Today's News

  • TWO VIDEOS INCLUDED: Seven candidates vie over issues in Sunset Beach

    Video courtesy ATMC TV. Find out more about ATMC TV by visiting ATMC TV online.

    SUNSET BEACH—Island traffic and parking, sewer, recycling, a future park and fire station and tourism were among topics debated at a Meet the Candidates election forum Thursday, Oct. 15.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED West wins first conference volleyball title since ’92

    The West Brunswick volleyball team won its first conference title since 1992 by beating South Columbus 25-17, 25-9, 25-8 Oct. 20 at West.

    West finished 11-1 in the Waccamaw Conference, 19-2 in the regular season.

    “They came together in the end, when it really mattered,” West coach Leslie Reeves said. “They had fun out there. Everything was clicking. They were excited to end their senior year with that win. They wanted to put 2009 on the banner.”

  • Sheriff's office searching for missing person

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department is searching for a missing person.

    Authorities are looking for Amanda Baxley, a white female who is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown hair. She may be in the company of Brandon Brown who is a wanted subject for domestic violence.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office at (910) 253-2777.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Government, mayor debated at Carolina Shores candidates' forum

    Video courtesy ATMC TV. Find out more about ATMC TV by visiting ATMC TV online.


    CAROLINA SHORES—Town government and its mayor were hot topics among three commission candidates at a forum Monday night.

    Incumbent Gere Dale, along with challengers Joyce Dunn and Walter Goodenough, faced off at the first in a series of Meet the Candidates municipal election forums hosted by The Brunswick Beacon, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Properties and ATMC TV.

  • Hewett released from prison, enters community corrections program

    First reported at 2:16 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

    Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has been released from Butner Federal Correction Complex.

    Felicia Ponce, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson, said Hewett was transferred to the bureau’s community corrections on Thursday, Oct. 15.

    A community corrections setting, commonly referred to as a halfway house, serves to re-integrate inmates back into society before the entire prison sentence is completed.

  • Commissioner warned about misrepresenting Carolina Shores board

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioner Gere Dale last week tried to set up a meeting with officials in Greenville County, S.C., to discuss “personnel issues” regarding Mayor Stephen Selby.

    Dale, speaking at an election forum at The Farm at Brunswick on Wednesday night, Oct. 14, told residents of the community things would “become clearer” after he met with elected officials in Greenville County, where Selby previously served as a councilman.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: More than 250 turn out for Sunset Beach candidates’ forum

    It was a full house Thursday night at Sea Trail, where about 270 people turned out for the Meet the Candidates Forum.

    The Brunswick Beacon teamed with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Properties and ATMC TV to host the candidate forums prior to the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections.

    The forums provide communities an opportunity to meet candidates and learn more about them, chamber president Cathy Altman said, as well as an opportunity for candidates to learn more about what’s on voters’ minds and stay attuned to the community.

  • Sheriff's detectives searching for stabbing suspect

    Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a Wilmington man they say stabbed a man in Southport multiple times before fleeing the scene Saturday night.

    Benny Edward Ogundeji, 28, of 122 South 9th St., Wilmington, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, according to arrest reports.

  • Churches expanding to meet growing populations

    Sharon United Methodist Church and Camp United Methodist Church are bursting at the seams, and construction of new, larger sanctuaries is moving ahead at a rapid rate at both.

    The Rev. Eddie Hill of Sharon UMC said the large structure now going up would be a new sanctuary, bringing the church’s seating capacity to 400. It will also include a choir rehearsal room, nursery, staff offices, a reception area and a bride’s room/small meeting room.

  • Boil water advisory results from low chlorine levels, low usage in certain areas

    Routine water sample tests indicated higher-than-normal readings of coliform bacteria in Shallotte last week, resulting in a boil-water advisory for the entire town, public works director and interim town administrator Albert Hughes said Monday.

    The advisory was issued Friday; by Monday morning it had been lifted.

    Hughes said the high readings were the results of low chlorine levels combined with a lack of usage in the three areas.