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Today's News

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 3, 4 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 29

    Judge Jim Martin presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtrooms clerk Michelle Warth and Lisa Quick:

    Jonathan Bullock, speeding 64 in a 55 zone, costs; no operator’s license, voluntarily dismissed.

    Jennifer Brodie Cain, 75 in a 55 zone, driving while license revoked, possess/display altered/fictitious/revoked driver’s license, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Little boy’s struggle shows adults real meaning of hope, love

    He sits in the floor, playing with a pile of toy trains. Mimicking their movement on whatever surface his little hands can reach, he giggles and laughs.

    In the distance, he hears the sound of a real train on a far-off track. He stops. His eyes light up as he moves his hand toward his mouth. Taking a deep breath in he blows out, echoing the sound of its distant whistle.

    A huge smile spreads across his face, and he laughs again.

  • Bellville students collect Caring Cans

    LELAND—Belville Elementary School students have learned they can make a difference in the community no matter how old they are.

    The school recently participated in Caring Cans, a school-wide food drive to benefit Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), and collected 1,383 canned goods.

    During the week of Oct. 20-24, students were encouraged to bring in canned goods and non-perishable items. Each homeroom was challenged to collect 30 cans. Those who met the 30-can goal will receive a good citizenship certificate or pin.

  • Brunswick voters rush the polls; Democrats defeated

    See all The Beacon's election coverage here.

    STAFF WRITER

    More than 50,000 Brunswick County residents voted in this year’s election, with a large number voting early, and Democratic candidates for county seats all lost to Republicans.

    Some 50,759 people, or 66.94 percent of registered voters, cast their ballots in Brunswick County in this year’s election.

  •  Beagle Bailey

  • Senior Follies light up stage Nov. 8-9 weekend

    BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    Golden-age talent will take center stage as Senior Follies, a fundraiser for Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, unfolds Saturday night, Nov. 8, and Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • Unofficial General Election results for Brunswick County

    All precincts have now reported.

    Registered Voters: 75,827

    Ballots Cast: 50,759

    Voter Turnout: 66.94 %

    Precincts Completely Reported: 23 of 23

    Race winners for Brunswick County include:

    Bettie Fennell for State Senate

    Bonner Stiller for House of Representatives

    Dewey Hill for House of Representatives

    Marty Cooke for County Commissioner District 2

    Charles Warren for County Commissioner District 3

    Scott Phillips for County Commissioner District 4

  • How to battle back against processed food and excessive sodium

    Ask anyone about salt and they’ll tell you it’s bad for you. Well, they’re wrong. Salt is not bad for you. Your body needs it to function properly.

    What’s bad for you is excessive salt, or actually, the sodium part of salt.

    Americans consume an estimated 4,000-4,500 mg of salt a day. We only need 500 mg a day, and it’s recommended we get no more than 2,400 mg a day—about the amount in one teaspoon of salt.

  • Ash’s Japanese Maple Nursery ignites ‘Maple Mania’

    Those of you who keep up with my ramblings via this great newspaper, radio or television, know I have a bit of Japanese maple mania. With more than 500 selections, it is easy to go a little Acer palmatum nutty.

    Even though my garden is pretty small, I’ve figured out a way to work in seven different Japanese maples—Bloodgood, Emperor I, Crimson Queen, Tamukeyama, Orangeola, Seiryu and Sango Kaku. If my Emerald Pagoda Japanese Snowbell continues to disappoint, there may be some extra space opening up.

  • Shoreline vegetation protects property and beaches from erosion

    There has always been a concern for runoff into our waterways. Water runoff may carry pollutants that can wreak havoc in our sensitive environmental estuaries and marshes.

    Dislodged particles of soil and water soluble materials, whether they are nutrients or other chemicals, can move across the surface of even gentle slopes and be deposited into ditches or canals ultimately ending up in our water ways. Buffer strips help to filter out most pollutants and can trap sediment or other particles from entering our streams.