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Today's News

  • Jewelry reported stolen in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police handled the following incidents, both reported March 16.

    •Jewelry was reported stolen following a breaking and entering by an unknown person at a residence on Great Egret Circle.

    •During a routine traffic stop, Brandon James Spohn, 22, of Little River, S.C., was arrested after an officer called in information and learned Spohn was wanted in another jurisdiction. Spohn was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

  • Signs of the times in Calabash

    Just when you think everything is hunky-dory in the Seafood Capital is usually when a new issue crops up to keep Calabash-ians (and reporters) on their toes.

    Some people there think it’s not enough to have a cute neon restaurant arrow or big gift-shop sign memorializing the town once called Pea Landing.

    Leaders, heavy on the merchant side, are feeling the town could do better—has done better—back in the golden days when it had a few big, honkin’ “Calabash Seafood” signs and restaurants lining Beach Drive.

  • Calabash declines to release closed-session minutes

    CALABASH—The town of Calabash has issued a statement that it is unable to release requested minutes from a March 8 town commissioners’ closed session.

    Last week, The Brunswick Beacon submitted a public records request asking that the town release minutes and details having to do with unspecified property for which the town is seeking an appraisal.

  • Supply man wanted for multiple drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit are searching for a Supply man wanted for drug charges after a search warrant was executed last week.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents executed a search warrant at the home of Matthew Ryan Beach, at 1717 Deerwood Trail, Supply.

    Beach, 29, has been charged with maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep a controlled substance, sell/deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Padgett in top form as track season begins

     After the first two track and field meets of the season, West Brunswick senior Kayla Padgett has already shown she is on target to do well in regional championships and state championships in the discus and shot put.

    In a three-team meet March 15 at Ashley that also included North Brunswick, Padgett threw the discus 120 feet, 2 inches. Padgett had a better mark two days later in a meet at West: She won the discus with a throw of 123-6.

  • West and South tie in soccer

     The West Brunswick Trojan and South Brunswick Cougar soccer teams, despite two overtime periods, played to a 1-1 tie Friday night at M. H. Rourk Stadium.

    It was a tough night on the offensive end as both defenses played well, as did the goalkeepers.

    Caitlin Vereen finally made the efforts of her Cougar teammates pay off as she scored at 28 minutes, 5 seconds, of the first half.

  • Trojans beat Scorpions in baseball

     West Brunswick scored five runs with two outs in the fourth inning, taking advantage of two outfield errors, and went on to beat North Brunswick 9-2 in a high school conference baseball game Friday evening.

    Trey Brown pitched five innings in the victory, giving up both runs. Marquis Johnson pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a hit and striking out three.

    “The pitchers did a great job,” West coach Mike Alderson said. “Trey gave us five good ones and Marquis came in and gave us two good ones.”

  • Two afternoon fires in Supply

    Firefighters in Brunswick County were busy on Thursday with two fires within two hours.

    Both fires were started by homeowners burning debris in their yard. The first fire broke out shortly are 12 p.m. Firefighters received a call to respond to a house fire at 519 Benton Road, Supply. The call said flames were visible. At least three area fire departments responded to the fire including Supply, Civietown and Bolivia. The fire started accidentally.

  • Real Women of Brunswick County: Melissa Everitt

    Melissa Everitt, Brunswick Community College head volleyball coach and BCC Foundation development officer

  • DSS board to name permanent director by next meeting

    BOLIVIA—Interim Brunswick County Social Services Director Neil Walters says the department is close to hiring a permanent director.

    In fact, board members hope to hire a director and make an announcement at their upcoming meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 22.

    Initially, the N.C. State Office of Personnel identified 21 of the 50 total candidates as eligible. Of those, board members interviewed five candidates in February.