Today's News

  • Great food preservation resources for summer fruits and vegetables

    Summer fruits and vegetables are at their peak. This means it’s a good time to remind those preserving these foods about the need to have up-to date instructions and procedures. Food preservation techniques are constantly being studied and revised. Just because “you’ve always done it this way” or this is how your mother (or grandmother) taught you, it may not be the most up-to-date method. Also, just because you found a recipe on the Internet or saw it on a cooking show on television does not make it safe.

  • Feeding your pet for better oral health

    What we eat and feed our pets affects their oral health. Everyone agrees that sugar contributes to the formation of cavities, at least in humans. About 90 percent of U.S. school children develop tooth decay, largely because they eat too many sweets. What about dogs and cats? Do they get cavities? Can certain foods cause oral health problems? Cavities are extremely rare in pets, affecting less than 5 percent of all dogs and even fewer cats. Why?

  • District Court docket for July 31 and Aug. 1, 3 and 6

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on July 31 and Aug. 1, 3 and 6 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Tuesday, July 31

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Chamber opens Women of Impact nominations

    The Women in Business Committee of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce announced its Women of Impact awards nominations are open. The awards will be presented at its annual luncheon Monday, Nov. 5, from noon to 2 p.m. at The View at Brick Landing, 1882 Goose Creek Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • County receives $2M Treatment Court grant

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis, on behalf of the Brunswick County Treatment Court in Bolivia, announced its largest grant received to date.

    On Aug. 8, the federal Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA), awarded the Brunswick Treatment Court $2 million over a five-year period to expand treatment services.

  • Pardee optimistic in second year leading Trojan volleyball squad

     SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick’s varsity volleyball team graduated four key seniors from last year’s team that finished 4-18 and in sixth place in the difficult Mideastern Conference.

    Second-year head coach Marc Pardee is tasked with finding replacements for Kesha Driggers, Payton Roberts, Cierra Watts and Morgan Wayne, a quartet that played together on the varsity squad for more than two seasons.

    A year after finishing with a 4-10 league record, Pardee is looking forward to watching his 2018 team improve and develop.

  • Trojans begin 2018 season with first official practice session

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

    SHALLOTTE – West Brunswick players had a little extra pep in their step as they took the field for the official first day of football practice for the 2018 season that begins Aug. 17 in Shallotte.

    Forty-five minutes later and those players scurried off the field toward the field house as heavy rain and lightning interrupted the initial practice session of the season.

  • Cardon tabbed first coach of BCC’s newest athletic program

     For the first time in the school’s history, Brunswick Community College will sport a softball team.

    Robbie Allen, the institution’s athletic director, has tabbed a former Army softball player and Seattle native to guide the Dolphins through their first season on the diamond.

    Bernadette Cardon, a U.S. Military Academy graduate and a member of the Army softball team that played in the Austin Regional in 2013, has been hired as the head softball coach at BCC.

  • Leland National among final three teams at Dixie Youth World Series

     After capturing the North Carolina state championship with an unbeaten run through the state tournament in Ash two weeks ago, the Leland National All-Star team has advanced through the first two rounds of the Dixie Youth AAA World Series unscathed.

    The Leland National All-Star team won four of its first five games and was among the final three squads in event, which is being played in Lumberton.

  • Washington wins national championship in two events

     Jayhlen Washington has added a pair of accomplishments to an already sterling track and field career.

    The former North Brunswick star who claimed 18 individual state titles in outdoor and indoor track and field state meets as a member of the Scorpions captured the long jump and triple jump titles at the Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships two weeks ago in Greensboro.

    Washington, a member of the Cape Fear Flyers, claimed titles in the long jump (23-11) and triple jump (50-11.5), in his last attempt in both events.