Today's News

  • Beacon Investigates: A closer look at voter registration

    Editor’s note: March 14-20 is Sunshine Week. Led by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Sunshine Week is an initiative focused on open government and freedom of information. For the third consecutive year, the Beacon is participating in Sunshine Week.

    For our Sunshine Week project, we audited more than 1,000 voter registrations in Brunswick County, including the entire voting population of the town of Holden Beach. Here is what we found.

  • BCC loses opener in NJCAA basketball tourney

    The Lions of East Mississippi made the most of their debut in the NJCAA DI men's basketball tournament, defeating Brunswick Community College 86-65 in the third game of opening-round action Tuesday in Hutchinson, Kan.

    BCC, who also was making its tourney debut, had a nine-point lead in the first half. But East Mississippi outscored the Dolphins 41-25 in the second half. BCC made 9-of-26 field-goal tries in the second half.

    The Lions outrebounded BCC 50-29. The Lions’ substitutes outscored BCC’s 39-15.

  • No-bake desserts require little time and minimal ingredients

    When you think of no-bake desserts, what usually comes to mind are pies, cakes and cookies that are made with ingredients that don’t require any baking.

    There are many other desserts that don’t need baking, such as ice cream, certain types of cookies and desserts made with fruits and/or cake. But the traditional no-bake types don’t use many ingredients and most require freezing or refrigeration.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Michael Norman McKinney, 39, of 2245 Boones Neck Road, Supply, with obtaining property by false pretenses. According to the incident report, McKinney sold stolen jewelry at Douglas Jewelers. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on a $5,000 secured bond.

  • Vehicle break-in reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a car break-in and larceny reported Monday.

    Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Lakeshore Drive. A purse was reported stolen.


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From March 8-14, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Arbor Creek, Wedgewood, Lanvale Trace and Seashore Hills.

    K-9 deputies issued four uniform citations and made four drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Jaymus Daniel Stanley, 28, of 7407 Shadow Circle, Ash; charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Communicating threats on Cedar Tree Lane in Calabash; suspect sent victim a threatening e-mail.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Gum Street in Supply; suspect stole victim’s Ford F-150 truck from victim’s yard.

    •Breaking and entering on Goldfinch Drive in Shallotte; suspect broke victim’s window and entered victim’s residence.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Seabrook Island Club: a long struggle, but reaping the rewards

    Last weekend, I traveled to the Seabrook Island Club for the spring meeting of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. For the first time, the meeting took place jointly with the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, and it was a blast.

    There were awards, meetings and social events during the weekend. Each day we played the courses at Seabrook.

    On Saturday, I met Brian Thelan, the head golf professional at Seabrook and heard the amazing story of how this beautiful private club came to be.

  • The Founders Club hosts St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational tournament

    On March 13-14, six NCAA Division II and III golf teams and one NAIA team played in the second annual St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational at the Founders Club. Two other schools played elsewhere to make the total nine.