Today's News

  • What to do when life is rough

    Before I launch into this week’s column, I want to recognize the driver who ran me off U.S. 17 while I was on my way to work last Thursday.

  • BFA expansion meets and reflects need

    Brunswick Family Assistance has been providing emergency assistance to those in crisis who are willing to help themselves since 1981 when it started as the private, nonprofit Volunteer Information Center. It offers this assistance, along with complementary programs designed to help people become self-sufficient, to qualified low-income families and individuals as a result of donated money, food, clothing and countless hours from volunteers totaling more than $950,000 in 2014.

  • Cedar Grove natives reap honors at first awards banquet

    SUPPLY — It was recognition long overdue, bestowed on four prominent movers and shakers who grew up in the Cedar Grove community.

    It came this past Saturday night, Sept. 19, at the Cedar Grove Improvement Association’s first awards banquet.

    The event served a dual purpose, as it was also a fundraiser for the event’s venue, the Cedar Grove Community Center at 1529 Turkey Trap Road.

  • World War II POW recognized at annual ceremony

    CALABASH — Pat Patterson, 95 years young, still gets around and is still driving.

    The only World War II ex-Prisoner of War still actively involved at Calabash VFW Post 7288 was recognized at the Post’s annual observation of National POW/MIA Recognition Day last Friday, Sept. 18.

    Patterson, who uses a walker these days to aid him in his mobility, has been a member of the Post for decades and is lauded by fellow members and veterans.

  • Dashcam, body camera footage policy explained

    By Sheriff John Ingram

    Guest Columnist

    In last week’s edition of the Brunswick Beacon, the editorial board provided its view on releasing dash and body camera video footage in the wake of officer-involved shootings and alleged police brutality cases throughout our country.

  • District residents share concerns

    By Congressman David Rouzer

    Guest Columnist

    After traveling across the 7th District during August, it’s clear we share many of the same concerns — especially when it comes to the Obama Administration’s so-called Iran “deal.”

    As you know, Iran has publicly stated its goals of wiping Israel from the face of the Earth while the chant “Death to America” can be heard loud and clear from its public squares. Unfortunately, it has a substantial history of actions that prove its commitment to both goals.

  • Charges dismissed against inmate escapee’s aunt

     Charges were dropped in Brunswick County District Court against one of the people arrested in the case of an inmate who escaped in January.

    Tanna Lynn Hewett faced charges of felony harboring an escapee and accessory after the fact after being accused of aiding her nephew, William Hewett, during his escape from the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

    District Court Judges Jerry Jolly and Pauline Hankins voluntarily dismissed the charges against Hewett in Brunswick County District Court on Sept. 4.

  • Supply thrift store re-opens after recovering from last May’s fire

     SUPPLY — A thrift store that was destroyed in a fire last May is up and running once again thanks to some help from a team of dedicated volunteers.

    Rose of Sharon Thrift Store, which is sponsored by Sharon United Methodist Church in Supply, was closed for the last 15 months before re-opening for the first time Sept. 8.

    Store co-managers Marlene Wenger and Darlene Teeple stood inside the store at 2060 Holden Beach Road beaming with pride during an interview Sept. 17, a little more than a week after holding a soft opening.

  • School board members move forward with bond referendum request

     SUPPLY — Asking for another bond while still paying off the debt from a separate bond issued 16 years ago is not ideal but necessary, Brunswick County Board of Education members said.

    During a board retreat Sept. 15-16 at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, school board members discussed their plan to ask county commissioners to include a bond referendum on the 2016 general election ballot.

  • BCC staff, trustees seek ways to improve south-end center

     SUPPLY — Four years ago, Brunswick Community College officials eagerly anticipated the opening of its South Brunswick Islands Center, a 15,300-square-foot building designed to meet the needs of students near the South Carolina line.

    At the college’s board of trustees meeting Thursday, Sept. 17, president Dr. Susanne Adams and the trustees determined they must use the facility more effectively or consider selling it.