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  • Peace Mom and Patriot to speak at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan will make a stop in Brunswick County next week as part of The Peace Mom and the Patriot, a five-stop North Carolina tour to discuss the peace movement and war issues.

    Sheehan and retired Lt. Col. Bob Bowman are scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Sponsored by The N.C. Peace Action and the N.C. Triangle Veterans for Peace, Sheehan and Bowman will speak together for the first time.

  • First Waterford ChowderFest is Saturday

    The area’s first ChowderFest will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Waterford of the Carolinas in Leland.

    Competitors range from local and regional restaurants to individual entries from yet-to-be-discovered chefs at home.

    The winner will be awarded a $500 grand prize. The event will also include live music, a beer garden, additional food and a children’s area.

    There is a $5 admission fee. Kids 12 and younger get in free.

    Chowder competition judging begins at noon and winner to be announced at 4 p.m.

  • Charges filed against nursing home patient's wife

    Beverly Galloway, whose husband James has been in Brunswick Cove Nursing Center for the past two years, recently received a summons ordering her to appear in court to face a charge of communicating threats in the nursing home.

    The summons states on Sept. 4, Galloway was in the nursing home and said she would “come back and shoot every human in here.”

    Administrator Robert Watson was listed as the person filing the summons.

  • TWO VIDEOS INCLUDED: Seven candidates vie over issues in Sunset Beach

    Video courtesy ATMC TV. Find out more about ATMC TV by visiting ATMC TV online.

    SUNSET BEACH—Island traffic and parking, sewer, recycling, a future park and fire station and tourism were among topics debated at a Meet the Candidates election forum Thursday, Oct. 15.

  • Sheriff's office searching for missing person

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department is searching for a missing person.

    Authorities are looking for Amanda Baxley, a white female who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown hair. She may be in the company of Brandon Brown who is a wanted subject for domestic violence.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office at (910) 253-2777.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Government, mayor debated at Carolina Shores candidates' forum

    Video courtesy ATMC TV. Find out more about ATMC TV by visiting ATMC TV online.


    CAROLINA SHORES—Town government and its mayor were hot topics among three commission candidates at a forum Monday night.

    Incumbent Gere Dale, along with challengers Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough, faced off at the first in a series of Meet the Candidates municipal election forums hosted by The Brunswick Beacon, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Properties and ATMC TV.

  • Hewett released from prison, enters community corrections program

    First reported at 2:16 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

    Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has been released from Butner Federal Correction Complex.

    Felicia Ponce, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson, said Hewett was transferred to the bureau’s community corrections on Thursday, Oct. 15.

    A community corrections setting, commonly referred to as a halfway house, serves to re-integrate inmates back into society before the entire prison sentence is completed.

  • Commissioner warned about misrepresenting Carolina Shores board

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioner Gere Dale last week tried to set up a meeting with officials in Greenville County, S.C., to discuss “personnel issues” regarding Mayor Stephen Selby.

    Dale, speaking at an election forum at The Farm at Brunswick on Wednesday night, Oct. 14, told residents of the community things would “become clearer” after he met with elected officials in Greenville County, where Selby previously served as a councilman.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: More than 250 turn out for Sunset Beach candidates’ forum

    It was a full house Thursday night at Sea Trail, where about 270 people turned out for the Meet the Candidates Forum.

    The Brunswick Beacon teamed with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Properties and ATMC TV to host the candidate forums prior to the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections.

    The forums provide communities an opportunity to meet candidates and learn more about them, chamber president Cathy Altman said, as well as an opportunity for candidates to learn more about what’s on voters’ minds and stay attuned to the community.

  • Sheriff's detectives searching for stabbing suspect

    Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a Wilmington man they say stabbed a man in Southport multiple times before fleeing the scene Saturday night.

    Benny Edward Ogundeji, 28, of 122 South 9th St., Wilmington, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to arrest reports.