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Today's News

  • Dinah Gore inducted into Hall of Fame

    Dinah Gore was inducted into the North Carolina Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Hall of Fame during the FCS centennial celebration on Wednesday, May 25, at North Carolina State University’s Jane S. McKimmon Center in Raleigh. Gore is one of 25 inductees into the first class of the FCS Hall of Fame.

  • Community briefs

    Sanderson joins Martha Lee

    Martha Lee has announced that Jeanette Sanderson has joined Martha Lee Realty as a new broker in the Ocean Isle Beach Office. A native of North Carolina, she recently became a coastal girl when she moved from Cary to Holden Beach. She enjoys traveling the Intracoastal Waterway and taking in the local sights from the water. Her next venture is the open seas for some fishing.

  • The constant bemoaning of never-ending road construction

    Ahh, my endless tirade…

    Since the construction on Smith Avenue and Main Street doesn’t seem it’s ever going to end, why should complaining about it?

  • Constantly baffled by commissioner’s bad behaviors

    Ahh, county commissioner Charles Warren, just when we think you can’t surprise us with your antics again, you do.

    Who said politics can’t be entertaining?

  • Holden Beach sets tax rate

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon correspondent

    Holden Beach Commissioners unanimously approved a $7.2 million total operations budget for fiscal year 2011-2012 during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    The estimated new tax rate for property owners will be 12.7 cents for every $100 of valuation.

    The main thing commissioners changed from town manager David Hewett’s proposed budget was not approving a cost-of-living raise but rather giving a one-time bonus with $31,000 to be split among the town’s 24 employees.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 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, June 1

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Edna Liz Allison, PG improper equipment.

  • Volunteer for Sunnyside today

    SHALLOTTE—Old Sunnyside School is approaching its 100th birthday.

    The school built in 1915 contains many fond memories for area residents. Over the years a dedicated group of volunteers formed a non-profit organization called Save Old Sunnyside to help save the building and relocate it as close as possible to its original location.

  • Making tough choices but not going anywhere

    SHALLOTTE—Recently word worked its way through the grapevine and back to Brunswick Family Assistance Executive Director Carol Phelps that the nonprofit was in danger of shutting its doors.

    “I want to reassure the community and clarify the financial health of this organization,” Phelps said. “Yes, we are operating in a deficit (of donations) like all nonprofits, but we are not going anywhere.”

  • County issues water conservation alert

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County officials have issued a water conservation alert.

    Brunswick County is currently in a drought, and Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce said water usage levels are nearing capacity.

    Recently, peak water usage was more than 24 million gallons per day, which represents about 80 percent of the county’s 30-million-gallon-per-day capacity, Pierce said.

  • Brunswick athletes to compete in State Games

     Eleven Brunswick County athletes will be competing in baseball, softball and soccer in the annual Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

    In boys’ soccer, West Brunswick’s Scottie Melvin and Alex Harrell, along with South Brunswick’s Dominic Cunliffe and Willie McRae, are on the East roster. South Brunswick coach Joseph Salzler is an East assistant coach.

    The two-day competition consists of North, South, West and East teams.