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  • ‘Roy Moore Up The Crick’

    To the editor:

    We are Southerners who sure are slick,

    So Roy Moore we sent up crooked crick;

    Heard our voice;

    A lousy choice;

    To many he had been a pretty poor pick.

    James Thomas Horn

    Bolivia

  • Leland man rings in 2018 with lottery win

     

    Carl Beatty of Leland bade farewell to 2017 with a $370,734 Cash 5 jackpot.

    “It’s a good way to end the year,” he said in a news release issued by the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    Beatty bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K on Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington, beating the odds of 1 in 749,398 to match all five numbers in the Dec. 27 drawing.

    “I couldn’t believe it when I checked the numbers on my cell phone,” he said. “When I told my wife, she was extremely excited.”

  • Leland man rings in 2018 with lottery win

    Carl Beatty of Leland bid farewell to 2017 with a $370,734 Cash 5 jackpot.
    “It’s a good way to end the year,” he said in a news release issued by the North Carolina Education Lottery.
    Beatty bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K on Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington, beating the odds of 1 in 749,398 to match all five numbers in the Dec. 27 drawing.
    “I couldn’t believe it when I checked the numbers on my cell phone,” he said. “When I told my wife, she was extremely excited.”

  • Weather-related closures continue, Brunswick County Schools on delay Tuesday

    Many government offices in Brunswick County opted to close Wednesday, Jan. 3, and have remained closed because of expected snow and ice that could make safe travel impossible.

    Brunswick County Schools remained closed for students Monday, Jan. 8, Superintendent Les Tubb announced Sunday afternoon. The day was an optional teacher workday with a 2-hour delay for staff. According to a district Facebook post, the district will be on a 2-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 9.

  • No one injured in Holden Beach, Southport fires

    No one was injured in two separate fires in Holden Beach and Southport reported after the start of the new year.

    The cause of the fire that destroyed one house and damaged at least one other house about 2:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Charlotte Streetin Holden Beach remains under investigation, Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    Personnel from Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad, Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Supply Volunteer Fire Department, Civietown Fire Rescue, Shallotte Fire Department and Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department responded. 

  • Calabash warms to 2018 with annual New Year’s Eve bonfire

    Calabash will once again herald the approaching New Year with a blazing hot riverfront bonfire.

    The town’s seventh annual “Cheers to the New Year” is planned from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Dec. 31, in the Hurricane Fleet parking lot at 9975 Nance St. next to the Calabash River.

    The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and gather around a traditional roaring bonfire monitored by the Calabash Fire Department.

  • Leland girl reported missing last month found safe

    Leland police said a teen reported missing last month has been found safe.

    Savannah Johnson was last seen at her home near Pickett Road at 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and thought to be in the Jacksonville area, according to a police department news release issued Dec. 15.

    A Dec. 28 Leland Police Department Facebook post said Johnson had been located and is safe at home.

  • West Brunswick wrestling coach one-of-a-kind in high school athletics

     I feel like I’ve learned quite a bit about wrestling this winter.

    Before I accepted the job as sports editor of the Beacon, I had only seen a handful of wrestling matches in my entire life. I have covered several matches already this season, my first winter as sports editor.

    I picked a good time to cover wrestling here in Brunswick County.

    West Brunswick, as usual, has a strong team, while North Brunswick is also one of the best teams in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

  • New Belville Mayor Pro Tem questions fire fee rates

    By Brian Slattery

    Staff Writer

    Belville Town Commissioner Joe Breault raised concerns about House Bill 445 that authorizes Brunswick County to make changes to fire fees.

    Town Planner John Allen presented a brief update on Brunswick County appointing fire committee board members at Dec. 18’s town board meeting.

  • Officials take seats in Holden Beach

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    HOLDEN BEACH — Three new commissioners, two incumbents and Mayor Alan Holden took their oaths of office at the board’s first meeting since October on Dec. 19 at Holden Beach Town Hall.

    Outgoing council members H. Ashley Royal, who did not seek re-election, and Ken Kyser, who was not re-elected in November, gave their final comments at their seats before stepping down. Both thanked the town for allowing them to serve. Kim Isenhour, who resigned before the Nov. 7 election, was not present.