Today's News

  • Davis aims to improve North football in first year as head coach

     When Bryan Davis accepted his first head coaching position at Southwest Guilford in High Point several years ago, he inherited North Carolina’s longest active high school football losing streak.

    Playing against the likes of Dudley, Parkland, Glenn, Northeast Guilford and Andrews, Davis had his work cut out for him in a highly competitive region in The Tar Heel State.

    Davis faces a similar task at North Brunswick after accepting the head coaching position for the Scorpions in March.

  • Hickman building culture and toughness during first year at WBHS

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


    SHALLOTTE – The West Brunswick High School varsity football team under first-year head coach Brett Hickman got its first taste of competition against other schools last weekend.

    The Trojans traveled to Wallace to compete in the Jeremiah Castille Character Camp, a 7-on-7 passing camp event that featured a handful of the top teams in southeastern North Carolina.

  • Breault proposes final project before leaving Belville office

    Belville Mayor Pro Tem Joe Breault, who announced he would resign from the town board in July because of health reasons, proposed one last project at the June 25 town meeting: to add solar panels to the roof of the town hall.

    Breault proposed a 28 kW solar panel system that could generate enough power to add to Duke Energy’s power grid to offset the costs when the town hall is occupied.

    Breault presented a projection that savings over the 25-year warrantee of a solar system could save the town more than $6,600 a year or about $99,000 over 25 years.

  • Medlin cherishes opportunity to coach Region 2 in State Games

     North Brunswick head baseball coach Dustin Medlin finished his school’s baseball season in early May.

    After a disappointing season for the Scorpions on the diamond, Medlin had the opportunity to coach some of the best players in southeastern North Carolina during the Powerade State Games High School Baseball Showcase last week in Greensboro.

    Medlin, a North Brunswick alum and former county player of the year, assisted former Topsail head coach Aaron Rimer on the Region 2 team that featured a trio of Brunswick County players.

  • Trojans attend FCA team camp at Mount Olive

     First-year head coach Brett Hickman has already diagnosed a problem with his West Brunswick football team.  

    Following a three-day Eastern North Carolina Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Team Camp at the University of Mount Olive last weekend, Hickman said he can already tell his squad struggles with mental preparation.

  • H2GO staff wants plants blocking fire hydrants nipped in the bud

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board has a new water access issue to address that isn’t likely to end in a lawsuit.

    During the H2GO June 19 regular meeting, assistant director Russ Lane reported the staff needed direction from the board about what to do about plants blocking access to fire hydrants.

  • Leland National captures District 5 crown in three divisions

     Leland National earned a clean sweep in last week’s District 5 Dixie Youth tournaments in the coach pitch, Minors (AAA) and Majors divisions.

    Multiple rain and lightning delays interrupted play June 25-26, but that couldn’t stop a trio of Leland National teams from capturing District 5 championships in last week’s tournament play at Leland Town Park.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:54 a.m. July 3, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Shallotte introduces new developer for riverfront project

    SHALLOTTE — More than 30 people attended the June 26 public hearing on Shallotte’s riverwalk and riverfront development projects where they reviewed preliminary drawings for the riverwalk, water and sewer infrastructure and conceptual drawings. 

    Mayor Walt Eccard introduced Allison Engebretson of Paramounte Engineering, who presented the plans for the almost 2.5-mile riverwalk, and Michael Lemanski of NSV Dev. Corp. LLC, the new developer for the town’s riverfront project.

  • Shallotte reduces taxes for 2018-19

    SHALLOTTE — Town aldermen voted June 26 to reduce the ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19 from .35 cents to .345 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

    The town has not imposed a general tax increase for 11 consecutive years.

    Town Administrator Albert Hughes and finance director Mimi Gaither presented the budget: general fund revenues and expenditures total $5,756,301 and enterprise fund, which is water and sewer, will be $3,978,678 for revenues and expenditures.