Today's News

  • Use rich, creamy risotto as a main course or even in soups

     Soups, casseroles and roasted veggies are great wintertime dishes. So why do we tend to just relegate them to a small portion of our plate, especially when they’re so filling? Why not feature them as a main course instead of focusing on the usual proteins and carbos? Protein can be served up in other forms, whether incorporated in the soup or casserole, or just providing a variety of cheeses and toasted seeds or nuts.

  • Re-enactors, speakers, tours, vendors highlight Fort Fisher 150th anniversary

    Authors and historians are among invitees at a two-day 150th anniversary event this weekend at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

    “Nor Shall Your Glory Be Forgot: the 150th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher,” is scheduled for Jan. 17 and 18 at the historic site in Kure Beach.

  • Jaguar's Lair developer, town dispute statements

    The developer of Jaguar’s Lair and the town of Sunset Beach are disputing requirements for completion of infrastructure and release of a bond in the unfinished Ocean Ridge community.

  • Two films made in Sunset Beach set for release

    Sunset Beach is gaining fame in the film-making realm.

    Two productions — a post-war independent movie and a student-produced documentary about the Old Sunset Beach Bridge — have been finished and are poised for release.

    ‘The Odyssey of Destiny’

    For two weeks in September 2013, writer, director and producer Brent Hoover filmed his independent movie, “The Odyssey of Destiny,” in Sunset Beach, on the adjacent state-owned refuge of Bird Island and at the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C.

  • First baby born in Brunswick County in 2015

     Zoey LiAnn Romero, daughter of Jessica Romero of Oak Island, is the first baby born in the New Year at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 18 inches long, she was born at 3:06 a.m. Jan. 3 to her mother. She joins siblings Tatiana, 4, and Isabella, 2. Dr. Li Xu delivered the baby.

  • Pianist Emile Pandolfi teams with singer Dana Russell @ OWA Jan. 22

     IF YOU GO

    What: Emile Pandolfi with Dana Russell

    When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22; doors open at 7 p.m.

    Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College

    How much: $29 adults; $27 seniors and students plus applicable fees

    Go to: www.bccowa.comor call the OWA box office at 755-7416

    He’s renowned for his keyboard skills and in Brunswick County.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Dec. 23-Jan. 8

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

    Dec. 23

    Counterfeit U.S. currency, Walgreens.

    Jan. 7

    Larceny of wallet, obtaining property by false pretense reported on Clubhouse Road.

    Jan. 8

    Teresa Power Mote, 52, of 707 Sunset Oaks Lane, charged with simple assault on an officer

  • Moonshine takes off like greased white lightning

    It wasn’t that long ago Brunswick County at times operated like the wild — and sometimes even wilder — West.

    I can’t count the times I’ve skimmed through yellowing pages of the Beacon dating back to the 1960s and ‘70s and, on my way to looking up something else, have come across stories about moonshine still busts in Brunswick County.

    Yep, sheriff this and sheriff that — who sometimes wound up in trouble themselves later on — and his posse had just busted up another’n.

  • Cold puts Brunswick County in big chill

    Temperatures in the teens literally plunged Brunswick County into the deep freeze last week.

    As temperatures dipped into the teens overnight and into the early hours of Jan. 8, residents began to feel the effects.

    Power outages were reported in Brunswick and New Hanover counties by Duke Progress Energy, attributed to a transformer failure at a substation at Eagle Island off Battleship Road.

    The outages started about 3:30 a.m. last Thursday, Jan. 8, and continued until about 7:15 a.m.

  • Flu death reported in Brunswick County

    An 83-year-old Brunswick County woman has died from complications of the flu.

    Brunswick County Deputy Health Director Fred Michael said the woman died Jan. 7 at a local hospital. She is one of 54 people who have died in North Carolina during the 2014-15 flu season, Michael said.

    The woman had not had a flu shot, Michael said.