Today's News

  • Beacon’s 12th Health Expo serves up healthy options

    Saturday will be the perfect day to get focused on health as The Brunswick Beacon’s 12th annual Beacon Health Expo takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Shallotte Middle School at 225 Village Road in Shallotte.

    Admission is free, and free childcare will be available.

    Featured are 52 vendors bringing a variety of free screenings and demonstrations, a seminar and information on an array of health-oriented topics.

    Participants include hospitals, dental offices, wellness centers and hearing and eye care specialists.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Feb. 18, 2018

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident, taken directly from a department report.

    Feb. 18

    Someone passed a fake $100 bill at the Family Dollar. 

  • District court docket for Feb. 5 and 9

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 5 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Feb. 5

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutors Sarah McPherson and Jason Minnicozzi and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

    Christian Ayala-Lopez, PNG/G DWI (trial).

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 3:03 p.m. Feb. 19, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:29 a.m. Feb. 20, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Jersey Mike’s Subs to open first Southport location

    Jersey Mike’s Subs is set to open in Southport on Feb. 21. Franchise owner Jason Kesler will host a grand opening and free sub fundraiser through Sunday, Feb. 25, to support Matthew’s Ministry.

    The new restaurant at 5130 Southport-Supply Road, is circulating 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $3 contribution to Matthew’s Ministry. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible. 

  • Wondering about that little cantina outside of Sante Fe

    While traveling out west many, many years ago, my wife and I stopped at a little cantina a few miles outside of Sante Fe, N.M., on our way back home. I was starving, and once I woke her up, she was, too.

    Not familiar with their restaurant, I asked the waitress if she could make some suggestions. One of the chicken dishes sounded good to me. She also mentioned that there was a little clothing shop in the other room, so we decided to check it out while waiting on our meals. The waitress then came over to tell us our meals were ready.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    If you are a cocker spaniel, you may not want to look at this photo!

    Here’s a plant species with a kind of brutal winter beauty, even when dry and dead, the stems topped with a constellation of brown, spiny burs. You might have a feeling this is a plant that wants to spread itself around, if it can. And it wants you to help.

  • Could you be depressed and not know it?

    By Linda Arnold


    You may be feeling “out of sorts.” Or maybe nothing is jazzing you. 

    You can’t quite put your finger on it, although there’s a cloud hanging over you. And it doesn’t seem to be lifting anytime soon.

    This time of year there’s a lack of sunlight in some areas. And that can definitely impact those of you with Seasonal Affective Disorder.

  • Alta Mae Inman celebrates 80th birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 80th birthday of Alta Mae Inman, who was born Feb. 27, 1938.