Today's News

  • Special operations report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Sept. 10-16, special operations deputies conducted patrols on N.C. 133, Holden Beach Road, Stanley Road, Boones Neck Road, Bridgers Road, Gray Bridge Road, U.S. 74 on ramp at N.C. 133, Mount Misery Road, N.C. 130, Kirby Road and Long Beach Road.

  • BCECHS student named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

    A student from Brunswick County Early College High School has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    Michael Rahal, a BCECHS senior, is the only semifinalist this year from Brunswick County Schools. This is the third consecutive year BCECHS has had a semifinalist in the distinguished scholarship program.

  • Holden Beach indicates support for Myrtle Beach MPO

    Holden Beach commissioners did not take an official vote but showed strong verbal support for a South Carolina road-building representative to pursue working with southeastern North Carolina representatives to build roads.

    The presentation by Mark Hoeweler of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments was a highlight of Holden Beach commissioners’ regular meeting in town hall on Sept. 11.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:


    Sept. 13

    Larceny from a motor vehicle of an auto title on Bacon’s Bluff in Supply


    Sept. 14

    Communicating threats at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Larceny from a motor vehicle of a laptop computer and burglary with forced entry on Windsor Drive in Belville.

    Criminal damage to property (vandalism) of an automobile on Sweet Baby Lane in Ash.

  • Champions Night celebrates Trojan football

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    Every year, all but a handful of teams walk off the field, heads hung in despair after losing their final game of the season. And that’s only if the squad was good enough to qualify for the state playoffs. Bad clubs begin to count shoulder pads and helmets upon the conclusion of the regular season, usually in late October or early November.

  • Booze It & Lose It works to get dangerous drivers off the road

    Between Aug. 17 and Sept. 3, Brunswick County law enforcement agencies took part in 135 checkpoints and patrols as part of the state’s Labor Day Booze it & Lose It campaign.

    The checkpoints resulted 92 DWI citations being issued. Another 86 charges were issued for people not wearing appropriate safety restraints in their vehicles.

    Seventy-five people were charged for various drug offenses during the campaign here in Brunswick County and 13 fugitives were apprehended.

  • Getting ready to spell it out at county spelling bee

    Get ready to put on your thinking caps and dust off your dictionaries. It’s time to practice for the annual countywide spelling bee.

    Activities for the 23rd annual adult spelling bee, sponsored by the Brunswick County Literacy Council, get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Virginia Williamson Event Center, Odell Williamson Auditorium, at Brunswick Community College. Starting at 6 p.m., organizers are launching the first A through Z silent auction, which will benefit the nonprofit literacy council.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 6, 7, 10and 11 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Thursday, Sept. 6, DWI court

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • Joint board consolidation is ultimately best for county

    It would have been easy for Brunswick County commissioners to keep the status quo with the county’s board of health and board of social services.
    It would have been even easier for some board members to delay making a decision altogether and instead wait until after the November election to let a new county commissioners’ board tackle the problem.

  • West-South tennis