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Today's News

  • CIS parenting program is a benefit to community

    Being a parent is a tough job, and it’s one that doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Parents learn by doing and drawing on their own experiences and from those around them. Many look for positive role models to help them along the way.

    That’s why programs like the Communities in Schools Parenting Education Program are so important.

    For 12 weeks, any parent in Brunswick County can be a part of the program that uses trained facilitators to work with parents and children. They focus on parenting, life and family skills.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Tickets on sale for Taste of Home Cooking School

    Where can you learn a new chocolate recipe, master your mom’s manicotti and experience cooking in an entirely new way? At the Taste of Home Cooking School sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon.

    The Taste of Home Cooking School is set for Saturday, Nov. 21, at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    The event will open to the public 10:30 a.m. Doors open for VIP ticket holders at 9:30 a.m.

    Vendor booths will be available displaying products and company information from local businesses. Vendor booths will close at 12:30 p.m.

  • Untreated wastewater spilled in Leland

    The Town of Leland had a discharge of untreated wastewater of approximately 112,000 gallons on Nov. 14 from its collection system at 8900 Timberlane.

    The discharge was first discovered on Nov. 14 at around 9 a.m. and continued on and off until repairs were finalized around 9:30 p.m.

    The untreated wastewater entered Sturgeon Creek thru storm drains. The section of force main that had ruptured was dug up and replaced.

  • Here's Shanna

    Shanna (ID No. A014523) is a tan female Labrador retriever and Vizsla mix. The staff at Brunswick County Animal Shelter thinks she’s about 2 years old. She has been at the shelter since Oct. 14. The shelter’s adoption fees are based on age. Adoption fees for dogs are $65 for ages six months or older, and $46 for dogs five months old or younger. Fees include rabies shot, physical exam, heartworm test (for older dogs only) and spay or neuter. Female cats and kittens, $55; includes physical exam, feline leukemia/FIV (feline HIV) tests, rabies vaccination and spay surgery.

  • Holden Beach VFW honors veterans

    SUPPLY—The veterans of VFW Post 8866, Holden Beach, honored their comrades Wednesday, Nov. 11, during a special Veterans Day ceremony, moved inside due to inclement weather.

    Members of the VFW color guard posted the flags, and the room full of participants said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem.

  • BSRI opens Southport center; grand opening set for Nov. 21

    SOUTHPORT—A new, spacious senior citizens center provides art classes, bridge games, exercise classes and lunches for seniors in the community, and it is intended to serve as a model for several future centers throughout the county.

    The Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. center has been open for only a month and has already seen double the number of participants from the previous location, according to BSRI director Jim Russell.

    At 11 a.m. Nov. 21, the BSRI staff will have an official grand opening ceremony to celebrate the center’s offerings.

  • Work by artist/preservationist Tony Craig showcased at Sunset River Marketplace

    Nostalgic paintings by Stokes County artist Tony Craig are being featured in an exhibit, “Stepping Back In Time,” at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash from Monday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.

    An artist reception for Craig is set for 2-5 p.m. this coming Saturday, Nov. 21, during which Craig will also sign copies of his book.

    Working tightly in watercolor, Craig has captured moments in time at corner stores and country gas stations—places that are quickly disappearing from the landscape.

  • Shallotte police investigating armed robbery, kidnapping at Coastal Cinemas

    Shallotte police officers are investigating an armed robbery, safecracking and kidnapping at Coastal Cinemas Sunday night.

    According to an incident report, at about 10:30 p.m., two suspects came in through the business's side door. They were armed with handguns and hit the victim in the head twice with a gun. They went into the victim’s office, took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene.

    Officers are investigating suspects, and arrests are expected.

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Brooke Smith adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Oct. 22:

  • Uniquely Brunswick County - 2009 Photo Contest

    Uniquely Brunswick County

    Think Outside the Beach Photo Contest

    The Brunswick Beacon wants to know what you think makes Brunswick County unique. Pick up a camera and show us in this year's photo contest.

    The contest is divided into three divisions:

    Kids Division (Ages 12 and younger), Teen Division (Ages 13-18) and Adults (Ages 19 and older)

    There is an entry fee of $5 per photo in the adult division. Kids and teens divisions are free. Participants may enter as many photos as they wish.