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Today's News

  • Responses now being taken at www.brunswickbeacon.com

    Each week the Beacon’s editorial pages are full of thoughtful, engaging letters from readers who care about what’s going on in Brunswick County. We enjoy these letters and hope the trend will continue. We’re always looking for your opinions on the issues we cover and feedback on the job we’re doing—both good and bad.

    While we’re not looking to change the way we handle letters to the editor, we’re now offering readers a new way to respond to stories that appear in the Beacon.

  • Even adults need to be reminded to watch their Ps and Qs

    Everyone knows “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”

    And even though most of us learn this at a young age, it’s always a nice reminder this applies to everyone — not just children.

    In this issue of the Beacon, you’ll read how one set of parents met with several teachers and administrators of Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School regarding a disciplinary issue with their son.

  • Learn everything you can about candidates

    A few months ago it seemed as if North Carolina’s primaries were ages away, but now the big day appears to be closing in on us quickly.

    We still have two months before the May 6 primaries, but with such a loaded primary ticket, it’s more important than ever to soak in all of what the candidates have to say.

    But you won’t learn about any of the candidates that will shape the future of Brunswick County on CNN, Fox News or Saturday Night Live.

  • Is this really what is in our best interests?

    Earlier this week George Bush said “thank you” to all the telecommunications companies that have been conducting warrantless wiretapping since Sept. 11, 2001.

    He used the usual scare tactics to frighten the American people and the members of the House, saying “The enemy is calling into America, we really need to know what they’re saying, and we need to know what they’re thinking, and we need to know who they’re talking to.”

  • California here we bum

    California is a nice place to visit, but my son and I have elected not to live there because we can’t afford it.

    It isn’t just the fancy Beverly and Hollywood Hills mansions, fast-moving cars and highfalutin hotels we passed or that passed us by during our whirlwind trip last week.

    We already knew going in this is the world of ultra-riche movie stars and moviemakers, who had to don uncomfortable evening sequins and penguin suits and attend the boring Academy Awards.

  • Good luck, Doug

    Change is often difficult. It’s especially hard when you have to tell someone you care about goodbye. It’s even harder when that person is someone you have grown to respect and admire.

    Such is the case this week as the staff at The Brunswick Beacon prepares to say farewell to a community icon—sports editor Doug Rutter.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 20, 21, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Feb. 20

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Edward Keith Adkins, improper equipment, costs; expired/no inspection sticker, voluntarily dismissed.

    Gabino Aguilar, driving while license revoked, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

    Cynthia Alderman-Mudra, improper equipment, costs.

    Alexandria Alfonso, improper equipment, costs.

  • Williams-Williams

    Ashleigh Corrin Williams and Frederick Devon Williams of Longwood were united in marriage Feb. 25 at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Martha Currie officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Sharon W. Best (Jessie) of Longwood and Richard L. Stallings of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Geneva F. Williams (Ronald) and Johnnie M. Brown of Supply.

  • Southeastern Christian Academy awards

    Southeastern Christian Academy has announced its first semester awards. They are as follows:

    Preschool Academic Award: Alexis Tartt and Nevaeh Stevens

    Kindergarten Academic Award: Megan Vogler, Gray Petercon, Jayna Biggs, Jenna Caison

    First-grade A/B Honor Roll: Alex Smith, Paige Hall, Krystal Turner, Trinity Dunlap, Brandon White, Abigail Blair

    Second-grade A Honor Roll: Taylor Hill, Mia Babson , Jacob Riley, Franchesca Knox

    Second-grade A/B Honor Roll: Aubrey Mokma and Caroline Rourk

    Third-grade A Honor Roll: Justin Martin

  • Lent, like life, is a journey into the unknown

    “This is a journey, and each one travels differently.” Thus spoke the ophthalmologist to his impatient patient, a man chomping at the bit to return to “normalcy.”

    The doctor quietly but firmly repeated his message, adding that everyone heals differently. Each lens implant adheres uniquely, conforming to the individual shape of the eye. His lesson was clear. The voyage toward improved vision may be walked together, but each voyager experiences it personally and, in a sense, alone.