Today's News

  • Senate changes may enable former students to get diplomas

    The General Assembly passed Senate Bill 202/S.L. 2009-451, ending graduation requirements for the North Carolina Competency and Computer Skills Tests on July 1.

    Former students who were enrolled in a graduating class from 1981 through 2009 and met all state and local board requirements for a diploma except for passing the competency test(s) and/or computer skills test(s) may petition Brunswick County Schools for a diploma.

    If you think you may be eligible for a diploma based on this new legislation:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door, damaging the door and a window.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Lanvale Oaks Drive in Leland; suspect forced open victim’s back door and stole DVDs, a camera, camera charger, money and a credit card.

  • Leland man arrested for weekend break-ins

    LELAND—A Leland man was arrested Saturday, charged with breaking into three homes in the Lanvale Oaks community in Leland.

    Clarence Cornelius Jacobs Jr., 24, of 1577 Bluff Drive NE, Lot 40, Leland, was charged with two counts of breaking and entering, second-degree burglary, larceny and three counts of property damage, according to arrest reports.

    Jacobs was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed on a $20,000 secured bond.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

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

    From Nov. 9-15, K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Carolina Shores, Pinecrest, Brunswick Community College, Lakes of Lockwood, Shell Point and Longwood.

    K-9 deputies conducted checkpoints at Gray Bridge Rod, Beach Drive and Mount Misery Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Pro Profiles: Mac Hood, a multitasking, quintessential golf professional

    Mac Hood, director of golf and general manager of Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club, laughingly calls himself “the accidental pro.”

    You see, Mac did not begin as a golf professional but worked in Wall Street for 10 years, rising to director of operations at Lebenthal & Co., where he supervised a staff of 23.

  • Golf action

    The Brick Landing Men’s Club weekly tournament was Nov. 10. The format was flighted individual stroke play. Flight one: Gene Bonstein, net 69; Dave Biesack, net 71; Al Zyga, net 73. Flight two: Larry Agrimonti, net 64; Bill Shanley, net 69.

  • BSRI provides important senior citizen resources

    Brunswick County has a growing population of retired senior citizens.

    Although they’re not working anymore, you can be sure they have no plans to take it easy. From volunteering at schools and with church and civic organizations, to taking part in senior athletic leagues and games, Brunswick’s senior population is active and making important, positive impacts on this community.

  • Boot victim thankful for anonymous donor

    With Thanksgiving just a week away, Darlene Dover is already thankful.

    One month after the 73-year-old was slapped with a wheel boot on her car and $50 removal fee for mis-parking at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier, an anonymous donor has come to her rescue.

    On Oct. 27, an Ocean Isle Beach man who does not wish to be identified came to the Beacon office and left an envelope to be forwarded to Dover.

  • Mona Dye, Peter Allen win Tournament of Champions

    Mona Dye, of Brierwood, and Peter Allen, of St. James Plantation, were repeat winners in The Brunswick Beacon’s Tournament of Champions, played Saturday and Sunday at the Members Course at St. James.


    Allen shot a round of 69 on the first day of competition. The seven birdies he carded in that round put him far enough ahead of the field to allow him an eight-stroke victory. He finished with a two-day score of 143 to seal his victory for the second year in a row.