Today's News

  • Men’s Tournament of Champions
  • Women’s Tournament of Champions
  • West loses in football playoffs

     The West Brunswick varsity football squad pulled within one point of Cleveland with just under seven minutes remaining in Friday night’s first round NCHSAA playoff matchup, but a two-point conversion attempt was denied by the Rams as the visitors held on for a 40-33 victory. The Trojans finished the season with a 5-6 record and their 5-1 conference mark earned head coach Jimmy Fletcher’s club its first share of the conference championship since 1997.

  • West football playoff photos

    West Brunswick lost 40-33 to Cleveland in the first round of the state football playoffs Friday.

  • Habitat Follies set to entertain Saturday night, Sunday Nov. 3-4 at BCC

    The talents of the sixth annual Habitat Follies are unfolding onstage this weekend to benefit Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    This cabaret-style show features great area talent including singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers. Proceeds from this event will benefit Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity.

    Tickets are $25 for adults and $7.50 for children younger than age 12. Group discounts are available.

  • Looking Back 2003-2005


    Editor’s note: This is the next part in a year-long series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon, which turns 50 years old this year. Each month, we bring readers a glimpse into the past.



    •A front-page headline for the first issue of the Beacon in 2003 read “Home sales skyrocket in Brunswick County.” The county saw a 126 percent increase in sales of existing homes.

  • Shallotte Greenway: Duo dreams about preserving green space in town

    SHALLOTTE—There are two brothers in Shallotte who have a dream and vision for preserving green space in Shallotte.

    Chris and Cameron Kinlaw grew up in Shallotte. Both went away to college and upon returning to their hometown realized they missed an important part of their college lives—riding bicycles to get around.

    “I went to school in Savannah and I biked everywhere,” Chris said. “My parents live in Shallotte and it’s dangerous to bike anywhere in Shallotte.”

  • Seventh fatality in Brunswick County in October

    Around 6:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 17 claimed the seventh life on Brunswick County roadways during October.

    Levi Sovie, 35, of Leland, was driving a white Suburban in the northbound lane of U.S. 17. He was in the construction zone near Goodman Road just south of Leland. His vehicle overturned.

    According to Sgt. E.C. Harris with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Sovie apparently overcorrected his vehicle by pulling the wheel to the right, then immediately back to the left, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

  • Local group plans to celebrate National Homeless and Hunger Week

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless and not know where you were going to sleep at night?

    A year ago, a group of concerned citizens united with one mission: to help the homeless in this community.

    One year later, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition is joining forces with more than 750 groups throughout the nation to bring awareness to those who are homeless and hungry.

    “This is our first event. We just learned about the national week this year,” Barbara Serafin, BCHC president, said.

  • Police urge: Lock your vehicle even in your own driveway

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Sgt. Bert Reaves talked with members of the Brunswick County Community Watch group Monday about the need to lock vehicle doors.

    “There have been a rash of car breaking and enterings in the Carolina Shores area,” Reaves said.

    He told the group the recent car break-ins have been primarily on vehicles where the car doors are unlocked.

    “Please remember to lock your car doors. I can’t stress it enough,” he said.