Today's News

  • H2GO GenX water results show higher numbers than Brunswick County, DEQ

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO released water test results Nov. 1 reporting higher GenX levels than recent results provided by Brunswick County and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

    Brunswick County supplies H2GO with finished treated water drawn from the Cape Fear River.

    H2GO spokesman Tyler Wittkofsky released perfluorinated compound results of samples of the water were taken Oct. 18. The results showed GenX levels at 59.7 parts per trillion (ppt), according to the H2GO news release.

  • Rabon, three others accused of ethics violation

    Sen. Bill Rabon of Southport is one of three state legislators accused with a Wilmington developer of an ethics violation by New Hanover County Democratic Party Chairman Richard Poole.

    Poole filed the complaint Oct. 30 accusing Rep. Holly Grange, former Rep. Chris Millis and Rabon of violating the state’s ethics act G.S. 138A that applies to legislators.

  • Council members debate ethics, violations in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town security and ethics were hot topics at Sunset Beach Town Council’s semimonthly meeting Monday night.

    “I do feel you violated our code of ethics,” Mayor Pro Tem Carol Scott told councilman Richard Cerrato, referring to council’s Oct. 17 meeting when Cerrato confronted council candidate Charlie Nern while Nern was speaking during public comment.

  • Saluting veterans at the 11th hour 11-11-17 and beyond

    Tribute will be paid during annual Veterans Day ceremonies Saturday, Nov. 11, in and around Brunswick County.

    American Legion Post 503

    American Legion Nocha White Post 503 at 10277 Beach Drive in Calabash will have a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.

    VFW Post 7288

    Calabash VFW Post 7288 will have an annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Post at 900 Carter Drive in Calabash.

  • Holiday Happenings rings in the season Nov. 11

    ‘Tis time for The Brunswick Beacon’s seventh annual Holiday Happenings Christmas Show, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Shallotte Middle School at 225 Village Road.

    Featured this year are 67 vendors, including a variety of new ones, said event organizer Christy Williamson, advertising sales representative for The Brunswick Beacon.

  • Calabash Fire Department October 2017

    During the month of October 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 203 calls: three structure fires, a woods/brush fire, seven fire alarms, 12 motor vehicle accidents, three mutual aid, 40 public assistance, four other and 133 EMS first-response calls.

  • Fort Anderson’s Great Pumpkin Blowout explodes with history and science

    WINNABOW — On Saturday, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site historian Jim McKee either found a way to teach visitors Civil War military, historical, tactical, engineering and technological facts by exploding pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns, or he found a way to blow stuff up at work.

    The historic site along the Cape Fear River hosted its second annual Great Pumpkin Blowout on Nov. 4.

    More than a dozen visitors paid $10 and brought their slightly overripe Halloween decorations to watch McKee turn them into pumpkin pie filling.

  • Only the turkey should be stuffed

    The big question is … will you weigh the same Jan. 1 as you do right now? Weight gain during the holidays is common and many Americans gain between one and five pounds. While that doesn’t sound like much, too often these extra pounds aren’t lost after the holidays. And this goes on year after year. This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.

  • Reduced-price BBQ for veterans Nov. 10

    Calabash VFW Post 7288 is partnering with the Butcher of Brunswick and the new Makai Brewing Company by inviting veterans to come and have a reduced-price barbecue plate lunch for $3 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the businesses at 5850 Ocean Highway W. at Union School Road.

    The Butcher of Brunswick is offering a lunch or dinner plate of pulled pork, roll and sides at no cost to the Post, with all proceeds going to the Post and earmarked for the VFW National Home for Children, the North Carolina Cottage in Eaton Rapids, Mich.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:19 a.m. Nov. 7, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement