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Today's News

  • Two arrested for stealing nearly $40,000 worth of jewelry

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives recently arrested two local suspects wanted for stealing nearly $40,000 worth of jewelry.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, detectives located the stolen jewelry—valued at $37,900—at Pawn USA in Shallotte.

    All stolen property was received from the pawn shop and returned to the victim, Stanley said.

    Detectives arrested Steven Tyler Roberts, who Stanley said pawned the jewelry, and Gabrielle Pitroski on Friday, April 8.

  • Hensley wins golf tourney at Rivers Edge

     STAFF REPORT

    In a high school conference golf tournament April 4 at Rivers Edge, West’s Greg Hensley shot a 5-over par 77 and won by one stroke.

    North’s Mason Roberts was second at 78 and South Brunswick’s Adam Franklin was third with a 79 on the 6,440-yard course. West’s Chris Clendenin was fourth at 80 and North’s Tommy Wroblewski was fifth at 82.

    Other West scorers: Holt Durham 90, Jack Donoghue 92, Keith Hopkins 93.

  • Calabash closed-session minutes released

    The town of Calabash on Wednesday released copies of minutes from its March 8 closed session having to do with property acquisition.

    Minutes provided by town clerk/interim administrator Kelley Southward are as follows.

  • Softball will not be part of Beach Diamond Invitational

     Softball will not be included in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 at West Brunswick High School.

    Whiteville, Wallace-Rose Hill and South Columbus were scheduled to join host West Brunswick in the tourney.

    “Too many teams dropped out,” West Athletics Director John Floyd said Wednesday afternoon. He said Wallace-Rose Hill dropped its program last week.

    He said the West Brunswick softball team may play in an out-of-town tourney during the week of the Beach Diamond Invitational.

  • St. James Flea Market set for April 30

    For the 13th year, the St. James Service Club is proud to present its annual flea market on Saturday, April 30, at Brunswick Community College in Supply. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. This very popular event is attended by hundreds of area residents.

    The St. James Service Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and supporting the needs of the community through volunteer participation and fundraising. All proceeds from the flea market will be used to meet the mission of the

    St. James Service Club.

  • License plate reported missing in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated the following incidents reported in recent weeks.

    •A North Carolina vehicle tag was reported lost or stolen from the Food Lion parking lot on April 1.

    •Someone went through a man’s garage on Egret Circle and moved items. Nothing was reported taken. The incident was reported March 28.

    •An Alzheimer’s patient who wandered off was later located in Wrightsville Beach.

  • Carolina Shores board calls last-minute closed session

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board went into a hastily called closed session last Thursday to discuss a personnel issue.

    At the start of the monthly meeting April 7, town commissioner Joyce Dunn asked that the town “approve Melody Jolly to represent us on human resources and personnel issues.”

  • Minutes included: Calabash commissioner owns closed-meeting property

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Bill Dixon is the owner of property discussed in closed session March 8, it was confirmed at Tuesday night’s town board of commissioners meeting.

    Upon a motion from the board instructing town clerk/interim administrator Kelley Southward to publicly identify the owner and location, Southward said the property is at 800 Persimmon Road and is owned by William and Brenda Dixon.

  • The true cost of government: Brunswick County Schools

    The final installment of the Beacon’s Sunshine Week takes a look at how much the people who run our public schools are paid.

    On Feb. 28, the Beacon requested base salaries, merit and cost-of-living increases, bonuses, health insurance, FICA contributions paid by each town, sick pay, vacation and/or personal time, life/disability insurance, travel and training expenses, vehicle/mileage stipends or reimbursements and communication stipends or reimbursements paid from July 1, 2010 through Feb. 28, 2011.

  • WBHS students remember Holocaust in upcoming productions

    SHALLOTTE—The West Brunswick High School Theatre Department remembers the Holocaust through two upcoming dramas.

    Students will perform a stage version of “Night” by Elie Wiesel and “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom.

    The plays will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the West Brunswick High School theater. Admission is $3 in advance or $5 at the door.