Today's News

  • Got the flu? Watch out for you

    You’d think we have evolved.

    You’d think we’re too educated, wise and high-tech to fall for schemes akin to all those miracle tonics, potions, salves and elixirs of yesteryear.

    You’d think we’re far too advanced to even get sick at all.

    But scams and hype abound in the face of 21st-century illness and flu, especially for those who can’t find or qualify for a shot.

    Beware of scams, warn the Food and Drug Administration and Associated Press.

  • Christmas Flotilla organizers hope to make event a Brunswick County tradition

    When it comes to the holidays, it’s all about tradition.

    Some families always flock to the same relative’s house for the same traditional dinner and traditional holiday events. Some families take the same vacation each year and enjoy the holidays from an exotic, tropical or secluded location.

    Other families, OK, my family, can always count on one or two members to intake just a bit too much holiday cheer and cause a commotion that becomes an annual tradition in itself when the story is retold year after year.

  • Developer shushed at Calabash meeting

    CALABASH—Jim Myers waited for the duration of Tuesday night’s town commissioners’ meeting to speak, once again, about Shallotte Partners’ proposed multi-family and commercial development on the east end of town.

    It’s a scenario the developer of the planned Calabash Town Center at the corner of Old Georgetown and Clariday roads has gone through repeatedly for the past year with both this board and the town planning and zoning board.

  • Will R.C. Soles Jr. serve another term?

    With criminal investigations and some unsavory allegations swirling around him, state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. has begun to consider not serving a 22nd term in the North Carolina legislature.

    He has not decided against seeking an 18th term in the North Carolina Senate in 2010.

    “My plans are to run again, and if it were today, I would file,” Soles said Tuesday.

  • Sweet potatoes combine easily with other herbs and vegetables

    Research shows the sweet potato is an excellent energy food containing Vitamins A, B and C and other minerals. Since Vitamin A is associated with yellow coloring, the varieties deeper in color contain more of this vitamin than the whiter ones. The sweet potato is mild in flavor and combines nicely with many other foods.

  • Men's Tournament of Champions contenders

    Brick Landing

    Bob Koegel

    Bob Koegel won the Brick Landing Championship in 2006 and in 2009, but he was a seasoned competitor long before then.

    In 1996, Koegel won the Club Championship at Wynham Country Club in New York. From 1992 to 1999, he was the senior men’s champion there. He was also Green Country Champion in upstate New York.

  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played a four-man team, two low nets tournament Friday at Crown Park. Winners with a score of 117 (-27) were Freddy Ortiz, Bill Cameron, Reggie Auten and Hal Riebesehl. Second went to Bob Byrne, Bob Smith, Ed Kinney and Jim Beairsto with a123 (-21). Low gross: Charlie Shore, 83; Stu Cleveland, 84; and Jim Beairsto and Randy Cogdill, 89. Low nets were Reggie Auten and Charlie Shore, 66. Reggie Auten was voted golfer of the week.



  • Competition is close in Capt. Kyle's Inshore Classic tournament

    Mother Nature opened up a window over the weekend that afforded fishermen an excellent opportunity to get on the water. It could not have been any nicer on Saturday and Sunday, and the fishing results could not have been much better, either. Inshore, the speckled trout fishing has been outstanding. At the Shallotte River, Lockwood, Little River—you name it, the fish have been biting. Add in the abundance of redfish and a sprinkle of flounder, then you have some of the year’s best inshore fishing.

  • Woman wanted from stealing from nonprofit resale store

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a woman they say stole from a local nonprofit resale store.

    Deborah Ann Lacayo, 45, was charged with misdemeanor larceny after detectives say she stole a pressure washer from the Hope Chest resale store on Holden Beach Road.

    Lacayo has a last known address of 153 Clam Bay Drive in Supply.

    Anyone with information about Lacayo or here whereabouts is asked to contact detective Tony Caison at the sheriff’s office, 253-2777.

  • The story of the Beacon's Tournament of Champions

    In 2002, The Brunswick Beacon decided to feature area club champions in Golf Gab, the weekly golf column written by Elsa Bonstein.

    Men would be featured one week; women, the next. All champions would be personally interviewed, and the Beacon would run a small photograph and article about each individual champion.

    It would be the Beacon’s way of recognizing the best of the best in the county’s large and active golf communities.