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Today's News

  • Old bridge to be moved to mainland site

    SUNSET BEACH—Once it’s permanently out of commission, the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge will be moved to a site on the mainland.

    Members of the Old Bridge Preservation Society announced last week that, thanks to local business owners Ronnie and Clarice Holden, the old Intracoastal Waterway bridge will be relocated to a lot across from the Sunset Beach Fire Station.

    Announcement came at a celebratory party and press conference Thursday night, Nov. 18, at the Bridge Grill on Sunset Boulevard.

  • Fundraiser, cookoff to aid Holden Beach musician

    HOLDEN BEACH—This Saturday, the community is coming together to aid one of its most talented musicians.

    Saxophonist James “JB” Brown, who regularly plays at Holden Beach festivals and Castaways Raw Bar & Grill, has prostate cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes, his manager, Matthew Howell, wrote to the Beacon last week.

    Saturday’s festivities will include a chili cookoff, a raffle and entertainment that will include a performance by Brown, who lives in Durham.

    Brown, Howell, said, was stricken about five years ago.

  • Woman upset after dog dies aiding puppy in attack

    SUPPLY—Janice Gras can’t help but cry as she tells about Tippsey, her beloved Chihuahua who died Nov. 14, two days after the little dog was attacked by a strange dog that ventured into her yard.

    The incident happened during the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 12, when Tippsey was outside playing with a puppy belonging to next-door neighbor Wanda Biggers.

    Out of nowhere, Gras and Biggers said, a pitbull dog wandered onto the property and proceeded to attack the puppy, a Dachshund mix named Einstein.

  • Former assistant files lawsuit against Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A lawsuit filed against the town by former assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut is still pending, Mayor Stephen Selby said last week.

    According to documents filed at the Brunswick County Courthouse, Chestnut claims the town breached a contract she signed with the town in Oct. 8, 2009, after she was hired in July 2008. The contract was effective from the date it was signed through Oct. 31, 2011, according to the lawsuit, and ensured Chestnut an annual salary of $41,400.

  • Ash mom still fighting for custody of sons in Canada

    Ash mom Amy Smith flew to Canada earlier this month in hopes of getting her sons, only to return home disappointed once again.

    Smith has been trying to regain custody of her sons, 8-year-old Brody and 5-year-old Nathan, from her husband Shawn for nearly two years.

    She thought she had finally gotten her day in court Nov. 8, when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCEMC) paid for her to travel to Canada for a hearing under the Hague Convention Treaty, an international child abduction law.

  • Ejections end South Brunswick football season

     

    The South Brunswick Cougars’ football season ended Nov. 22.

    Although the Cougars beat Southern Wayne 42-14 Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 3A state playoffs, because of fighting that night the season has come to an end.

    NCHSAA rules states that if three or more players from one team are ejected during one fighting incident, those three individual ejections will cause the team to lose its playoff privileges.

  • Detectives arrest Supply man for breaking and entering, larceny

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect around 12:30 p.m. Monday, shortly after they say he broke into a Supply residence.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, Tony Lee Johnson entered a home on Little Macedonia Road around 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Scholarship makes gymnast beam

     LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—The first time Breanna Gawron suffered a right-elbow fracture, when she was a young gymnast competing on the uneven bars, she was undeterred about continuing in the sport.

    But months later, when she suffered the same injury while learning a new skill in the same event, her mom, Jackie Gawron, had doubts about the wisdom of her young daughter’s participation in the sport.

  • BCC men split two weekend games

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team split two games over the weekend. Here are summaries of the two games.

     

    WAKE TECH 77

    BCC 76

    The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team came into Saturday’s game looking for another win on the young season, but Wake Technical Community College had other plans.

  • BCC women rout Caldwell

     SUPPLY—Alexis Jones scored 22 points and Shaquitta Jones 15 as the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team beat Caldwell Community College 75-49 Saturday on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E Gore Aquatic & Fitness Center.

    Danielle Blunt scored 12 points as the Dolphins improved to 2-0.

    BCC trailed 8-7 with 11 minutes, 17 secods left in the first half but back-to-back layups by Blunt put the Dolphins ahead 19-12 with 6:47 left.