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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach cabana ban evolves into focus on umbrellas

    After Sunset Beach Town Council voted to ban the sun-shading cabanas and tents on a 3-2 vote last Tuesday, Nov. 15, owners of cabana rental companies say they are going to go with the majority flow and focus on renting umbrellas next summer.

    Milton Burns, owner of In the Shade beach canopies and tent rentals near Sunset Beach, spoke against the ban at last week’s meeting. He later said council’s decision would affect his livelihood.

    Burns said he has been doing the rentals for the past nine years.

  • BFA focuses on annual holiday distribution

    As of last week, Brunswick Family Assistance has distributed all of its Tree of Hope tags and is poised for its annual holiday distributions of gifts and food to more than 1,000 people in need.

    “All tags have been distributed to the community,” BFA distribution program manager Charles Jackson said of the annual effort to provide items to those less fortunate in Brunswick County.

  • Holiday events light season and weekend in OIB

    “After Thanksgiving” means more than Black Friday or recovering from too much turkey and trimmings in Ocean Isle Beach.

    It’s also the time for holiday festivities to begin in the South Brunswick Islands town.

    This year’s festivities launch a day earlier than usual, at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, with a tree lighting and caroling at the Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department at 105 Causeway Drive.

  • Beer & Brats fundraiser set for Friday at OIB museum

    The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation is having its fourth annual Beer and Brats Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St.

    Event-goers will be treated to freshly cooked unlimited bratwurst, hand-cut fries, cold beer and soda, said Linzy Cook, museum marketing coordinator.

    Check Six Brewing Company of Southport will offer six kinds of beer including Wendy’s Blonde Ale, Harley Pope Porter and Gee Bee Honey Pale, plus some of their best-selling craft beers.

  • Ocean Isle Beach personality Miller Pope dies

    He was renowned for his art, entrepreneurship and upbeat take on just about everything life brought his way.

    Ocean Isle Beach businessman Miller Pope lived life creatively almost up to his last day this past Sunday, Nov. 20, when he died at 87.

  • Leland man wins $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot

    For most people, their hair stands on end when they’re frightened, but for Patrick Davenport of Leland, when the hair on his arm stands on end, it’s a sign of good luck.

    That’s exactly what happened Wednesday before he won a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release.

    Davenport, who owns his own painting business, said he knew he would win that afternoon.

  • Trojans open playoffs with victory

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Northern Guilford Nighthawks of Greensboro 35-21 Friday, Nov. 18, and advanced to the second round of the 3AA football playoffs.

    The Trojans’ next game will be Friday, Nov. 25, at home against No. 5 seed Jacksonville (8-4). The Cardinals advanced against No. 4 Westover by scoring a touchdown in the final seconds and winning 35-34.

  • Bolivia man, son charged in Sunset Harbor break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged a Bolivia man and his son accused in a series of break-ins in Sunset Harbor.

    Sixty-six-year-old Joseph Lee Griffin, of Woodedge Way, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with altering a motor vehicle serial number, three counts of felony possession of stolen property and felony conspiracy. 

  • Mistakes lead to first-round loss for Scorpions

    HIGH POINT — T. Wingate Andrews beat North Brunswick 27-7 Friday, Nov. 18, in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2AA state football playoffs.

    The Red Raiders, a No. 2 seed, improved to 8-4 and advanced to a post-Thanksgiving second-round game against No. 3 seed Hertford County.

    “We are happy to get a win against a really good team,” Red Raider coach John Patterson said.

    North, a No. 7 seed, finished the season 7-5.

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    A North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project on Bridger Road in Shallotte that would affect some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County has been postponed.

    When the project is under way, customers may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services that could last several hours. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.