Today's News

  • Southport man arrested for multiple break-ins

    A Southport man has been arrested for his involvement in several break-ins to local businesses during the past few weeks.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, William Earl Hewett, 18, of 4900 Trails End, Southport, was arrested around 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at a traffic stop on Winston-Salem Road in Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Hewett was charged with breaking and entering, larceny and property damage.

  • 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:

    •Larceny of medication on Little Shallotte River Road in Shallotte; suspect stole medication from victim’s vehicle.

    •Failure to return rental property and larceny on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect failed to return a U-Haul by return date.

    •Property damage on Bob White Road SW in Supply; suspect put fist through wall in victim’s residence.

  • Commissioners OK new health insurance wellness plan for county employees

    BOLIVIA—Beginning July 1, 2011, county employees, who have long enjoyed the benefit of the county footing the bill for their monthly insurance premiums, will now pay a $30 per month deductible.

    But if employees participate in the county’s Living Well wellness plan, their $30 per month premium will be waived and the county will continue to pay their monthly premiums. County commissioners on Monday night approved the plan 4 votes to 1, with commissioner Marty Cooke dissenting—a move they said has been in the works for more than three years.

  • Meet the Candidates Night set for Oct. 11 at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    A Meet the Candidates Night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Just three days before early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 14, Meet the Candidates Night will feature federal, state and local candidates.

    Sponsored by the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association and co-sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, the event is free and open to the public.

  • Supply man wanted for motor vehicle theft

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a Supply man wanted for motor vehicle theft.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, a 2002 Chevrolet Z-71 red pickup truck was stolen from a residence off Boones Neck Road in Supply between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.

    Jerry Roy Vernon, 25, of 2071 Winds Court, Supply, is wanted for one count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of possession of stolen property.

  • 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.

  • South’s Sloup wins golf match

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup shot a 42 and won the nine-hole high school golf match Monday at the St. James Plantation Members Club. The par-36 course was 2,382 yards long.

    Three other South golfers finished in the top four: Abby Kjome shot a 44, Molly Gore a 45 and Madison Brendle a 48.

    West’s Leslie Johnson shot a 52.

    South won the team competition, beating North 137-202.

  • West Brunswick routs South Columbus in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School soccer team scored four times in the final 20 minutes of the first half and went to win 6-0 Monday night in a conference game at South Columbus.

    Scottie Melvin scored West’s first goal on a free kick from Aaron Frye 22 minutes, 32 seconds into the game.

    Jack Donoghue scored at 34:38.

    “He buried it from about 25 yards out,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “It was hit hard. Nobody was going to stop it.”

    Frye then scored on penalty kicks at 38:00 and 40:00.

  • West Brunswick scores with 61 seconds left to beat North Brunswick

    West Brunswick scored on a 5-yard run by Bradley Bell and Cameron Smith kicked the tie-breaking extra point with 61 seconds left as the Trojans rallied to beat North Brunswick 28-27 in a conference football game Monday night.

    Sophomore Markel Jones gained 241 yards on 19 carries and scored on a 94-yard run as the Trojans improved to 3-4 overall and North dropped to 5-2. West’s Bradley Bell had a 92-yard kickoff return in a game that had big plays by both teams.

  • Ocean Isle Beach founder dies at age 90

    Odell Williamson, founder of Ocean Isle Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 3. He was 90 years old.

    Funeral services are private, according to the obituary, but a "public life and legacy service" will be announced at a later time.

    "It's certainly a sad day for Ocean Isle," Mayor Debbie Smith said. "He's made many contributions to Ocean Isle as well as this end of Brunswick County."