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Today's News

  • West and South tie 1-1 in overtime

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The West Brunswick and South Brunswick High School soccer teams played to a 1-1 overtime tie in an intense conference game Monday night.

    The victory gave the first-place Cougars an 8-1-1 record with two games left. West, the defending conference champion, is 8-2-1 with one game left.

    West scored first with about 5 minutes, 30 seconds left in the first half. Junior Cody Postich scored off a pass from Luis Espinosa. Postich has scored nine goals this season and Espinosa has seven assists.

  • N.C. Oyster Festival races

      Tom Clifford and Heather Magill won the N.C. Oyster Festival 10K races Sunday morning at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Clifford, 29, of Wilmington, ran the 6.2-mile course in 32 minutes, 7 seconds.

    Magill, 31, of Wilmington, finished fourth overall out of 96 runners in 36:09.

    Finishing second in the men’s race was Eric Toffey, 30, of Herndon, Va. (34:27). Adam Cornelius, 29, of Rockwell, was third in 35:59.

  • Trojans win opener in state volleyball playoffs

      The West Brunswick High School volleyball team advanced to the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs by pounding Hertford County 25-6, 25-12, 25-8 Saturday afternoon at West.

    West scored nearly one-third of its points on aces (21). The Trojans improve to 14-8 and are scheduled to play on Tuesday (too late for this edition). The third round is set for Oct. 25 and the regional—with the winner going to the state championship—is set for Saturday.

  • Trojans clinch conference football title

     BLADENBORO—The West Brunswick High School football team will play South Columbus for an unbeaten conference championship Friday night at West.

    The Trojans, 5-0 in the Waccamaw Conference and 5-4 overall, routed winless West Bladen 41-13 Friday night and clinched a tie for the conference championship.

    Tailback Markel Jones rushed unofficially for 128 yards and scored four touchdowns and fullback Khalil Gause rushed unofficially for 170 yards and scored a touchdown. Each has surpassed 1,000 yards rushing this season.

  • Elections: Candidate profiles

    The Brunswick Beacon requested all candidates listed with the Brunswick County Board of Elections at the end of September complete a candidate profile so we could share their information with our readers. Below are links to profiles from candidates who complied.

    Brunswick Commissioner District 4
    Brenda McMillian, D

  • Elections: N.C. Supreme Court Justice, Sam Ervin IV

    Name: Sam J. Ervin, IV

    Town of residence: Morganton, North Carolina

    Political office sought: Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina

    Political affiliation: judicial races are non-partisan

    Candidate website address: www.ErvinforSupremeCourt.com

    Profession: Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals

  • Elections: N.C. Court of Appeals, David Robinson

    Name: David S. Robinson

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: NC Court of Appeals

    Political affiliation: Registered Republican; Nonpartisan Election

    Candidate website address: www.robinsonfornc.com

    Profession: Attorney, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service; Law Degree from George Washington University National Law Center

  • Elections: N.C. Lt. Governor, Dan Forest

    Name: Dan Forest

    Town of residence: Raleigh

    Political office sought: Lt. Governor, North Carolina

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Campaign website address:www.danforest.com

    Profession: Architect; former senior partner and office president of the state's largest architectural firm.

    Education: Two undergraduate degrees from UNC-Charlotte; Graduate of the College of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte.

    Family: Wife Alice; four children ages 7-19. 

  • Elections: N.C. Insurance Commissioner

    Name: Wayne Goodwin

    Town of residence: Raleigh (native of Hamlet, NC)

    Political office sought: NC Insurance Commissioner

    Political affiliation: Democrat

    Candidate website address: www.WayneGoodwin.org and www.RepublicansforGoodwin.com

    Profession: Lawyer

  • Elections: N.C. Governor, Barbara Howe

    Name: Barbara Howe

    Town of residence: Oxford, NC

    Political office sought: Governor

    Political affiliation: Libertarian

    Candidate website address: barbarahowe.net

    Profession: Homemaker

    Education: B.A., English and psychology, Pfeiffer College, 1975.

    Family information:
    Spouse, Tom Howe.
    Two sons, one daughter.

    Organizations or affiliations:
    Libertarian Party of North Carolina
    Grassroots North Carolina
    Gun Owners of America
    La Leche League