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Today's News

  • ‘The Farmer Grows a Rainbow’

    The Brunswick County Farm Bureau sponsored a special educational training event on April 15 for elementary educators from Brunswick County Schools. Curriculum coaches representing all elementary schools from the county school system took part in an orientation session related to the use of a new teaching kit, “The Farmer Grows a Rainbow.” 

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital gets MRI accreditation

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR accreditation of Dosher’s MRI service completes the hospital’s yearlong goal to gain accreditation in all of its diagnostic imaging modalities.

  • Dinah Gore inducted into Hall of Fame

    Dinah Gore was inducted into the North Carolina Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Hall of Fame during the FCS centennial celebration on Wednesday, May 25, at North Carolina State University’s Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Gore is one of 25 inductees into the first class of the FCS Hall of Fame.

  • Community briefs

    Sanderson joins Martha Lee

    Martha Lee has announced that Jeanette Sanderson has joined Martha Lee Realty as a new broker in the Ocean Isle Beach Office. A native of North Carolina, she recently became a coastal girl when she moved from Cary to Holden Beach. She enjoys traveling the Intracoastal Waterway and taking in the local sights from the water. Her next venture is the open seas for some fishing.

  • The constant bemoaning of never-ending road construction

    Ahh, my endless tirade…

    Since the construction on Smith Avenue and Main Street doesn’t seem it’s ever going to end, why should complaining about it?

  • Constantly baffled by commissioner’s bad behaviors

    Ahh, county commissioner Charles Warren, just when we think you can’t surprise us with your antics again, you do.

    Who said politics can’t be entertaining?

  • Holden Beach sets tax rate

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon correspondent

    Holden Beach Commissioners unanimously approved a $7.2 million total operations budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    The estimated new tax rate for property owners will be 12.7 cents for every $100 of valuation.

    The main thing commissioners changed from town manager David Hewett’s proposed budget was not approving a cost-of-living raise but rather giving a one-time bonus with $31,000 to be split among the town’s 24 employees.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, June 1

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

    Edna Liz Allison, PG improper equipment.

  • Volunteer for Sunnyside today

    SHALLOTTE—Old Sunnyside School is approaching its 100th birthday.

    The school built in 1915 contains many fond memories for area residents. Over the years a dedicated group of volunteers formed a non-profit organization called Save Old Sunnyside to help save the building and relocate it as close as possible to its original location.

  • Making tough choices but not going anywhere

    SHALLOTTE—Recently word worked its way through the grapevine and back to Brunswick Family Assistance Executive Director Carol Phelps that the nonprofit was in danger of shutting its doors.

    “I want to reassure the community and clarify the financial health of this organization,” Phelps said. “Yes, we are operating in a deficit (of donations) like all nonprofits, but we are not going anywhere.”