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Today's News

  • Special operations team

    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 July 30 through Aug. 12, special operations deputies issued 10 total traffic citations and charges.

    Deputies set up checkpoints on Hickman Road, Bridgers Road and Beach Drive. Deputies also assisted with a water rescue/recovery on Longwood Road.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

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

    Aug. 9

    •Aggravated assault on Fulford Road in Supply.

    Aug. 10

    •Criminal damage to property (vandalism) at the Welcome Center on Whiteville Road.

    •Criminal damage to property (vandalism) and larceny from coin-operated devices on Calabash Drive in Calabash.

    •Larceny of drugs/narcotics on Carolina Shores Parkway in Carolina Shores.

  • Fishing has been strong for redfish

    Inshore fishing is still solidly in a summertime pattern, with anglers battling the heat and the possibility of showers in the afternoon. Despite that, fishing has been strong for redfish and decent for several other species.

  • Sports calendar

    Soccer Challenge set for Aug. 29
    The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is 5 p.m. Aug. 29 at St Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway West in Shallotte.
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will be conducting a soccer challenge for all boys and girls ages 10-14. Participation forms will be available at the event and must be signed by a parent or guardian. Contestants please bring a copy of your birth certificate.

  • Holden Beach to get bids on fire station changes

    Holden Beach commissioners instructed town manager David Hewett to solicit bids for remodeling part of the town’s fire station and bring bids received to their next meeting in September.

    During their regular meeting in town hall Tuesday night, commissioner Sheila Young said, “We’re responsible for the building. We’re not responsible for the staffing.”

  • Chamber of Commerce member fifth in softball

    Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce member, Identity Promotions of Little River, sponsored a women’s softball team that played at Grand Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    The season began in late June and will end late August after the double eliminations. This year the team placed fifth out of eight teams.
    Janette Fernandes who is the coach of the team, said she was pleased with the results.

  • Brunswick loses to Tennessee in World Series

    Staff Report

    Chester County, Tenn., beat Brunswick County 16-12 in a loser-out game Monday morning of the Junior Dixie Boys World Series in Christiansburg, Va.
    Four times Brunswick fell behind by six runs in the loss.
    Tennessee scored six runs in the top of the first inning and led 8-2 entering the bottom of the fourth, but Brunswick scored three runs to cut the lead to 8-5.
    Tennessee scored four runs in the fifth in taking a 12-5 lead.

  • It’s Back-to-School Night Aug. 18 at speedway

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    NASCAR racing returns to Myrtle Beach Speedway this Saturday night. It’s the Back-to-School Night of racing at the speedway.  Bring new school supplies and get $3 off grandstand admission or bring in a new backpack filled with school supplies and receive three general admission tickets to the grandstands.  
    The battle for the points championship is getting heated as Sam Yarbrough and Anthony Anders are tied with 377 points and Justin Milliken is third with 361.  

  • Tommy Roehm charity golf tournament set for Sept. 8

    By Frank Richardson
    Special to the Beacon
    CALABASH—Tommy “Two Feathers” Roehm faced horrors no person should face during his time in Vietnam, but he made it back.
    Perhaps he smothered the memories of Vietnam with his boundless energy that he displayed in the business world and in his membership in Post 7288 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. There was no project he would not tackle, even sleeping at the Post on occasion so he could get an early start on the task the next morning. He worked hard and played hard.  

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 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, Aug. 1

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Earl Armond, PG no operator’s license.