Today's News

  • Bell’s big night helps Trojans spoil South’s Senior Night

     Editor’s Note: West Brunswick head football coach Brett Hickman is Beacon sports editor Sam Hickman’s older brother.


    BOILING SPRING LAKES – West Brunswick’s Trey Bell told his head coach in the days leading up to his squad’s rivalry contest against South Brunswick that, quite simply, he wanted the ball more.

  • Isley and Maday earn 2018 Tournament of Champions titles

     SUPPLY – There were competitors in the 2018 Tournament of Champions field who were club champions before this year’s men’s division winner was born.

    Walker Isley, a 16-year-old junior at South Brunswick High School and the men’s club champion from Oak Island Golf Club, posted a 75 in the second round and held off a late charge from Robbie Lennon of The Lakes to capture the 2018 Tournament of Champions men’s title.

  • Trojans drop 2-0 decision in first round of state playoffs

     West Brunswick’s varsity soccer season came to an end Saturday, Nov. 3, in Greenville as J.H. Rose defeated the Trojans 2-0 in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state playoffs.

    Rose notched one goal in each half and goalkeeper Trey Burleson recorded four saves to keep West Brunswick out of the net.

    The Trojans finished the 2018 campaign with a 10-8 overall record and 3-5 ledger in Mideastern Conference play.

  • Sons of the American Legion host semiannual bowling fundraiser
  • Trojans use “Smoke” and mirrors to win finale

     SHALLOTTE – It was all but certain West Brunswick would enter the fourth quarter of its regular-season finale against North Brunswick with a three-point lead.

    The Trojans had just forced a North Brunswick punt and took over possession with a first-and-10 at its own 39-yard line with only nine seconds left in the third frame.

    Once again, West Brunswick first-year head coach Brett Hickman went to the halfback pass when his team needed a spark.

    It worked to perfection.

  • Cougars shock North on last-second field goal

     LELAND – After falling behind 7-0 early in the second quarter, North Brunswick’s varsity football team battled back Nov. 6 in a rivalry game against South Brunswick and claimed a 14-7 lead late in the first half.

    Even after the Cougars tied the game in the second half and took a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter, North Brunswick still had its chances to win.

  • Silas Love leading Dolphins young 2018-19 squad

     If the first three games of Silas Love’s junior college basketball career are an indication of things to come, Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team could be a force to be reckoned with in Region X play during the 2018-19 season.

    The freshman forward from Raeford is averaging 22.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per contest for a BCC team that is off to a 2-1 start one week into the season.

  • Officials share plans to transform their towns

    SUPPLY — Carolina Shores, Calabash, Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte representatives shared updates on projects that are transforming their towns at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s Brunsco Biz breakfast Nov. 8.

    Town officials, Chamber members and others gathered at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply where Randy Thompson welcomed the representatives from towns in District 1, the district he represents on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioner.

  • Navassa Superfund site already marketable

    NAVASSA — While there is still work to be done to prepare the Navassa Superfund site for redevelopment, town officials learned Nov. 8 they could start work on rezoning the location to insure the development they want comes there.

    Superfund site officials said they are still testing 368 soil samples and 53 monitoring wells, but a clear idea of what could be used for new development is coming into focus.

  • Annual banquet focuses on hunger and homelessness

    SHALLOTTE — The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition hosted its seventh annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet in Shallotte to share information about poverty-related problems and their impact on Brunswick County.

    The Nov. 10 event was held as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 10-18.

    Brunswick County commissioner Mike Forte presented organizers with a resolution that was approved at the August county board meeting proclaiming Brunswick County recognizes Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and the efforts of the BCHC.