Today's News

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.


    Brierwood MGA

    Results of points June 2. In first place with 90 points were Gary McDaniel, Bob Janovic, Dennis Shea and Al Bloom. In second place with 87 points were Larry Boyer, Dave Harper and Chuck Hornfeck.


    Brierwood WGA

  • Learning golf: From intimidating to easy

     Golf is an intimidating game. It’s played outside in all kinds of weather on natural terrain. There are tees and greens and fairways with obstacles like sand traps and ponds, creeks, rivers, trees, shrubs and deep grass. 

    In baseball and tennis, you have a single bat or racquet. In golf you have a bag full of 14 clubs with different names and uses: irons, woods, hybrids, rescue clubs, wedges and a putter. 

  • Floundering around in June


    It has been a typical spring season for the Brunswick islands. The winter cold overlapped well into our spring season, stunning the migration and growth of bait. It has been harder than usual to find finger mullet, shrimp and menhaden. These are all staple food sources for our flounder when they start to travel from the ocean into our backwater looking for an easy meal.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist


    The fourth week of the short session started with a flurry of bills being considered in committees. Then some of them moved quickly to the House floor for debate and votes. On June 3, our House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation reviewed the governor’s budget adjustments for the 2014-15 fiscal year, as well as the Senate’s budget adjustments.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    With all the excitement from last week’s budget unveiling, we were thankful to have a calmer environment here on Jones Street.

    Items on the agenda

    We dealt extensively with the public/private partnership with the Department of Commerce to ensure economic development throughout the state and our region. An important part of this bill was the new film grant program that aligns with our industrial grant programs.

  • Public records laws must apply to charter schools

    Last month, a bill was introduced in the General Assembly to ensure public records laws that apply to the state’s public schools include charter schools.

    Last week, that proposed bill was altered in the Senate education committee to “remove the provision that the charter school and its board of directors are subject to public records and open meetings laws.”

  • You never stop being daddy’s little girl

    Just as I wasn’t able to spend Mother’s Day this year with my mom, I won’t be able to spend Father’s Day with my dad, either. It’ll be because he and Mom will be back in Cleveland for Dad’s 50th high school reunion, where I know he’ll be the life of the party.

  • Sunset Beach Police Reports June 2-8, 2014

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    June 2

    Larceny at an address on Magnolia Drive.

    Found property at Bill’s Seafood.

  • Carolina Shores adopts budget with no tax increase

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town has adopted its budget for fiscal year 2014-15 with no tax increase.

    Approval came at the town board of commissioners meeting Thursday, June 5, at town hall.

    The $1,384,200 budget, which takes effect July 1, calls for retaining the town’s current tax rate of 10 cents (.1016) per $100 property valuation.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 28, 29, 30 and June 2 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Wednesday, May 28

    Judge Sherry D. Prince presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register: