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  • General Election Results for Brunswick County

    There were several tight races throughout Brunswick County Tuesday, as some 69 percent of the county's registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 General Election.

    Some of the closest races were between U.S. House of Representatives incumbent Mike McIntyre and challenger David Rouzer. As of preliminary results Tuesday night, it appears McIntyre will narrowly retain his seat in Congress.

    Also locally, it was a tight race in the bid for 13th District Judge, but it appeared at press time Pauline Hankins would take the win.

  • New reporter joins Beacon newsroom

    Brian Slattery joins The Brunswick Beacon newsroom as a new staff writer and photographer.

    Originally from Ormond Beach, Fla., Slattery spent the past 14 years living in Raleigh, working for community newspapers covering Granville, Franklin and East Wake counties.

  • Habitat Follies set to entertain Saturday night, Sunday Nov. 3-4 at BCC

    The talents of the sixth annual Habitat Follies are unfolding onstage this weekend to benefit Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    This cabaret-style show features great area talent including singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers. Proceeds from this event will benefit Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity.

    Tickets are $25 for adults and $7.50 for children younger than age 12. Group discounts are available.

  • Looking Back 2003-2005

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    Editor’s note: This is the next part in a year-long series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon, which turns 50 years old this year. Each month, we bring readers a glimpse into the past.

     

    2003

    •A front-page headline for the first issue of the Beacon in 2003 read “Home sales skyrocket in Brunswick County.” The county saw a 126 percent increase in sales of existing homes.

  • Shallotte Greenway: Duo dreams about preserving green space in town

    SHALLOTTE—There are two brothers in Shallotte who have a dream and vision for preserving green space in Shallotte.

    Chris and Cameron Kinlaw grew up in Shallotte. Both went away to college and upon returning to their hometown realized they missed an important part of their college lives—riding bicycles to get around.

    “I went to school in Savannah and I biked everywhere,” Chris said. “My parents live in Shallotte and it’s dangerous to bike anywhere in Shallotte.”

  • Seventh fatality in Brunswick County in October

    Around 6:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 17 claimed the seventh life on Brunswick County roadways during October.

    Levi Sovie, 35, of Leland, was driving a white Suburban in the northbound lane of U.S. 17. He was in the construction zone near Goodman Road just south of Leland. His vehicle overturned.

    According to Sgt. E.C. Harris with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Sovie apparently overcorrected his vehicle by pulling the wheel to the right, then immediately back to the left, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

  • Local group plans to celebrate National Homeless and Hunger Week

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless and not know where you were going to sleep at night?

    A year ago, a group of concerned citizens united with one mission: to help the homeless in this community.

    One year later, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition is joining forces with more than 750 groups throughout the nation to bring awareness to those who are homeless and hungry.

    “This is our first event. We just learned about the national week this year,” Barbara Serafin, BCHC president, said.

  • Shallotte Elks to bring a bicycle rodeo to Shallotte

    It’s a state law and one group wants to spread awareness and make it fun.

    In 2001, the Bicycle Safety Act became a law in the state of North Carolina. The law requires every person younger than 16 years old to wear an approved bicycle helmet when operating a bicycle on any public road, public bicycle path or other public right-of-way.

    From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, Shallotte Elks Lodge No. 2854 will have a bicycle safety rodeo in the Shallotte Walmart parking lot on Main Street.

  • Armed robbery suspect apprehended by sheriff

    As a result of a continuing investigation into an armed robbery that occurred Thursday, Nov. 1, Brunswick County Deputies went to a residence on Old King Road in Ash around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. When deputies arrived at this location, Christopher Babson, a wanted suspect in the armed robbery, exited the residence through a window and began to run away. He was immediately apprehended and placed under arrest. 

  • Sheriff seeks man wanted for armed robbery

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man believed to be involved in an armed robbery Thursday.

    Deputies responded to a call that shots had been fired at the home of Christopher Lacki at 2582 Aberdeen St. SW in Supply around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, Lacki was the only person in the home. He was not injured.

    According to Brunswick Sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Del Routh, two people had fled the scene in a light blue vehicle.