Today's News

  • Leland baseball banquet is Saturday

    Staff Report

    The ninth annual Leland Hot Stove Banquet is
    6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the North Brunswick High School auxiliary gym. Ticket prices are $20 and they will be on sale at the door. If interested in reserving tickets, call Nelson Best at 619-7023, Gary Rabon at 620-1886 or Carter Rabon 4470-0253.
    Gary LaRocque, special assistant to the St. Louis Cardinals’ general manager, and Tom Austin, head baseball coach of Methodist University, will be the guest speakers. Winners of scholarships will also be announced.

  • Host Scorpions beat Whiteville; finish game with no spectators

    By Michael Paul
    Sports Editor
    LELAND—North Brunswick beat Whiteville 67-58 in a boys’ basketball game Friday, but no spectators were in the gym for the final few minutes.
    North Brunswick athletics director Randy Fennell, who was at the game, explained what happened.
    “We had a packed house. There wasn’t a seat available in the house. It was an intense game,” he said.

  • South girls, West boys second in swim meet

    Staff Report

    The South Brunswick girls’ and the West Brunswick boys’ swimming teams finished second in five-team meets Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.
    Topsail won the girls’ meet, finishing with 126 points. South scored 82 points. West was fourth at 19.
    In the boys’ meet, Topsail was first with 109 points. West was second with 49 points and South fifth with 14 points.
    Lumberton and Purnell Swett were the other teams in the meet.

  • Hundreds compete in Run for Food

    By Michael Paul
    Sports Editor
    Ben Huffman, 17, of Waxhaw, won the ninth annual Run for Food half marathon Saturday at Ocean Isle Beach.
    In sunny, 45-degree weather, Huffman ran the course in 1 hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds.
    Peter Deucher, 19, of Front Royal, Va., was second in 1:21.28. He won the race last year, when he ran the 13-mile course in 1:18.12. The course took runners over the high-rise Odell Williamson Bridge to the mainland and back to the island.
    Adam Cornelius, 29, of Rockwell, was third in 1:23.36.

  • Sports calendar

    Shallotte Dixie Youth
    Shallotte Dixie Youth has registration for its 2013 season from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 and Jan. 19 at the Shallotte Middle School cafeteria. This is for those ages 3-12 who want to play baseball or softball.

  • For South swimmer, practice leads to success

    Three-tenths of a second. Less time than it takes to inhale.
    That’s all Rachel Van Noordt needs to break her fifth school record on South Brunswick’s swim team.
    “I’m hoping to take off one more school record,” Van Noordt said of that goal in the 50-yard freestyle. “I was so close—three-tenths of a second.”
    The four school records she has are in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle and the 200 individual medley.

  • Lady Dolphins give gifts, take victory

    Generosity was short-lived for Brunswick Community College’s women’s basketball team during its venture into international basketball on Jan. 3.
    The Lady Dolphins gave the Australian Traveling Team gifts and then took the ball away 26 times on their way to a 73-47 win.
    BCC’s players gave the visiting Aussies each a 6-inch long stuffed-animal dolphin, some blue and some gray, as a souvenir. The guests were also welcomed with the playing of the Australian national anthem before “The Star Spangled Banner.”

  • Trojans end Scorpions’ streak

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    The West Brunswick varsity boys’ basketball team led North Brunswick by a single point heading into the fourth quarter of the Waccamaw 2A/3A Conference match-up Jan. 2 in Shallotte. The Trojans, who had lost their last six meetings against the Scorpions, used a 10-0 scoring run to begin the fourth quarter and held North to six points in the final period as West claimed a 66-53 victory.
    Eric Davis, in his third year as head coach for the Trojans, secured his first win against the Scorpions.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 28 and 31 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.

    Friday, Dec. 28

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

    Allen Jackson Goodman, PG misdemeanor larceny.

  • West Brunswick boys beat East Bladen

     The West Brunswick boys’ varsity basketball team beat East Bladen 70-56 Jan. 8 in a conference game.

    Four Trojans scored at least 10 points: Zaire Hankins (10), Markel Jones (11), O.J. Hill (12) and Phil Gause (16).

    Hill scored nine of West’s final 16 points. He scored seven straight points as West extended its lead from 59-54 with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left to 66-54 with 1:32 left.

    Other scorers for West (3-1 in the conference, 6-6 overall): Gray Cheers 5, Antonio Clarida 4, Quentin Ash 4, Saadiq Johnson 4, Jawon McNeil 4.