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Today's News

  • Sports briefs

    White is all-conference in volleyball
    Carly White has been named to the 2012 All-Conference Carolinas volleyball third team. White, a West Brunswick graduate, earned all-conference honors for the second straight year.
    A 6-foot-4 junior middle blocker from Ash, White led the conference with 0.89 blocks per set and was also among the conference leaders in hitting percentage and kills per set. Her .332 hitting percentage was the third highest in the conference and she ranked ninth with 2.90 kills per set.

  • Napolitano named to regional academic team

    Staff Report

    Nick Napolitano is one of six Wingate University football student-athletes named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-Super Region 2 team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
    Senior running back Andrew Nallenweg (Asheville) leads the Bulldog contingent. He was named to the 2011 region honor squad. Nallenweg is joined by his twin, redshirt junior quarterback Robbie Nallenweg, redshirt sophomore punter Austin Anthony, redshirt junior offensive lineman Will Poteat and junior defensive back Timmy Rogers

  • Saluting volunteers of The First Tee

    By Beth Coffey
    Special to The Beacon
    Recently The First Tee of Brunswick County had a chance to acknowledge the work and dedication of its corps of volunteers and to recognize a few whose contributions went “above and beyond” over this past year. “Without them,” said executive director Rebecca Albin, “we simply wouldn’t be here.”

  • Stanley a steal for ECU Pirates

    By Bob Breen
    Beacon Correspondent
    GREENVILLE—Terrell Stanley, the former South Brunswick Cougar star in football and basketball, is making a name for himself on the East Carolina University football team.
    Stanley is a nose guard and a defensive end position for the Pirates. At South Brunswick, he played defensive end and every other position as needed by former Cougar coach Roman Kelley.

  • Help us promote seat belt use with poster contest


    Week after week we here at the Beacon share news about things happening in our county. Far too often those stories include tales of lives lost, often on Brunswick County roadways.
    Some of those victims were not wearing seat belts. In some cases, emergency officials think seat belts may have saved lives.
    So far this year there have been 37 fatalities in crashes on Brunswick and nearby New Hanover County roads. Some of those victims were not wearing their seat belts.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2, 5 and 6 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. 31

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

  • St. James forms American Legion, hosts veterans service

    Former soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, along with their family and friends attended St. James Plantation Veterans Day memorial service Sunday afternoon.

    The numbers were no surprise for a development that houses so many veterans, it established its own American Legion Post.

    Post 543 was officially organized in September 2011. It had 17 members, the minimum required for a charter.

    Rick Sessa, Post adjutant, said the new American Legion was expected to grow at a rate that it would reach 50 members by 2013.

  • New commissioner full of ideas for first term on county board

    Frank Williams has enjoyed being an elected official for a week better than he did being a candidate for 14 months.

    “I started campaigning in August of last year. I’m glad the election is over and excited to get to work,” Williams said.

    Williams is the new face on the county board. Scott Phillips won a second term as a county commissioner and Pat Sykes served on the county’s Department of Social Services board before running for a county commissioner seat.

  • Community leaders getting schooled

    Throughout the week of Nov. 11-17, community leaders are shadowing teachers in all levels of Brunswick County Schools.

    “We want to change the dialogue (about education), and what better way to start than to invite you into the schools to see what a public school looks like today,” Laura Hunter, organizer of the Education Engagement Project, said.

    “It is very different than 10 or 20 or 30 years ago.”

  • Two more portable units added to ease NBHS overcrowding

    School board members voted unanimously Thursday to buy two portable classrooms to ease overcrowding at North Brunswick High School.

    North Brunswick High School was built to house 870 students. 

    But Steve Miley, Brunswick County Schools’ executive director of operations, told the board at the Nov. 8 meeting NBHS was higher than capacity by 120 students. Eleven teachers have to use carts to move around to open classrooms because there is no more teaching space available in the school.