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Today's News

  • Breakfast with first responders in OIB

    Enjoy a free breakfast while meeting firefighters and police officers from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, 44 E. First St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn helpful safety tips while getting to know first responders who keep the community safe.

    In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Betty S. Williamson meeting room at 3 W. Third St.

  • BFA Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency has begun taking applications, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 6.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Treats for troops

    Local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the nation in donating their Halloween candy by bringing it to Coastal Pediatric Dentistry.

    The goodies will be shipped to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages to U.S. service members deployed overseas in harm’s way and to first responders serving at home.

  • AARP tax program seeks volunteers

    The AARP Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers to prepare and electronically file federal and state returns for both North Carolina and South Carolina taxpayers. Adult volunteers of all ages are welcome.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session at their Oct. 3 meeting:

    • Joyce Beatty to serve as Supply Elementary School interim assistant principal from Oct. 2 through Jan. 22, 2018.

    • The resignation of Ashley Vickery as assistant principal at Town Creek Elementary School, effective Oct. 6.

    • Jennifer Faircloth’s transfer as assistant principal from Union Elementary School to Town Creek Elementary effective Oct. 9.

  • Southport women face cocaine charges in separate cases

    Two Southport women face cocaine charges in separate Brunswick County cases.

    Sarah Elaine Walker, 32, of Fairway Drive is charged with possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 2:02 p.m. Oct. 17, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Ash park wins azalea prize

    The Roosevelt and Ruth Marlow Memorial Park project was recently selected by NC Beautiful, WRAL-TV5 and Capitol Broadcasting to receive a prize of 50 azaleas.

    The award is part of NC Beautiful’s 32nd annual Azalea Celebration that rewards North Carolina community organizations for improving their communities through creative landscape projects.

  • You decide: Should we worry about monopolies?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    One of my favorite games as a child was Monopoly. On a Saturday morning, my mother would announce, “tonight is Monopoly night.” That evening, the family would gather around the dining room table and play Monopoly for hours. An added bonus was the availability of snacks, something my mother usually prohibited after dinner.

  • Beware of potential for vehicle collisions with deer through autumn

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation last week issued its annual autumn warning about the increased chance for deer-vehicle collisions.

    It happened to a member of our Beacon staff Sunday; thankfully, she and her passenger were unscathed and the deer that had jumped in front of her pickup bounded away, but not before it caused about $2,000 in damage.