Today's News

  • West softball rolls to first-round win over Western Harnett

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity softball team rolled into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs on a 20-game winning streak.

    The Trojans reached 21 consecutive victories with relative ease as they dispatched Western Harnett in the first round of the postseason tournament Wednesday, May 9, in Shallotte.

    Sophomore Peyton Daniels keyed the offensive attack, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, four RBIs and two runs.

  • Beeler pitches Trojans into third round of state playoffs

     SHALLOTTE – Junior right-hander Morgan Beeler wasn’t short on confidence following West Brunswick’s 9-0 second-round win over Fike High School on Friday, May 11, in Shallotte.

    “I think we’re going all the way,” Beeler said.

    If the diminutive flamethrower pitches the way she did against the Demons in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs, she might be right.

  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick softball playoff run

     Jim Moore, a contributing photographer for the Beacon, snapped photos of West Brunswick's softball playoff games against Western Harnett on May 9 and Fike on May 11 in Shallotte. 

  • Rapidly-growing sport emerging as a Brunswick County favorite

     Two weeks ago when I made the trek to Holden Beach for the “Battle of the Beaches” pickleball tournament, I didn’t know what pickleball was.

    I guess I knew the general concept. Smaller court, smaller racquets or paddles, but similar to tennis. You have to smack a ball and keep it in between the lines, so in a sense it’s kind of like baseball, too! 

  • BCC advances to Region X title game after winning semifinal slugfest

    It looked more like a football score, but the Brunswick Community College baseball team found a way to fend off Patrick Henry Community College in a Region X semifinal tournament game in Burlington on Sunday, May 13, in a game that lasted until roughly 12:50 a.m. into Monday morning.

  • Smith claims 400-meter crown at 3A East Regional

     South Brunswick’s Jelonnie Smith dominated the Brunswick County high schools track and field meet last month at North Brunswick High School in Leland.

    She’s made a habit out of collecting hardware at different meets throughout her career and last weekend’s 3A East Regional event at Mt. Olive University was no different.

    Smith blew by her competition in the 400-meter run to earn a first-place finish and regional championship in a time of 58.60 seconds, which was nearly two full seconds better than her next closest competitor.

  • 344 county teachers rally in Raleigh

    LELAND — Brunswick County Schools Teacher of the Year Carolyn Phillips planned to join 343 other teachers from the district at the state capital Wednesday for the “March for Students and Rally for Respect” organized by the nonpartisan North Carolina Association of Educators.

    District officials announced May 10 that classes would be canceled May 16 because of the large number of teachers who asked for the day off.

    The day was designated a non-required teacher workday and students do not have to make up the day.

  • County approves $137M water plant expansion

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County committed to a $137 million expansion of the Northwest Water Treatment Plant including a $99 million reverse osmosis plant to filter out contaminants from the Cape Fear River, the source of the county’s drinking water.

    County commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to move forward on the RO/expansion project at a May 10 budget workshop for fiscal year 2018-19.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:51 a.m. May 10, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • TripAdvisor names Brunswick County beaches among state’s best

    Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, Oak Island and Bald Head Island were named among TripAdvisor’s “13 Best Beaches in North Carolina for the Perfect Vacation,” list.

    “The destinations featured are among the highest rated beaches in North Carolina based on rental reviews on our website,” TripAdvisor’s Ashlee Centrella said. “To qualify, the destinations needed to have at least 1,000 traveler reviews and a minimum of 50 bookable properties.”

    Here is what TripAdvisor said about the Brunswick County sites: