Today's News

  • Brunswick Beacon wins spelling competition

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick Beacon team correctly spelled “aficionado” and “doppelganger” to win the Brunswick Literacy Council’s Adult Spelling Bee last Thursday night.

    The two-person team consisting of Beacon reporters Kathryn Jacewicz and Laura Lewis won a traveling trophy and plaque at the annual spelling bee Sept. 25 at Brunswick Community College.

  • Woman upset about feral cat removal

    GRISSETTOWN—For nearly 30 years, Helen Lund had been feeding a colony of feral cats behind a building on U.S. 17.

    Using her own money, Lund would trap the cats and pay a veterinarian to have them spayed or neutered and treated for rabies before releasing them back into the wild.

    She bought medicine to treat the wild felines for assorted illnesses and eye problems.

    She erected houses for them on the feral colony site on a vacant lot behind a Dumpster.

    Sometimes, she’d take a cat or kitten home where she would tame it into a pet of her own.

  • Break-in suspect sought

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect they believe broke into several Hickmans Crossroads area homes last week.

    Lt. Sam Davis said the suspect is a tall, slender-to-medium build, white male. He is described as being in his late-20s or early-30s.

    The suspect has a tattoo of a sword or dagger on his inner left arm. He is driving a burgundy Mazda.

    Davis reminds residents to lock their doors, activate alarm systems and be aware of their property and their neighbors’ property.


    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering on Middleton Drive in Calabash; suspect entered victim’s locked residence and turned over items.

    •Breaking and entering, property damage and larceny of medication on Bonaparte Drive in Calabash; suspect entered victim’s residence through a back door, damaging windows.

  • Supply man sentenced for child pornography charge

    A Supply man was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for a child pornography charge.

    U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced 60-year-old Daniel Lenix Carlisle to 121 months in prison.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a federal grand jury returned an indictment on May 15. On July 28, Carlisle pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography.

  • K-9 enforcement roundup

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Joan Carol Stanley, 49, of Hen Cove Road, Shallotte, with being drunk and disruptive Tuesday, Sept. 30. An officer responded to a call about a person in the street. When the officer arrived, Stanley was sitting on the side of the road.

    After being treated by EMS, she cursed at the officer and would not comply with the directions. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.


    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on Foxridge Way; victim reported her debit/credit card was stolen from her unlocked car.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon and robbery on Mapletree Drive; suspect stabbed victim in lower abdomen and attempted to rob him.


    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Melinda Kay Edge, 25, of 395 South Crow Creek Drive, Calabash; charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Michael Paul Perrone, 33, 7102 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach; charged with possession of ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Communities in Schools announces 2007-2008 numbers

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) has released its annual data and information report for 2007-2008.

    The organization aims to address dropout prevention and offers educational resources for students and families throughout the county.

    CIS operates and facilitates five main programs: Adopt A School and Volunteer Program, After School Program, Teen Court and Peer Court, Family Resource Centers (Family Literacy and Parenting Education), and Academic Scholarships.

    Adopt a School and Volunteer Program