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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the following suspects last week. All information is provided by the sheriff’s office.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Simple assault on Green Loop Road in Leland; suspect grabbed victim by the head and bit his cheek.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on Buckwood Court in Leland; suspect shot victim in the leg.

    •Property damage on Seashore Road in Supply; suspect damaged victim’s mailbox.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • DOCUMENTS INCLUDED The true cost to be governed: A look at commissioners’ discretionary spending

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about how much Brunswick County Commissioners earn through salaries, per diem and mileage reimbursements, FICA contributions, health insurance contributions, life insurance contributions, credit card transactions and discretionary funding at commissioners’ disposal.

    The current fiscal year will be the last year for county commissioners’ discretionary spending allowances, which have come to be known as their “slush funds.”

  • Weather watch: 10 inches of rain floods, closes roads

    A storm system that dumped 10 inches of rain on Brunswick County and closed down many of the county’s roadways has left Brunswick County in a state of emergency.

    A state of emergency was declared late Monday afternoon, as most of the county’s roadways were under water.

    Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said the emergency declaration remained in effect for an impending storm system expected to hit the county Wednesday, Sept. 29, as well as a possible tropical event Thursday, Sept. 30.

  • Brunswick County Academy students study coastal living

    Brunswick County Academy (BCA) teachers and students are linking studies in all subjects to the first nine weeks school-wide theme, “My Coastal Home.”

    Middle-school students have been studying ecosystems, tributaries and landforms. These students traveled to Masonboro Island to explore the ecosystem, salt marshes, tributaries, inlets, and regional animal and plant life.

  • Bomb threat causes morning evacuation at WBHS

    SHALLOTTE—It was a conversation overheard by a West Brunswick High School student that prompted a lockdown and evacuation of the school’s campus last Wednesday.

    Superintendent Ed Pruden said at about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, a student overheard the word “bomb” during a nearby conversation among classmates and immediately reported the incident to the principals.

    “They did just a brief lockdown and then went into evacuation after getting everybody in place,” Pruden said.

  • Brunswick 365 Photo Contest deadline Friday

    Entries are due Friday for Brunswick 365, the third annual Brunswick Beacon photo contest.

    This year's theme asks for photos that represent Brunswick County throughout the year. Selected photos may appear in future Beacon publications.

    To enter, find an entry form in the Beacon or download a form from the link attached at the bottom of this page. A completed entry form must accompany all photo submissions.

  • New CIS board chair attests to program’s success

    Sherrie Stevens knows firsthand how Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. can impact a child’s life.

    Her daughter was involved in the After-School Program at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School several years ago, and Stevens said she loved going there every day.

    “I knew she was in a safe environment that prompted her to do her homework and made her very self-motivated,” Stevens said.

    Stevens also reaped in the benefits.

    “Me as a single parent, I knew she was safe,” she said.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny at Ocean Isle Inn; subject entered office and removed $341 from drawer.

    •Larceny on Causeway Drive; subject drove away from Marathon without paying $14.02 for gas.

    •Brian Lee Phillips, 29, of Badin; charged with open container at parking lot of Museum of Coastal Carolina; subject had open bottle of liquor in vehicle.