Today's News

  • Sunset at Sunset launches with dedication of new bridge Friday

    SUNSET BEACH—Townspeople and dignitaries alike will gather at the base of the mainland entrance ramp at 4 p.m. Friday for a dedication ceremony of the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge.

    Though the new $32 million bridge isn’t quite ready to open to traffic yet, the dedication will continue as organizers have been planning for months, said Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Karen Joseph, who serves as board liaison with the Sunset at Sunset committee.

  • Supply pair arrested for shoplifting in Whiteville

      Supply pair arrested for shoplifting in Whiteville


    Christy Bowling Rayner, 35, and Jeremy Richard Ward, 33, both of 269 South Penny St., Supply, were arrested by Whiteville police on Sept. 24 on shoplifting charges.

    They were charged with shoplifting eight computer games valued $166.71. 

  • Brunswick's first Women Build house-raising set to launch Saturday

    Dana Gause is ready to go home. But first, she’s going to help build it.

    Standing on the site of her future three-bedroom house, if all goes according to plan and the weather cooperates, she and her 14-year-old son, Wesley, will be doing just that in a little over a week, thanks to a little woman power.

    This weekend, women only will converge at Gause’s new homesite at 2660 Evans Circle off Holden Beach Road to start hammering nails, erecting walls and doing whatever is needed to raise a roof on another Habitat for Humanity house.

  • Calabash sets Tuesday meeting for leader search

    CALABASH—Town commissioners are scheduled to meet at a special work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, to discuss plans for finding a new town administrator.

    The board voted to have the meeting during a previous specially called meeting Sept. 17, when the sudden resignation of former town administrator Marzy Marziano was accepted. In an interview with the Beacon last week, Marziano said he resigned after 10 months on the job because he felt insulted by select commissioners.

  • County declares a state of emergency

    Due to heavy rains and flooding throughout the day, Brunswick County declared a state of emergency at 5:30 p.m. Monday. 

  • Updated road closings

    The following information about road closings is taken directly from the Brunswick County Emergency Services EOC website.

    Check back frequently for up-to-the-minute updates as we get them.


    17 N&S is now open between Goodman and Lanvale

    ***ROAD CLOSED***

    1200 Block of OBW and west has been shut down due to flooding in Holden Beach 

  • Ten inches and counting: More rainfall expected Wednesday and Thursday

    Hazardous weather in Southeastern North Carolina is expected to continue Wednesday and Thursday.

    Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said a storm system expected to impact the area Wednesday was unrelated to Tropical Depression 16, expected to reach North Carolina on Thursday.

    “For tomorrow, they were saying in the seven-to-eight inch range, but it may be higher than that,” Marzano said Tuesday night of Wednesday’s estimated rainfall.

  • Win at No. 3 doubles in Whiteville dual keeps South Brunswick unbeaten

     The victory by South Brunswick’s No. 3 doubles team of Lily Michalkis and Morgan Gilbert clinched the tennis dual over Whiteville on Sept. 23 and kept the Cougars unbeaten.

    South won four singles matches. At No. 1, Summer Phillips beat Ginni Lane 6-2, 6-3. At No. 2, Leighann Scheetz beat Sarah Royal 6-4, 6-4. At No. 4, Kelly Sim beat Emily Maultsby 6-2, 6-0. At No. 6, Lilly Michalkis rallied to beat Maleah Murray 3-6, 6-3, 10-6.

  • South stays perfect by beating Trojans

      BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School football team improved to 6-0 by beating West Brunswick 42-14 Friday night.

    The game also was the conference opener for each team. West is 2-4 overall.

    South quarterback NeJuann Watts threw two touchdown passes. Cam Scott caught one (76 yards) and Dishon Lee the other (19 yards). Marcus Hankins scored on runs of 23 and 3 yards and gained 110 yards. He also threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Scott. Levi Prince scored on a 10-yard run and gained 59 yards.

  • BCC volleyball clinics Oct. 2, Oct. 23.

     The BCC volleyball program will be hosting a volleyball clinic for those in the second through eighth grades. The clinic will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    Participants should be prepared to run, jump, shuffle and perform skills with a volleyball. Youth should wear gym clothes, socks and tennis shoes to the clinics.