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Today's News

  • Weekend serves up wine fundraisers

    The weekend of April 25-26 is ideal for wine connoisseurs who want to help worthy causes.

    The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation is having its annual Wine Fest from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Event-goers will have opportunity to taste a variety of wines provided by a local distributor, accompanied by an array of foods prepared by local eateries.

    Live and silent auctions will offer a variety of items up for bid, highlighted with a 50-50 raffle and cork pull.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 14-17

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    April 14

    Harassing phone calls reported on Discovery Lake Drive.

    April 17

    Breaking and entering, larceny of flat-screen TVs, injury to real property reported in the 200 block of East Main Street.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of flat-screen TVs, injury to real property reported in the 200 block of East Main Street.

  • Food 4 Thought: Bagel Dock moves closer to Calabash docks

    After more than a year of planning and renovating, Bagel Dock Café and its staff have officially moved to its new, larger location.

    On April 3, the popular Calabash eatery opened in a freshly refurbished building at 1162 River Road near the Calabash boat docks.

    The nearly four-year-old restaurant owned by Long Island transplants Carmine and Margaret Barbaro is now twice the size of its old Beach Drive address, in its new building that previously housed Billy Bass Seafood restaurant.

  • BLT performs 'Funny Little Thing Called Love'

    Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting the romantic comedy, “Funny Little Thing Called Love,” April 24-26 and May 1-3, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at its theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    This is Brunswick Little Theatre’s first Director’s Challenge, featuring three directors collaborating on vignettes from playwrights Jones, Hope and Wooten, the same team that brought “Dixie Swim Club.”

  • I’ve been to the big city and brought everybody a gift

    I had the chance to take a short spring vacation last week, so I am sure you can tell by my words how refreshed and re-energized I am now.

    My trip took me to the big city, New York City, and like everyone who comes south from a big metropolitan area I have brought with me a plan to fix one of Brunswick County’s flaws.

    The problem is transportation, and the solution is Uber.

  • Time for the N.C. death tax to R.I.P.

    By Congressman David Rouzer

    Guest Columnist

    We are fortunate to have so many successful small businesses and family farms in southeastern North Carolina. Many of these businesses have become an extended part of our community as they have been passed down from generation to generation. But the longevity of these family-owned and -operated businesses is threatened by a sluggish economy, onerous rules and regulations, and especially the estate tax, also known as the death tax.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Beacon has tried for six weeks to reach Sen. Bill Rabon by phone and email for comment about Senate Bill 215, which lists him as the bill’s primary sponsor and calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.” Senate Bill 215 was reported favorable to the Senate’s standing committee on health care and re-referred to the Senate Judiciary I Committee on March 31.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

     

    Last week in the General Assembly, we had more than 300 new bills introduced in the House alone, committee meetings were being held virtually one on top of another, and we saw major reform bills introduced and some being passed in committee.

  • Keeping an eye on the real journalism prize

    Even if you don’t know much about journalism in America, you probably know the Pulitzer Prize recognizes its very best work every year. The award is named for the legendary Joseph Pulitzer: “Hungarian-born, an intense indomitable figure, Pulitzer was the most skillful of newspaper publishers, a passionate crusader against dishonest government, a fierce, hawk-like competitor who did not shrink from sensationalism in circulation struggles and a visionary who richly endowed his profession,” according to pulitzer.org.

  • Save our battleship

    With every passing day, we lose more and more World War II veterans, members of our nation’s greatest generation. Now, we are in danger of losing our state’s monument to them and others who lost their lives in that war.