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Today's News

  • Holden Beach awards contract for road repairs, rollback services

    At their regular meeting April 16, Holden Beach commissioners approved a bid for completion of roadwork in town.

    Holden Beach Public Works Director said Right Angle Engineering, on behalf of the town, recently solicited bids for roadway work, which includes street paving for Sand Piper, Sand Spur and Sand Dune on the island. Clemmons said bids were due to the engineer by April 12, and told commissioners the lowest bid came from Highland Paving, with a bid of $92,050. The street work is scheduled for this year, and weather permitting will take place before Memorial Day.

  • Sheriff’s office looking for woman wanted in break-ins

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a woman wanted in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins.

    According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, the woman is believed to have broken into several vehicles in the Town Creek area between April 13 and April 28.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Parkins at 616-0499 or call 911.

  • Relay for Life races to beat cancer Friday at WBHS

    This year’s Relay for Life rolls out as a six-hour race against cancer Friday night at West Brunswick High School, 550 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    The goal this year is to raise $164,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society. At last count last week, most of the 38 participating teams had already pulled in $116,000 so far. This year’s theme is “Surfing for a Cure.”

  • 38th Little River Blue Crab Festival May 18-19

    Crab-lovers can shed their shells by getting out to celebrate the 38th annual Little River, S.C., Blue Crab Festival this weekend.

    Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, on the Little River waterfront, the festival once again promises a long lineup of food, vendors, entertainment and plenty of delicious crabs.

    Saturday’s entertainment includes RiverMist Band at 10:30 a.m. and Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot at 2 p.m.

  • Hands Across the Sand stretches across beaches at noon Saturday

    People interested in protecting their beloved coast are invited to take part in Hands Across the Sand at local beaches at noon this Saturday, May 18.

    Launched internationally in 2010, the goal of HATS is to draw attention to and protest seismic blasting and offshore oil drilling.

    This event is being planned at all Brunswick County beaches, inviting participants to enjoy the sense of community felt in standing up for our coast.

  • Bee puts ‘spell’ on literacy competition

    The buzz is the Brunswick County Literacy Council is gearing up for its 30th annual adult spelling bee, set to take place next Tuesday night, May 21, in the Virginia Williamson Events Center of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The event starts with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by the bee at 7 p.m.

    Assorted teams of two have once again signed on to compete in the annual fundraiser to benefit literacy programs in Brunswick County.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, May 7-9, 2019

    May 7

    Tina Margaret Badcock, 40, of Jennis Avenue, Sunset Beach, issued citation on charges of driving while license revoked and possession of marijuana less than ½ ounce.

    Report taken at Food Lion about a victim who was scammed out of several hundred dollars.

    May 9

    Shoplifter reported at Family Dollar. Officers arrived on scene and located subject. The item was returned and store did not want to prosecute.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    My protest sign read: “After bread, education is the ‘first’ need of the people.”

    It’s a quote attributed to George Danton in Paris in 1792. Danton was a champion of educational reform throughout France and something of a legend within this cause.

  • Life lessons from our mothers live on

    By Linda Arnold

    This week marked my 10th Mother’s Day without my mother. And my husband’s eighth without his. It’s always a time of reflection. Sometimes it seems longer, and sometimes it doesn’t seem that long.

    For many of you, this may have been your first, and those “firsts” are tough, whether it’s Mother’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary or that first holiday. These are powerful triggers that start building before the event, and endure after it’s over. 

  • Weaving sunshine out of the falling rain

    As I perused the articles I had sent as copy to the Beacon these past few weeks, I noted that pain had been of primary interest.

    Here we are, in the wonderful springtime of the year, and I am still focused on pain. Sounds pretty pitiful, doesn’t it? Yet, there must be a reasoned cause for this reality, other than awful self-absorption and clinging to a “Poor Ole Me” attitude.