Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office searching for pesticide thief

    Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating those involved in a larceny from a farm in Leland on Thursday, July 16.

    At 3:45 a.m., someone went onto Ag-Mart Farms property on Blue Banks Loop Road and stole $25,000 in herbicides and pesticides, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release issued Friday, July 17.

    Detectives think the thieves were driving full-size, white GMC truck with chrome rims with a dual-axle trailer.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Scott Bright at 616-6240.

  • County Attorney Huey Marshall to retire after drug citations

     Longtime Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall announced his retirement, effective Aug. 1, after he was cited on drug charges during a traffic checkpoint Wednesday, July 15, in Supply.

    Deputies were holding a license checking station at Stone Chimney and Turnpike roads at 7:30 p.m. when they smelled a “strong odor of marijuana” from Marshall’s vehicle, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote in an email to the Beacon.

  • County softball teams set to start state tourneys

    Six county teams have begun competition in the Dixie Softball state tournaments in Burgaw.

    Brunswick West and Brunswick North are competing in the Debs tourney. West Brunswick is competing in the Belles tourney. West Brunswick and Leland are competing in the Ponytails tourney.

    The Debs tourney consists of two other teams besides West and North: West Stanly and Cherryville. The winner advances to the Dixie World Series Aug. 1-5 in Monroe, La.

  • Brunswick Boys, Junior Boys lose in state title games

    The Brunswick County Dixie Boys and Junior Boys Baseball teams lost in state championship games Thursday, July 16, at Smithville Park.

    Hope Mills beat Brunswick 9-6 in winning the Junior Boys state title.

    Hope Mills led 3-1 entering the bottom of the sixth and then scored six runs in taking advantage of Brunswick errors.

  • Detectives search for missing pizza trailer

    Detectives are asking for the public’s help locating a trailer reported stolen from a business parking lot July 14 in Sunset Beach.

    A Papa John’s trailer “went missing” from the business parking lot at 7495-5 High Market Street at 6:30 p.m., Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote in a news release issued July 15.

    Flax said license tags and vehicle identification numbers were not available.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ashley DiBella at 880-4871.

  • Detectives seek thieves who stole truck, trailer from Shallotte business


  • Offshore fishing has been hit or miss

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger


    It is said that fishing off Brunswick County’s coast can be world class one day and absolutely miserable the next. This theory held true for most anglers who ventured offshore  last week in search of mahi-mahi, king mackerel and cobia.

  • North Brunswick Chamber to have first Ladies Night Purse Bash fundraiser

    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce will host its first Ladies Night Out Purse Bash on Thursday, July 23.

    The evening will include a dinner and drawing every 10 minutes to give away purses, bags and other gifts.

    “These are not auctioned. From 6 to 9 p.m. brand new purses or gift cards for prizes will be given away every 10 minutes,” Susan Cruse, ex officio chairwoman of the chamber board, said.

    The event, which will be hosted at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, is a new fundraiser for the chamber.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    June 3

    Breaking and entering — non-forced entry and trespassing at an Ocean Boulevard East residence.

    June 10

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle parked on Mullet Street.

    Breaking and entering — non-forced entry and larceny of a handgun worth $560 from an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

  • Belville rejects USG buyout, files suit in response

    BELVILLE — Belville officials filed a lawsuit July 7 against Urban Smart Growth, the developer they signed a 2007 agreement with for a potential downtown development on the Brunswick River.

    Town officials held a special meeting July 8 where they announced the complaint was filed in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Belville and USG developer Lance Robbins signed a resolution in 2007 for a 20-year agreement to work together on a master redevelopment plan of large-scale mixed-use development constructed in multiple phases over two decades.