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Today's News

  • State, local burn bans in effect

    A statewide burn ban and a county burn ban have been re-instated, banning all open burning in Brunswick County.

    The statewide burn ban, issued by the N.C. Division of Forest Resources, prohibits all open burning more than 100 feet from an occupied dwelling.

    The county ban also prohibits open burning within the 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said there has been some confusion about the burn bans, because of the recent rains.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Calabash; suspect stole a newspaper rack from an area business.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Milliken Avenue in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and stole money and a bottle of wine.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Meadowlark Lane in Supply; suspect broke into victim’s residence and damaged property.

  • Euthanasia changes tentatively approved

    Tentatively approved changes to the state’s animal shelter regulations could require North Carolina animal shelters, including Brunswick County, to follow new guidelines regarding the way dogs and cats are killed.

    Designed to make euthanasia more humane, new rules approved Feb. 13 by the North Carolina Board of Agriculture require staff training, set equipment standards and allow for more state oversight.

  • Commissioners nix public boat ramp in private neighborhood

    BOLIVIA—A request from two property owners to convey their land to the county for a public boat ramp has been denied.

    County commissioners denied the request after hearing from area residents who said they don’t want a public boat ramp in their neighborhood.

    County attorney Huey Marshall told board members if they approved the boat ramp it could only be used for canoes and kayaks, or small johnboats.

  • Sanderson receives award

    For the second consecutive year, Brunswick County builder Jeff Sanderson, founder/owner of Whitney Blair Inc., was presented with a silver Best in American Living Award (BALA) for the best single family detached home (3,001-4,000 square feet) in an award ceremony at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to a news release.

    This one of a kind custom home, “The Mathes” is in the Parkside at Mayfaire community in Wilmington.

  • Resident to be honored posthumously in Calabash

    CALABASH—He’d be up before the sun, scanning morning newspapers and brewing coffee at a local restaurant.

    Then, James “Tincy” Marlowe would mosey down River Road to another Calabash eatery, Captain Nance’s, to make more early-morning coffee and tend to whatever needed to be done at the waterfront establishment.

    When the shrimp boats came in, Marlowe was a popular sight with customers who’d line up for pounds of fresh shrimp he could behead and package with a few dexterous flicks of the wrist.

  • New residents upset about address designation

    Calabash or Ash? In what area do new Brunswick Plantation residents Glenn Beall and Bob Gallo live?

    According to all the literature they received prior to moving into the development’s new, gated community, The Hamptons, they live in the coastal community of Calabash.

    But once they settled last year into the community’s latest phase of the neighborhood, they were told by postal officials they must have an address in the rural community of Ash.

  • Too big for its building: Work under way on Carolina Shores addition

    CAROLINA SHORES—When this newly incorporated golf course community snipped the ribbon on its shiny new town hall nine years ago, the 3,734-square-foot structure seemed plenty big enough.

    Now, almost a decade later, an overwhelming amount of town business has the town outgrowing its Persimmon Road building.

    To accommodate the growth and provide more space for town employees to work in, work has begun on a new, connecting office addition at town hall.

  • Beacon's Health Expo planned for March 1

    Free health screenings, informational lectures and a blood drive—are all part of The Brunswick Beacon’s second annual Health Expo. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at West Brunswick High School.

    Exhibitors will be set up in the West Brunswick gymnasium.

    Participants will have access to various free screenings including oxygen saturation, lung health, blood pressure, cholesterol, surface electromyography, blood sugar, vision, hearing and more. Chair massages are also available.

  • Theater group takes a chance with unique comedy 'Sylvia'

    A year after his successful directorial debut with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Brunswick Little Theatre actor/director Ron Lee has reunited several of that show’s cast members to produce “Sylvia,” a romantic comedy with a decidedly weird twist.

    The two-act play by A.R. Gurney, set for March 7 and 8 at Odell Williamson Auditorium, is the story of Greg and Kate, who move to New York City from the suburbs after their children move out. It results in depression for Greg and a newfound freedom for Kate.