Today's News

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    On Aug. 1 at Farmstead, Joe Meo, John Methvin, Bob Jaeger and a draw placed first with a 144. Format for the day was cha-cha-cha. In second was the team of Sid Pennington, Steve Maiorca, Cliff Musselman and Joe Gallo.

  • In the heat of the day, target flounder

    Right now the fish being targeted the most by Brunswick County inshore anglers is the flounder. That is because during the heat of summer, flounder can often be caught during the day, unlike many fish such as speckled trout or redfish, which stage more of a morning or nighttime bite, if they bite at all.

  • Slow play in the summer: Move it

    This has been a brutal summer thus far and it’s not over yet. 

    Many of us are so crazy or committed (that’s probably the operative word, as in need to be committed) that we still play golf when the temperature climbs into the 90s. 

  • Adam Fulford leads in Mini Stock points


    Special to the Beacon

  • Community briefs

    Intercultural festival is Sept. 10

    The eighth annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in front of Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • ‘Code Red’ was a ‘mistake,’ thank goodness—this time

    If you’re at Brunswick Community College and you’re hiding out in a secure area away from windows, it’s safe to come out now.

    At least I think it is.

  • Board of education makes it easier to see what happens in meetings

    We can’t believe we are saying it in two editorials, two weeks in a row.

    We’re handing out a “job well done” to a local agency for working to be more open and accessible to the public.

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve exercise stations

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon correspondent

    HOLDEN BEACH--In a rare split vote, Holden Beach Commissioners approved spending up to $20,000 for a par course [a series of fitness stations] to be built between Greensboro and Scotch Bonnet streets.

    Commissioners purchased that tract of land at the turn of the year.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on July 27, 28, 29 and Aug. 1 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.

    Wednesday, July 27

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Carl Ray Abercrombie, assault on a female, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Former commissioner Dixon honored in Calabash

    CALABASH—Former town commissioner Bill Dixon received accolades and applause Tuesday night for his service to the town.

    During a ceremony at the monthly town board of commissioners meeting, Dixon was recognized by the town board and staff.

    Dixon resigned in May after five-and-a-half years with the town, citing health reasons.

    Town clerk Kelley Dixon presented Dixon with a plaque expressing gratitude for his dedication to the town.