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Today's News

  • Greater law enforcement sought in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Residents say they would like to have more visibility from the sheriff’s office in their neighborhoods.

    Sharon Conway, chairwoman of the town’s HOA/POA advisory committee, spoke last Thursday afternoon, Nov. 8, at the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.

    During her report to the board, Conway said there are concerns about visibility of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in the Village at Calabash, one of six communities composing Carolina Shores.

  • BCC teams sweep basketball openers

     Brunswick Community College outscored the Mount Olive College junior varsity 16-4 in the first 4 minutes of the second half en route to a 91-47 season-opening men’s basketball victory Nov. 13 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

  • Weeks’ passion for fishing endeared him to many

      Brunswick Beacon fishing columnist Jeffrey Weeks appealed to anyone with a rod and a reel and enthusiasm for fishing.

    Weeks, who died Nov. 9 at age 43, gained a large following with his Fishing Insider column, which he wrote for The Beacon for eight years. He fished the Carolinas coast for more than 35 years. In season, you could find him fishing out of Brunswick County and surrounding counties. If you were unable to reach him by phone, you probably could find him at Sunset Beach.

  • Oyster Bowl photos
  • Man pleads guilty to sexual assault on two juveniles

    Jason Boyd Frick, a 31-year-old Wilmington resident, pled guilty recently in Brunswick County Superior Court to one count of attempted first-degree sex offense with a child and one count of indecent liberties with a child, for incidents that occurred with a 6-year-old girl and 4-year-old-girl in August 2011.

  • Beacon to have open house to celebrate 50-year anniversary

    This November marks the 50th year The Brunswick Beacon has been serving Brunswick County.

    To honor this milestone, the Beacon staff is hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Beacon office. The Beacon is at 208 Smith Ave. in Shallotte, across the street from the post office.

    There will be a brief ceremony starting at 4:15 p.m., but visitors can stop by anytime between 4-6 p.m.

    There will be music provided by local bluegrass entertainers, as well as refreshments and cake.

  • Museum celebrates Spooky Night

    Skeletons, ghosts, witches and goblins descended on the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Oct. 25 for the first-ever Spooky Night at the Museum.
    The pirate ship in the museum’s lobby and the gaily-decorated museum galleries resulted in smiling faces and even a few anxious faces for those who (with parental permission) bravely ventured into the “scary room.”

  • Club briefs

    Woodturners to meet in Leland Nov. 10
    The Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) will meet from
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Leland VFW Post 9408, 1211 Village Road in Leland.

  • Dosher volunteers present check to hospital

    On Oct. 23, the Dosher Memorial Hospital volunteers presented a donation of $46,162.66 to Dosher Hospital President and CEO Edgar Haywood III at the hospital.
    The donation was made possible through the fundraising efforts of Dosher volunteers at the hospital’s gift shop and the Dosher Hospital volunteer flea market at 129 E. Moore St. in Southport.
    The check represented hospital donations made by Dosher volunteers during the last five months, from May through September.

  • Practicing the not-so-scary art of pruning hydrangeas

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener
    Pruning hydrangea bushes is not necessary unless the shrubs have become overgrown or unsightly.
    You can safely remove spent blooms (deadhead) anytime. However, there are deadheading tips to keep in mind for optimal results. Try to keep cuts above the first set of large leaves or only cut down to the last healthy buds. This ensures the safety of any developing blooms for the next season.