Today's News

  • I thought it could be the most impressive, compact medication packaging ever

    For the last several years I’ve suffered from chronic back pain coupled with an inability to sleep regularly at night. 

    It doesn’t help I spend far more of my time at a desk working than I do exercising. It’s a problem that keeps compounding itself.

  • Community briefs

    Ghost walk set for Oct. 30

    Are you looking for fun family activities for this weekend? Check out the Ghost Lore and Legend Walk at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Fright Light laser music show at Ingram Planetarium on Saturday, Oct. 30.

  • Festival by the Sea entertainment lineup

    A band nominated for three Carolina Beach Music Awards headlines the entertainment for this year’s Festival By The Sea.

    Six bands will play at the festival on the stage of the Holden Beach Pavilion.

    Making its first appearance at the festival is the Carolina Breakers.

    “They’ve been nominated for three Cammies and new artist of the year,” said festival volunteer Barbara Andrews.

  • Festival by the Sea this weekend at Holden Beach

    The folks organizing this year’s Festival By The Sea on Holden Beach repeatedly used two phrases: “biggest ever” and “free admission.”

    “The festival is free, and it’s run by volunteers,” said Chris Politis, longtime chairman of Festival By The Sea.

    The two-day festival is Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, under the high-rise bridge on the island.

    The event was sold out to vendors more than a week before the festival.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 13, 14 and 19in 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, Oct. 13

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Christopher Acevedo, PG improper equipment.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South volleyball season ends in second-round playoff loss

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick High School volleyball season ended in a four-set loss Oct. 26 at home to Winterville South Central in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 3A playoffs.

    South Brunswick won the first set 25-22 but South Central won the next three 25-16, 25-18, 25-12.

    South, the unbeaten Waccamaw Conference champion, finishes the season 19-3. South Central, the No. 2 seed from the Coastal Conference, improves to 21-4 and advances to the third round of the playoffs.

  • Taste of Home Cooking School this weekend

    The Taste of Home Cooking School is Saturday, Nov. 6, at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, the event opens for VIP ticket holders at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for general admission ticket holders. The day begins with a vendor show, where 20 local vendors will display products and provide information about their businesses and services.

    “We have just a really large variety,” Angie Sutton, Beacon advertising director, said.

  • Local schools receive 50 azaleas to help with beautification

    Brunswick County Schools will receive 50 azaleas to help beautify local schools as part of N.C. Beautiful’s 25th annual Azalea Celebration, according to a press release from the school district.

    “The azaleas will be used to help improve the appearance of the front entrance and side street landscaping at Lincoln Elementary, Leland Middle, Southport Elementary, South Brunswick Middle and Waccamaw Schools,” the release states.

  • Partnership between BCC and UNCW to offer four-year degree at Leland Center

    Students seeking degrees in elementary education no longer have to leave Brunswick County in order to get diplomas.

    Local college officials announced an expanded partnership during a press conference Monday that now enables students in the University of North Carolina/Brunswick Community College two-by-two program to finish the final two years of their educational studies at Brunswick Community College’s Leland Center rather than traveling to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, according to a press release sent by UNCW.

  • Local beach towns to ask General Assembly to include now-exempt clubhouses in tax systems

    HOLDEN BEACH—Local beach officials plan to once again ask representatives of the North Carolina General Assembly to introduce legislation that would make nonprofit homeowner association clubhouses subject to tax by local jurisdictions.

    During last week’s Brunswick Beaches Consortium (BBC) meeting, Holden Beach town officials proposed what they call a “fix for tax loophole” that concerns clubhouses built in a different jurisdiction than the development.