Today's News

  • VIDEO: Lincoln Simpson wrestling
  • Trojans beat Cougars 57-18 in wrestling
  • Brunswick Town presents An 18th Century Christmas

    Experience the way American colonists celebrated the holidays as historic Brunswick Town in Winnabow celebrates An 18th Century Christmas from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

    Costumed interpreters will offer guided on-the-hour tours of St. Philips Anglican Church and historic Brunswick Town at the annual yuletide event.

    Visitors can also enjoy colonial refreshments in the Brunswick Town Visitor Center, participate in traditional games, and try their hand at making Moravian paper stars and other 18th-century crafts.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 29-Dec. 5 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Nov. 29

    Domestic incident between mother and daughter off Seaside Road. Both parties were advised of their rights.

    Nail guns taken from a job site in Sea Trail. They were recovered Dec. 1 from a pawn shop in South Carolina.

    Dec. 1

    Breaking and entering reported off Sunset Lakes Boulevard. A safe containing several items was taken.

    Dec. 5

    Financial card fraud out of Charlotte.

  • Calabash Fire Department November 2016

    During the month of November, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 193 calls: six structure fires, five woods/brush fires, seven fire alarms, eight motor vehicle accidents, a rescue, an investigation, 24 public assistance calls, two mutual aid calls, an other and 138 EMS first-response calls.

  • On Campus with BCC: Achieve a healthier lifestyle

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    North Carolina is home to 58 community colleges — all institutions focused on meeting the unique demands of their service areas. However, in my more than 32 years serving the North Carolina Community College System, I have encountered no institution that addresses so thoroughly the health and fitness needs posed by a large, rural county as well as Brunswick Community College. Simply, no community college in North Carolina boasts a campus facility such as the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • No shortage of Christmas spirit in Brunswick County

    There are truly more holiday events in Brunswick County than we can cover in a single season. If there are so many we physically can’t get to them all, we’re certain the same is true for Beacon readers. But rest assured we try to cover as many as we can so as many readers as possible can take in the sights, too.

  • Time to prepare for winter

    Based on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s seasonal forecast, Brunswick County is likely to have a drier and warmer winter than normal — the opposite of what we experienced last year.

  • District court docket for Nov. 21-29, 2016

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 21, 28 and 29 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Nov. 21

    Judge Jason C. Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • What your cat’s whiskers are trying to tell you

     If eyes are windows into the soul, then a cat’s whiskers are a telescope into their mind. If you learn to translate the subtle twitches and tucks of cat whiskers, you’ll be one step closer to understanding the feline world. A cat’s whiskers are important indicators of mood, danger detectors and built-in navigational system. What are your cat’s whiskers trying to tell you?