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Today's News

  • August is month to catch wahoo

    By Derek Treffinger

    It has been a long, hard week for fishermen along the Brunswick County beaches. The beginning of the week presented us a miserable 15- to 20-knot east wind that kept almost every fisherman stuck at the dock. Then to follow the wonderful wind we had, massive lines of wind, rain and thunderstorms hhovered over our coast almost all weekend. It seems we as fishermen cannot seem to catch a break here lately. However, there is one thing to look forward toward once this miserable weather ends: the fishing can only improve.

  • At Thistle Club, new things happening

     

    I’d been hearing things about the Thistle Club for a while: new owners, new spec homes, golf course renovations and more.

    Like any good reporter, I decided it was time to track down those rumors and get the real scoop on what was happening over at the Thistle.

  • Two men face drug charges in separate cases

    Community complaints and tips led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in unrelated cases, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested 22-year-old Timothy Lane Inman on July 28 after they found 130 wax paper bindles of heroin in his possession, a warrant shows. Bindles are small packets or doses of heroin.

  • Water outage planned along Port Loop Road on Wednesday

    Residents along Port Loop Road off Long Beach Road near N.C. 211 will be without water Wednesday night and will need to boil water for at least 24 hours after water is back in service.

    Water will be out of service from about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, until 2 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7,for homes and businesses on Port Loop Road.

  • Mission to Honduras provides clean water, basic needs

    By George Wong-Chong

    Special to the Beacon

     

    In May, my wife Mari-Lou and I were virtually going out the door on our trip to Russia when we got an email message from United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) requesting volunteers with skills and experience in gardening, composting and water filtration for a mission to Honduras with a group from Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN).

  • Golf Channel comes to The First Tee

     On Tuesday morning, July 29, Kelly Tilghman and Charlie Rymer of the Golf Channel came to The First Tee of Brunswick County.

    It was a totally awesome experience for the kids and coaches. They loved it.

  • Rules about anchored gill net permits

     A few years ago, the harmful effects of sea turtle encounters with gill nets were brought to the mainstream. Technology has allowed concerned observers to capture video and pictures of all sorts of marine life destroyed by those careless with gill nets. Gill nets left unattended for several hours can capture and destroy many marine animals, such as sea turtles, dolphins, birds and sturgeon.

  • Cheer camp at West Brunswick

     SHALLOTTE‑— Saying these cheerleaders performed before a receptive audience is like saying the beach has a lot of sand.

    Five age groups at the West Brunswick Cheer Camp received applause, whoops and hollers from family members and friends Wednesday, July 30, as their performance marked the end of the three-day camp.

    The 43 campers were showing off what they had learned.

    Katie Currie watched her daughter, Katybeth, 4, win the spirit award in the 3- to 4-year-olds division.

  • Mitchell resigns from state charter school advisory board

    Baker Mitchell, founder of Roger Bacon Academy, which operates two charter schools in Brunswick County, has resigned from the North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board.

    Mitchell and Paul Norcross, who also resigned Wednesday, July 30, were the subjects of an ethics complaint filed by Public Charter Schools Association President Eddie Goodall. Goodall said Mitchell and Norcross shouldn’t have a vote on the advisory board because their decisions could be influenced by their own business interests.

  • New Hanover DA: No criminal charges in Hewett’s death

    New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said no criminal charges will be filed against the deputies who were present when Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett died at the New Hanover County jail.

    Hewett, 51, died while awaiting a hearing on a possession of a firearm by a felon charge July 12 after an altercation with New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies inside the jail.