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Today's News

  • Tar Heel alumni club to form in Little River, S.C.

     A new University of North Carolina Tar Heel Alumni Club is forming in Little River, S.C.

    The organizational meeting for the new Coastal Tar Heel Carolina Club will be Aug. 25 at Julian’s Sports Bar, 2551 U.S. 17 in Little River, S.C., just inside the South Carolina border. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

    New members can join a committee to help organize events and activities that connect local Tar Heels with each other and back to the university.

  • Leadership Brunswick County accepts applications

    Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County chambers of commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.

  • Leland Police offers citizens academy

    The Leland Police Department is offering a citizens academy showing an inside look into police duties on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 6 through Oct. 25. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug.19.

    The application is on the town website, townofleland.com under Police Resources. Complete the form and mail or deliver to Lt. Jeremy Humphries, Leland Police Department, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes police to host meeting

    The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department will host its next community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Boiling Spring Lakes City Hall.

    John and Lisa McNeill from Alligator Alliance will make a presentation on alligators and what the community should know about these animals that are native to this area.

    Residents can also communicate directly with Police Chief Brad Shirley and other members of the department about any issues or concerns they may have.

  • NCDOT continues nightly closures on ramp at battleship

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue nightly closures on the ramp at the Battleship North Carolina for Carolina Beach, South U.S. 421, East U.S. 76 and North Business U.S. 17, weather permitting.

    These closures will continue each week Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Sept. 30 until the work is completed. There will be no ramp closures permitted Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Sports correspondent needed

    The Brunswick Beacon is seeking a sports correspondent to cover football and other fall sports. Send resume/email to sports@brunswickbeacon.com.

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve easements resolution

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Monday night authorizing the filing of condemnation actions to acquire perpetual easements for the town’s Central Reach Project.

    The beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • McCumbee, McAleer drop in points

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished fourth in the IMSA race Saturday, Aug. 6, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. They drove the No. 25 Freedom Autosport ModSpace Mazda MX-5.

  • BSL teen returns home, police seek her companion

    A Boiling Spring Lakes teen reported missing Aug. 3 returned home to family members Friday, Aug. 12.

    Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley said his office received a call Friday at 10:45 p.m. from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office that 16-year-old Angel Walker had turned herself in at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • BSL police seek man in kidnapping, vehicle theft

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are looking for a man who they say stole a car with a toddler inside Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4.

    The 3-year-old girl was released safely to her mother, Police Chief Brad Shirley said in a news release.

    Shirley said 26-year-old Joshua Brandon Miller was a passenger in a black 2016 Toyota Corolla four-door driven by the child’s mother. When the woman stopped about 4 p.m. at the Olde Brunswick Store at Fifty Lakes Drive and N.C. 133, Miller got into the driver’s seat and drove off.