Today's News

  • Brunswick County tallies three flu deaths

    Three people have now died in Brunswick County of influenza-related causes.

    Brunswick County Health Services director Cris Harrelson confirmed Monday three of the 140 flu-related deaths statewide occurred in Brunswick County.

    Harrelson cited the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that he said prevents his department from releasing what he deemed “identifying information” requested by the Beacon.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Feb. 5-11 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from department reports.

    Feb. 5

    Johnathon Williams, 17, of Freeboard Lane, Carolina Shores, was arrested on failure to register a motor vehicle and driving without a motorcycle license charges.

    Feb. 6

    Harassment and cyber-stalking reported.

    Feb. 8

    Larry Fowler, 29, of Willow Street, Supply, was arrested on an assault on a female charge.

  • New Carolina Shores commissioner takes oath of office

    CAROLINA SHORES — Newly appointed town commissioner Beverly Mayhew took the oath of office and seat on the dais at the town board’s monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 8.

    Mayhew was named at the board’s monthly workshop Feb. 5 following a unanimous tally of paper ballots submitted by other commissioners. She will fill a seat vacated late last year by former town commissioner Mary Timothy, who resigned last December.

  • CIS Little Princess Ball at three sites Saturday

    Little girls and their male role models are royally highlighted at the upcoming Little Princess Ball scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at three sites this year.

    The fun unfolds simultaneously at the Brunswick Center at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way and at the Brunswick Center at 1513 N. Howe St. in Southport.

  • Relive the Road to Revolution Feb. 17 in historic Brunswick Town

    Residents of the Lower Cape Fear region were not happy about the 1765 Stamp Act imposed by the British Crown — a tax on all newspapers, gambling papers, books pamphlets and more.

    The town of Brunswick returns to 1766 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, when historic interpreters demonstrate trades and show how the dreaded Stamp Act affected their lives during the 252nd Anniversary of the Stamp Act Resistance program. 

    See how the seeds of discontent in Brunswick Town led to the first acts of resistance against the Crown in the American colonies.

  • First BFA Valentine’s Gala set for Saturday in Leland

    Brunswick Family Assistance celebrates its Inaugural Valentine’s Gala from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    The attire for this BFA fundraiser is eveningwear.

    Coastal Catering will provide dinner. Chance Union Band will perform live music and entertainment. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine, plus a 50/50 raffle.

    Tickets are $75 per person.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:26 a.m. Feb. 12, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Leland man dies after Saturday motorcycle crash

    A 44-year-old Leland man died after crashing his motorcycle Saturday night in Brunswick County.

    Douglas Raymond Barker succumbed to injuries he suffered in the crash Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Matthew W. King said in a news release issued Monday morning.

  • Three men charged in drug trafficking cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men Feb. 8 in two separate drug trafficking cases.

    Logan Matthis McHale, 27, of Northern Trail in Winnabow is charged with trafficking opium or heroin and conspiring to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

    Warrants show McHale had 12 oxycodone tablets Jan. 31.

    McHale was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Feb. 8 and released the same day on $50,000 bail.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 8, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement