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Today's News

  • Lady Trojans beat North, Knights

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    The West Brunswick varsity volleyball team defeated North Brunswick in three sets Sept. 4 in a Waccamaw 3A-2A Conference match in Shallotte. The Trojans raced out to early leads in each set and seized a commanding victory over the visiting Scorpions by winning each set by a score of 25-8.
    After dropping the match’s opening point, West (3-5, 2-0) grabbed a commanding 12-3 advantage in the first set and never looked back on its way to remaining undefeated in league play.

  • Brunswick County NAACP banquet set for Saturday

    More than 200 people are expected to attend the Brunswick County Branch of the NAACP annual Freedom Fund Banquet this Saturday night.

    The event is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center, 9600 Ocean Hwy. in Carolina Shores. It’s a black-tie-optional affair kicking off with a reception and silent auction.

  • Carolina Shores streamlines with a new UDO

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town has its own land-usage document and zoning map after town commissioners approved a Unified Development Ordinance update Sept. 6.

    Approval came following hearings prior to the vote at the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting last Thursday. Consultant Landin Holland with Holland Planning Consultants of Wilmington reviewed the draft UDO update at a 2 p.m. public presentation the preceded the meeting and again during a public hearing at the 3 p.m. monthly meeting.

  • Now is not the time to limit free enterprise

    When the town of Sunset Beach announced recently it planned to put a temporary moratorium on construction along Sunset Boulevard, it left us feeling a bit uneasy.
    We’re glad to see they have since backed off the idea.
    The last report had Brunswick County’s unemployment at 11 percent. That was tough to swallow, especially when numbers that high occurred during our busy summer season.
    Without question, after the real estate and building construction industry slowed down people have been in need of more opportunities to go to work.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 29, 30, 31 and Sept. 4 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. 29

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Santiago Alvara Acuna, PG no operator’s license.

  • Entries being taken for 2012 Beacon photo contest

    It’s time to show us how you view Brunswick County. What makes the area unique to you throughout the year?

    Show off your photographic talents and share your corner of the county with others in The Brunswick Beacon’s 2012 “Brunswick Life” photo contest. Winners will receive cash prizes and inclusion in future Brunswick Beacon publications including the 2013 calendar.

  • Parents object to school uniform policy

    Two parents spoke out Tuesday opposing Brunswick County Schools’ uniform policy for three schools in the north end of the county.

    Parent Ronnie Lewis told the Brunswick County Board of Education he objects to the uniform policy because it’s not fair to make students all look the same.

    “My thing is there’s some kids out there, kind of big kids who could wear bigger clothes to hide their size,” he said. “They’re the ones being picked on because of size. Y’all are bullying my kids. It’s got to stop.”

  • Lady Trojans win third-set thriller and match

     The West Brunswick High School volleyball team beat East Bladen 25-10, 25-12, 29-27 in a conference match Sept. 11.

    The victory kept West unbeaten in the conference (4-0).

    The third set was the most thrilling of the match, as the Lady Trojans had to fend off two set points and the Eagles had to fend off two match points before West won.

  • Carly White Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

    Mount Olive's Carly White has been selected as the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week during week No. two of the 2012 season.

    The junior middle blocker, who is a West Brunswick High School graduate, recorded 17 kills in Mount Olive's three-set win over Peach Belt Conference member UNC Pembroke and reached double figures in kills in all four matches at the MOC Invitational as the Trojans posted a 3-1 record and finished as tournament runner-up, coming within two points of winning the title.

  • 11th anniversary of 9/11

    The 11th anniversary of 9/11 is under way today with Lions, Legionnaires and VFW members waving flags at passing traffic from the N.C. 130 Bypass in Shallotte. A motorcade of motorcyclists, law enforcement and emergency personnel is proceeding up U.S. 17 in time for the annual 9/11 ceremony at Brunswick Community College today. For more details, pick up a copy of this week's Beacon.