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Today's News

  • Auxiliary should be recognized

    To the editor:

    A recent article in the Beacon highlighted an awards ceremony for volunteers for their service to Brunswick County.

    Recipients were individuals and groups cited for their contributions as part of the Governor’s Award for outstanding service to the county.

    Among those worthy recipients for honors bestowed was special recognition for the St. James Fire Department and its large volunteer organization, including a fire auxiliary that raises money and provides support and maintenance.

  • Selfless donation a reminder of true holiday spirit

    It’s always great to hear of billionaires donating money and resources to organizations, especially children’s charities, but to me, it means more when you hear of hard-working, everyday people going the extra mile to make a contribution or donation simply because they want to, not because they have an extra million or two laying around and send out press releases announcing their good deeds to the world.

  • Fifth-graders graduate D.A.R.E.; seventh grade begins new curriculum

    As one class of D.A.R.E. students graduates, another is ready to begin.

    Fifth-graders across Brunswick County are participating in D.A.R.E. graduations this month, celebrating their success in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.

    D.A.R.E. officers Adam Stanley and Bradley Huggins of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are D.A.R.E. instructors for the county’s fifth-grade classes.

  • After-school program enforces life skills

    With the help of an $81,900 grant from the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DJJDP), students at Waccamaw, Shallotte and Leland middle schools are able to participate in a Communities in Schools (CIS) after-school delinquency prevention and intervention program free of charge.

    The grant allows students who score below proficiency in math and reading End of Grade (EOG) tests to participate in the after-school program free of charge.

  • More animals being turned in at shelter

    SUPPLY—It was just another workday for Timothy “T.C.” Stacy when a woman showed up Monday at Brunswick County Animal Control to turn in a dog she no longer had time to care for.

    The woman, who did not wish to be identified, said she is having to work longer hours to stay financially afloat and has less time to devote to the boxer-bulldog-spaniel mixed-breed dog.

    Lately, it’s a scenario shelter employees have been seeing on a routine basis.

  • Seasonal events highlight holidays

    More yuletide events will light up the season in coming days in Brunswick County and the surrounding area. Activities slated in coming days include:

    •“A Holiday Tribute to the Nightmare Before Christmas,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12, at West Brunswick High School theater and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at New Beginnings Community Church, 730 Whiteville Road. Admission is $5 and $3 with two non-perishable food items.

  • WANTED PERSON

    Brian Keith Perry is wanted for failure to appear in court Wednesday.

    Perry, 39, of 714 George Trask Road, Wilmington, appeared in court Tuesday to be tried on charges of statutory rape, indecent liberties and possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Perry failed to appear in court Wednesday for the trial to continue. The judge issued a failure to appear warrant on Perry, with a $600,000 secured bond.

  • Calabash approves initial leeway for taxi services

    CALABASH—Two new taxi services may soon be rolling into town after commissioners on Tuesday night approved certificates for two applicants.

    Rocco Caponigro and Robert Clementi each applied for the certificates "of convenience and necessity" as initial steps toward launching individual taxi services in town.

    Caponigro said he would be keeping and parking his taxis—two Dodge vans—where he lives, at 1010 Beach Drive. He said his parent company is Myrtle Beach Golf Vans.

  • Christmas officially lights up Calabash

     CALABASH—Christmas arrived in Calabash last week as the seafood capital's 13th annual tree lighting launched with a huge crowd, onstage entertainment, a new mini-parade and Santa visit Dec. 5 in the parking lot of Callahan's store.

    Observers estimated 300-400 people turned out for the holiday event Friday night at the corner of River Road and Beach Drive, where a parade rolled down to lead Santa into town on a Calabash fire engine.

     

  • To shop or not to shop—did abstaining from shopping cure this shopaholic?

    I have not shopped for myself for 11 months, 4 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes.

    My no-shopping adventure began last Jan. 2, when I decided to really clean out my clothes closet.

    Let me explain. When Gene and I built our retirement home here on the Carolina coast, I wanted a big walk-in closet. In our last home, my clothes were stuffed into a small wall closet with heavy sliding doors that often fell off the track. I dreamed of a big closet the same way golfers yearn for a single-digit handicap or a hole-in-one.