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Today's News

  • Looking forward to yet another Patriot Golf Day event

     America’s largest nationwide golf fundraiser, Patriot Golf Day, is right around the corner. Professionals from Crow Creek and Brick Landing are among those helping to raise funds.

  • West Brunswick set for non-conference clash with ‘Pack

     Editor’s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman’s older brother.

     

    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick committed three turnovers and several self-inflicted mistakes in a Friday, Aug. 17, victory over Socastee (S.C.).

    First-year head coach Brett Hickman knows his squad won’t be able to overcome similar transgressions against Whiteville, which opened its 2018 season with a resounding 41-7 win over North Brunswick last Friday.

  • North volleyball squad drops first two matches of 2018 season

     North Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team is still searching for its first win of the 2018 season after dropping its first two non-conference games of the campaign last week.

    Trask raced out to a 10-1 lead in the first set of a Thursday, Aug. 16, non-conference matchup and the Scorpions couldn’t recover from the early deficit.

  • Therrien’s stingy goalkeeping propels Trojans to shutout wins

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity soccer team improved to 2-1 after securing a pair of shutouts to cap a strong opening week.

    The Trojans opened the 2018 campaign with a 2-1 loss against perennial power Jacksonville on Aug. 15, but rebounded with two 2-0 wins.

    West Brunswick knocked off Whiteville in its first road game of the season Aug. 16 before earning a clean sheet against North Lincoln at M.H. Rourk Stadium in Shallotte on Saturday, Aug. 18.

  • Simmons’ remarkable debut leads Trojans over Socastee (S.C.) in opener

     Editor’s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman’s older brother. West Brunswick assistant coach Yogi Hickman is Sam Hickman’s father.

     

    SHALLOTTE – Prior to last Friday night, junior running back Austin Simmons had never logged a single rush attempt at the varsity level.

    Some two hours after West Brunswick opened its 2018 varsity football season against Socastee (S.C.), Simmons had 44 carries to his name.

    He made them count.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 22

    Released at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Analysis shows home sales in Brunswick, New Hanover counties buck national trends

    The southeast North Carolina housing market continues to perform well, with July sales up 13.8 percent over a year ago in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Onslow counties combined, while prices rose 7.3 percent, according to Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

    More than 1,610 homes were sold in these four counties last month with a median sales price of $219,900. These homes stayed on the market for an average of 71 days, down 15.5 percent from a year ago.

  • BCAR: steady sales, tight inventory point to competitive seller’s market

    Brunswick County is seeing an increasingly competitive residential real estate market as the end of summer approaches, according to the latest data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    Sales in July 2018 outpaced last year, while the number of active listings and the absorption rate are at their lowest points since 2005. The absorption rate measures how long it would take to sell the existing inventory at the current rate of sales.

  • Sunset Beach police arrest pair on prostitution charges

     Sunset Beach police arrested two people Wednesday night after an in-depth investigation into alleged prostitution in the Oyster Bay community.

    Glenn Joseph Poston, 42, is charged with promoting prostitution, a class F felony. He was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility at 8:56 p.m. Aug. 22 and is being held on $5,000 bail for the charge and $250,000 bail on a charge of extradition/fugitive other state.

    Chief Ken Klamar said Poston was wanted in Polk County, Fla.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 21

    Released at 9:39 a.m. Aug. 22, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906