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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Oysters galore and more pour onshore for 37th annual NC Festival

    It’s that time of year again to shell out festive fall food and fun in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The 37th North Carolina Oyster Festival is revving up for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, at 8 E. Second St.

    This year’s festival features a variety of new vendors in both the food and crafts/merchandise areas, events director Robyn Beliveau with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce promises.

  • Boo at the Beach scares up Friday in Holden Beach

    A Halloween theme highlights annual Boo at the Beach festivities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Holden Beach Pavilion at the end of Jordan Boulevard.

    This free event features booths with carnival games for children sponsored by organizations, businesses and residents.

    A costume contest starts promptly at 6 p.m. and will be divided into age groups: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-13 and older than 13.

    For more information, call Holden Beach Town Hall at 842-6488.

  • Brunswick Plantation Arts and Crafts Fair

    The annual Brunswick Plantation Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Brunswick House, 382 Brunswick Drive, showcases local artisans and crafters selling handmade baskets, quilts, knitted shawls, scarves, capes, sewn items of silk and brocade, birdhouses, pottery, wood-turned items, jewelry, unique handmade gifts, crocheted items, prints, photos, watercolors, bags and more. There will also be a bake sale for local charities and a food booth. Admission is free.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Oct. 7-14, 2017

    Sunset Beach police made these arrests. All information is taken directly from arrest reports.

    Oct. 7

    Christian Chessher, 24, of Yellowstone Lane, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Iredell County.

    Oct. 14

    Russell Skiff, 64, of Gate 3, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested on a simple possession of schedule III controlled substance charge.

  • District court docket for Oct. 2, 3 and 4

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 2, 3 and 4 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Oct. 2

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following case with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

  • Thompson birth

    Raymond and Ami Thompson of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Scarlett Rose Thompson, born at 3:09 a.m. Sept. 25 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Wilmington.

    She weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

    Maternal grandparent is Bonnett Bellamy Fortiscue of Supply. Paternal grandparent is Teresea Evans Taylor of Supply.