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Today's News

  • Life’s serendipity bears serious attention

     In 1754, Horace Walpole coined a word from the title of a fairy tale, “The Three Princes of Serendip.” It tells the tales of heroeswho“were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.” Life, then, became replete with these events … but only for those with eyes to see!

  • 2016 Miss Brunswick County Christmas Queens

     The 2016 Miss Brunswick County Christmas Queens are crowned Nov. 13. Front row, from left, are Tiny Miss Aubrey Harrelson, Mini-Miss Avrie Ashmore, BCC Sweetheart Kaitlyn Gore, Tiny Miss Khloe Workman, Wee Miss Kamyrah McKeithan, Petite Miss Kailee Henderson and Little Miss Lexis Henderson; back row from left are Holly Smith, Erica Evans, Caitlyn Willoughby, BCC Ambassador Ashlynne Lowery and Brunswick County Christmas Star Diane Griffey.

  • Holiday events brighten season

    It’s the holiday season — you can tell because of all the festive events scheduled in the coming week.

    Here’s a roundup of what’s happening in Brunswick County.

    Holden Beach

    Holden Beach will have its ninth annual tree lighting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Holden Beach Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard.

  • Christmas with Emile Pandolfi Dec. 8 at BCCOWA

    “Christmas with Emile Pandolfi” featuring the renowned pianist celebrates the season at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 8, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    With nearly 30 recordings in his discography, New York-born Pandolfi ranks among America’s most popular piano artists and is a repeat concert series favorite at the Brunswick County venue.

  • Fugitive extradited to Brunswick County

    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., man wanted in connection with an Oct. 28 officer assault at a pharmacy near Sunset Beach has been extradited back to Brunswick County.

    Keith Lee Sessoms, 36, of 7129 Clay Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Center at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, after being extradited from New York City, where he was apprehended Nov. 8 by U.S. Marshals.

    Sessoms’ secured bond has been set at $1 million.

  • Secretary of State releases annual charitable giving report

     

  • BSL police investigate shooting

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Friday, Nov. 25.

    The victim, who was not identified, suffered a single gunshot wound and was treated and released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Police responded to the shooting at 10:05 p.m. in the area of Bet Lane and New Hanover Road, Shirley said.

    “The shooting is related to a dispute between several individuals who were in the road at the time the victim was shot,” he said in a news release.

  • Trojans lose in second round of football playoffs

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The Jacksonville Cardinals defeated the West Brunswick Trojans 28-12 in the second round of the 3AA football playoffs Friday, Nov 25.

    Jacksonville proved to be a formidable foe for the Trojans, the No. 1 seed in the East who finished 9-4. The Cardinals, the No. 5 seed, improved to 9-4 and will face No. 2 seed Lee County (12-1) in the third round.

    The Cardinals featured two speedy running backs and the team was averaging 35 points a game coming into this contest.

  • Leland man killed in head-on collision

    A Leland man died Nov. 22 after his vehicle hit another head-on on Mount Misery Road in Leland.

    Elijah James Barron, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene, North Carolina State Highway Patrol First Sgt. Troy Pope said.

    Barron was driving north on Mount Misery Road when he crossed the center line and hit a vehicle driven by Miranda Holmes at 5:45 p.m., Pope said.

    Holmes, whose age and town of residence were not available, had been wearing a seat belt.

    Barron, who Pope said was at fault in the crash, had not been wearing a seat belt.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 10

    Obtaining property by false pretense and common law forgery by paying with fake checks.

    Nov. 11

    Jacquelyn Rose White, 27, was arrested on charges of simple possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

    Waleska Esquilin Rivera, 34, was arrested on a larceny charge.