Today's News

  • Golf action


    Mona Dye from Brierwood shot a 75 to lead Club 25 Ladies Golf League at Crow Creek on June 16. Sandy Hulberg (Lakes) was second and Mei Lu Pierce (Myrtle Beach National) was third. Kitty Fox (Lakes) and Suzanne Moro (Wacchesaw Plantation) tied for fourth, while Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing), Shari Hodson (Lakes) and Pat Shutzman (Carolina National) tied for sixth.

  • Former state champs coaching summer team

    Two of the coaches this summer for the Southwest Trojans baseball team bring a unique perspective. Stuart Champion and Brett Hickman played on the West Brunswick High School baseball team that won the Class 3A state championship in 2004.

    The memory of that season is still fresh in their thoughts, and Champion and Hickman say that season has valuable lessons for these Trojans, a junior American Legion team of West Brunswick ballplayers, many of whom will be on the high school varsity next year.

  • Young shows skills in State Games

    GREENSBORO—Monica Young and her East All-Star soccer team failed to win the gold medal Sunday in the State Games, losing 2-0 to the South, but she left the competition with a sense of accomplishment.

  • Southwest Trojans win three games

    The Southwest Trojans swept Southwest Onslow in a doubleheader Saturday. Earlier in the week, the Trojans beat Whiteville 6-4. The Trojans are 11-2 as they enter the final games of the regular season, set to end July 2. Game summaries are below.

    Trojans 12, 7

    S.W. Onslow 1, 4

    The Southwest Trojans swept Southwest Onslow 12-2 and 7-4 in two Junior American Legion baseball games Saturday.

  • Post 68 goes 2-1 in recent legion baseball games

    LELAND—Another powerful hitting attack enabled Brunswick County Post 68 to beat Jacksonville Post 265 15-5 in eight innings June 18.

    Ryan Waldrep (2-0) was the winning pitcher.

  • Ocean Isle Beach kidnapping, rape case to begin this week

    First reported at 10:15 a.m. Monday, June 23

    Jury selection will begin Tuesday morning for the trial of a Supply man accused of kidnapping and raping two teenage girls from Ocean Isle Beach in 2001.

    Forty-nine-year-old Larry Raynor is accused of kidnapping two girls, then 15-and-16-years-old, from the east end of Ocean Isle Beach, where they were vacationing in June 2001.

    The Brunswick Beacon does not identify victims of sexual assault.

  • One dies in local fishing tournament

    One person fishing in the Jolly Mon fishing tournament has died.

    Officials with the U.S. Coast Guard have confirmed two people were recovered from the water Saturday. One person was later pronounced dead. Coast Guard officials would not release the name of the victim or the survivor, saying they had to wait until the next of kin had been notified.

    Brant McMullan, organizer of the Jolly Mon Fishing Tournament said this is the first fatality of the Ocean Isle Beach-based tournament since it began in 1992.

  • Murder suspects indicted

    A Brunswick County grand jury has indicted Craig Bryant and Lora Moultrie for first-degree murder. Bryant and Moultrie were indicted June 2—each indicted on one count of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy for their alleged roles in the murder of Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw.

    Bryant and Moultrie were arrested May 8—Bryant was charged with murder, Moultrie was charged with first-degree murder and felony conspiracy.

  • No tax hike included in county budget

    BOLIVIA—With soaring gas prices and increased food costs, Brunswick County residents won’t have to worry about one increase this year—property tax rates.

    County commissioners on Monday night voted to leave the ad valorem tax rate at its current rate of 30.5 cents per $100 of valuation for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1.

    But the $224.6 million budget commissioners approved along with the tax rate doesn’t leave much wiggle room.

  • Commissioners approve county employee health insurance

    BOLIVIA—County employees won’t see monthly insurance premiums taken out of their paychecks but will feel the increased costs in their wallets.

    After weeks of pleas by county employees not to change their insurance coverage, county manager Marty Lawing presented commissioners with two insurance plans—with commissioners opting for the plan that changes employee coverage from 100 percent to a 90-10 percent cost-sharing plan.