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Today's News

  • Two arrested for Lakewood Estates break-ins

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Two suspects were arrested Saturday, July 10, for allegedly breaking into a Lakewood Estates home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said around 2 p.m. Saturday, a neighbor called to report a suspicious vehicle behind a home at 5434 Lakewood Drive. The homeowners were out of the state, Stanley said.

    When deputies arrived at the Lakewood Drive home, Cpl. Ray Coarsey saw two suspects inside the residence.

  • Coca-Cola moving Wilmington distribution center to Leland

    Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is moving its regional distribution center in Wilmington to the Leland Industrial Park by the end of the year, the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission (EDC) has announced.

    The company has agreed to purchase the 80,000-square-foot former MarKraft building in the industrial park and invest more than $2 million in the project, EDC director Jim Bradshaw said.

  • Supply man arrested for rape

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a suspect for second-degree rape and kidnapping.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said Milton Perry Lewis, 26, of 1366 Glen Road, Supply, was arrested Monday, July 12.

    Lewis was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense and kidnapping for an incident that occurred Friday, July 9.

    Lewis was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he remains under a $100,000 secured bond.

  • Lightning causes fire at Ocean Isle Beach house

    A house on Ocean Isle Beach caught fire last week after it was hit by lightning.

    According to chief Bobby Yoho of the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department, lightning hit a house on Egret Court in the Island Park area Thursday, July 8, and caused fire to shoot out of an electrical socket.

    Renters were home at the time lightning struck, but Yoho said all got out OK and there were no injuries.

  • Returning to ‘dated’ movie evokes weird nostalgia for theory making

    It’s happening again. Every time a new generation of 20-somethings enters the working world, the stereotyping and generalizing hits the media full force.

    A quick Internet search reveals that people in their 20s (also known as “millennials” or “Generation Y”) are now being labeled as being born with a sense of entitlement, doted on by parents who told them they were “special” and given roomfuls of trophies just for participating. Numerous articles have been published about how to deal with them in the workplace.

  • Supply woman killed Saturday afternoon in single-vehicle wreck

    SUPPLY—A Supply woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle wreck on Mount Pisgah Road in Supply.

    Renishia Nicole Jenrette, 21, of 886 Makatoka Road, Supply, died Saturday afternoon after her car flipped several times and she was ejected, N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. A. E.  Morris said.

  • Leland Post 68 advances to Junior Legion state tourney

     LELAND—The Post 68 Junior American Legion Baseball team beat West Bladen 4-2 Friday night in completing a three-game playoff sweep that advanced Leland to the state tournament.

    Winning pitcher T.J. Faircloth gave up three hits and one earned run in four-plus innings. He walked three and struck out one.

    Reliever Dylan Reed pitched no-hit, shutout baseball in the final three innings. He walked two and struck out two.

  • 'Weave Through Time' Saturday at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

    Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson will present “Weave Through Time" this Saturday.

    Visitors can learn about conservation techniques for historic textiles and bring in their own if they have questions or need advice on how to preserve them.

    Ben Tart, who has been reproducing historic clothing and flags since the 1980s, will give two presentations on dying textiles at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Where is my job?

    By Michele Johnson
    Beacon Intern

    For many recent college graduates, finding a job is becoming more difficult than ever imagined. Many students who walk across that stage are filled with hope and anticipation of going out into the world and “making it,” only to be shot down at every turn.

    The question on our minds: “Why can’t I find a job?”

  • Club 25 Tourney played at Crow Creek

     Diane Belair (Prestwick) shot a 75 and won the Club 25 Tournament June 22 at Crow Creek. Barb Cleghorn (Whispering Pines) was second and Dale Calhoon (Brick Landing) third. Heidi Cherry (Myrtle Beach National) and Barb Guhl (Pine Valley) tied for fourth. Candace Cochrane (Sandpiper), Judy Nicoletti (Sandpiper), and Marie Strickler (Carolina Shores) tied for sixth.