Today's News

  • 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


  • 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


  • How many hats do you wear, and how does it affect you?

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    There’s no question you play lots of roles throughout your life — daughter, son, mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, co-worker, boss, friend, sports team member and volunteer — just to name a few.

    It can be exhausting to juggle all these roles, especially if they conflict with one another. So much energy is spent, particularly if you’re trying to live up to someone else’s vision.

  • Sands of time: A short history of Southeast Asia

    By Mari-Lou Wong-Chong

    Guest Columnist

    Let us all journey to Southeast Asia through the sands of time. Learn a little bit of the history that identifies some of our neighbor’s culture.

  • Brunswick County’s unemployment rate up to 5 percent in June

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate rose to 5 percent for June, ending five months of continued decline.

    The unemployment numbers for 2018 in Brunswick County steadily dropped from 6.9 percent in January, to February’s 6.4 percent, 5.6 percent in March, 4.7 percent for April down to 4.6 percent in May.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

    According to the NCDOC, Brunswick County had 2,755 unemployed workers out of a labor force of 55,520 in June.