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Today's News

  • Holden Beach Commissioners call special meeting to vote again on planning board appointments

    Holden Beach Commissioners will vote again Friday to appoint two nominees to the town’s planning and zoning board. Commissioners first voted to fill a vacant seat and an alternate seat at their monthly meeting July 14.

    But when they did, they voted by secret ballot.

    N.C. General Statute 143.318.13 states, “A public body may not vote by secret or written ballot.” While the statute allows some provisions for written ballots, secret ballots are prohibited under the N.C. Open Meetings Law.

  • The Beacon is now on Twitter and Facebook

    You can now find The Brunswick Beacon on Twitter. Follow us at www.twitter.com/brunswickbeacon for the latest news updates. Please feel free to use the site to recommend stories and share other ideas with us.

    You can also be a fan of the newspaper on Facebook.

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  • Beach Plan amendment bill passes in House

    House Bill 1305, which amends North Carolina’s Beach Plan, passed in the state House Wednesday, July 15.

    The bill now moves to the Senate.

    House Bill 1305, which passed 93 votes to 23 votes, amends the Beach Plan based on a joint select study committee on the potential impact of major hurricanes on North Carolina’s insurance industry, was introduced April 9 by Rep. Hugh Hollimam, D-Davidson.

  • Calabash Town Administrator resigns

    First reported at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

    Calabash Town Administrator Jeremy Cribb has resigned. Cribb resigned his post as town administrator Wednesday morning.

    Here is an excerpt from Cribb’s letter of resignation:

    “As of July 22, 2009 at 9 a.m., I, Jeremy L. Cribb, regretfully resign as town administrator of the Town of Calabash.

  • A tale of two resumes: After learning of a falsified resume, Calabash commissioners stand behind hiring

    CALABASH—After Calabash Town Administrator Jeremy Cribb submitted a falsified resume in his bid for the job last year, town commissioners asked him to submit a new one.

    Last week, Calabash commissioners required Cribb to submit a “true and accurate resume,” commissioner Cecelia Herman said.

    The request followed a recent board investigation into Cribb’s background where discrepancies were discovered.

  • Woman suffers shark bite at Holden Beach

    Holden Beach Police are reporting a woman was bitten by a shark while in the water at Holden Beach Wednesday afternoon.

    According to police, a 26-year-old woman was bitten by a shark around 3 p.m. Witnesses said Julia Anne Mittelberg of Morton, Ill., was in about three to four feet of water in the 400 block of Ocean Blvd. W. She reportedly felt something on her left foot in the water. After making her way to the shore, she discovered a bite wound on her left foot.

  • Rankin to help coach Trojans this season

    West Brunswick High School football players looking to test themselves against an NCAA Division I player—who also has NFL potential—will not have to attend camps or scroll Web sites evaluating their potential. All they have to do is look at the Trojan sideline on Friday nights and notice how Brandon Rankin is reacting to their efforts.

  • Teamwork gets Evans Dixie Youth Baseball scholarships

    As a baseball family, the Evanses are a perfect team: Dad Richard is the coach, wife Kathie is the business manager, son Dakota is the ballplayer.

    The result of their teamwork is $2,500 in scholarships toward college from Dixie Youth Baseball: $500 for Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball and $2,000 from Dixie Youth Baseball. Dakota, a West Brunswick High School graduate, will use the money to help covers costs of attending N.C. State University, where he intends to study business management and education.

  • Three cheers for this WBHS camp

    The aspiring cheerleaders filed into the West Brunswick High School gym one-by-one, a line of 3- and 4-year-old girls, a line that extended from one end of the basketball court to the other. When all of them had been escorted into the gym by the Lady Trojan cheerleaders, they seated themselves on the floor.

    They had to make way for another group of girls, the 5- and 6-year-olds, who followed the same path and took their places on the floor.

    Next were the 7- and 8-year-olds.

    Then the 9- and 10-year-olds.

    Finally, those ages 11-13.

  • West Junior American Legion team routs North Myrtle Beach

    Rebounding from an 11-2 conference loss to Ashley, the West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team beat North Myrtle Beach 10-0 in five innings July 1.

    Starter Gavin Lane was the winning pitcher in the conference game, giving up one hit and two walks in three innings. He struck out two.

    Hunter Allen pitched the final two innings, giving up two hits and one walk. He struck out one.

    West scored twice in the first. Allen led off with a single. Markel Jones singled, and an error allowed Allen to score. Jones scored when Nick Napolitano reached on an error.