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Today's News

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on May 4:

    Keith T. Bruce, 46, of 2201 Pine Straw Road, Bolivia; felony worthless check, felony accessing computers.

    Lee Roy Combs, 64, of 2706 Maiden Lane, Supply; felony second-degree sexual offense.

    Tony Terrell Gore, 40, of 390 Little Macedonia Road, Supply; seven counts felony uttering forged instrument.

  • Tips to help new high school graduates transition to college, work

    In just a few weeks, Brunswick County students will throw their mortarboards in the air and say goodbye to high school and hello to the real world.

    Most of those students will embark on a journey to a college or university, while others will jump right in to the working world. What many of those students don’t realize is graduation may be the last time they see some of the people that have been part of their lives for the past four, eight or 12 years.

    For those students going to college, here are a few tips to help make the transition easier:

  • Alabama man arrested for Sunset Beach motorcycle theft

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a number of thefts and break-ins reported in the past week, including a man’s arrest and the recovery of a motorcycle found in a traffic check.

    On May 24, a motorcycle was stolen from the parking lot of Sunset Beach Extension near the island gazebo. A Honda CBR valued at $6,000, as well as a Volvo valued at $10,000, were reported stolen.

    The motorcycle was recovered that night in Myrtle Beach, S.C., during a traffic check.

  • Fishing continues good

    This past weekend fishermen and boaters from all over the country descended upon our area to enjoy great weather and great fishing. May is traditionally a good time to fish in our area, as species from all genres, inshore, nearshore and offshore, are on the move. Such was the case this weekend, except for a small weather setback. You may have heard the saying, “Winds from the east, the fish bite the least.” I can’t explain the science behind it, but it is a fact that an east wind will cause the fishing to be slower than normal.

  • Golf action

    The Brierwood member-guest tourney was played May 14-15. The format was best ball of the twosome, net and gross. Flight 1, low net: 1. Lane and Milazzo tied with Davis and Brkal, 54. In a sudden-death playoff, Lane and Milazzo won the title on the second hole. 2. Groff and Roach, 61. Low gross: 1. Holesa and Brennan, 74; 2. Doyle and Warren, 79; 3. Arney and Fitz-Gerald, 83.

  • Life's lessons learned during reporter's third year at the Beacon

    It’s hard to believe I’ve been at the Beacon for three years. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting at my first county commissioners meeting, trying to make sense of the county budget on my first day on the job.

  • West’s 20-win season ends in fourth round of playoffs

    GOLDSBORO—After a celebratory huddle with his team, Eastern Wayne High School baseball coach Jabo Fulghum was complimentary of the West Brunswick team his Warriors had just beaten.

    “They got a great club,” he said. “We beat a great team tonight. We were very fortunate to win.”

    Two home run swings by ECU-bound John Wooten was the difference as the Warriors beat West 6-4 May 26 in the fourth round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3-A state playoffs.

  • 'Beehive' 1960s musical swarms with oldie-goldie hits

    SOUTHPORT—Do you remember walkin’ in the sand? Dancin’ in the street? Rockin’ around the Christmas tree?

    Those are just a few of the golden-oldie hits performed in “Beehive: The ’60s Musical,” Brunswick Little Theatre’s latest production that debuted last weekend in Franklin Square Park in Southport.

  • Hurricane season is rapidly approaching

    Brunswick County residents mark your calendars for June 1 and get ready to batten down the hatches.

    In just a few days hurricane season officially begins and weather watchers will be keeping their eyes on systems developing off the coast.

    The folks with Brunswick County Emergency Services (BCES) are getting prepared. They’re developing a new Web site with crucial emergency information resources like emergency alerts, maps and more.

  • New golfers: You have to start somewhere, but where?

    Golf is a fabulous, wonderful sport. It’s played outdoors in all kinds of weather. There’s beautiful scenery and challenges aplenty for the expert and the beginner.

    An 8-year-old can play; an 80-year-old can play. In fact, an 8-year-old boy can play a match against his 80-year-old grandpa. Name another sport where that can happen. Not basketball or tennis or baseball.

    A golfer can play in a tournament with 120 other golfers, in a foursome of friends or by himself.