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ONDBEAT Moonshine takes off like greased white lightning

It wasn’t that long ago Brunswick County at times operated like the wild — and sometimes even wilder — West.

I can’t count the times I’ve skimmed through yellowing pages of the Beacon dating back to the 1960s and ‘70s and, on my way to looking up something else, have come across stories about moonshine still busts in Brunswick County.

Yep, sheriff this and sheriff that — who sometimes wound up in trouble themselves later on — and his posse had just busted up another’n.