Today's News

  • GenX forum set for July 19

    A public forum to answer questions about the chemical GenX found in the Cape Fear River, which supplies Brunswick County with its drinking water, is scheduled for July 19 in Supply.

    The GenX forum will be at 7 p.m. in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • Carolina Shores receives $17,500 grant

    Carolina Shores is among seven coastal communities that will receive a portion of $100,000 in grants to help them prepare for hurricanes, storms and growth.

    The town will receive $17,500 to produce a flood mitigation manual to aid property owners in reducing flooding, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a news release issued Monday.

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management uses a portion of its federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support local land-use planning and management projects in North Carolina’s 20 coastal counties.

  • Body of missing Kentucky swimmer found in Holden Beach

    The body of a swimmer who went missing off the coast of Holden Beach Sunday afternoon was found Sunday evening.

    Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne identified the victim as Richard Mullins of Jenkins, Ky. His Facebook page shows he was a father.

  • Sheriff's Office: missing teen found safe

    A teen reported missing after noon on Saturday by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives has been found safe.

    Isaac Lee Messer, 14, was last seen at his home on Holden Beach Road in Supply around 9:45 a.m. Saturday July 8. Detectives on Saturday said they believed he left his house on foot and may have changed clothes, although a description of the new clothing is not available.

  • Man dies in single-vehicle crash in Leland

    A 50-year-old Leland man died in a single-vehicle crash Friday, July 7, in Leland after he was ejected from his truck on Town Creek Road near Skeeter Hawk Road.

    No one else was inside the vehicle.

    Mitchell Fowler, 50, of Skeeter Hawk Road was driving his Ford Ranger pickup truck westbound on Town Creek Road at 8:05 a.m. when he ran off the road, overcorrected, went back on the road into the oncoming traffic lane and flipped his vehicle into a ditch filled with water, North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper M.R. Strangman said.

  • Six teens arrested in break-in/larceny cases

    Six teens have been arrested in a string of break-ins and thefts in the Bolivia area.

    Deputies responded to reports of about 15 separate break-ins on Green Lewis, Oleander, McKay and Law the morning of July 5, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Most of the break-ins involved vehicles, but two garages or sheds were also targeted.

  • Ocean Isle Beach police asking for assistance in IDing two in June 30 break-in

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two white men they say broke into Causeway Gourmet and stole unspecified items in the early morning hours of June 30.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rich Heycock at 274-1746.

  • Meadowlands Golf Club celebrating its 20th anniversary

     Meadowlands Golf Club is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The 18-hole course is located in Brunswick County and is located near the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The club has celebrated the event each month this year with an outing for members. The club is inviting golfers and non-golfers to celebrate with them on September 20th as they offer lunch and nine-hole rounds paired with hole-in-one prizes and much more. Entry is $50 per person with a portion of proceeds benefiting Canine Angels.  Sponsorships are being sought for holes and prizes.

  • Brunswick County fishing photos from the Fourth of July

     Beacon readers submitted the following fishing photos for the July 6 edition. Summer fishing has arrived!

  • 17th Annual Ed Riedel Golf Tournament champions crowned

     Gary Cohen, Jack Haught, Dale Easer, Joe Southard, Paul Groves and Bob Lange were the winners of the 17th Annual Ed Riedel Golf Tournament. Groves was the competition’s overall winner.