Today's News

  • Sunset Beach bridge walk postponed

    The town of Sunset Beach pedestrian walk of the new Mannon C. Gore Bridge has been postponed. The walk tentatively was set for Oct. 22, but NC DOT has notified the town of delays.

    Construction delays may prevent the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s ability to approve an exact date at this point, according to a press release issued by the town Monday.

  • West Brunswick beats North 3-2 in soccer


    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin scored two goals and junior forward Ben Schilz added one just before halftime in giving West Brunswick a 3-0 lead on the way to a 3-2 victory Monday night at home against North Brunswick in a conference high school soccer game.

    The victory avenged a 6-3 defeat at North and put West 4-3 in the conference, 5-9-1 overall, but West coach Tripp Smith was exasperated the Trojans gave up the three-goal lead.

  • First Women Build home goes up in Brunswick County

    Dana Gause gazed skyward, through the freshly installed wooden trusses of her Habitat for Humanity house where afternoon sunlight, rather than the previous week’s rains, poured through.

    “It’s a blessing,” said the Shallotte cook, recipient of Brunswick County’s first Women Build house, a Habitat project that drew more than 100 female volunteers from throughout the state for the week-long house-raising on Evans Circle that concluded Saturday. The event was orchestrated with assistance from the North Carolina Women’s Missionary Union.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate credit card fraud, break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a case of credit-card fraud reported Oct. 11.

    Someone obtained credit-card numbers and information of a Sandpiper Bay resident. The resident’s bank’s fraud department contacted her and told her someone had tried to use her card online, which was flagged.

    The victim stated she had not made the orders. A phone number used in the attempted transactions was that of another Sunset Beach resident who was not involved in the misuse of credit-card information.

  • Park property a topic at specially called Sunset Beach meeting

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will convene in a specially called session at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, to continue discussion of price negotiation and material terms for a proposed contract for acquisition of a 5.22-acre site being eyed for a future park.

    Council is also scheduled at this session to meet with the town parking committee to discuss preliminary recommendations and direction from council.

    Another topic on the meeting notice is to discuss the approach to be used in developing land-use ordinance updates.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over six days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 23, 24, 28, 29 and Oct. 1, 4 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Thursday, Sept. 23

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Bobbi Michelle Deaver, simple assault, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Meet the Candidates Night set for Oct. 11 at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    A Meet the Candidates Night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Just three days before early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 14, Meet the Candidates Night will feature federal, state and local candidates.

    Sponsored by the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association and co-sponsored by the Brunswick Beacon, the event is free and open to the public.

  • Bird at county complex tests positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus

    There has been regular sentinel chicken testing by Brunswick County Operation Services/Mosquito Control personnel, which is coordinated by the state.

    Bi-weekly sentinel chickens are tested for EEE, West Nile Virus and other mosquito transmitted infections.

    Tests performed on sentinel chickens housed on the Brunswick County Governmental Complex found a bird infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, according to the Brunswick County Health Department.

  • McCumbee eighth in Rockingham race

    ROCKINGHAM—In the last race of the 2010 ARCA Racing Series, Chad McCumbee raced as high as second before finishing eighth Saturday in the American 200 presented by Black’s Tire and Auto Service at Rockingham Speedway.

    “It was a great performance,” he said Monday. “We had the best car on the race track a lot of the race. I think a lot of people took notice.”

    McCumbee, who started 13th out of 41 drivers, was one of 12 drivers to complete all 200 laps on what he considered his home track on the ARCA circuit.

  • Trojans unable to stop East Bladen

     ELIZABETHTOWN—East Bladen scored on all five of its second-half possessions in beating West Brunswick 54-35 Friday night in a high school football game.

    “Coach Fletcher and myself both believe in defense, and there wasn’t a whole lot played out here tonight,” East Bladen coach Lenon Fisher said.

    “They’re a good football team,” Fletcher said. “We just didn’t match them score for score.”