Today's News

  • Is this really what is in our best interests?

    Earlier this week George Bush said “thank you” to all the telecommunications companies that have been conducting warrantless wiretapping since Sept. 11, 2001.

    He used the usual scare tactics to frighten the American people and the members of the House, saying “The enemy is calling into America, we really need to know what they’re saying, and we need to know what they’re thinking, and we need to know who they’re talking to.”

  • California here we bum

    California is a nice place to visit, but my son and I have elected not to live there because we can’t afford it.

    It isn’t just the fancy Beverly and Hollywood Hills mansions, fast-moving cars and highfalutin hotels we passed or that passed us by during our whirlwind trip last week.

    We already knew going in this is the world of ultra-riche movie stars and moviemakers, who had to don uncomfortable evening sequins and penguin suits and attend the boring Academy Awards.

  • Good luck, Doug

    Change is often difficult. It’s especially hard when you have to tell someone you care about goodbye. It’s even harder when that person is someone you have grown to respect and admire.

    Such is the case this week as the staff at The Brunswick Beacon prepares to say farewell to a community icon—sports editor Doug Rutter.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 20, 21, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Feb. 20

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Edward Keith Adkins, improper equipment, costs; expired/no inspection sticker, voluntarily dismissed.

    Gabino Aguilar, driving while license revoked, voluntarily dismissed, complied.

    Cynthia Alderman-Mudra, improper equipment, costs.

    Alexandria Alfonso, improper equipment, costs.

  • Williams-Williams

    Ashleigh Corrin Williams and Frederick Devon Williams of Longwood were united in marriage Feb. 25 at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Martha Currie officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Sharon W. Best (Jessie) of Longwood and Richard L. Stallings of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Geneva F. Williams (Ronald) and Johnnie M. Brown of Supply.

  • Southeastern Christian Academy awards

    Southeastern Christian Academy has announced its first semester awards. They are as follows:

    Preschool Academic Award: Alexis Tartt and Nevaeh Stevens

    Kindergarten Academic Award: Megan Vogler, Gray Petercon, Jayna Biggs, Jenna Caison

    First-grade A/B Honor Roll: Alex Smith, Paige Hall, Krystal Turner, Trinity Dunlap, Brandon White, Abigail Blair

    Second-grade A Honor Roll: Taylor Hill, Mia Babson , Jacob Riley, Franchesca Knox

    Second-grade A/B Honor Roll: Aubrey Mokma and Caroline Rourk

    Third-grade A Honor Roll: Justin Martin

  • Lent, like life, is a journey into the unknown

    “This is a journey, and each one travels differently.” Thus spoke the ophthalmologist to his impatient patient, a man chomping at the bit to return to “normalcy.”

    The doctor quietly but firmly repeated his message, adding that everyone heals differently. Each lens implant adheres uniquely, conforming to the individual shape of the eye. His lesson was clear. The voyage toward improved vision may be walked together, but each voyager experiences it personally and, in a sense, alone.

  • March Sadness: Dolphins denied in championship game

    WILMINGTON—The pained expression on coach Walter Shaw’s face and the red eyes of his players told the story of the Carolinas Junior College Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game.

    The Brunswick Community College Dolphins led by 16 points in the first half and 10 in the second but couldn’t hold off scrappy Aiken (S.C.) Technical College in Sunday’s finale.

  • Edwards gets second win in a row

    LAS VEGAS—Carl Edwards got to victory lane for the second week in a row. He followed up last week’s win at California by finishing ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Sunday’s UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    The win was the ninth of his career, and it moved him into the Sprint Cup points lead for the first time in his career.

    “This was a very special win,” Edwards said. “I was just trying to hold off Dale there at the end. This is an amazing couple of weeks.”

  • Vegas is the ultimate 'destination race'

    Some events on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series schedule are referred to as “destination races.”

    When fans visit venues such as Martinsville, Darlington or Talladega, the races and the events surrounding them can literally be the only game in town.

    Other areas offer a “Bright Lights, Big City” aspect, with many entertainment options often encouraging fans to transform their race weekend into a weeklong vacation.

    Infineon Raceway, for example, offers the opportunity to visit California’s scenic wine country during the month of June.