Today's News

  • 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.

  • Brunswick may be site for upcoming TV pilot

    Northern Brunswick County will be the site of some scenes in an upcoming untitled TV pilot planned for the area, according to local film and economic development officials.

    Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, said the pilot’s production company is set up in Wilmington and has started preparing for shooting, including finding locations and hiring people.

    Griffin and Jim Bradshaw, the director of the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission, scouted locations in the northern part of the county several months ago, they said.

  • Lady Trojans beat Hoggard; West beats Socastee

     Carly White got a strikeout to end the game with the tying runners on base as the West Brunswick softball team opened its season by beating Hoggard 8-6 March 4.

    White pitched a seven innings, striking out four, walking five and giving up six hits.

    Hoggard scored in the first on a wild pitch and a passed ball. The Trojans tied the score in the bottom of the inning. Gabby Sanders had led off with a single, stole second and stole third. With one out, Hannah Stocks walked. Both scored on an error.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: More winners of county talent show announced

    Another first-place winner of We’ve Got Talent!, the first countywide talent competition for Brunswick County high school students, has been announced.

    Connie Enis, curriculum coordinator for Brunswick County Schools, said due to a scoring mix-up, an additional first-place winner should have been announced the night of the competition.

  • Second rabies case confirmed in Brunswick County



    A second case of rabies has been confirmed in Brunswick County.

    Fred Michael, public information officer for the Brunswick County Department of Health, said the case was confirmed as positive Friday.

    This second case reported this week also occurred in the Supply area and involved a German shepherd mix dog on Dixie Lane that fought with a fox on Wednesday night.

    The dog’s owner shot and killed the fox, then contacted animal services, which sent the fox’s remains to be tested in Raleigh.

  • BCC sweeps Sunday doubleheader with Danville

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team completed a weekend sweep of Danville Community College with 10-1 and 8-1 victories Sunday.

  • Saving lives, giving hope

    Seeing a 16-year-old girl, stricken with polio as a baby, walk for the first time in her life after receiving surgery from Rotarians in India was something Vince Juric will never forget.

    That was just one of the many unforgettable experiences the Brunswick Plantation resident and member of the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club saw last month during his trip to India with other members of Rotary District 7730.