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Today's News

  • David Sandifer was a Brunswick County treasure

    Since 1996, David Sandifer had been serving the people of Brunswick County as a county commissioner. While it may have been one of his more high profile positions, it was only one of many hats he wore while serving the people of this community.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on March 26, 27 and 25 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, March 26

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Erin Holden and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Sasha Vanessa Ahlers, speeding 58 in a 45 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    Bryan Charles Allen, improper equipment, costs.

    Logan Anthony Arnold, misdemeanor probation violation out of county, admits, Brunswick County Jail 45 days active with 45 days credit for time served.

  • Turner birth

    T.J. and Tara Turner of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Shaianna Dawn Turner, born at 7 a.m. March 6 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Linda Thompson of Supply and Jackie and Brenda Cook of Winnabow.

    Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Cindy Turner of Winnabow.

    Great-grandparents are Annie Mae Thompson of Varnamtown and the late Pearl and Russell Cook.

  • Blackwell

    Teresa Wright and Travis Blackwell Jr. are the parents of a daughter, Brylee Morgan Blackwell, born at 9:24 p.m., March 25 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Alex Reed Blackwell, 11.

    Maternal grandmother is Sylvia Brown of Thomasville.

    Paternal grandparents are the late Edna and Travis Blackwell Sr.

    Great-grandparents are the late Magaline and Herbert Jones and the late Edna and Lester Parish.

  • Don't forget to vote in the Beacon's weekly poll

    By now, most of you have visited our Brunswick Beacon Web site, www.brunswickbeacon.com, and hopefully, you’ve voted in our weekly poll.

    Obviously, last week’s poll question about Sheriff Ronald Hewett’s situation has received the largest number of votes we’ve seen in a long time, but don’t stop with that one.

    I, with the help of my colleagues (thanks, Renee, for your help last week) come up with a unique poll question each week based on stories in the current edition.

  • Use cumin to perk up bland foods like beans, lentils and rice

    Cumin (Indian name Jeera) is a pungent spice used in many traditional Indian dishes.

    It is a staple of most curry spice mixes (though not all) and lends itself many dishes of other countries. Its supposed medicinal qualities are numerous, although in today’s western medicine it is used largely only in veterinary medicine.

    Its alleged health indications in the human are as an alleviant for stomach upsets and flatulence and in pregnancy to aid lactation and to reduce morning sickness.

  • Dogs are waiting to be adopted at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter

    Daisy, an 8-month-old walker hound, peered through the bars of her cage, welcoming the touch and kindness of any human hand that reached out to her.

    “She was turned in by her owner because she doesn’t hunt,” said Richard Cooper, director of Brunswick County Animal Services, as he walked past noisy rows of barking, homeless dogs at the shelter on Green Swamp Road.

    He also told about a mother dog and her litter of 13 puppies that were recently brought to the shelter.

  • Traveling dog plans next visit with 'Pet Me Safely' campaign

    He was bred to fight bears, mountain lions and wolves, yet this 135-pound gentle giant is teaching children how to be safe around dogs of all shapes and sizes.

    Tagged as “The Traveling Dog,” Amadeus has been to 42 states, teaching children how to be safe around dogs.

    On Wednesday, April 23, the Ocean Isle Beach dog will visit children at Virginia Williamson Elementary School in Bolivia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artwork available for sale. Exhibit is renewed every 60 days. For more information call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999.

    Ongoing through May 10

  • Children's fun abounds at museum, planetarium

    While students are out of school on spring break, don’t forget to appreciate local activities such as the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

    Described as a natural history site, the museum offers educational programs for school groups, a monthly lecture series and field trips on the island in the spring, summer and fall.