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Today's News

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 13, 14 and 19in 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. 13

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Christopher Acevedo, PG improper equipment.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South volleyball season ends in second-round playoff loss

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School volleyball season ended in a four-set loss Oct. 26 at home to Winterville South Central in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 3A playoffs.

    South Brunswick won the first set 25-22 but South Central won the next three 25-16, 25-18, 25-12.

    South, the unbeaten Waccamaw Conference champion, finishes the season 19-3. South Central, the No. 2 seed from the Coastal Conference, improves to 21-4 and advances to the third round of the playoffs.

  • Taste of Home Cooking School this weekend

    The Taste of Home Cooking School is Saturday, Nov. 6, at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, the event opens for VIP ticket holders at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for general admission ticket holders. The day begins with a vendor show, where 20 local vendors will display products and provide information about their businesses and services.

    “We have just a really large variety,” Angie Sutton, Beacon advertising director, said.

  • Local schools receive 50 azaleas to help with beautification

    Brunswick County Schools will receive 50 azaleas to help beautify local schools as part of N.C. Beautiful’s 25th annual Azalea Celebration, according to a press release from the school district.

    “The azaleas will be used to help improve the appearance of the front entrance and side street landscaping at Lincoln Elementary, Leland Middle, Southport Elementary, South Brunswick Middle and Waccamaw Schools,” the release states.

  • Partnership between BCC and UNCW to offer four-year degree at Leland Center

    Students seeking degrees in elementary education no longer have to leave Brunswick County in order to get diplomas.

    Local college officials announced an expanded partnership during a press conference Monday that now enables students in the University of North Carolina/Brunswick Community College two-by-two program to finish the final two years of their educational studies at Brunswick Community College’s Leland Center rather than traveling to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, according to a press release sent by UNCW.

  • Local beach towns to ask General Assembly to include now-exempt clubhouses in tax systems

    HOLDEN BEACH—Local beach officials plan to once again ask representatives of the North Carolina General Assembly to introduce legislation that would make nonprofit homeowner association clubhouses subject to tax by local jurisdictions.

    During last week’s Brunswick Beaches Consortium (BBC) meeting, Holden Beach town officials proposed what they call a “fix for tax loophole” that concerns clubhouses built in a different jurisdiction than the development.

  • Supply Elementary School recognized for global studies program in new guidebook

    The Asia Society recognizes Supply Elementary School’s initiative to incorporate global studies in its newly published guidebook and considers the school to be an example for schools across the country looking to add diversity into everyday curriculum.

    Supply Elementary School is among 46 schools across the country included in “Ready for the World: Preparing Elementary Students for the Global Age,” published by the Asia Society.

  • Bolivia brothers sentenced as habitual felons

    Two local brothers were recently sentenced to the North Carolina Department of Corrections as habitual felons.

    Assistant district attorney Chris Thomas said Nicholas Lavar Smith and Nathan Smith, both of Bolivia, were recently sentenced to 60-80 months, or five to six and half years, in prison under the state’s habitual felon statute.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Officers with the Holden Beach Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents during the last two weeks:

    •Jonathan David Brown, 33, of Reidsville, was charged with boating while impaired on Oct. 16.

    •Justin Christopher Feldt, 26, of Supply, was arrested Oct. 6 on outstanding warrants.

    •Ildefonso Pineda Pantaleon, 49, of Whiteville, was charged with speeding and failing to stop for a stop sign on Oct. 6.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 18-24, K-9 deputies answered 12 calls, wrote seven citations and made six drug arrests.

    K-9  deputies reported the following incidents:

    •Douglas Vincent Dreisbach, 19, of 6604 Wedderburn Drive, Wilmington, was charged with one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.