Today's News

  • Lady Trojans lose to East Bladen

     The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team missed 20 of 23 free throws in a 42-26 home loss Jan. 31 to East Bladen.

    East Bladen hit two 3-pointers in taking a 29-18 lead into the fourth quarter. West rallied and cut the lead to 29-25. A layup by Kianna Pigott began the rally. She then made a steal and passed to Nicole Turner on the left wing, who hit a 3-pointer and cut the lead to 29-23 with 5:35 left.

    After an East Bladen turnover, a pass from Pigott to Allison Brown led to a basket, cutting the lead to four points.

  • West Brunswick boys upset No. 8 East Bladen

     West Brunswick beat East Bladen 57-49 in a conference boys’ basketball game Jan. 31.

    The loss was just the second in the conference and third of the season for the Eagles.

    NCPreps.com ranks East Bladen (16-3) No. 8 in Class 2A. The Trojans, a Class 3A team, improved to 5-5 in the conference, 10-10 overall, its best record in a while.

  • Carolina Shores workshop, retreat set for Monday at SBIC

    The monthly workshop of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at BCC’s South Brunswick Islands Center on U.S. 17.

    The workshop will be followed by the board’s annual daylong budget retreat at the same location.

    Agendas should be ready by mid-week.

  • Bye-bye Beverly: The schoolchildren thank you

    For the children. For their future.

    Like any good rank-and-file beauty queen, soon-to-be-retiring N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue said she wasn’t seeking re-election for the children. And their future.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Perdue isn’t seeking re-election because she cares too much about the schoolchildren and their future.

  • Sunset Beach council to resume talk about garbage roll-back

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council is set to revisit rescinding the town’s roll-cart citation and fine program at its monthly meeting next Monday night, Feb. 6.

    At their monthly workshop Jan. 24, council members agreed to rescind the program following lengthy discussion that included input from several residents and business owners.

    Council also agreed to have an unsightly and messy island trash bin removed. They said it would remain out for at least a month, however, until word gets out that it will be removed.

  • Drug agents make arrests

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit made the following arrests last week:

    •Christian Orion Russ, 20, of 1610 Russtown Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Russ was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $10,000 bond.

  • Brunswick County schools get grades from state

    The State Department of Public Instruction recently released “report cards” for school districts and individual schools in North Carolina for the 2010-2011 school year.

    The school district’s average student population is higher than the state average in elementary and high schools. Brunswick County Schools average 579 students in elementary school, compared to the state average of 497 students, and 880 high school students compared to 794 statewide.

  • The Brunswick Beacon looking back: 1962 through 1966

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a yearlong series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon. Each month we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

    SHALLOTTE—A half-gallon of milk cost 35 cents. Twenty-nine cents got you a 10-pound bag of potatoes. A can of Maxwell House coffee was 69 cents.

    And the hometown newspaper, first the Shallotte Press before quickly changing its name to The Brunswick Beacon, cost 5 cents.

    The year was 1962.

  • Sea Trail reorganization plan proposes selling assets

    SUNSET BEACH—A proposed reorganization plan for Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center cites details about selling assets at the resort.

    The intent of the plan, submitted Jan. 26 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, is outlined by Matthew Smith, managing director with The Finley Group Inc. of Charlotte, described as an advisory firm for “operationally challenged organizations.”

  • Incidents, arrest in Sunset Beach

    An Ocean Isle Beach man has been arrested and charged by Sunset Beach police for driving while impaired.

    Kenneth Wayne Gardner, 55, of Sunset Dock, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with DWI on Jan. 28.

    Sunset Beach police also investigated two separate, reported incidents of breaking-and-entering and larceny to real property. The incidents were reported Jan. 28 at a residence on Resort Circle, and on Jan. 26 at a residence on East Main Street.