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Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Lady Dolphins beat Lenoir in overtime

      Shanita Hampton and Emily Schweer each sank free throws in the final 10.9 seconds of overtime as the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Lenoir 69-67 Feb. 1 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Hampton, who missed a game-winning layup in the final seconds of regulation, scored 26 points. Shaquitta Jones, who did not play in the first half, scored 18 points.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 18, 19, 20, 23 and 24 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, Jan. 18

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

    Kacou Jean Aboi, PG improper equipment.

  • Art gallery offers winter classes in a variety of media

    The tourists are fewer, the pace is slower, but many area artists still visit Southport in the quiet winter months.
    Franklin Square Gallery is a hub of artistic activity, with an array of classes and workshops for both beginners and professionals. Painters and potters from Wilmington and throughout Brunswick County travel to Southport to participate.

  • Business briefs

    Chamber announces award nominees
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s community award nominations were announced at the chamber’s annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. Nominees are as follows:
    Employee of the Year
    Carrie Gilliam, medical receptionist with Varnam Family Wellness Center; Mark Koval, resource development director with Communities in Schools; Gary Staley with First Federal Bank; and Gatha McKeithan, distribution system crew leader with the town of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Computers donated to Volunteer Center

    ATMC recently demonstrated its continued support of local education with a donation of personal computers and accessories to the Brunswick County Volunteer Center. The cooperative donated 30 desktop computers to the Computers for Kids project, an all-volunteer project that provides refurbished computers to students whose families may have a difficult time affording them.
    The Brunswick County Volunteer Center accepts computers from area businesses and refurbishes them so that they may be distributed to middle school and high schools students in Brunswick County.

  • Club briefs

    VFW to host dinner dance Feb. 3
    Little River VFW Post 10804 (S.C. 57 N. off S.C. 9) will host a dinner/dance at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Call (843) 399-0877 for reservations.
    The second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. is Pasta Night. Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. are Wings Night and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. are Fiesta Nights.
    All events are open to the public. Visit its website at www.vfw10804.org.

  • When did I see you? Many depend on the generosity of others

    The January meeting of the Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association began with a bang. It wasn’t the sound of a gavel calling all to order, nor a fireworks display that announced the beginning of a new year.
    It was a summons to discipleship given by two guest speakers. The message was not a novel one, but it was an entreaty begging for awareness and response. It was an appeal for us to open our eyes, ears, minds and hearts to the plight of the needy, from hungry schoolchildren to beleaguered seniors.

  • Religion briefs

    Life groups are forming for everyone
    Freedom Outreach Center, 1790 Oxpen Road in Supply, is now organizing Life Groups for the first semester (January-April).
    Life Groups are for everyone, including young married couples with children, women, men, young adults, retirees or a mixture of people.
    A Life Group is a group of three to 15 people and can meet anywhere. It is particularly important with our busy lifestyles to make time with other believers to learn about God’s Word, pray, share a meal, or fellowship, organizers say.

  • Kiwanis celebrates 18 years of service

    The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club celebrated 18 years of service to children of Brunswick County at its annual Charter Night banquet at the Southport Community Center.

  • Cash is king in 2012

     

    If there were a magic crystal ball, this would be a good time to gaze deeply into it and forecast 2012.

    While no known psychics have stepped forward to read the future of Brunswick County’s economy and real estate markets, the Beacon asked several area Realtors to make predictions about 2012.