Today's News

  • Sudan Daredevils prepare to host 35th Annual Flounder Tourney

     I know many of you are excited about the flounder fishing season here in Brunswick County.

    Is there a better way to kickoff this year’s flatfish season than participating in the 35th Annual Flounder Tournament of the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club?

    I’ll let you be the judge of that.

    I spoke last week with Shriners Bob Gunter and Ron Jessie about this year’s event, which is scheduled for June 8-9 at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Dolphins hammer PHCC in Region X title game, advance to World Series

     Dylan Holmes spent most of the Region X Tournament last week in Burlington serving as Brunswick Community College’s backup catcher.

    Former West Brunswick standout Hunter Ashburn earned the majority of the starts behind the plate for Robbie Allen’s BCC club, but Holmes made his most significant opportunity count on the biggest stage.

    Holmes, who catches for Dolphins’ ace Trent Joiner, found himself in the starting lineup for the May 15 championship game against Patrick Henry Community College.

  • Gentle resigns as West Brunswick women’s lacrosse coach

     Kate Gentle, who guided West Brunswick’s varsity women’s lacrosse team to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time in program history this spring, resigned from her post last week.

    Gentle, who is the only head women’s coach in West Brunswick history, has accepted the head coaching position at North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School in South Carolina, she told the Beacon last week.

    Gentle guided the Lady Trojans to a 13-5 record, including an 8-4 mark in Mideastern Conference play, in 2018.

  • Dolphins eliminated from NJCAA Division II World Series

     After winning its opening-round game in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II World Series this past weekend in Enid, Okla., the Brunswick Community College varsity baseball team dropped consecutive games and was eliminated from postseason play.

    BCC captured the Region X championship last week with a lopsided victory over Patrick Henry Community College (Va.) in the title game and advanced to the NJCAA World Series for the second time in four years.

  • Beeler named Mideastern Conference Player of the Year

     West Brunswick’s varsity softball team recently completed one of the best seasons in program history.

    The Lady Trojans won 23 consecutive games after a March 13 loss to Ashley before dropping a 3-2 decision against Cleveland in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs two weeks ago.

    For their efforts, several Trojan players and the two co-head coaches received postseason accolades from the Mideastern Conference.

  • Reeves earns N.C. Certified Municipal Clerk designation

    Casey E. Reeves, Ocean Isle Beach town clerk, has been awarded the North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk designation for achieving its high educational, experience and service requirements.

    Reeves attained this designation through the completion of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks (NCAMC) Program conducted in cooperation with the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Support growing for naming three stretches of I-140 for Brunswick County native sons

    Three submissions to name one bridge on Interstate 140 over the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County have found a way to share the road.

    But the supporters will still have to convince the North Carolina Department of Transportation to agree to change its highway naming policies.

    At the beginning of the year, Brunswick County commissioners passed a resolution to name the I-140 bridge for former county commissioner Bill Sue, an effort started by his wife, Bidgie Sue.

  • Fire commission sends standards to county commissioners

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Fire Commission finished creating department standards at a May 24 meeting for county commissioners to consider accepting in June.

    Three of the five county commissioners will already be familiar with the recommendations from serving on the fire commission. Randy Thompson joined Mike Forte as county representatives to the commission after Pat Sykes resigned during a May 10 budget meeting.

    Sykes at first made a motion to dissolve the fire commission, stating it completed its job, and direct staff to perform a funding review.

  • H2GO to add Brunswick Family Assistance to customer donation program

    LELAND — Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members agreed to add Brunswick Family Assistance to ITS Operation Round Up Program at the May 22 meeting, held at the Leland commissioners’ meeting room.

    Stephanie Bowen, BFA executive director, gave a presentation at H2GO’s April 17 board meeting at the invitation of Commissioner Trudy Trombley.

  • Federal judge: Chemours must allow outside water testing

    A federal judge ruled that The Chemours Co. must allow outside testing of potentially contaminated water.

    Chemours is the maker of GenX, the contaminant that was found the Cape Fear River, which provides the raw water the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the Brunswick County Utilities Department uses for drinking water.