystye Haselden for more information at (910) 253-2670. The full schedule is at www.brunswickcountync.gov (55+ Programs).
    Oct. 16: Brierwood Golf Club, $30. 8 a.m. sign-in,

  • Sports calendar

    Race Oct. 13 benefits Parkinson’s research
    The Mary Lu Blasdell Memorial 5K Run/Walk is 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the pavilion off Jordan Boulevard underneath the Holden Beach Bridge. All proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Gold’s Gym, Shallotte, sponsors the race. Entry fee before Oct. 6 is $10; race day, $15. Call 754-2270 for more information. Visit Gold’s Gym to register or register at active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2058848.

  • After runner-up in ’91, West wins state in ’92

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about West Brunswick’s championship football teams in 1991, 1992 and 1993. All three teams were honored on Friday at M.H. Rourk Stadium during Champions Night. This part recounts the 1991 state championship game and the 1992 season.
    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent

  • N.C. Marine Patrol Officer receives award

    n Jonathan Hall receives officer
    of the year award
    Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council awarded its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to Jonathan Hall, Marine Patrol Officer with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Marine Fisheries Division.
    Council chairman David Cupka presented Hall the prestigious award during the council’s September meeting in Charleston, S.C.

  • South rallies, beats West for first place

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    There is now one volleyball team in the Waccamaw 3A-2A Conference with an undefeated record in league play.
    Down two sets to one, South Brunswick rallied for a 25-19 victory in the fourth set before holding off a late West Brunswick rally in the decisive fifth game for a 15-13 triumph, which earned the tension-filled victory for the Cougars on Sept. 19 (25-19, 24-26, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13).

  • West beats North for county title

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    The West Brunswick varsity football team did not complete a pass or record an interception in last week’s 28-3 victory over South Brunswick.
    However, a scoring strike through the air and a pair of interception returns for touchdowns propelled the Trojans (2-4, 2-0) to a 49-26 win over North Brunswick (4-2, 1-1)
    Sept. 21 in West’s second tilt against a county rival in as many weeks.