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Today's News

  • Correction: Free dump week at Brunswick County landfill

    Incorrect information about free dump week at the county landfill ran in last week’s Beacon.

    The information should have stated Brunswick County residents may bring items, except for household trash, land-clearing debris and new construction debris, to the landfill in Bolivia free of charge. 

    Commercial vehicles will be charged normal tipping fees. Please be prepared to show proof of residency. For more information contact Kimberley Thompson at (910) 253-2524.

    Free dump week is Sept. 12-17.

  • Brunswick County drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit made several arrests last week. The vice narcotics unit is made up of drug agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the Shallotte and Oak Island police departments.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •David Ray Johnson, 53, of 2041 Waterloo St. SW, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with nine counts of trafficking opium or heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $500,000 secured bond.

  • Brown recognized by county, state for mosquito-control program work

    Jeff Brown, a project coordinator with the county’s mosquito-control program, was recently honored by the North Carolina Association of Counties and by Brunswick County Commissioners.

    At their Sept. 6 meeting, commissioners adopted a resolution honoring Brown, who has worked with Brunswick County Operations Services Department since 2003.

  • Your regularly scheduled hyper-opinionated columnist will return in two weeks

    It’s not often I find myself at a loss for words. Just ask my co-workers, friends, family—just about anyone who knows me.

    So, as I sit here the morning of Monday, Sept. 12, in a feeble attempt to pen this column, I find myself in a strange state, at a loss for words. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of column fodder circulating around these days. It just doesn’t seem to matter like it usually does.

  • Brunswick County Schools to review procedures after bus incident

    Brunswick County Schools officials are reviewing procedures after a kindergarten student boarded the wrong bus and was later dropped off at a bus stop near her parent’s work.

    Jessica Swencki, spokesperson for Brunswick County Schools, said on Monday, Sept. 12, the kindergartner boarded the wrong bus at Town Creek Elementary School, and later got off the bus at a stop near where he parent works.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Azalea Drive in Supply; suspect reached through a damaged window and stole victim’s medication.

    •Larceny on Boones Neck Road in Supply; suspect stole a moped from victim’s residence.

    •Burglary and vandalism on River Street in Supply; suspect pried open back door to victim’s trailer.

  • Commissioners approve resolution supporting ‘Project Soccer’

    BOLIVIA—It goes by the code name “Project Soccer,” and while little information is known about the potential Brunswick County employer, a recent resolution sheds some light on the venture.

    At their last meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6, Brunswick County Commissioners approved a resolution supporting the project, described as a manufacturing facility in Brunswick County.

    According to the approved resolution, “Project Soccer is considering locating a manufacturing facility at Brunswick County.”

  • Traffic court under way again in district court

    BOLIVIA—Traffic court is up and running again in Brunswick County.

    The fledgling traffic court program had been on hold since mid-April, when Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly issued an administrative order halting the program created by District Attorney Jon David.

  • Trojans open conference by beating Whiteville 2-0 in OT

     West Brunswick beat Whiteville 2-0 in overtime in a conference-opening soccer game Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Trojans, 1-5-1.

    West scored its first goal about seven minutes into overtime when junior forward Scottie Melvin headed junior Jonathan Newhouse’s corner kick into the goal.

    West sophomore Cody Postich made the save of the game when, about two minutes after West had taken the 1-0 lead, he deflected a Whiteville shot past an open West net.

  • Brunswick County remembers Sept. 11

    On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Brunswick County had several memorial services to remember the attacks.

    On Friday, Shallotte Middle School had its second annual memorial service. Then on Sunday, Sept. 11, members of the FDNY Carolina Retirees’ Association hosted its annual memorial service at Brunswick Community College.

    To see photos from both events, pick up the Sept. 15 issue of the Beacon.