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Today's News

  • Here's Shanna

    Shanna (ID No. A014523) is a tan female Labrador retriever and Vizsla mix. The staff at Brunswick County Animal Shelter thinks she’s about 2 years old. She has been at the shelter since Oct. 14. The shelter’s adoption fees are based on age. Adoption fees for dogs are $65 for ages six months or older, and $46 for dogs five months old or younger. Fees include rabies shot, physical exam, heartworm test (for older dogs only) and spay or neuter. Female cats and kittens, $55; includes physical exam, feline leukemia/FIV (feline HIV) tests, rabies vaccination and spay surgery.

  • Holden Beach VFW honors veterans

    SUPPLY—The veterans of VFW Post 8866, Holden Beach, honored their comrades Wednesday, Nov. 11, during a special Veterans Day ceremony, moved inside due to inclement weather.

    Members of the VFW color guard posted the flags, and the room full of participants said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem.

  • BSRI opens Southport center; grand opening set for Nov. 21

    SOUTHPORT—A new, spacious senior citizens center provides art classes, bridge games, exercise classes and lunches for seniors in the community, and it is intended to serve as a model for several future centers throughout the county.

    The Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. center has been open for only a month and has already seen double the number of participants from the previous location, according to BSRI director Jim Russell.

    At 11 a.m. Nov. 21, the BSRI staff will have an official grand opening ceremony to celebrate the center’s offerings.

  • Work by artist/preservationist Tony Craig showcased at Sunset River Marketplace

    Nostalgic paintings by Stokes County artist Tony Craig are being featured in an exhibit, “Stepping Back In Time,” at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash from Monday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.

    An artist reception for Craig is set for 2-5 p.m. this coming Saturday, Nov. 21, during which Craig will also sign copies of his book.

    Working tightly in watercolor, Craig has captured moments in time at corner stores and country gas stations—places that are quickly disappearing from the landscape.

  • Shallotte police investigating armed robbery, kidnapping at Coastal Cinemas

    Shallotte police officers are investigating an armed robbery, safecracking and kidnapping at Coastal Cinemas Sunday night.

    According to an incident report, at about 10:30 p.m., two suspects came in through the business's side door. They were armed with handguns and hit the victim in the head twice with a gun. They went into the victim’s office, took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene.

    Officers are investigating suspects, and arrests are expected.

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Brooke Smith adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Oct. 22:

  • Uniquely Brunswick County - 2009 Photo Contest

    Uniquely Brunswick County

    Think Outside the Beach Photo Contest

    The Brunswick Beacon wants to know what you think makes Brunswick County unique. Pick up a camera and show us in this year's photo contest.

    The contest is divided into three divisions:

    Kids Division (Ages 12 and younger), Teen Division (Ages 13-18) and Adults (Ages 19 and older)

    There is an entry fee of $5 per photo in the adult division. Kids and teens divisions are free. Participants may enter as many photos as they wish.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Leslie Dwayne Aycock, improper equipment, costs.

    Matthew Lee Baber, misdemeanor breaking or entering, voluntarily dismissed, state motion to continue denied.

    Melinda Britt Benton, speeding 68 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Nov. 2:

    Donald Wesley Adkins, 64, of 435 Orchard Lane, Bolivia; eight counts felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, eight counts felony sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, eight counts felony maintain vehicle/dwelling/place controlled substance.

  • West Brunswick enters playoffs with victory over South Columbus; Cougars hold off Whiteville

    TABOR CITY—The West Brunswick football team beat South Columbus 28-6 in the final game of the regular season Friday night.

    Freshman Markel Jones scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass and on a 45-yard run in the first half. Maverick Pate scored on a 6-yard run as West took a 21-0 halftime lead. West’s only score in the second half came on a 4-yard bootleg run by quarterback Quan Bates.

    West’s defense intercepted three passes (Nick Napolitano, Bradley Bell, Tyquan Ash) and forced three fumbles (Napolitano and Chris Lipiro had two of the recoveries).