Today's News

  • Floyd to retire as West athletics director

    By John Ball
    Special to The Beacon
    West Brunswick High School Athletics Director John Floyd has announced his retirement. Coach Floyd informed principal Brock Ahrens his last day will be
    March 1.
    When asked, “Why now?” this is what Floyd said:

  • BCC Dolphins defeat Cape Fear in overtime

    By Shannon Leslie
    Beacon Correspondent
    The Brunswick Community College Dolphins’ men’s basketball team beat rival Cape Fear Community College 90-76 in overtime on Saturday.
    The Dolphins started strong at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym and led by as many as nine points in the first half.
    Cape Fear stormed back and tied the score at the half. The second half was a back-and-forth nail biter to the end of regulation. In overtime, the Dolphins scored quickly and took control, never letting Cape Fear gain any momentum.

  • Sports calendar

    Winter fishing seminar
    A winter fishing seminar will take place from 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Oak Island Recreation Center.
    Fishing captains Jerry Dilsaver and Jimmy Price will share tips and techniques that may make you catch more fish. Capt. Dilsaver will cover king and offshore fishing. Capt. Price will talk about flounder and inshore species.
    The fee is $60 per person in advance ($70 at the door) and those attending will receive a bag filled with samples, lunch and door prizes.

  • Tournament of Champions to be played at Crow Creek

    Crow Creek will host the 2013 Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions in the fall. This is the 10th anniversary of the tournament, which started in 2004.
    I am delighted with the venue. This spectacular layout is scenic and long, but fair. It is always in excellent condition, thanks to the efforts of superintendent Joe Jamison.
    Last week, Beacon representatives met with the staff of Crow Creek and finalized the plans for this year’s event. The dates are Nov. 16-17.

  • Funding for schools’ SROs should continue

    As a newspaper, we’ve been firm with assertions regarding spending taxpayer dollars during the economic downturn.
    We’ve called for governments of all sizes and their related and varied agencies to reduce spending, don’t raise taxes and don’t spend money if it’s not imperative to do so.
    But a recent decision to shell out almost a quarter of a million dollars in school revenue won’t get a lashing from us.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Jan. 2

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

    Thomas Arthur Blair, PNG/G DWI level 2, BCDC seven days active.

  • BCC beats Johnston Jaguars 73-61

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Johnston Community College 73-61 Jan. 16 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC (12-6), Quinton Morrow scored 27 points, Cam Jones 10 and Montez Loman nine.

    Other BCC scorers: MaKenzi Kurvits-Statum 3, Tre’ Francisco 2, D.J. Rowell 2, Darrion Eastmon 5, Khari Faison 6, Demarkus Forbes 3, Kenny Jackson 6.

  • County’s SWAT team called to Holden Beach

    Brunswick County’s SWAT team was recently called to Holden Beach.

    They were there to help assist removal of a renter who had warrants out against him, Holden Beach police chief Wally Layne told town commissioners at their Jan. 8 meeting.

    “A gentleman who was renting (a house on Ocean Boulevard) has a heroin problem and was stealing on and off the beach,” Layne said. “There were four break-ins on the island—three on Ocean Boulevard and one on Brunswick Avenue. He was stealing flat-screen TVs.”

  • From cats to trash, town commissioners hash out business at recent meeting

    Things got tense at the Holden Beach commissioners’ Jan. 8 meeting when Dennis Harrington, the newest board member, asked to add two things to the agenda just after the meeting started.

    Commissioners typically call town officials days before the meeting and ask that certain items be placed on the agenda.

    One of the items was a request for the town to take tax money and pay for curbside recycling.

    Seventy-five residents have signed up for curbside recycling, which costs $50 a year and has pick-up twice a month.

  • Funeral arrangements for Kyle Jones


    Funeral Arrangements for Kyle Maurice Jones

    Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College campus by Pastor Brad Ferguson. Burial will follow in Brunswick Memorial Gardens.

    The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18  in the New Beginnings Community Church, Shallotte.