Today's News

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson


  • Why YOU are your most important Valentine

    By Linda Arnold


    Flash bulletin:  Did you know your ability to love someone else is directly related to your ability to love yourself?

    And I don’t mean in a conceited narcissistic type of way.  At your core level it’s essential that you have or develop a healthy sense of self-respect. 

  • Make room for the new

    Typically, resolution-making is both the aim and onset of each new year. Even more typically, both aim and onset have already grown old, weary and have succumbed to procrastination by now. And … we are already in the midst of Lent when resolve is ready to be bolstered. This is a mighty combination that cannot be easily ignored or dismissed without consequences. Perhaps my words are strong because my admission of guilty inactivity is painful.

  • Make your grains whole

    Editor’s note: Seventh in a series of eight columns on “Med instead of Meds.”


  • Blooms to consider next Valentine’s Day

    While the history of Valentine’s Day is muddled with the Romans, the Pagans and the Christians claiming credit, it’s a fair bet you had better show up every year with something for your sweetheart. And, getting the last arrangement from the cooler at the supermarket is not a winning strategy. 

    Roses are traditional but short-lived and, during this time, overpriced. If your significant other likes to play in the dirt, next year consider purchasing a rose that can be planted in the garden.

  • Results from recent studies on canine issues

    The first news story I’d like to share with you this week comes to us from the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. UC Davis is home to sunshine, surfing, and cutting-edge coprophagy (defined as eating feces) research. The researchers wanted to discover how many dogs had coprophagy, what led to these coprophagous behaviors and whether any of the common treatments for coprophagy actually work.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:51 a.m. Feb. 13, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • 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.