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  • EXCLUSIVE: Greiner resigns from BCC; accepts president position at Kentucky community college

    BOLIVIA—Stephen Greiner, president of Brunswick Community College, has announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

    In an exclusive interview Friday afternoon, Greiner confirmed he signed a three-year contract last week with Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Hazard, Ky. He will serve as the college’s president/CEO.

  • Ballet Opera Alliance makes holiday debut this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Premier holiday performances of “Les Patineurs” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Ballet Opera Alliance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    BOA is an organization formed in 2009 in Brunswick County, dedicated to providing a unique blend of professional community theater.

    BOA is an outgrowth of Amahl Productions, which performed throughout Brunswick County in several different churches for three consecutive years.

  • Christmas events are here and so is a chance for snow

    Towns across Brunswick County are welcoming the holiday season, just in time for cooler weather that is settling into the area.

    On Friday, highs are expected to reach only the lower 50s, with temperatures dropping near freezing Friday night.

    Cold temperatures will persist through the weekend. Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of rain before 2 a.m. with the possibility it will change over to a light snow. No accumulation is expected.

  • Source of fire at The Isles undetermined

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The source of the small fire that broke out Wednesday at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach has been ruled undetermined, according to the town's fire chief.

  • Beacon editor receives Max Heath Gold Star Award

    Stacey Manning, managing editor of The Brunswick Beacon, received the Max Heath Gold Star Award for Excellence in Community Journalism during a Nov. 11 presentation. 

    The award is a tribute to Heath’s contributions as executive editor for 21 years and his history of recognizing the good work that passed across his desk with a gold star and hand-written notes. 

    It recognizes Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) editors who do solid work in their communities year-in and year-out. 

  • Fire investigated at Calabash restaurant

    CALABASH—Fire and emergency personnel continue to investigate a fire that broke out Tuesday night at Capt. John’s Seafood House.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner on Wednesday attributed the cause of the blaze to an electrical short in wires near aquariums at the restaurant entrance.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork said Wednesday he has no estimate of damages at the longtime riverfront eatery, which was gutted by the fire reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Firefighters battling fire at Capt. John's Restaurant in Calabash

    First posted Tuesday, 7:32 p.m.

    CALABASH—Firefighters from several departments are battling a fire that broke out Tuesday at Capt. John's Seafood House.

  • Trade assistance workshop for shrimpers in Varnamtown on Wednesday

    A workshop for shrimpers who have applied for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance is set for 6-8 p.m. this Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Varnamtown Town Hall.

    Jackie Varnam, chairman of Brunswick Catch, which is hosting the event, said the session is for area shrimpers who have applied for up to $12,000 in individual federal assistance being offered as compensation for reduced prices they’ve been getting for their shrimp.

  • Christmas season officially arrives in Shallotte this weekend

    The Christmas season is in full swing in Shallotte.
    This weekend the season will get even merrier as the town will be home to two events celebrating the sights and sounds of the season.
    On Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. in Rourk Gardens, the annual Christmas tree lighting celebration presented by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Women’s Club will kick off a weekend of festivities.

  • BFA families: Christmas efforts a challenge for local charity

    It’s a busy time for Santa’s “elves” at Brunswick Family Assistance.

    This holiday season, the charity is stretched trying to meet all the requests for its holiday wish list, in addition to covering for the rent for its annual Christmas distribution site coming up in less than two weeks, on Dec. 15 and 16 in Shallotte.

    BFA volunteer Rae Numbers stayed busy Monday answering phone calls and assisting clients stopping by for food at the charity headquarters in Twin Creek Plaza in Shallotte.