Today's News

  • Postponed toy run events set for indoors this Saturday

    Cold rain has delayed the Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts Christmas Toy Run until this Saturday, though participants still shopped with children last weekend.

    Because the weather forecast is iffy again for this Saturday, organizer Jerome Munna said Tuesday a decision has been made to have the entire event indoors this year at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church, 1672 Mount Pisgah Road in Supply.

    Registration is set for 10 a.m.-noon at the church, followed by lunch.

  • Supply Elementary mural reminds students to stop, think, act responsibly

    SUPPLY—A big, bright, colorful mural at Supply Elementary School will act as a larger-than-life reminder for students to stop, think and act responsibly.

    Scheduled to be unveiled Wednesday is a 128-square-foot mural, which was funded by a North Carolina Bright Idea grant. The mural incorporates the new school starfish mascot, North Carolina birds studied by fourth graders and other pictures depicting the school’s S.T.A.R. Program—stop, think, act responsibly.

  • Ocean Isle Beach town officials to ask DOT for pedestrian crosswalks

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will soon be hearing from town officials in Ocean Isle Beach who plan to ask for additional safety features on the island.

    Daisy Ivey, town administrator, said commissioners decided at their Tuesday meeting to submit a letter to NCDOT asking for marked pedestrian crosswalks on First Street. The request for crosswalks near public beach access ramps along First Street initially came from residents, she said.

  • Winners announced in Brunswick 365 photo contest

    For the past two years, we at The Brunswick Beacon have asked readers to submit photos depicting their unique views of Brunswick County for our annual photo contest. Aptly named Uniquely Brunswick County, submissions showed the area’s beautiful beaches, local landmarks and wildlife.

    This year, we were looking for something different. We wanted to know how our readers see Brunswick County 365 days a year. This year has been interesting. With a rare snowfall and record rainfall, it seemed the photo opportunities in 2010 were endless.

  • Residents get helping hands at Shallotte Assisted Living

    At 101, Adelina Filocamo and her dog Marco walking on a leash by her side are a familiar sight at Shallotte Assisted Living.

    Connecticut natives Nick and Lillian Szeszkowski celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary this past September.

    And Isaac Hardy, 72, is known for the regular walks he goes on around Shallotte, returning to the Mulberry Street facility later in the day.

  • Bridge brings own brand of brouhaha

    Just when you thought it was finally safe to cross the Intracoastal Waterway on a deluxe, no-waiting-required high-rise bridge, a whole new can of worms crawls out.

    First and foremost, since the new $40 million-or-so span officially opened to traffic Nov. 11, was the wreck that occurred within 24 hours at its mainland entry, spurring some townspeople to demand installation of a traffic light there.

  • Sea Trail residents pushing for HOA reform in North Carolina

    For more than a year, Lou De Vita and Frank Wiedman have been traveling back and forth to Raleigh with a single purpose in mind—reform of state laws pertaining to homeowners associations.

    Their objective, De Vita says, is to see changes in laws to provide better protection for individual property owners in North Carolina’s planned communities.

    He said they’ve been attending and actively participating with the state House Select Committee on HOAs.

  • Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach

     Counterfeit bill passed in Sunset Beach


    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a report of a counterfeit bill being passed at a local store.

    On Dec. 9, a man used a $100 bill to pay for items at the Minuteman store at 7300 Beach Drive.

    The bill initially passed a counterfeit pen test. Several minutes later, after the man had left the store, it was indicated the bill was counterfeit, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

  • Carolina Shores to cast wider net for town administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have agreed to post advertisements with more newspapers in North and South Carolina as they seek to find a qualified replacement for longtime town administrator Linda Herncane, who is retiring effective Feb. 1.

    During the board’s monthly workshop Dec. 6, it was noted only four people have applied for the position thus far, while Calabash had more than 100 applicants for its vacant administrator job last year.

  • BCC officials outline plans for south-end continuing education site

    CAROLINA SHORES—Plans are well under way for transforming a former adult entertainment club into Brunswick Community College’s new south-end continuing education facility.

    Before he officially leaves BCC effective Jan. 1 to take a new job in Kentucky, BCC President Stephen Greiner, along with BCC’s vice president for operations Jerry Thrift, presented drawings and details about the future South Brunswick Islands Center at the Dec. 9 Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.