Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Hagan in Wilmington; greeted by a Tea Party

    WILMINGTON—Saying she has continually ignored their requests for a town hall meeting to voice concerns, members of the Cape Fear Tea Party Patriots, We the People of Brunswick County, N.C., and various other grassroots organizations gathered outside the Wilmington Hilton hoping to get the attention of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

  • Wastewater connection outlined in Calabash



    CALABASH—Future sewer is in the works as Mayor Anthony Clemmons gave a construction update and outlined steps for connecting at Tuesday night’s commission meeting.

    In Clemmons’ monthly wastewater report, it was noted a Brunswick County representative would meet property owners on-site to discuss and determine an appropriate location for a grinder pump.

  • Paving contract approved in Carolina Shores



    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved a $68,000 contract to pave three areas of town.

    Approval to contract with Hardee and Prince Contractors of Loris, S.C., came at the board’s March 4 meeting.

    Commissioner Joyce Dunn made a motion for approval with a clause stipulating references be satisfactorily checked and at least a one-year warranty be included with the contract.

    The work is for paving at Oakbark Court, Gate 3 and in the Village at Calabash, town administrator Linda Herncane said.

  • Bridge signs stir spelling debate

    Laura Lewis

    The posting came to the Beacon last week via Facebook, from a Shallotte resident concerned about new signs for a new bridge that, she wrote, are misspelled.

    “Why in the world,” asked Katherine Lyles Norfleet, has the North Carolina Department of Transportation “renamed the ‘Todd Bridge’ to ‘Jinny’s Branch’ when ‘Jinny’ is actually spelled ‘Jennies Branch’ and has been for over 200 years?”

  • Development open space still being aired in Sunset Beach



    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board generally agrees requiring about 17.5 percent of open space for future residential development is a good route to go.

    However, at the March 4 meeting board members debated what such open space should entail.

    The board indicated recreational areas wouldn’t count as suitable open space.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED BCC wins Region 10 tourney, qualifies for national tourney

     FORT MILL, S.C.—Few believed Brunswick Community College could win this championship tournament.

    A basketball team with nine freshmen. A team that began the season 0-2 in the conference. A team that lost 97-69 to league champion Cape Fear on Feb. 24, just three days before the end of the regular season.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: World Day of Prayer celebrates Cameroon culture, provides lessons

    They entered dancing, singing and celebrating to the upbeat praise chorus, “We are Marching.”

    They were dressed in brightly colored fabrics and came with a message of praising God—jingling bells, shaking maracas and beating tambourines. Participating women were dressed in “kangas,” traditional African wraps worn as shawls, skirts or dresses and used in celebration.

    They were women from churches from southern Brunswick County gathered to celebrate World Day of Prayer Friday morning at Seaside United Methodist Church.

  • Shallotte man dies after being struck by drunk driver

    A Shallotte man was killed Saturday in Columbus County after an out-of-control truck driven by a drunk driver struck him and a friend as they stood in a backyard.

    Miguel Toribio Asencio, 20, was killed after he was hit by a Ford F-250 pickup truck traveling at an estimated speed of 75 mph.

    Another Brunswick County resident, Thomas Kenneth Paradise, 31, of Calabash, was charged with second-degree murder and driving drunk. He was being held at Columbus County Detention Center under $1,002,500 bond.

  • 'Necro-Anda': Local writer embarks on new career with first novel

    Believe it or not, poisoning, bank robbery, murder, amnesia and double-crossing all play major roles in a new novel from a local author.

    Supply resident Jack Evans recently had his first novel published and is embarking on a new career as a full-time writer.

    The way Evans describes his novel, “Necro-Anda,” recently published by PublishAmerica, is like few things even longtime mystery fans have heard before—and it all takes place in Brunswick County and the nearby towns of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Sheriff's office searching for burglary suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for this unidentified male suspect. He is a suspect in a first-degree burglary that occurred on Feb. 16 in the area of Green Swamp Road in Supply.

    Anyone with information about this suspect, or who knows his whereabouts is asked to contact detective Tony Caison at 253-2777.