Today's News

  • West football playoff photos

    West Brunswick lost 40-33 to Cleveland in the first round of the state football playoffs Friday.

  • Habitat Follies set to entertain Saturday night, Sunday Nov. 3-4 at BCC

    The talents of the sixth annual Habitat Follies are unfolding onstage this weekend to benefit Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity.

    Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    This cabaret-style show features great area talent including singers, dancers, musicians and entertainers. Proceeds from this event will benefit Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity.

    Tickets are $25 for adults and $7.50 for children younger than age 12. Group discounts are available.

  • Looking Back 2003-2005


    Editor’s note: This is the next part in a year-long series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon, which turns 50 years old this year. Each month, we bring readers a glimpse into the past.



    •A front-page headline for the first issue of the Beacon in 2003 read “Home sales skyrocket in Brunswick County.” The county saw a 126 percent increase in sales of existing homes.

  • Shallotte Greenway: Duo dreams about preserving green space in town

    SHALLOTTE—There are two brothers in Shallotte who have a dream and vision for preserving green space in Shallotte.

    Chris and Cameron Kinlaw grew up in Shallotte. Both went away to college and upon returning to their hometown realized they missed an important part of their college lives—riding bicycles to get around.

    “I went to school in Savannah and I biked everywhere,” Chris said. “My parents live in Shallotte and it’s dangerous to bike anywhere in Shallotte.”

  • Seventh fatality in Brunswick County in October

    Around 6:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, a single-vehicle wreck on U.S. 17 claimed the seventh life on Brunswick County roadways during October.

    Levi Sovie, 35, of Leland, was driving a white Suburban in the northbound lane of U.S. 17. He was in the construction zone near Goodman Road just south of Leland. His vehicle overturned.

    According to Sgt. E.C. Harris with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Sovie apparently overcorrected his vehicle by pulling the wheel to the right, then immediately back to the left, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.

  • Local group plans to celebrate National Homeless and Hunger Week

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless and not know where you were going to sleep at night?

    A year ago, a group of concerned citizens united with one mission: to help the homeless in this community.

    One year later, the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition is joining forces with more than 750 groups throughout the nation to bring awareness to those who are homeless and hungry.

    “This is our first event. We just learned about the national week this year,” Barbara Serafin, BCHC president, said.

  • Police urge: Lock your vehicle even in your own driveway

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Sgt. Bert Reaves talked with members of the Brunswick County Community Watch group Monday about the need to lock vehicle doors.

    “There have been a rash of car breaking and enterings in the Carolina Shores area,” Reaves said.

    He told the group the recent car break-ins have been primarily on vehicles where the car doors are unlocked.

    “Please remember to lock your car doors. I can’t stress it enough,” he said.

  • Shallotte Elks to bring a bicycle rodeo to Shallotte

    It’s a state law and one group wants to spread awareness and make it fun.

    In 2001, the Bicycle Safety Act became a law in the state of North Carolina. The law requires every person younger than 16 years old to wear an approved bicycle helmet when operating a bicycle on any public road, public bicycle path or other public right-of-way.

    From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, Shallotte Elks Lodge No. 2854 will have a bicycle safety rodeo in the Shallotte Walmart parking lot on Main Street.

  • Shallotte Police look for items stolen from business

    SHALLOTTE—Detectives with the Shallotte Police Department are seeking the public’s help in finding property stolen from a local business.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, a trailer and variety of lawn equipment were taken from behind Kimball’s Furniture at 4502 Main St.

    Detectives are looking for a 2005 or newer burgundy or red Ford Explorer that is believed to be involved. It was last seen heading in the direction of Holden Beach Road from the intersection near Walmart.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

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


    Oct. 26

    No operator’s license on Holden Beach Road in Supply.

    Fraud with credit card at an automated teller on Beech Tree Drive in Southport.

    Vandalism on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; a custom made mailbox sign was damaged.