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Today's News

  • Sports calendar

    Coed softball registration
    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2012 coed softball leagues. Team registration fees are $500. Teams will play on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings at Lockwood Folly Park, Shallotte Park or Smithville Park. The league managers’ meeting is 6:30 p.m. May 10 at the Parks and Recreation Building in the second floor conference room. For more information, call Aaron Perkins at 253-2670 or aperkins@brunsco.net.

  • Taking kids fishing: They’re the future of the sport

    One of the great joys of fishing is introducing the sport to the next generation. Taking a kid fishing is a lot of fun and a great investment in the future. Capt. Jacob Frick of J&J Inshore Charters fishes out of the Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County and is one of the many fishing guides who will help their customers introduce children to the sport. I asked him about his experience and advice regarding taking kids fishing.

  • Golf tournaments

    Maritime Museum tourney March 21
    The third annual N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport Golf Classic, sponsored by the museum’s Friends organization, will take place at 11 a.m. March 21 at The Members Club at St. James Plantation. The entry fee of $85 per golfer covers golf, cart fee, happy hour and dinner, plus a hole-in-one challenge. All proceeds go toward the museum’s acquisition of a submarine periscope and continued renovation of the museum facility. Golfers may sign up at friendsncmmsouthport.org.

  • Nivea Bryant wins gold medal in cheerleading

    Staff Report

    Nivea Bryant won a gold medal for cheerleading individual performance at the 2012 Special Olympics North Carolina Western Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament.
    The Brunswick Shakers won a bronze medal. The cheerleaders are Joann Ballato, Tia Bowden, Jade Gary, Stephanie L. Neely, Amanda Prochazka, Marchetta Small, Rachael Teeples, Reba Webb and Kelly Young.
    The tournament was Saturday and provided a full day of competition for nearly 1,000 athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, SONC president/CEO.

  • Injuries hinder Lady Trojans in soccer losses

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 7-1 to Ashley in a non-conference game March 7 and 3-0 to Whiteville in a conference-opening game Monday. Game summaries are below.

  • Trojan tennis improves to 4-1

    Staff Report

    Last week the West Brunswick boys’ tennis team beat West Bladen in a conference match and beat North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in a non-conference match. The Trojans are 4-1 this season.
    “We played against two teams that are rebuilding and are well coached,” West Brunswick coach Bob Bell said. “So we better get in our licks in now, and fortunately we did.

  • Trojan golfers set to defend conference title

    By Connie Hensley
    Special to The Beacon

  • Help keep officials on their toes

    It’s Sunshine Week and for the fifth year in a row, The Brunswick Beacon is taking a close look at government transparency in Brunswick County.
    This week, we join other news outlets across the nation in shining the light on open government.
    What we’ve found in the five years of looking at, challenging, chastising and praising agencies in our community is although some groups know North Carolina’s public records and open meetings laws well, there are still far too many agencies who flub the law altogether.

  • Still no arrests in death of 3-year-old boy

    SHALLOTTE —What happened to 3-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister?

    The little boy from Shallotte was pronounced dead at Brunswick Novant Medical Center around 9 a.m. March 1, shortly after being dropped off by a man who was reportedly babysitting him.

    That man, Montey Andrea Murray, ultimately fled from the hospital, sparking a multi-agency, high-speed police chase from a Shallotte neighborhood north on U.S. 17.

    Today, Murray, 26, and Jessie Lamont Holt, 34, are in jail but neither have been charged with Jaronn’s death.

  • Trojans score eight in sixth to beat North Brunswick 8-4

     LELAND—Jesse Simmons’ three-run home run completed an eight-run rally in the sixth inning as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 8-4 in a conference baseball game March 13.

    North pitcher Tyler Barnes had a one-hitter through five-plus inning and left the game after walking two batters in the top of the sixth. West then scored eight runs, taking advantage of a walk that loaded the bases, an error on an attempted force at home and a hit batter to score the first two runs.