Today's News

  • Band of the Week: The Holiday Band plays Calabash on June 19

    Blending funk, soul, blues and Carolina beach music, The Holiday Band provides a festive audio backdrop year-round.

    The band is slated to funk it up at the next Calabash Summer Concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in Calabash Community Park.

    The band’s been playing since 1991 when it launched in Burlington, playing 175-plus dates annually.

  • County outdoor recreation coalition is needed

    Brunswick County is not just for summertime tourists. Its ranking as the state’s fastest-growing county is proof.

    Yet residents and visitors alike remain unaware ample outdoor recreation opportunities it offers and has the potential to provide year-round, expanding the area’s economy.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 5-11 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 5

    Dog complaint in the area of Twisted Oak Lane. Reporting party said their neighbor’s dog kept going in their backyard and causing problems with their dog. The owner was advised to keep their dog on their property at all times.

    Damaged mailbox reported in the area of Edgewater Circle. Mailbox was replaced.

    June 6

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 3:28 a.m. June 11, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • PHOTOS: West Brunswick High School Senior Awards Night

     Scroll through the slideshow to see pictures from last week's senior awards night at West Brunswick High School. 

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • No floundering around at annual fishing tournament

     Once again, the Sudan Daredevils put on quite a show.

    You may notice the name “Sudan Daredevils” and ask yourself, “Are those the men that ride the go-carts over the Tahoe and ramp in the Christmas parade?”

    You’d be exactly right.

    This is also the same group that organizes and hosts an annual flounder fishing tournament at Shallotte Point in early June.

    As usual, the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club and the Daredevils subgroup ran a fantastic event.

  • 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.