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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 19, 20, 21, 24 and 25 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Nov. 19

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Michele Margaret Bellamy, failure to reduce speed, voluntarily dismissed.

    Michelle Lee Benton, license not in possession, voluntarily dismissed.

    Laura Ashley Beyer, window tinting violation, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Are you a saint?

    To the editor: As we just experienced “All Saints Day,” I ask you: are you a saint? I am.

    Before anyone who knows me heads to the phone to call me a heretic or a hypocrite, let me explain. It is not because of any good works I have done.

    It is because of God’s authority in His Word that tells us what a saint is.

    We in this world call a person a saint if they display devout and sacrificial service for a church or a cause. God describes a saint as one who has received Christ as Lord and Savior.

  • Talents may be wasted here

    To the editor:

    Re: John Heidtke’s column in Nov. 27 issue of the Beacon.

    As a retired law enforcement officer (FBI 1969-1994) and resident of Brunswick County, I enjoyed your column, “Decent People versus Criminals and Thugs: Who Will Prevail?”

    With all due respect to your interest and research into the subject as it concerns Brunswick County (with which I totally agree), I believe your energies might be best directed elsewhere.

  • Union Elementary collects a ton for BFA

    More than a ton of food donated to local families this holiday season has come from the students at Union Elementary School.

    In its annual food drive, Union collected more than 3,000 pounds of food that was donated to Brunswick Family Assistance the week of Thanksgiving. The school has had an annual food drive for nearly 15 years, and has long partnered with Lowes Foods and their Friends Feeding Friends program.

  • Shallotte Middle collects cans for local food pantries

    By Kathryn Jacewicz

    Staff writer

    Students at Shallotte Middle School topped the record they set last year while collecting cans and non-perishable food items for the Seaside United Methodist Church food pantry and Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA).

    Students collected more than 5,500 cans and $760 in cash and donations. A $500 donation was made to BFA, and a $260 donation was made to a Shallotte Middle School student whose house burned down and lost his mother during the blaze.

  • Changing with the times is not welcome in beloved childhood board games

    I love a good board game.

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved games. Before I started school, I’d play board games with my Nanny nearly every day. I’d play all day if she were up for it.

    The farthest back I can remember is playing a version of Memory. Scrabble was always a favorite of ours, as well as a game called, “It’s Only Money,” which makes me think that’s where my shopping addiction began, but that’s another column.

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  • Daddy Bake-Off raises more than $1,000 for school fund

    Gingerbread houses, cupcakes and frosted cookies don’t usually sell for $50 at an ordinary bake sale, but at The Academy of Coastal Carolina’s annual Daddy Bake-Off, they do.

    The Academy of Coastal Carolina had its annual Daddy Bake-Off last week. Hosted by the Parent Teacher Club (PTC), about 20 fathers participated and helped their children create a cake or decorated baked good to be auctioned off at the holiday feast.

  • Owner and her funny hats greet breakfast, lunch diners at Calabash eatery

     CALABASH—Brenda Dixon wears many hats.

    The owner of Granny Allyn’s Country Kitchen has so many hats, in fact, she wears a different one every day to the delight of her breakfast and lunch customers at the Thomasboro Road eatery.

    “That’s my winter hat,” Dixon quipped last Friday, emerging from the kitchen last Friday morning with a bright fuchsia plush-fur hat on top of her head.

  • Saying goodbye to a distinguished Brunswick native

    Brunswick County lost one of its most distinguished native sons Oct. 28.

    Joseph A. Gore, a Supply native, was born in 1930 to G. M. Gore and Amelia Bryant Gore. He graduated from the public schools of Brunswick County in 1948, earned a bachelor’s degree from Livingston College and served as a medic with the United States Army 82nd Airborne Division from 1953-55.