Today's News

  • McCumbee, Saini 24th in sports car race

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and co-driver Jason Saini finished 24th in a Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race Friday in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
    The C.J. Wilson Racing team, driving a Mazda MX-5, averaged 75.004 mph finished 42 of the 47 laps. Saini was among those caught in a wreck on the 40th lap, seven laps from the finish.

  • Adam Fulford wins Mini-Stock race at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    MYRTLE BEACH SPEEDWAY—Racing action Saturday night at Myrtle Beach Speedway saw a new winner go to victory lane.  Former track champion Sam Yarbrough was back in form and on his game after taking the lead from early leader Anthony Anders.

  • Southport team wins $18,463 in Jolly Mon King Classic

    Staff Report

    A Southport team swept three major awards at the Jolly Mon King Classic during the weekend. The tourney was based at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center.
    Dave Canady, fishing aboard Snap One, caught a 41.60-pound king mackerel. Canady also won the Scott Hewett Memorial senior angler category. T.K. Nowell, also fishing aboard Snap One, won the Lady Angler prize. Preston Nowell was also a member of the crew.
    Combined with top finishes in the tournament within a tournament and the high rollers tourney, Snap One won $18,463.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 11, 12, 14, 15 and 18 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.

    Monday, June 11

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutors Karen Richards and Chris Thomas and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Protect yourself and your family from financial crimes

    A local veteran recently had more than $260,000 stolen from him.
    The alleged thieves, who have outstanding warrants for their arrests, were women who worked in the nursing industry.
    As a matter of fact, the 72-year-old man had willingly let one of the women—Lisa McClain, a caregiver who worked for Allied Home Health—into his home.

  • Toxicology back for 3-year old; still no charges in death

    SHALLOTTE—A toxicology report shows atropine was in the body of a dead 3-year-old boy.

    Jaronn Ladale McAllister’s toxicology report shows his body had no other drugs present except atropine. Atropine is sometimes used in emergency situations to maintain proper function of the heart.

  • West improves to 6-0 in CCSSL

     The West Brunswick baseball team improved to 6-0 in the Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League by beating Laney 11-0 in five innings June 26 at West.

    Chandler Taylor was 3-for-3 with three doubles and four RBIs. He also was the winning pitcher, giving up no hits and one walk in four innings. He struck out three. Dustin Darguzas pitched the final inning, walking one and striking out two.

  • Wilmington woman charged in fatal wreck that killed Southport woman

    BELVILLE—A Wilmington woman has been charged with the death of a Southport woman after a fatal wreck last Monday, June 18.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.K. Parks said Anna Pierce, 27, of Wilmington, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the fatal head-on collision that killed 55-year-old Sheila Sorrentino of Southport.

    Parks said Pierce was driving her 2008 Ford passenger vehicle on River Road (N.C. 133) near Belville around 7:39 a.m. last Monday, June 18.

  • Senate passes $20.2 billion budget

    RALEIGH—The state General Assembly has passed a $20.2 billion budget.

    The budget includes a slight raise for teachers and other state employees—the first raise since 2008.

    Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said the budget was “a positive step forward for North Carolina.”

  • Sea Cruz is up next at Sunset Beach Summer Concert Series

    Sunset Beach is the scene this summer of a free community concert series.

    Concerts are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Village Park at Seaside Village.

    The park is on the mainland across the street from Fibber McGees Restaurant. Just look for the small gazebo, and bring a chair. There’s typically a dance floor for concert-goers who want to get up and join in.

    Each week, a different local charity will be featured. Food and drinks are available for a donation, with funds going to the featured charity of the night.