Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Reports

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Breaking and entering and damage to property on East First Street;

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Leland Street;

    •Mark Chichelli of Supply charged with simple assault on Causeway Drive;

    •Breaking and entering, damage to property and larceny on East First Street.


  • Parent association helps raise funds for West Brunswick show choirs

    West Brunswick High School choral director Annette Harton said money should never be a reason for students not to participate in show choir.

    “I know that there are people who frankly can’t afford it,” she said.

    A growing number of students are participating in her show choir classes this year. The additional students combined with a lack of funding have caused some challenges for the vocal department.

    Luckily, Harton has a dedicated group of parents who have stepped up to the plate.

  • It's important to keep pets up-to-date on vaccinations

    Two rabies cases have been confirmed in Brunswick County and they’re serving as a reminder about the importance of keeping pets current on vaccinations.

    In the two cases reported by the Brunswick County Health Department, two dogs that got into fights with wild animals were not current on their rabies vaccinations. Because of that, one of the dogs was euthanized. In the other case, Brunswick County Animal Services quarantined the dog while the owner made a decision about whether it would be put down.

  • Sunset River Marketplace features barn-themed group show

    Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash is featuring “Barns of the American Landscape,” a group show of oil painters, watercolorists, pastel artists and photographers.

    The exhibit, which runs through March 25, includes oil paintings by Richard Dixon, Richard Kuhn, Steven Sullivan, Brenda Behr and Elaine Bigelow, watercolors by Roger Tatum and Janet Dixon, photography by Mark Hilliard, C.E. Smith and David Keener, and pastels by Rose Kennedy and Kevin Beck.

  • Three-month drug investigation leads to three arrests

    After receiving numerous community complaints, drug agents began investigating drug activity at a Supply home.

    Following a three-month investigation, drug agents executed a search warrant at 54 Homes Drive in Supply, and charged three suspects with multiple drug charges.

    On Friday, March 5, drug agents, members of the sheriff’s office SWAT team and K-9 Enforcement Team executed the search warrant, which led to three arrests and they seized nearly ½ pound of marijuana, $550 in cash, numerous pills, drug paraphernalia and a handgun.

  • ATMC cable TV to launch golf show

    ATMC will launch a new cable TV show specifically aimed at golfers and those connected with the golf industry in Brunswick County.

    “Tee Time” will be hosted by Al Arrigoni, PGA golf professional and executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County.

  • In cold weather, redfish action heats up chilly waters

    Temperatures in the 60s have been heating up the inshore waters of Brunswick County, and though the water is still relatively cold, the action on redfish is hot.

    “We’re poling to get to them in the tidal pools of the shallow creeks,” said Capt. Mark Dickson of Shallow Minded Charters. “They’ve been a little bigger lately. We usually see lots of fish in the 16- to 20-inch class this time of year, but lately we have been catching lots of fish in the 22-to 26-inch class with an occasional 30-incher mixed in.”

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 24, 25, 26 and March 1, 2 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, Feb. 24

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Charlotte Schoenick, probation terminated successfully.

  • Jim Roach was a selfless community volunteer

    When The Brunswick Beacon updated its retirement section “Golden Sands” last year, Jim Roach was one of the first people to comment about it.

    As a matter of fact, he was so excited he showed up at the office after it published with a list of stories in hand. As a representative of the N.C. Senior Tarheel Legislature, Roach, a retiree, was enthusiastic about sharing more ideas for the section. His list was so long, he asked us if we could move from our annual production cycle and produce it more frequently, quarterly would be a good start, he encouraged.

  • New RW magazine featured inside this edition of The Brunswick Beacon

    March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re proud to launch in this edition the Beacon’s newest publication RW (The Real Women of Brunswick County).

    In this special section, which you can find inside today’s paper, you’ll be treated to features about local women, their successes and triumphs and their advice on everything from succeeding in their careers to moving on in life after the death of a spouse.