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Today's News

  • West volleyball, basketball camps

    The West Brunswick Lady Trojans’ basketball summer camp is 8-10 a.m. June 19-21 at the West auxiliary gym for those ages 8 to rising eighth-graders. The camp fee is $30 and campers will be taught to compete in individual and group drills to improve their basketball skills. All campers will receive a campo T-shirt. Mark Jones, the West varsity girls’ basketball coach, and Sheila Williams, a former West player who was all-conference at Elizabeth City State College, will be the instructors. Call 540-2266 for more information and to sign up.

  • Illegal alien pleads guilty to rape of 6-year-old

    An illegal alien has pleaded guilty to raping a 6-year-old girl.

    Assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart said Luis Arturo Sanchez, 23, pleaded guilty last Friday, May 11, in Brunswick County Superior Court to the first-degree rape of a 6-year-old girl from Shallotte in 2010.

    The Brunswick Beacon does not identify victims of sexual assault.

  • McCumbee 10th in sports car race

     Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 10th Saturday in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge B+ Heroes 200 road race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.

    Racing a Mazda MX-5 in the Street Tuner class for C.J. Wilson Racing, the team completed all 83 laps at an average speed of 73.899 mph. The class had 36 cars in it.

    McCumbee and Saini are 10th in points after four races in the 10-race series. They finished 15th, fourth and 25th in the three other races.

  • Exhausted Dolphins lose in title game

         The Brunswick Community College baseball team reached the title game of the NJCAA Division II Region 10 championship tournament by beating Lenoir 4-3 Monday morning but the Dolphins’ season ended in a 10-1 loss that afternoon to Catawba Valley Community College.

    BCC (33-22) had to beat Catawba twice to advance to the NJCAA World Series. But Catawba scored three runs in the first inning in taking a 3-1 lead and Catawba’s Plyler hit a three-run home run in the third in extending the lead to 7-1.

  • Trojans open baseball playoffs with victory

    Getting a two-hitter from Landon Tilley on the mound and using team speed on the base paths, the West Brunswick High School baseball team beat West Carteret 6-1 Friday in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state baseball playoffs.

    The Trojans, 14-8, will play a home game on May 15 against Southern Wayne (18-9), which got only six hits but beat Northern Nash 5-0 on a no-hitter by Jeremy Taylor. For West, junior Ryan Caison (5-0 with a 1.80 ERA) is the probable starter.

  • Second case of rabies confirmed

    On May 8 a raccoon attacked a 14-year-old lab in the Supply area off of Stone Chimney Road.

    The raccoon was shot by the dog's owner and sent to the state lab for testing. The results came back positive on May 10.

    The dog was not current on its rabies vaccination and will be humanely euthanized. The owner was given the option of having his dog quarantined for 6 months at his expense. If the dog was current on its rabies vaccination, it would have just needed a rabies booster vaccination, health officials said.

  • Sunset Beach council workshop next Tuesday

    In addition to considering a tolling agreement for Jaguar’s Lair, Sunset Beach Town Council will address the following agenda items at its upcoming monthly workshop at 9 a.m. next Tuesday, May 15, in the town hall conference room.
    •Parking engineer discussion on scope of work for the Sunset Beach island
    •Bike trail/pedestrian walkway presented by Michael Norton
    •Consideration of adoption of ordinance 130.15, shading devices discussion
    •Consideration of approval for tolling agreement with Mark Saunders, Coastal Communities

  • Aquaculture program gets national attention

    Just one meeting with Barry Bey, aquaculture instructor at South Brunswick High School, and you just can’t help but like all things fish. His knowledge and enthusiasm is contagious and the program has gained yet another place in the national spotlight by a group who knows a thing or two about fish.

  • Communities in Schools recognizes volunteer efforts

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County recognized two recipients of its Governor’s Award for Volunteer Service on Tuesday, April 17.
    As a “lunch buddy” at Leland Middle School, H. Pete Erbe was recognized as an outstanding mentor. He has lunch with his mentee one day a week, taking a vital interest in the student. He helps set goals and follows up on the student’s success in meeting those goals. With an Army background, Erbe is well aware of the needs of students and how important it is to have a strong mentor.

  • Dragon Snappers 4-H’ers take part in community service project

    On April 18, the Brunswick County 4-H Junior Master Gardener youth who comprise the Dragon Snappers 4-H Club at Southport Christian School began their newest community service project called Adopt a Spot.
    A crape myrtle tree was planted on school grounds near the school’s flagpole. Each member of the club will make it their responsibility to water and care for the tree.
    Club members had their monthly meeting led by the club officers.