Today's News

  • Winners announced in Brunswick 365 photo contest

    For the past two years, we at The Brunswick Beacon have asked readers to submit photos depicting their unique views of Brunswick County for our annual photo contest. Aptly named Uniquely Brunswick County, submissions showed the area’s beautiful beaches, local landmarks and wildlife.

    This year, we were looking for something different. We wanted to know how our readers see Brunswick County 365 days a year. This year has been interesting. With a rare snowfall and record rainfall, it seemed the photo opportunities in 2010 were endless.

  • Residents get helping hands at Shallotte Assisted Living

    At 101, Adelina Filocamo and her dog Marco walking on a leash by her side are a familiar sight at Shallotte Assisted Living.

    Connecticut natives Nick and Lillian Szeszkowski celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this past September.

    And Isaac Hardy, 72, is known for the regular walks he goes on around Shallotte, returning to the Mulberry Street facility later in the day.

  • Bridge brings own brand of brouhaha

    Just when you thought it was finally safe to cross the Intracoastal Waterway on a deluxe, no-waiting-required high-rise bridge, a whole new can of worms crawls out.

    First and foremost, since the new $40 million-or-so span officially opened to traffic Nov. 11, was the wreck that occurred within 24 hours at its mainland entry, spurring some townspeople to demand installation of a traffic light there.

  • Sea Trail residents pushing for HOA reform in North Carolina

    For more than a year, Lou De Vita and Frank Wiedman have been traveling back and forth to Raleigh with a single purpose in mind—reform of state laws pertaining to homeowners associations.

    Their objective, De Vita says, is to see changes in laws to provide better protection for individual property owners in North Carolina’s planned communities.

    He said they’ve been attending and actively participating with the state House Select Committee on HOAs.

  • Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach

     Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach


    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a report of a counterfeit bill being passed at a local store.

    On Dec. 9, a man used a $100 bill to pay for items at the Minuteman store at 7300 Beach Drive.

    The bill initially passed a counterfeit pen test. Several minutes later, after the man had left the store, it was indicated the bill was counterfeit, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • Carolina Shores to cast wider net for town administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have agreed to post advertisements with more newspapers in North and South Carolina as they seek to find a qualified replacement for longtime town administrator Linda Herncane, who is retiring effective Feb. 1.

    During the board’s monthly workshop Dec. 6, it was noted only four people have applied for the position thus far, while Calabash had more than 100 applicants for its vacant administrator job last year.

  • BCC officials outline plans for south-end continuing education site

    CAROLINA SHORES—Plans are well under way for transforming a former adult entertainment club into Brunswick Community College’s new south-end continuing education facility.

    Before he officially leaves BCC effective Jan. 1 to take a new job in Kentucky, BCC President Stephen Greiner, along with BCC’s vice president for operations Jerry Thrift, presented drawings and details about the future South Brunswick Islands Center at the Dec. 9 Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.

  • Commissioners schedule public hearing on affordable housing incentives

    Is the cost of living too high in Brunswick County?

    Should commissioners employ incentives to reduce the cost of living, or should government stay out of private development?

    Commissioners want your input on these and other concerns regarding a proposed incentive policy for developers to develop affordable housing and workforce housing units in Brunswick County.

    The public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 20, in Brunswick County Commissioners Chambers in the David R. Sandifer Building at the county complex in Bolivia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed. From Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, K-9 deputies answered 18 calls, wrote seven citations and made eight drug arrests.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit roundup

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week as part of an on-going investigation into prescription pill diversion in Brunswick County.

    Drug agents ask that anyone with information about this case or any prescription fraud case contact Sgt. Israel West at 253-2777.