Today's News

  • VA begins transportation assistance program

    A Veterans Affairs transportation assistance program for veterans began this week.

    Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said the VA Transportation Assistance program for veterans began in Brunswick County on Monday, Dec. 6.

    VA vans will take veterans to the VA medical clinic in Wilmington from the Hardee’s Restaurant at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply, Hartsell said.

    Pick-up times are at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Greiner resigns from BCC; accepts president position at Kentucky community college

    BOLIVIA—Stephen Greiner, president of Brunswick Community College, has announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1, 2011.

    In an exclusive interview Friday afternoon, Greiner confirmed he signed a three-year contract last week with Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) in Hazard, Ky. He will serve as the college’s president/CEO.

  • Ballet Opera Alliance makes holiday debut this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Premier holiday performances of “Les Patineurs” and “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Ballet Opera Alliance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    BOA is an organization formed in 2009 in Brunswick County, dedicated to providing a unique blend of professional community theater.

    BOA is an outgrowth of Amahl Productions, which performed throughout Brunswick County in several different churches for three consecutive years.

  • Christmas events are here and so is a chance for snow

    Towns across Brunswick County are welcoming the holiday season, just in time for cooler weather that is settling into the area.

    On Friday, highs are expected to reach only the lower 50s, with temperatures dropping near freezing Friday night.

    Cold temperatures will persist through the weekend. Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service, there is a chance of rain before 2 a.m. with the possibility it will change over to a light snow. No accumulation is expected.

  • West wrestlers win two duals

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School wrestling team won two duals Dec. 1, beating North Brunswick 72-12 and Hoggard 51-22.

    West got 18 points off forfeits at the start of the dual against North.

    At 112, North’s Gabriel Self beat Bryen Porrazzo by fall in 39 seconds.

    At 119, West’s Dillon Aubrey beat Ian Davis by fall in 1:16.

    At 125, West’s Troy Ruane won by fall in 57 seconds.

    At 130, West’s Miguel Espinosa beat Librado Hernandez by fall with eight seconds left in the first period.

  • Fletcher is Panthers’ Coach of Week

      The Carolina Panthers High School Coach of the Week program recognizes high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, have made a difference in the lives of their players, school and community. This program also provides high schools with financial assistance to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

    This week the Carolina Panthers have selected West Brunswick High School football coach Jimmy Fletcher as this season’s ninth Coach of the Week.

  • Source of fire at The Isles undetermined

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The source of the small fire that broke out Wednesday at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach has been ruled undetermined, according to the town's fire chief.

  • West girls defeat Socastee

      Kayla Padgett scored 22 points and Jasmine Jackson 19 as West Brunswick beat Socastee 49-45 in a non-conference high school basketball game Dec. 1.

    Socastee forced seven West turnovers in the third quarter in cutting a 25-15 West lead to 25-22 with 3 minutes, 41 seconds left in the quarter. But an 8-0 by the Trojans put them ahead 33-22 and was the turning point in the game.

  • Beacon editor receives Max Heath Gold Star Award

    Stacey Manning, managing editor of The Brunswick Beacon, received the Max Heath Gold Star Award for Excellence in Community Journalism during a Nov. 11 presentation. 

    The award is a tribute to Heath’s contributions as executive editor for 21 years and his history of recognizing the good work that passed across his desk with a gold star and hand-written notes. 

    It recognizes Landmark Community Newspapers (LCNI) editors who do solid work in their communities year-in and year-out. 

  • Fire investigated at Calabash restaurant

    CALABASH—Fire and emergency personnel continue to investigate a fire that broke out Tuesday night at Capt. John’s Seafood House.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner on Wednesday attributed the cause of the blaze to an electrical short in wires near aquariums at the restaurant entrance.

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork said Wednesday he has no estimate of damages at the longtime riverfront eatery, which was gutted by the fire reported at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.