Today's News

  • Bullock finishes campaign with strong showing at states

     Jieem Bullock capped a successful sophomore season in track and field with a pair of top-six finishes at last month’s 3A track and field state championship meet at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.

    Bullock sprinted and hurdled his way to a third-place standing in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.64, while also finishing with a sixth-place ledger in the high jump event by clearing the 6-02.00 mark.

  • Caraway resigns as head wrestling coach at WBHS

     After 23 years as a high school wrestling head coach, West Brunswick’s Jimmy Caraway has resigned, the longtime coach told the Beacon on Wednesday, May 30.

    “I’m retiring from wrestling coaching,” he said. “I’m not retiring from my teaching position and not retiring totally from coaching.”

    Caraway informed West Brunswick athletic director Jimmy Fletcher of his intention to resign as the head wrestling coach May 29.

  • Allen reflects on solid BCC baseball season

     Brunswick Community College’s baseball team recently returned home from Enid, Okla., after traveling halfway across the country for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II World Series last week.

    The Dolphins earned a first-round victory before dropping their next two games to finish the 2018 campaign with a 30-24 overall record.

  • Team OIFC enjoys success at King Master fishing tourney

     See photos from early June's King Master fishing tournament in Biloxi, Miss. Team Ocean Isle Fishing Center enjoyed a strong showing with a first-place overall aggregate standing. 

  • McDowell, Nicoll represent Trojans on all-conference teams

     Five Brunswick County high school baseball players were named to either the first- or second-team Mideastern Conference all-league squads.

    Junior Mason Phillips of South Brunswick was the only Brunswick County competitor represented on the Mideastern Conference first team, while four local athletes earned second-team accolades.

    Owen McDowell and Hunter Nicoll landed on the second-team squad, while North Brunswick’s Landen Wright and Zachary Kelly of South Brunswick also received second-team honors.

  • West Brunswick’s Fields to guide Region 2 team at State Games

    Amanda Fields racked up a slew of accolades during an illustrious softball career. After cementing herself as one of the best softball players and pitchers in West Brunswick High School history, she had a standout career at Charleston Southern University (S.C.) before playing professionally, including a stint in Greece.

    Fields, the daughter of West Brunswick’s longtime softball coach Joe Noble, is now earning honors as a softball coach.

  • Missing Winnabow teen found safe

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said a Winnabow teen lhas been found safe.


    Jessica Marie Millis, 17, was last seen leaving her home on Potterfield Road at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:22 a.m. June 8, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Ocean Isle Beach sets public hearing on FY 2018-19 budget

    Ocean Isle Beach officials will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19 at 10 a.m. June 26 in Betty S. Williamson Meeting Hall.

    Anyone who wants to comment on the budget can speak at that time.

    For more information on the town budget for 2018-19, go to OIB.gov

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:59 a.m. June 6, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement