Today's News

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 schedule


    The three county varsity high school baseball teams, along with the West Brunswick junior varsity, will once against play in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 at West Brunswick High School.

    West Brunswick will be the only county softball team playing in the four-team softball tourney.

    The daily pass costs $5. The tournament pass, available the first day of the tourney, costs $12. WBHS season passes are not good for this tourney. Spectators may enter only from the front gate.

  • County settles with longtime former DSS director for $190,000

    BOLIVIA—He was fired for workplace sexual harassment last year, but former DSS director Jamie Orrock will now be allowed to have resigned or retired rather than been fired.

    In October 2010, Orrock, who helmed the county’s Department of Social Services for nearly 30 years, was terminated for workplace sexual harassment.

  • BCC wins doubleheader against No. 4 Lenoir

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader Saturday from Lenoir Community College, ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division II.

    Freshman Tory Schroff pitched an eight-inning three-hitter as BCC won the first game 9-1. Schroff struck out six and walked two. BCC beat Andrew McDonald, who entered the game 5-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 27 innings.

  • West Brunswick holds off West Bladen rally, wins 11-9

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team built an 11-2 lead but had to hold off a West Bladen rally in an 11-9 victory Friday night.

    Trey Brown was the winning pitcher in the conference game, giving up four earned runs and five hits in six innings. He hit two batters, walked one and struck out three.

    West is now 2-3 in the conference, 4-6 overall. The victory was the 304th in Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

    West Bladen took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-out home run.

  • Sheriff’s office searching for man wanted for robbery, assault

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect wanted for robbery and assault.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said detectives are searching for Michael Anthony Williams, 21. Williams has been charged with two counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault on a handicapped person.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22 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, March 16

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor A. Yeager and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Lady Trojans beat West Bladen 10-3

     The West Brunswick High School softball team remained unbeaten in the conference after a 10-3 victory March 31 over West Bladen.

    Dez Avallone hit a two-run home run and Paige Ward, the only senior on the team, also hit a home run for the Trojans (4-0, 7-1). Eight of West’s starting nine had at least one hit.

    “We had (12) hits,” coach Joe Noble said, “and some of them were blistered.”

  • NEW VIDEO: Brunswick Beat for March 30, 2011

     Brunswick Beat is a video newscast created by the news team of The Brunswick Beacon in a partnership with ATMC-TV Cable Channel 3.

    This is the premiere episode for March 30, 2011.

    You can also watch this on ATMC-TV Cable Channel 3 each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament Friday at Brierwood. The winners with a score of 110 (-26) were Dennis McCann, Tom Culverwell, Bob Brownley and Stu Cleveland. Second with a score of 114 (-22) were Bob Byrne, Dennis Davidson, Fred Ortiz and Jim Ritter. Lowest gross were Stu Cleveland and Gary Gutheil with 87s. Lowest nets: Bob Byrne 66, Stu Cleveland 67, Bill Cameron 68 and Jim Ritter 69. Stu Cleveland was voted golfer of the week.

  • Marketing golf in a tough economy: Keith DeVos at Oyster Bay

    The economy has been rough in the last couple of years, and when the national economy is off, it trickles down to golf courses. We have seen courses closed all over the Grand Strand and even here in Brunswick County.