Today's News

  • Leland public safety competition ends in tie, win for charity

    LELAND — Leland’s police and fire/rescue departments held a friendly competition Dec. 7 to see who could raise more donations for Brunswick Family Assistance.

    The Pack the Patrol Car/Fill the Fire Truck donation drive was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Leland Wal-Mart at 1112 New Pointe Blvd. to collect non-perishable food items.

    All items donated to Pack the Patrol Car and Fill the Fire Truck were given to BFA, the nonprofit responsible for coordinating Hurricane Florence relief efforts throughout Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick County December Teen Court scheduled for Dec. 18

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • NBHS JROTC program earns perfect accreditation score

    LELAND — North Brunswick High School’s JROTC program achieved something that’s been done only once before in at least 26 years among JROTC programs in the North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida and Georgia: perfection.

    Sgt. 1stclass James Artis and Chuck Perry with the JROTC 4th Brigade in Fort Bragg came to North Brunswick, South Brunswick and West Brunswick high schools Dec. 5 to complete a Program of Accreditation (JPA) inspection of each school’s program.

  • FEMA extends disaster assistance application deadline to Dec. 19

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency extended the deadline for North Carolinians to register for disaster assistance to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

    Disaster assistance for individuals may include grants to help homeowners and renters with temporary housing, essential home repairs, personal property replacement, and serious disaster-related needs. Disaster assistance grants are not taxable income and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other federal and state programs. Grants do not have to be repaid to the federal government.

  • Chism graduates from FBI National Academy

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Chism is one of four North Carolina enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy during a Dec. 13 ceremony in Quantico, Va.

  • Deadline for Emergency Watershed Protection program applications Dec. 31

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has partnered with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to offer a federal program that is available to assist local governments with emergency watershed recovery projects. The last day to request assistance is Dec. 31.

  • Police: Belville man shot after ‘aggressive panhandling’

    Wilmington police are investigating a shooting reportedly prompted by a Belville man’s aggressive panhandling Monday night.

    Members of the Wilmington Police Department Downtown Task Force responded to the shooting in the 30 block of North Front Street at 9 p.m. and found 33-year-old Eric Gurtler of Winding Branches Drive in Belville with a gunshot wound. Gurtler was “argumentative and hostile” with officers, according to a police department news release.

  • Trillium participates in crisis counseling after Hurricane Florence

    Trillium Health Resources recently received an allocation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address the needs of citizens in 12 counties, including Brunswick, which were declared disaster areas following Hurricane Florence, which allows residents to file for federal assistance.

  • Brunswick Beacon Dec. 20 premium issue includes $1 surcharge

    Because of the premium nature and increased production and distribution costs of the edition published December 20, 2018, all subscribers will incur a nominal additional charge of $1 for the edition.

    Your total bill will remain unaffected but there will be a slight adjustment in your expiration date, unless you have selected the Monthly EZ Pay option.

    The premium surcharge will be added to the applicable regular Monthly EZ pay charge.

  • Beached whale euthanized in Sunset Beach

    Marine veterinarians, students and staff from UNC Wilmington were called to the scene of this beached pygmy sperm whale near Fifth Street in Sunset Beach on Tuesday morning, Dec. 11.

    Carmel Zetts of Sunset Beach Turtle Watch sought help from the Sunset Beach Fire Department after the whale was discovered around 7 a.m.