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Today's News

  • 'Two Feathers' gave in life continues to give in death

    BY FRANK RICHARDSON
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Tommy Roehm would do anything for anyone if he were in need. Fix an appliance. Tile a floor. Build a house. Need 20 bucks, he’d give it. Tommy, who faced the worst of horrors in Vietnam during his service there, never let a smile leave his face. Ever.

  • Brunswick County Academy: Adopting the Nine Core Values

    Brunswick County Academy and The First Tee of Brunswick County are partners in a new venture that started last week. Every other Monday during the entire school year, the freshman class at BCA will be bused to Cinghiale Creek (home of The First Tee of Brunswick County) for 90 minutes of onsite programming in golf, core values and life skills. When the weather turns cold in December and January, they will have their sessions at Brunswick Academy, then return to Cinghiale for the rest of the spring semester.

  • Sunset Beach Taxpayers Association still alive and kicking

    SUNSET BEACH—They converged at 10 a.m., if not by car then by bicycle.

    By business meeting time at 10:30 a.m., a phalanx of bicycles filled the yard of a marshfront residence on the island where the latest meeting of the Sunset Beach Taxpayers Association took place Sept. 3.

    Close to 50 residents gathered to listen to issues that particularly concern them as residents of the island—terminal groins, parking, garbage-can rollback rules and a sewer installation update.

  • Chad McCumbee seventh at DuQuoin

    BY COURTNEY McGARRY
    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON
    Chad McCumbee couldn’t wait to get down and dirty—literally—Monday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
    The driver of the No. 1 ModSpace Ford hoped to sweep the dirt-track portion of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menard’s schedule at the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Auto Parts. He dominated the first dirt-track race of the season two weeks ago at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, also making a winner of longtime ARCA Racing Series team owner Jennifer Belmont.

  • Laney too much for South Brunswick Cougars

    The South Brunswick Cougars went into the football game Friday night at Laney on a two-game winning streak, with a defense that hadn’t given up a touchdown, with high hopes of pulling off a major upset and silencing any critics who believed their undersized roster would be a downfall to their season.

  • Wade Currie creates information hut for The First Tee

    Wade Currie has finished his Eagle Scout Project: an information hut for The First Tee of Brunswick County. Constructed of treated all-weather wood, Wade House has a roof, a glassed in framed bulletin board with rear access and a lift-top desk. Wade is a member of Paul Mason Troop 19 in Wilmington.

  • Red drum being caught at Little River jetties

    Fishing is certainly feeling like fall, with lowering water temperatures and worries about hurricanes seemingly every week. Post Hurricane Irene, the inshore saltwater fishing in Brunswick County has gotten much better.
    Redfish, flounder, pompano, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are being caught—not in fall numbers yet but in good early September action.

  • Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30 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, Aug. 24, DWI court

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Elizabeth Prince and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • 9.11.01 The day that changed America

    Ten years later, Americans who vowed never to forget Sept. 11, 2001, have kept their promise.

    Ten years ago, the country came to a halt and American lives changed forever as terrorist-directed planes crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a rural field near Shanksville, Pa.

    Nearly 3,000 lives were lost that day, including 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters, 60 New York City and Port Authority officers, and eight emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

  • Florence Skipper

    Florence Evelyn Piner Skipper, 97, of Leland, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
    She was born in New Hanover County on Dec. 27, 1913, and was a daughter of the late William Amos Piner and Molly Stokley Piner.
    She is survived by three children, Carol Potter of Leland, Phillip Skipper of Orange, Va., and Polly A. Black of Leland; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.