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Today's News

  • Man charged with DWI in Sunset Beach

    A Sunset Beach man has been charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.

    Jeffrey Scott Allen, 52, of 1078 Sirwood Place, Sunset Beach, was charged Feb. 25, according to Sunset Beach Police Detective Joe Smith.

  • Work under way on new boat ramp in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Construction work is under way on a future state-operated boat ramp on the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Soon, the water work portion of the project will be finished, Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker said, speaking at a day-long town council retreat Feb. 21 at Sea Trail.

    Then the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will bring in its own construction crew to do land work, including a parking lot. The goal is to have the ramp completed in time for the upcoming season, Parker said.

  • The Brunswick Beacon looks back: 1967-1971

    Editor's note: This is the third in a yearlong series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon. Each month we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

    Back in Brunswick County 45 years ago, the New Year kicked off with bang when a car was hit by a train.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 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. 15

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Business briefs

    Regional Vendors’ Expo is March 3 at NBHS
    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce will have its first Regional Area Vendors’ Expo (RAVE) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at North Brunswick High School, highlighting the best of this area in an endeavor to introduce the community to local businesses and emphasize the importance of shopping local.

  • Southport business plays lead role in biofuel industry

    Alganomics LLC, a Southport-based business of culturing algae for biomass, installed in cooperation with Cape Fear Solar Systems LLC, a photovoltaic solar system to offset energy used during the process of culturing algae for biofuel.
    With the aim to add new alternative energy sources to the renowned tubular photo bioreactor processes, a 4.8 kW solar electric system and hybrid windmills were installed at the algae culturing plant at Oak Island’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.

  • Club briefs

    Precinct meeting set for March 6
    The N.C. Democratic Party has declared that all precincts should conduct their annual precinct meeting at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Brunswick County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

  • Education briefs

    Local schools get grants from Lowe’s
    Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded 32 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants in North Carolina, including two in Brunswick County.
    These schools received grants during the fall 2011 grants cycle, which encompassed more than 585 schools and parent organizations that were awarded a grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education across the United States.

  • Religion briefs

    Trinity UMC sets March 4 services
    “The Apprentice Mary Magdalene” will be the title of the Rev. Jeff Roberts’ and associate pastor Michelle Sabin’s sermons on Sunday, March 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport.
    Based on scripture from Luke 8:1-2, this is the second in a sermon series titled “The Apprentice,” based on the TV series, a look at some of the followers of Jesus.

  • Confession is a process of renewal through the practice of honesty

    This review began as a personal sense of honor since I was asked by the publisher to do it. That gave way, I must confess, to a growing interest in the topic and the manner in which it was presented.