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Today's News

  • Great fishing continues off coast of Brunswick County

     I looked back through my fishing reports of years past and I couldn’t find any reference or mention that compares to the consistently good King mackerel fishing we’ve had this entire summer. And usually as I expect things to slow down a bit in August, they’re actually getting better. The pogies are plentiful on the beach, the weather is decent and the fishing is great.

  • West Brunswick prepares for season opener against Socastee

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

     

    SHALLOTTE – Brett Hickman accepted the West Brunswick head coaching job in March and has worked since then to improve the program’s culture.

    Hickman was pleased with his team’s competitiveness during the BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 10, at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

  • Sandpiper Bay to host annual golf fundraiser Sept. 20

     The headline says it all without saying much of anything.

    No, this isn’t another column about the upcoming high school football season, but another annual occurrence around this time of year.

    It’s time to start thinking about an annual fundraiser that’s held at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club every year in September.

    The Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10, with an 18-hole golf scramble, silent auction, putting contest and luncheon?

  • Leland All-Star team finishes World Series in second place

     The Leland National AAA All-Star squad played in almost 20 games in the past two months.

    The group blazed through the District 5 tournament unscathed and emerged undefeated from the state tournament last month at Waccamaw Park in Ash.

    For the first time in tournament play, the Leland All-Stars dropped a game at the 2018 Dixie Youth AAA World Series in Lumberton.

  • Trojans and Scorpions impress at 32nd Annual Jamboree

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

     

    WILMINGTON – There weren’t many folks who expected North Brunswick and West Brunswick to hang with 4A teams Laney and Hoggard, respectively, in last week’s 32nd Annual BB&T Football Jamboree at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

    Laney clobbered North Brunswick when the teams met in last year’s regular season and Hoggard handed West Brunswick a lopsisded loss in 2017, as well.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 15

    Released at 10:22 a.m. Aug. 15, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 14

    Released at 9:38 a.m. Aug. 15, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Free press essential to our freedom

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    It is the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and it has remained unaltered since our nation was established.

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year: back to school

    One of my best friends from high school asked me to review her daughter’s college application essay the other day and suggest any edits that would make it stronger. The girl’s a solid writer, but was struggling through her nerves to get it just right. I was happy to help — and even happier that this phase of my life was long over.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 13

    Released at 11:20 a.m. Aug. 14, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906