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Today's News

  • Days at the Docks makes 28th splash April 25-26 in Holden Beach

    Get ready to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, will be part of this year’s Days at the Docks festivities Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season kicks off at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • BLT performs 'Funny Little Thing Called Love'

    Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting the romantic comedy, “Funny Little Thing Called Love,” April 24-26 and May 1-3, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at its theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    This is Brunswick Little Theatre’s first Director’s Challenge, featuring three directors collaborating on vignettes from playwrights Jones, Hope and Wooten, the same team that brought “Dixie Swim Club.”

  • I’ve been to the big city and brought everybody a gift

    I had the chance to take a short spring vacation last week, so I am sure you can tell by my words how refreshed and re-energized I am now.

    My trip took me to the big city, New York City, and like everyone who comes south from a big metropolitan area I have brought with me a plan to fix one of Brunswick County’s flaws.

    The problem is transportation, and the solution is Uber.

  • Time for the N.C. death tax to R.I.P.

    By Congressman David Rouzer

    Guest Columnist

    We are fortunate to have so many successful small businesses and family farms in southeastern North Carolina. Many of these businesses have become an extended part of our community as they have been passed down from generation to generation. But the longevity of these family-owned and -operated businesses is threatened by a sluggish economy, onerous rules and regulations, and especially the estate tax, also known as the death tax.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Beacon has tried for six weeks to reach Sen. Bill Rabon by phone and email for comment about Senate Bill 215, which lists him as the bill’s primary sponsor and calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.” Senate Bill 215 was reported favorable to the Senate’s standing committee on health care and re-referred to the Senate Judiciary I Committee on March 31.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

     

    Last week in the General Assembly, we had more than 300 new bills introduced in the House alone, committee meetings were being held virtually one on top of another, and we saw major reform bills introduced and some being passed in committee.

  • Keeping an eye on the real journalism prize

    Even if you don’t know much about journalism in America, you probably know the Pulitzer Prize recognizes its very best work every year. The award is named for the legendary Joseph Pulitzer: “Hungarian-born, an intense indomitable figure, Pulitzer was the most skillful of newspaper publishers, a passionate crusader against dishonest government, a fierce, hawk-like competitor who did not shrink from sensationalism in circulation struggles and a visionary who richly endowed his profession,” according to pulitzer.org.

  • Save our battleship

    With every passing day, we lose more and more World War II veterans, members of our nation’s greatest generation. Now, we are in danger of losing our state’s monument to them and others who lost their lives in that war.

  • West golfer Patterson wins tourney

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick junior Landon Patterson shot an even-par 72 in winning the Mideastern Conference golf tournament  April 20 at Pine Valley. The course layout was 6,418 yards.

    In the team competition, Laney was first (321) and West second (323).

    For West, senior Drew Boyer shot an 81, sophomore Tucker Vaughan an 81 and senior Cole

    Snyder an 89.

    South Brunswick was sixth (389) in the seven-team tourney. Xavier Williams shot an 83.

  • Trojans defeat North in soccer

     

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 8-0 in a non-conference soccer game Monday, April 20.

    The victory completed a season sweep. West beat North 5-3 March 10.

    In the rematch, West scored six goals in the first half, the first two in 12 minutes by junior Tea Davis.

    After the Scorpions allowed an own goal, sophomore Claire McNeil scored on a shot from near the left post.