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Today's News

  • Testimony continues in Grissett murder trial

     BOLIVIA — A day after Richard Hugh Grissett, 53, was arrested and charged with the murder of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward in November 2012, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members found the rifle she had used to try to defend herself in a pond beside Grissett’s home, evidence showed Tuesday, April 8.

    Grissett is accused of beating Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her Longwood home.

  • Decades Dance celebrates BCC’s 35-year anniversary

     

    IF YOU GO

     

    What: Brunswick Community College Blue & Teal Decades Dance

     

    When: Friday, April 11, 5:30 to 11 p.m.

     

    Where: Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, Brunswick Community College

     

    How much: $10 for alumni, faculty and staff; $20 general admission

     

    For tickets, go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-teal-decades-dance-tickets-10802814509?ref=ebtn

     

     

  • Proposal could lead to change in school start times

     The Brunswick County Schools district has proposed a change in bell times for elementary, middle and high schools in the coming school year.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden announced the proposal at the Brunswick County Board of Education’s April 1 monthly meeting.

    It would have elementary school bells ringing at 7:35 a.m., with high schools pushed to 8:40 a.m. and middle schools beginning at 8:50 a.m.

  • Vann and Babson announce marriage

      Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Joanna Elizabeth Vann of Greenville and Bradley Nelson Babson of Lake Waccamaw. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pat Drew and Jamie R. Vann, both of Clinton. The prospective groom is the son of Freda and Ken Kerr of Lake Waccamaw and Samuel Babson of Ash. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned at The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews in Wilmington.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police reports.

     

    March 31

    Larceny of miscellaneous items reported on High Market Street.

     

    April 1

    Larceny of jewelry reported on Kings Trail.

     

    April 6

    Rodwyn Nile Frink, 31, of 4500 Little Prong Road, Ash, charged with failure to appear.

  • Flag furor is only matter of opinion

    Just when you think controversies in the southwest end of Brunswick County have come to an end, or at least quieted down, another one is raised — this time, on a flagpole.

    Less than a handful of Beacon readers have called and commented — under condition of anonymity, naturally — about the Chinese flag now flying at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach. All of the calls and comments have been negative.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson

    We have a really flamboyant tree here in Columbia, S.C., which has been showing up for years. It can be a nasty weed, often occurring in old vacant parking lots and along railroads and broken-down littered places in tiresome urban settings.

  • Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for nation’s children

    By Kevin Concannon

     

    As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer. In fact, far too many are left worrying where their next breakfast or lunch will come from when schools are dismissed for summer break.

  • Be on the lookout for reasons to laugh

    People constantly complain about the overabundance of bad news all media outlets have to report these days. Frankly, after more than 20 years in this line of work, I get a little tired of it, too. That’s why I’m glad we mention three funny guys in various places in this week’s edition: legendary comedian Bill Cosby, longtime late-night talk show host David Letterman and the incomparable Mel Blanc, who gave voice to Bugs Bunny and most of my other favorite cartoon characters.

  • Carrots make a tasty addition to a variety of cooked dishes

     Mel Blanc, the original voice of Bugs Bunny, was not very fond of carrots, but his carrot-chomping character sure was!

    Carrots are available all year long. Although there are many varieties from which to choose, the ones typically found in local farmers markets and supermarkets are about 7 to 9 inches in length and 3/4 to an inch in diameter. Many baby carrots are actually longer carrots that have been peeled, trimmed to 1-1/2 to 2 inches in length and packaged. True baby carrots are removed from the ground early and actually look like miniature carrots.