Today's News

  • Mullet a good choice as a live bait

    Fall begins this weekend, but the autumn fishing season is already under way with many fall species biting despite often-murky water from the occasional storms. As usual for late September, there are plenty of baitfish in the water and the fishing should be good for the near future.

  • West beats East Bladen in tennis

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team beat East Bladen 8-1 on Sept. 11.
    In singles, Penny Watts (WB) beat Carolina Sarmiento 6-0, 6-0. Rachel Norton (WB) beat Samantha Bratt 6-0, 6-0. Sarah Harman (WB) beat Gabrielle Monroe 6-0, 6-0. Anna James (WB) beat Sha’Lite Campbell 6-1, 6-1. Ashley Carter (WB) beat Shamek Brooks 6-1, 6-2. Hayley Grimes (WB) beat Kristi McDowell 6-0, 6-0.

  • Carly White: Conference Carolinas Player of 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.

  • West Brunswick dominates South, 28-3

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick’s Khalil Gause didn’t notch his first carry until late in the second quarter Friday night in Boiling Springs Lakes. At the end of the game, South Brunswick players may have wished Gause had never touched the ball.
    The senior fullback finished the contest with 132 yards on 24 carries while scoring two rushing touchdowns as West (1-4, 1-0) rolled to a 28-3 victory over the Cougars (1-4, 0-1) in the Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference opener for both schools.

  • Special operations report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Sept. 10-16, special operations deputies conducted patrols on N.C. 133, Holden Beach Road, Stanley Road, Boones Neck Road, Bridgers Road, Gray Bridge Road, U.S. 74 on ramp at N.C. 133, Mount Misery Road, N.C. 130, Kirby Road and Long Beach Road.

  • BCECHS student named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

    A student from Brunswick County Early College High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    Michael Rahal, a BCECHS senior, is the only semifinalist this year from Brunswick County Schools. This is the third consecutive year BCECHS has had a semifinalist in the distinguished scholarship program.

  • Holden Beach indicates support for Myrtle Beach MPO

    Holden Beach commissioners did not take an official vote but showed strong verbal support for a South Carolina road-building representative to pursue working with southeastern North Carolina representatives to build roads.

    The presentation by Mark Hoeweler of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments was a highlight of Holden Beach commissioners’ regular meeting in town hall on Sept. 11.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:


    Sept. 13

    Larceny from a motor vehicle of an auto title on Bacon’s Bluff in Supply


    Sept. 14

    Communicating threats at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Larceny from a motor vehicle of a laptop computer and burglary with forced entry on Windsor Drive in Belville.

    Criminal damage to property (vandalism) of an automobile on Sweet Baby Lane in Ash.

  • Champions Night celebrates Trojan football

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    Every year, all but a handful of teams walk off the field, heads hung in despair after losing their final game of the season. And that’s only if the squad was good enough to qualify for the state playoffs. Bad clubs begin to count shoulder pads and helmets upon the conclusion of the regular season, usually in late October or early November.

  • Booze It & Lose It works to get dangerous drivers off the road

    Between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3, Brunswick County law enforcement agencies took part in 135 checkpoints and patrols as part of the state’s Labor Day Booze it & Lose It campaign.

    The checkpoints resulted 92 DWI citations being issued. Another 86 charges were issued for people not wearing appropriate safety restraints in their vehicles.

    Seventy-five people were charged for various drug offenses during the campaign here in Brunswick County and 13 fugitives were apprehended.