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Today's News

  • First wreck at new bridge

    SUNSET BEACH—Less than 24 hours after the opening of the new high-rise bridge, a wreck occurred at the entrance to the new Intracoastal Waterway span midday Friday.
    A man was injured and assisted by local emergency workers following the collision reported shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.
    Some residents are saying the intersection leading to and from the mainland entrance of the bridge is dangerous, especially for drivers trying to turn north from the bridge onto N.C. 179 (Sunset Boulevard).
    More information will be posted as it becomes available.

  • West loses in first round of football playoffs

     WINTERVILLE—West Brunswick’s football season ended Friday night in a 25-6 loss to  South Central in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3AA state playoffs.

    West finishes the season 5-7. South Central is 9-3.

    “You hate that it ends like this,” said West coach Jimmy Fletcher, “but in the playoffs, that’s the way it goes.”

  • New Sunset Beach bridge open to traffic

    SUNSET BEACH—The new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge is officially open to traffic.

    The span opened at about 3:15 Thursday afternoon, project superintendent Mark Hackney with English Construction Co. said.

    The opening came after striping work of the bridge’s traffic lanes was completed Thursday afternoon.

    At the same time, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, also marks the last day of public operation of the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge.

  • Veterans Day ceremonies

     Holden Beach VFW Post 8866, Calabash VFW Post 7288 and Boiling Spring Lakes VFW Post 10400 are conducting Veterans Day ceremonies Thursday as schools are closed in observance of the solemn military holiday.

    All ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. and are open to the public.

    Weather permitting, the Holden Beach ceremony will take place outside around the flag at the post located at 573 Sabbath Home Road.

    The Calabash ceremony will be at the post located at 900 Carter Drive in Calabash.

    SATURDAY CEREMONY

  • New Sunset Beach bridge opening projected for Friday

    Lane-striping is finally under way on the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge, and the span should be ready to open to traffic Friday.

    Mark Hackney, project superintendent with English Construction Co., said initial striping work got under way Wednesday and should continue Thursday.

    If all goes according to schedule, the Intracoastal Waterway bridge connecting the mainland and island ought to be ready to open Friday morning, Hackney said this week.

  • UNC Wilmington signs BCC center McGowan

     SUPPLY—The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team has not played a game this season, but it already has something of which to be proud.

    Chelsea McGowan, a 6-foot-2 center from Cedar Point, signed a letter of intent Nov. 10 to continue her career at UNC Wilmington.

  • Four BCC baseball players sign letters of intent

     SUPPLY—Baseball players are measured by statistics, so it was expected Brunswick Community College baseball coach Robbie Allen would mention a meaningful statistic about the four BCC players who signed Nov. 10 with four-year colleges.

    Joshua Powell signed with Coastal Carolina, a team that lost last season in the NCAA Super Regional to eventual national champion South Carolina. Jay Cannon signed with East Carolina. Tyler Barnes signed with UNC Pembroke. Daniel Oliver signed with Mount Olive, the NCAA Division II national champion in 2008.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 27, 28 and Nov. 1, 2 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Oct. 27

    Judge Sherry D. Tyler presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Emily Amos, driving while license revoked, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Not sure if someone works for the Beacon? Feel free to call and ask

    It has been brought to our attention that in recent months some individuals may be misrepresenting themselves as Brunswick Beacon employees in our community.

    We have had calls indicating individuals have appeared at community events and local businesses saying they are from The Brunswick Beacon, but we do not believe they are.

    Concerned citizens have indicated there may have been people shooting photos at community sporting events improperly saying they are Brunswick Beacon employees.

  • New businesses a good sign for area

    The town of Shallotte has some good news to share—several businesses are relocating or expanding within town limits.

    In a challenging economy such as this, it’s great to see new businesses opening, especially when for far too long we have seen too many small businesses close.

    The news there will be more food and shopping choices in Brunswick County is something to be celebrated. Now, it’s time for Brunswick County citizens to help continue with this success.