Today's News

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 19, 20, 24 and 25 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, May 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

  • Voters deserve more than last-minute political maneuvering

    What exactly is it state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. believes he is doing?

    Surely, he can’t believe most of his constituents think he is acting in the community’s best interest with the latest bills he has introduced in the General Assembly’s “short session.”

    Remember, this is a time when he and fellow legislators are supposed to be considering only “non-controversial” bills.

  • Baking in Nashville is icing on the cake for Brunswick artist

    Lorie Burcham was already busy baking elaborate cakes in coastal Carolina with her thriving six-year-old business, Crumb de la Crumb.

    Then her cousin, Shane Stevens, a songwriter and fellow Brunswick County native, summoned Burcham to Nashville.

    He said she could make a lot more money crafting cakes in Music City.

  • Carolina Shores acted properly firing assistant, attorney says

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners followed proper procedure when assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut was fired in a letter approved May 3, town attorney Holt Moore says.

    But he added the board would have the matter on its next meeting agenda at 3 p.m. next Thursday, June 10, “just to reiterate and make doubly clear what was taking place.”

    Moore left a voice mail message on a Beacon reporter’s phone Tuesday in response to recent queries by the Beacon for comment.

  • African Children's Choir lights up Odell Williamson stage Friday night

    The youngest ambassadors of peace and joy, the African Children’s Choir (ACC), performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    These are children from the poorest countries of the world, whose voices have been heard by world leaders and top performers in the entertainment world and, for the past 25 years, have raised millions of dollars to educate and rebuild countries devastated by famine, war and AIDS.

  • Man arrested in Sunset Beach for shoplifting

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a 39-year-old man for shoplifting and trespassing Saturday, May 29.

    Hilario Trejo Flores, address not available, was charged in connection with the incident at Food Lion, Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Massey said.

  • Sunset Beach meeting Monday

    A fence amendment is on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 7.

    A 6:45 work session is set prior to the meeting.

    The proposed amendment addresses fences allowed in side yards on corner lots abutting street rights-of-way.

    More information is available during normal business hours at Sunset Beach Town Hall, or call chief building inspector Jeff Curtis at 579-0068.

  • Welcome back WWII Honor Flight vets

    The second Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina took 102 World War II veterans on an all-expenses-paid day trip last Wednesday, May 26, to see their memorial in Washington, D.C.

    The veterans, including 25 from Brunswick County, and their accompanying entourage of guardians left that morning on a chartered US Air flight and returned that evening to much fanfare at Wilmington International Airport.

  • Budget on Carolina Shores agenda

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners’ monthly workshop is at 10 a.m. next Monday, June 7.

    The town budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 will be discussed at a public workshop prior to the board’s monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 10.

  • Former Carolina Shores commissioner secures subpoena against administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—A subpoena charging town administrator Linda Herncane with destruction of public record has been filed with the Brunswick County Magistrate’s Office.

    The subpoena was issued May 21 after former town commissioner Gere Dale filed a complaint with Chief Magistrate Martha Bryant about Herncane deleting town e-mail.

    A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 30 in Brunswick County District Court. The subpoena states Herncane must appear and testify at that time.