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Today's News

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Brooke Smith adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Oct. 22:

  • Uniquely Brunswick County - 2009 Photo Contest

    Uniquely Brunswick County

    Think Outside the Beach Photo Contest

    The Brunswick Beacon wants to know what you think makes Brunswick County unique. Pick up a camera and show us in this year's photo contest.

    The contest is divided into three divisions:

    Kids Division (Ages 12 and younger), Teen Division (Ages 13-18) and Adults (Ages 19 and older)

    There is an entry fee of $5 per photo in the adult division. Kids and teens divisions are free. Participants may enter as many photos as they wish.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Leslie Dwayne Aycock, improper equipment, costs.

    Matthew Lee Baber, misdemeanor breaking or entering, voluntarily dismissed, state motion to continue denied.

    Melinda Britt Benton, speeding 68 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Nov. 2:

    Donald Wesley Adkins, 64, of 435 Orchard Lane, Bolivia; eight counts felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, eight counts felony sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, eight counts felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance.

  • West Brunswick enters playoffs with victory over South Columbus; Cougars hold off Whiteville

    TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick football team beat South Columbus 28-6 in the final game of the regular season Friday night.

    Freshman Markel Jones scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass and on a 45-yard run in the first half. Maverick Pate scored on a 6-yard run as West took a 21-0 halftime lead. West’s only score in the second half came on a 4-yard bootleg run by quarterback Quan Bates.

    West’s defense intercepted three passes (Nick Napolitano, Bradley Bell, Tyquan Ash) and forced three fumbles (Napolitano and Chris Lipiro had two of the recoveries).

  • Uniquely Brunswick County - 2009 Photo Contest

    Uniquely Brunswick County

    Think Outside the Beach Photo Contest

    The Brunswick Beacon wants to know what you think makes Brunswick County unique. Pick up a camera and show us in this year's photo contest.

    The contest is divided into three divisions:

    Kids Division (Ages 12 and younger), Teen Division (Ages 13-18) and Adults (Ages 19 and older)

    There is an entry fee of $5 per photo in the adult division. Kids and teens divisions are free. Participants may enter as many photos as they wish.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: 'Whatever it Takes'

    When Brunswick County Schools’ Superintendent Katie McGee visited the district a decade ago, one of the people she clearly remembers is Bob Grimes. He made a lasting impression.

  • A House divided: Healthcare reform bill narrowly passes in House

    A $1 trillion-plus price tag and new taxes were among reasons U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., said he would not vote for the healthcare reform bill, which went to a vote Saturday night on the House floor.

    With a five-vote swing, the Affordable Healthcare for America Act passed late Saturday night in the House, 120 votes to 115 votes, with McIntyre among those casting a nay vote.

  • Commissioners prioritize projects for recovery zone bonds

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners on Monday approved five infrastructure projects to benefit from recovery zone bonds.

    With $2.8 million in economic development bonds available for projects within a county-designated recovery zone, commissioners chose to move forward with one sewer line expansion project, three water line expansion projects and the Leland library expansion project.

    Commissioners have until Dec. 15 to declare the recovery zone, but they were cautioned to keep the recovery zone broad to include all projects.

  • Is it any wonder we're scared to death?

    There’s been a lot of clucking and moaning the past few years about the phenomenon of over-protective parents who hover over their kids like helicopters, shielding them from the “real world” and not letting them learn to navigate life’s difficulties on their own.

    We want our children to stand up for themselves, but we don’t want them to get seriously hurt when we could have done something to prevent it.