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Today's News

  • Beacon’s second annual Holiday Happenings Christmas show is Saturday

    Are you ready to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping? Or are you looking for great decorating ideas?

    If you’re excited about the approaching holiday season, The Brunswick Beacon has something special planned for you. The Beacon’s second annual Holiday Happenings Christmas Show is around the corner.

    Again this year, the event will take place at West Brunswick High School. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and festivities will wind up around 3 p.m. that day.

  • Sports briefs

    Planet Fun bowling
    Carolina Shores, Oct. 23: John Lynch 215, Joe Fiorvanti 203, 190 and 185, Vince Hammerl 191. Series: Joe Fiorvanti 578, John Lynch 544, Vince Hammerl 536.
    Women: Pat McKay 192, Kathy Hahl 179, Deb Courtemanche 169. Series: Deb Courtemanche 452, Gloria Riccitelli 443, Linda Pennington 442.
    Brunswick Belles,
    Oct. 24: Gloria Kinghorn 179, Susann Thompson 178, Marjorie Lucas 176, Carol Vealey 176. Series: Gloria Kinghorn 479, Susann Thompson 463, Barbara Horensky 456.
    St. James Men,

  • Hilliard, Hufham finish seventh in regional races

    Staff Report

    South Brunswick senior Carmen Hilliard ran to a seventh-place finish Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional cross-country meet in Wilson.
    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 36 seconds. Blake Dodge, of West Carteret, won the race in 19:52. She was the only runner out of 117 runners to finish quicker than 20 minutes.
    South junior Ashley Sloup, running in the race two days before she plays in the Class 3A state golf tourney, finished 21st in 22:03.

  • Sloup finishes second, Smith fourth in regional

    South Brunswick junior Ashley Sloup finished second and West Brunswick sophomore Cameryn Smith fourth in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional golf tournament.
    On Oct. 22 at Birchwood Country Club in Nashville, Sloup shot a 78, finishing second by one stroke to Currituck’s Marley Felthausen.
    Smith shot an 86.
    South’s team won the regional. Freshman Jordan Saunders shot a 102, sophomore Janzen Jones a 107 and freshman Lilly Beecroft a 128. The team score consists of the three best scores.

  • Saluting the men's golf champions

    By Elsa Bonstein
    Beacon Correspondent

  • Brunswick athletes win gold in bocce

    Staff Report

    Ten Brunswick athletes won gold medals in the Special Olympics North Carolina Eastern Bocce Tournament Oct. 20 at Arnette Park in Fayetteville.
    The Brunswick Butterflies, consisting of Joann Ballato, Jade Gary, Marchetta Small and Kelly Young, won a gold medal.
    The Brunswick Hunks, consisting of Louis Edward Oswald and Chris Oxendine, won a gold medal.
    The Brunswick Tigers, consisting of Charles Trevor Jefferson, Jonathan Rectenwald III, Selina Smith and Warren Williams, won a gold medal.

  • Trojans finish as co-champions

    Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    South Columbus scored 21 points in the first quarter and held off a furious second-half rally by West Brunswick as the Stallions knocked off the Trojans 27-14 in a critical conference showdown Friday night in Shallotte.

  • Exercise your right: Vote on Tuesday

    It’s time to stop with all the rhetoric.
    It’s time to stop all of the debates.
    It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Independent or other, now is the time to place all of your beliefs and convictions on the table.
    The future of our county, the great state of North Carolina and this nation may come down to one day—Tuesday, Nov. 6.
    On that day, those of you who have not already exercised your right to vote early are encouraged to make your way to the polls to vote on Election Day.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 17, 18, 19, 22 and 23 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, Oct. 17

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

  • Voters complain about machines, numbered ballots

    Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy says there are no problems with voting machines as early voting continues in the county through this Saturday, Nov. 3.

    In the past week, some residents have complained to The Brunswick Beacon about problematic machines that, had they not been paying attention, showed them casting votes for the wrong presidential candidate, they claim.

    Another man complained about the use of numbered ballots and a concern his vote choices could be monitored.