Today's News

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Beacon has tried for 17 weeks to reach Sen. Bill Rabon by phone and email for comment about Senate Bill 215, which lists him as the bill’s primary sponsor and calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.” Senate Bill 215 was reported favorable to the Senate’s standing committee on health care and re-referred to the Senate Judiciary I Committee on March 31.

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  • Area road construction demands patience

    By the end of this week, motorists in Brunswick County will have endured another inconvenient summer road closure because of a North Carolina Department of Transportation project.

  • Deputy kills wild hog that chased woman in Supply

    A Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a wild hog after it chased a woman in Supply.

    According to a report from the sheriff’s office communications center, Brenda Powell called 911 to report the incident at her home on Stanley Road between Taft Road and Windy Ridge Trail around 7 a.m. July 18.

    Powell said a wild boar was in her yard and wouldn’t leave and had scared children at the residence and surrounding area.

    She said she had spoken with animal services and was told they couldn’t do anything.

  • Questions surround reduced setbacks in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town planning board has tabled a request from developer D.R. Horton for reduced yard setbacks for an undeveloped phase in the Calabash Lakes community.

    The board decision came this past Monday, July 27, after a roomful of residents turned out to question proposed plans for 98 single-family detached dwellings in the community’s undeveloped Phase 3 section encompassing about 33 acres.

  • Calabash celebrates Town Hall Day on July 31

    Forty-two years ago, the first board of commissioners of the newly incorporated town of Calabash sat down and commenced with the Seafood Capital’s first town meeting.

    The date was July 28, 1973.

    Forty-two years later, the town of Calabash has grown, changed and is still going strong. It’s transformed from a small fishing village with a handful of seafood restaurants to a less-small town with a year-round population of 1,831 residents and more than 30 restaurants serving people from all over the world.

  • BLT's 'Shrek' continues through Aug. 2

    What happens when an unlikely hero who happens to be an ogre falls in love with a princess, who also happens to be an ogre? It’s “Shrek the Musical,” Brunswick Little Theatre’s summer show.

  • Half Hell Folk Music Festival brews Aug. 1 at Greenlands Farm

    Since its 2011 debut in the rural reaches of Brunswick County, Greenlands Farm has cultivated a sense of community in addition to country commerce.

    The latest seasonal, creative endeavor of the Bolivia-based farm and store is coming up the first day of August this Saturday as the Half Hell Folk Music Festival and “tap takeover” unfold from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the family-owned farm at 668 Midway Road.

  • BCC students achieve goals through Project Finish Line

     SUPPLY — Several students in Brunswick Community College’s Continuing Education program are only a step or two away from securing their certifications in specialized job fields.

    Thanks to a $200,000 endowment grant, those BCC students will have the opportunity to finish their course work through Project Finish Line.

  • McCrory addresses sheriff’s conference

     SUNSET BEACH — Gov. Pat McCrory touted his aggressive approach to drug addiction and mental health issues that are hampering the state’s criminal justice system as he addressed the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association Annual Training Conference on Monday.

    The governor repeatedly said he wanted to lead from the front, spending more than an hour July 27 speaking to more than 200 people during the third day of the annual conference, from July 25 through July 29, at Sea Trail Convention Center.