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Today's News

  • Inspirations dancers win 30 solo awards

    By Shiloh Ransom
    Special to The Beacon
    Inspirations Dance Centre (Southport) participated in Star Talent Productions dance competition in Supply. The dancers received High Platinum, Platinum and High Gold awards for 10 group dances, 30 solos and one trio.
    In the Petite/Junior group age division, they received first overall Junior Elite Small Group, first overall Junior Excel Small Group and third overall Petite Excel Small Group.

  • Cougar boys get first playoff win

    Staff Report

    For the first time ever, the South Brunswick High School boys’ tennis team has won in the state playoffs.
    South, coached by John Walls, beat Washington 6-3 on May 1 in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state tournament.
    South won four singles matches and two doubles matches.
    An important singles victory was by Noah Pieper at No. 5, as he won a tiebreaker 10-8.
    Edwin Burnett and Patrick Evans won a close match at No. 1 doubles, taking the victory 10-8.

  • BCC splits doubleheader, will open region tourney Friday

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team split a region doubleheader Saturday at Danville, Va., winning the first game 6-4 in nine innings and losing the second 4-1 in seven innings.
    In the first game, each team made four errors. BCC finished with 12 hits. Alex Sasser was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Josh Hardwick, Jonathan Corbett, Tyler Ruffin and Matthew Archer each had two hits. Hardwick hit a triple and scored in BCC’s two-run eighth inning, which gave it a 6-3 lead.

  • Avallone, Chappell star on Lady Trojans’ Senior Night

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon correspondent
    Two left-handed batters did all the right things to make Senior Night one to remember for West Brunswick’s softball team on May 3.
    The Trojans led South Brunswick by seven runs in the sixth inning when West’s seniors, Dez Avallone and Alyssa Chappell, came to bat with runners on base.
    Avallone ripped a fastball to right field to score one run, and then Chappell blasted a curveball to center field to drive in two more runs and end the game an inning early as West won 10-0.

  • From the best to worst abs, local men show flaunt their physique

    SHALLOTTE—For the last six weeks six men have been getting up early and sweating as they worked toward a common goal—to get the best abs.

    For 40 days the group of friends worked on their goal. At 6:15 a.m. May 1, they had the “big reveal” complete with judging. One received first place with last place claiming the donut award.

    It started when Scott Nonnenman decided it was time to shed some winter weight and start getting his body in shape for the summer.

  • Up in the Air: Airport owners want $1 lease agreement

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Jackson Hill Aviation officials have asked the town for an OK to rent the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport for $1 for an entire year.

    The proposal also asked the town’s board of commissioners to make changes to the airport’s lease to include purchasing the fuel farm, changing hours of operation and taking additional safety measures.

    Jackson Hill Aviation and the town entered into a 20-year lease agreement in 2006 with Jackson Hill Aviation serving as the fixed-base operator.

  • Coalition works together to help the homeless

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick County Homeless Coalition is looking for ways to help the homeless in Brunswick County.

    The group’s mission is “to serve as an advocate for the homeless through increasing awareness and educating the community about homelessness in Brunswick County. Members also are working to explore, promote, recruit and facilitate resources to aid the homeless with a goal of decreasing chronic and transitional homelessness in the county.

  • Senior center changes spark parking conversation

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Senior Center is a step closer to finding a new, much-larger home.

    Jim Fish, executive director of Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., presented a parking plan to alderman at their May 1 meeting in hopes of moving the project along.

    While there were concerns about the terms of the proposed parking agreement, the town was willing to work with Fish and BSRI.

  • Mother's Day: What makes a mother?

    There are many ways to define a mother. Obviously, she is the woman who gave birth to you. But she is so much more than that.

    A mother is someone who protects us, guides us, loves us and teaches us.

    As I have grown into an adult, my relationship with my mother has changed. She has always been there; dependable and strong with love and patience.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.