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Today's News

  • South Brunswick swimmers win seven events in tri-meet with West, Hoggard

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick swimmers won seven events in a tri-meet with West Brunswick and Hoggard on Nov. 30 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Senior Tyler Bowersox won the 200 freestyle in 1:49.37. No one else swam faster than 2 minutes. He won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.65.

    Senior Chris Anselmo won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.28 and the 500 freestyle in 5:43.31.

    South’s boys won the 200-yard medley in 1:46.49, beating Hoggard by 0.08 seconds. The winning team was senior Ryan Dalton, sophomore Owen Bell, Bowersox and Anselmo.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 16

    Check fraud to make $232.42 in purchases at Wal-Mart.

    Nov. 17

  • Holden Beach makes TripAdvisor list

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is on TripAdvisor’s recently compiled list of “25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016.”

    Ashlee Centrella, digital public relations specialist for vacation rentals through TripAdvisor, said the site this year took a look at the top destinations that saw an increased interest in vacation rentals.

    Holden Beach, she said, saw a 47 percent increase in travel interest from 2015 to 2016, putting it at No. 14 on the list.

  • Election protest withdrawn at hearing

    BOLIVIA — An election protest claiming a Southport man voted in November’s general election both in Brunswick County and another state was withdrawn at a Nov. 22 hearing.

    Brunswick County Republican Party Chairman Joe Agovino of Southport filed the protest Nov. 17, which delayed completion of the Brunswick County Board of Elections’ canvass of the Nov. 8 general election results.

  • Leland man killed after head-on collision

    A Leland man died Nov. 22 after his vehicle hit another head-on on Mount Misery Road in Leland.

    Elijah James Barron, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene, North Carolina State Highway Patrol First Sgt. Troy Pope said.

    Barron was driving north on Mount Misery Road when he crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by Miranda Holmes at 5:45 p.m., Pope said.

    Holmes, whose age and town of residence were not available, had been wearing a seat belt.

    Barron, who Pope said was at fault in the crash, had not been wearing a seat belt.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 18-23 2016

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

    Nov. 18

    Larceny of bicycle reported on Seaside Road.

    Nov. 20

    Larceny of $152 in cash reported on Magnolia Drive.

    Nov. 21

    Larceny of kayak reported on 40th Street.

    Nov. 23

    Larceny of motor vehicle reported on Shoreline Drive West. Vehicle was recovered in Horry County, S.C.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over six days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 9

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • You decide: Will Trump economic policies work?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    The voting is over, and we now know Donald J. Trump will take office next year as the 45th President of the United States in January.

    A big part of the presidential political campaigns centered on the economy, with candidates talking about boosting economic growth, creating jobs and improving pay.

    With Mr. Trump the winner, all eyes will be on the policies he will promote to achieve these goals.

  • Plenty to cherish before, during and after Thanksgiving

    First off this week, I need to give a belated thank you to everyone who helped make the Beacon’s sixth annual Holiday Happenings show at Shallotte Middle School on Nov. 12 a smashing success.

  • Service provides important reminder during holidays

    The roster of people who die as a result of violence inflicted upon them grows longer each year. This year in Brunswick County, the number increased with a fatal stabbing, an alleged patricide and an apparent murder-suicide. A handful of other cases also bear a connection — by victim or perpetrator — to our community.

    For 21 years, residents of Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties have gathered for a candlelight memorial service organized by the 13th and Fifth District Attorneys’ Offices to honor homicide victims.