Today's News

  • They add color to the landscape but don’t get too attached to Mimosas

     Mimosas are putting on their summer show of silky, pink flowers all over southeastern North Carolina. With beautiful flowers and incredibly fast growth, you would think this medium-sized tree would be a popular addition to the landscape. Unfortunately, this plant tends to be a little on the trashy side with seedlings popping up all over the place. 

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, June 7

    Pork chop, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, June 8

    Barbecue chicken, corn casserole, green peas, pineapple tidbits, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, June 9

    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, applesauce, sugar cookies, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, June 10

  • A toast to summer: Make it fruity and bold with a splash of fun

    High-sugar, low-carb, alcohol or no, there’s a cool beverage for every inclination. The sunny season and chance to raise a cool one with friends on the patio or by the pool can’t arrive soon enough. So as summer descends upon us, let’s just relax in the comfort of our home and enjoy this time while it lasts.

    The fruity drink you choose may be a berry-flavored vodka creation, a blender drink using fresh fruits or a twist on lemonade. Seeking something more adventurous? How about a trying a gelatin shot, which is not just for the college set anymore?

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 19, 20, 24 and 25 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.

    Wednesday, May 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

  • Voters deserve more than last-minute political maneuvering

    What exactly is it state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. believes he is doing?

    Surely, he can’t believe most of his constituents think he is acting in the community’s best interest with the latest bills he has introduced in the General Assembly’s “short session.”

    Remember, this is a time when he and fellow legislators are supposed to be considering only “non-controversial” bills.

  • Baking in Nashville is icing on the cake for Brunswick artist

    Lorie Burcham was already busy baking elaborate cakes in coastal Carolina with her thriving six-year-old business, Crumb de la Crumb.

    Then her cousin, Shane Stevens, a songwriter and fellow Brunswick County native, summoned Burcham to Nashville.

    He said she could make a lot more money crafting cakes in Music City.

  • Carolina Shores acted properly firing assistant, attorney says

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners followed proper procedure when assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut was fired in a letter approved May 3, town attorney Holt Moore says.

    But he added the board would have the matter on its next meeting agenda at 3 p.m. next Thursday, June 10, “just to reiterate and make doubly clear what was taking place.”

    Moore left a voice mail message on a Beacon reporter’s phone Tuesday in response to recent queries by the Beacon for comment.

  • African Children's Choir lights up Odell Williamson stage Friday night

    The youngest ambassadors of peace and joy, the African Children’s Choir (ACC), performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    These are children from the poorest countries of the world, whose voices have been heard by world leaders and top performers in the entertainment world and, for the past 25 years, have raised millions of dollars to educate and rebuild countries devastated by famine, war and AIDS.

  • Man arrested in Sunset Beach for shoplifting

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a 39-year-old man for shoplifting and trespassing Saturday, May 29.

    Hilario Trejo Flores, address not available, was charged in connection with the incident at Food Lion, Sunset Beach Police Chief Lisa Massey said.

  • Sunset Beach meeting Monday

    A fence amendment is on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 7.

    A 6:45 work session is set prior to the meeting.

    The proposed amendment addresses fences allowed in side yards on corner lots abutting street rights-of-way.

    More information is available during normal business hours at Sunset Beach Town Hall, or call chief building inspector Jeff Curtis at 579-0068.