Today's News

  • County baseball players win gold in State Games

     Three county baseball players won gold medals as members of Region 2 in the Powerade State Games this weekend, and all three made significant contributions to the championship effort.

    West Brunswick’s Markel Jones and Landon Tilley and North Brunswick’s Steven Linkous played for Region 2 in the four-day tourney of eight North Carolina all-star baseball teams. Each region consisted of players from several counties.

  • West beats Ashley on Jones’ 11th-inning homer

     Markel Jones’ leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning ended a nearly four-hour baseball game in humid weather Monday evening and gave the West Brunswick Junior American Legion Baseball team an 8-7 victory over Ashley.

    Jones’ home run also made a winner of reliever Hunter Howard. He pitched the final five innings, giving up three hits and no runs. He walked two and struck out seven.

  • Brunswick County students graduate

    Brunswick County high school students celebrated their graduation ceremonies over the weekend.

    Friday night, Brunswick County Academy had its commencement exercises at the school, where 30 students—the most ever in the school’s history—received their diplomas.

    Then on Saturday, graduating seniors with West, North and South Brunswick high schools celebrated their graduation ceremonies at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Supply.

  • Ryan Caison throws two-hitter in West victory over Whiteville


    WHITEVILLE—Ryan Caison threw a two-hitter through six innings as West Brunswick routed Whiteville 11-3 in a Junior American Legion Baseball game Friday at Legion Stadium.

    Caison gave up one earned run and two unearned runs. He walked one, hit one and struck out seven. Hunter Howard pitched a scoreless seventh as West improved to 7-2 overall.

    Six West batters had two hits each and West loaded the bases four times in the first five innings.

  • Shallotte woman arrested for assault

    A Shallotte woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting several people.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said just after 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, sheriff’s deputies responded to 1244 Hale Swamp Road after receiving reports of “a large amount of subjects fighting in the roadway.”

    Three victims received lacerations from a pocketknife and were taken to Brunswick Community Hospital by personal vehicles before law enforcement officers arrived on the scene.

  • West splits with Laney in Junior American Legion Baseball

    The West Brunswick Junior American Legion Baseball team split two games June 16 with Laney. West lost the first game 7-6 but won the second game 11-2.

    West played without infielders Landon Tilley and Markel Jones, members of Region 2 in the Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

    In the first game, West made four errors and had no hits when it entered the bottom of the fifth trailing 7-0. West scored six runs off two hits, three errors and three walks. With the tying run on third with one out, the game ended on a fly ball and a groundout.

  • Leland resident is starring in two productions in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    LELAND—As a physical education major in college, Leland resident Laura McFayden wanted to combine her athletic nature with her education and became a professional water skier.

    She worked at SeaWorld, Walt Disney World and Cypress Gardens as a water skier performing in a variety of shows. This led to her involvement with theatrical ice-skating shows in which she skated and sang.

  • There are lots of spots appearing at the Shallotte Fire Department

    SHALLOTTE—Late last year, several members of the Shallotte Fire Department decided the department was missing something—a mascot.

    “The chief and I were talking and I asked him what he thought about getting a dog,” said John Pettry. “The chief said to make sure it was a decent dog.”

  • Brunswick Beat for June 15, 2011
  • Brunswick health board names new director

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Health Department will have a new director at the helm of the agency beginning June 27.

    David Stanley, director of the county’s environmental health agency, will replace longtime health director Don Yousey, who is retiring from the health department after 14 years.

    Stanley has served as environmental heath director at the county health department for the last 15 years.

    For more on this story, pick up next week’s issue of the Beacon.