Today's News

  • District court docket for Jan. 16, 17, 18 and 19


    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 16, 17, 18 and 19 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Tuesday, Jan. 16

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • The colorful food pathway to healthy pets

    Many of the healthiest superfoods are blushing with color. Red, green, yellow, orange and blue signal vibrant phytonutrients, anti-aging antioxidants and vital vitamins. Skip with me down a colorful food pathway to healthier pets.


  • Are you tired of listening to your story?

    By Linda Arnold



     “When you tell yourself your story over and over, it almost becomes part of your DNA.”


    Do you feel stuck? In the doldrums? Can’t seem to get any traction?

    Well, you’re not alone. As we approach the end of January, it’s a common feeling with lots of people who have set goals for the New Year.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson


  • Just about anything goes well with bacon

    Bacon seems to be everywhere these days. Over the years, it seems that bacon has gone from being a simple breakfast food that went with eggs and toast (and grits) to showing up all over the place.

    Blended into ice cream, wrapped around hot dogs or pizza, piled on hamburgers and other sandwiches and even deep-fried on a stick at state fairs, it seems like just about any food imaginable can be enhanced by bacon.

  • When a movie is more than a movie
  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 7:17 a.m. Jan. 30, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • Jury convicts man of killing Leland woman in 2015

    WHITEVILLE — A Columbus County jury convicted a man Monday afternoon of killing a Leland woman in a plot to steal her car and use it to kidnap his ex-girlfriend.

    After a little more than an hour of deliberating, the jury found 45-year-old Nathan Tyler Jr. guilty of first-degree murder, of first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the April 28, 2015, death of Alicia Marie Deans, a 26-year-old mother of two.

  • Carolina Shores reviews billboard design

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is on the brink of erecting a new billboard.

    At a special called meeting last Thursday, Jan. 25, town commissioners reviewed a picture and debated potential design and color for the future billboard that will be used to promote the town.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall later responded to the Beacon in an email that the billboard is part of the town’s economic development committee marketing strategy.

  • Listen Up: Lucy Kaplansky takes center stage Feb. 2

    Singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky headlines the next Listen Up Brunswick County concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the Virginia Williamson Events Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Kaplansky grew up in Chicago, the daughter of mathematician/songwriter/pianist Irving Kaplansky, with whom she sometimes collaborated on math-related songs he had written.