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Today's News

  • 11th Beacon Expo serves up healthy options Feb. 25

    Saturday will be the perfect day to get focused on health as The Brunswick Beacon’s 11th annual Beacon Health Expo takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at Shallotte Middle School at 225 Village Road in Shallotte.

    Admission is free, and free childcare will be available.

    Featured are 64 vendors bringing a variety of free screenings and demonstrations, a seminar and information on an array of health-oriented topics.

    Participants include hospitals, dental offices, wellness centers, and hearing and eye care specialists.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives more of our policy committees began meeting to handle bills, we passed several key bills and we filed up to 120 bills so far, some of which I sponsored.

  • A little kindness still goes a long way

    One of my favorite things about being a community newspaper editor is getting great response from readers about what we publish and the community we serve.

  • Folk artist Adam Miller entertains at Hickmans Crossroads Library on March 2

    American folk singer, storyteller and autoharpist Adam Miller performs a free concert at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road. The accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist and song collector, who has amassed a repertoire of more than 5,000 songs, accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking on acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. The program is open to the public. For more information call the library at 575-0173 or go to folksinging.org.

  • School, district handle threats properly

    The safety of students in Brunswick County Schools is as paramount as their education. The response of school district and West Brunswick High School officials to two separate threats at the high school last Friday proves it.

    We take no pleasure in reporting this kind of news. We are happy to report, however, no one was injured in either case, and the perpetrators are being held responsible for their actions.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 16-18 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Feb. 16

    Brandon Lamar Stevenson, 27, of Burnice Lane in Bolivia arrested on charges of felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, injury to real property and misdemeanor breaking and entering. Stolen property was recovered by Sunset Beach detectives.

    Feb. 18

    Mail reported stolen at Sunset Commons off Seaside Road.

  • SB committee continues to debate dredging

    SUNSET BEACH — Members of the town Environmental Resource Committee continue to debate the pros and cons of dredging on the island.

    At their Feb. 15 meeting, ERC member Jan Harris cited dredging study consultant Moffatt & Nichol’s report and wondered about the legalities of selling sand to Ocean Isle Beach for its east end.

    “That’s not a down-drift beach from us,” she said. “We (the town of Sunset Beach) might need that sand ourselves someday.”

  • North Brunswick Business Expo Feb. 25

    The North Brunswick Business Expo, presented by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 10 to 3: p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    The expo featuring more than 30 vendors will include a free shred event sponsored by Corning Credit Union. Drop off documents for shredding at the shred truck between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Expo participants also will be able to see the current exhibit at the LCAC by Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski.

    Admission and parking are free.

  • Southport-Fort Fisher ferry to run amended schedule Feb. 23-24

    Because of annual maintenance on ferry ramps, the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route will run an amended schedule Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24.

    Thursday, Feb. 23:

    From Southport: 5:30, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, and 4:45 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 6:15, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10, and 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, and 4:45 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 24:

  • BCC students to compete in Sketches for Scholarships

    Three Brunswick Community College students will compete in Sketches for Scholarships, sponsored by Monster, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 24, at Middle River Convenience Store at U.S. 17 North and Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Michelle Cathey, and Danielle Pittman, both seeking an associate degree in science, and Kathryn A. Hewett, seeking an associate degree in nursing, will draw a St. Patrick’s Day theme promoting a sponsor’s product. The winner will be selected that day based on public votes.