Today's News

  • N.C. Marine Patrol Officer receives award

    n Jonathan Hall receives officer
    of the year award
    Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council awarded its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to Jonathan Hall, Marine Patrol Officer with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Marine Fisheries Division.
    Council chairman David Cupka presented Hall the prestigious award during the council’s September meeting in Charleston, S.C.

  • South rallies, beats West for first place

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    There is now one volleyball team in the Waccamaw 3A-2A Conference with an undefeated record in league play.
    Down two sets to one, South Brunswick rallied for a 25-19 victory in the fourth set before holding off a late West Brunswick rally in the decisive fifth game for a 15-13 triumph, which earned the tension-filled victory for the Cougars on Sept. 19 (25-19, 24-26, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13).

  • West beats North for county title

    By Sam Hickman
    Beacon Correspondent
    The West Brunswick varsity football team did not complete a pass or record an interception in last week’s 28-3 victory over South Brunswick.
    However, a scoring strike through the air and a pair of interception returns for touchdowns propelled the Trojans (2-4, 2-0) to a 49-26 win over North Brunswick (4-2, 1-1)
    Sept. 21 in West’s second tilt against a county rival in as many weeks.

  • Say thank you to wounded soldiers this week

    They have made sacrifices many of us truly cannot understand.
    They have put their lives on the line to make this nation and others safer in the name of freedom and American patriotism.
    Many have scars that cannot be seen, but for others, their sacrifices may be more visible.

  • Looking back, 1998-2000

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

    •Shrimpers along the North Carolina coast flocked to Bolivia to protest a new ban on nighttime shrimp trawling between the Cape Fear River and the state line. The ban was requested by Brunswick County fisherman to “give the ocean bottom a rest” and replenish populations.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 12, 13, 17 and 18 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, Sept. 12

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

    Jesus Alberto Adames, PG fail to stop stopsign/flashing red light.

  • Shrimp-A-Roo is Saturday in Varnamtown

    Shrimp lovers can celebrate the season at the Shrimp-A-Roo fall dinner this Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown.

    Dinners will be served from 3-7 p.m. at the church at 190 Varnamtown Road.

    Plates are being served for $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Fried shrimp, potato salad, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and iced tea are on the dinner menu.

    Members of the church will be preparing the food, including hot, fried shrimp.

  • Pick pets and pictures for adoption fair

    PetSense in Shallotte is having a Pet Adoption Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

    Highlights include assorted animals that will be available for adoption as well as vendors who donate to rescue groups.

    Brunswick County Animal Protective Services will be bringing dogs to the event.

    Another highlight is animal owners can bring photos of their pets—or have their pets’ photo made on-site—to be converted into life-size decals.

  • Kutless and company coming to Shallotte

    Oregon-based Christian rock band Kutless and four other groups are coming to Shallotte on Friday to perform in concert.

    The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Highest Praise Worship Center, 19 Red Bug Road in Shallotte. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $35 for VIP Artists Circle, $20 general admission and $15 for groups of 15 or more.

    VIP ticket-holders must arrive at 5:45 p.m. for a meet-and-greet and question-and-answer with band members in Kutless and Fireflight, another Christian group performing at the church Friday.

  • Board considers county vocational school

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County’s vocational future is a key consideration of the school system’s 2012 facilities master plan, school officials informally agreed Monday.

    “This is a four-phase process, and we’re in the initiation phase and the launching phase,” said consultant Bill Klein of KBR Building Group at the start of a school board workshop. “This is where we’re going to make sure that we have our goals and our mission clearly defined.”