Today's News

  • New finance officer starts job in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — The town has a new finance director and budget officer.

    Bonnie Schwerd, who previously served as finance director with the town of Oak Island and has a master’s degree in accounting, started her first day of work Monday, Nov. 3, and introduced herself at that night’s Sunset Beach Town Council meeting.

    Schwerd said she also previously worked in Horry County, S.C., and lives in Myrtle Beach. By December, she said she plans to present a draft of the town financial report.

  • Sabbath Home Baptist celebrates centennial with Sunday homecoming

    SUPPLY — They recall circuit preachers and initial church gatherings inside an old house.

    In fact, when Sabbath Home Baptist Church got its start a century ago, it wasn’t even Baptist.

    The fledgling church began as an offshoot of Sharon Methodist Church. Now, a century later, members of the historic Baptist church are celebrating its 100th anniversary at a special 10 a.m. homecoming service this coming Sunday, Nov. 9, and the public is invited.

  • Annual Veterans Day ceremonies honor men and women of U.S. military

    At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, United States veterans are traditionally honored.

    Veterans Day ceremonies are scheduled once again this year in and around Brunswick County.



    Veterans Day ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Calabash VFW Post 7288 at 900 Carter Drive.

    Another Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled at the same time and day at American Legion Post 503 at 10277 Beach Drive in Calabash.

  • Beacon's fourth Holiday Happenings show set for Nov. 8 @ SMS

    The Brunswick Beacon’s fourth annual Holiday Happenings Christmas Show will unfold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Shallotte Middle School.

    Admission and parking at the school are free.

    Highlights this year include more than 70 unique vendor and artist/artisan booths.

    “The best Santa in the world” will also be back, arriving at 10:30 a.m. aboard a Shallotte fire engine. He will also be available for visits and free photographs with children.

  • Creedence Clearwater revives old CCR hits Nov. 6 @ BCC

    Renowned musician Randy Linder and his band are bringing their Premier Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival to Brunswick Community College on Thursday night, Nov. 6.

    The 7:30 p.m. performance in Odell Williamson Auditorium will showcase all the hit songs of the popular 1960s-70s band also known as CCR.

  • Sunset Beach police report Oct. 27-Nov. 2 2014

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


    Oct. 27

    Larceny on North Shore Drive East.


    Oct. 28

    Larceny, aggravated assault, reported at Walgreens.


    Oct. 29

    Tyler Dwight Gales, 19, of 7257 Lula St., Ocean Isle Beach, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


    Nov. 2

  • Autumn hay rides roll out at Indigo Farms

    CALABASH — At dusk on a crisp fall evening, Sam Bellamy ushered another group of youth and adults into the back of a rickety, tractor-pulled hay wagon.

    Autumn means many things at Bellamy’s historic, family-owned Indigo Farms, including old-fashioned hayrides that are a popular attraction at the farm straddling the Carolinas line.

  • Carolina Shores to review communications committee

    CAROLINA SHORES — Mayor Walter Goodenough is proposing the town do away with its communications advisory committee.

    The proposal will be considered by town commissioners at their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at town hall.

    Goodenough, speaking at the town board’s monthly workshop Monday morning, pointed out the committee has already been put on hold or hiatus.

    Goodenough said every month town administrator Jon Mendenhall posts information on the town website about progress the town is making.

  • Deputy summoned for 'demands' in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Mayor Walter Goodenough said he summoned a sheriff’s deputy last Friday after a citizen made demands at town hall.

    Goodenough said he called the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office from his home the afternoon of Oct. 31 after he was told former town commissioner Gere Dale was at town hall demanding information.

  • Calabash Fire Department report for October 2014

    During the month of October, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 193 calls: six structure fires, four woods/brush fires, nine fire alarmeven motor vehicle accidents, two investigations, 28 public assistance calls, an “other” and 136 EMS first response calls.