Today's News

  • Judge to rule on DSS board member’s removal hearing this week

    BOLIVIA—Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks will decide by Wednesday afternoon if Brunswick County Commissioners have the legal authority to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the county’s Department of Social Services board.

    Hooks heard arguments from Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall and Warren’s attorney Gary Shipman for about an hour Monday afternoon. Hooks said he would have a ruling by the end of the business day Wednesday.

  • Judge to issue ruling on Warren DSS matter Wednesday

    In Superior Court Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks heard arguments in the matter of whether county commissioners have the legal authority to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the Brunswick County Department of Social Services Board. 

    After about an hour of arguments, Hook said he'd have an answer by the end of business Wednesday. 

    Hooks ordered the temporary restraining order stay in place until he issues his findings.

  • Middle school wrestling tourney at West Brunswick High School

     West Brunswick High School was host to the annual middle school and junior varsity wrestling tournaments on Saturday, the last tournaments before the conference championships. These are the top-two county finishers in each weight class, as recorded on the scoresheets (full names unavailable for all wrestlers):

  • McCumbee opens season in new series

     The No. 3 C.J. Wilson Racing Mazda Speed driven by Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 15th in the ST class in the season-opening Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge BMW Performance 200 Friday at Daytona International Speedway.

    The team qualified 28th and completed all 58 laps at an average speed of 80.977 mph.

  • Beacon ad director takes over as Chamber president

    It’s the year of the small business at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    Last week the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce passed the gavel. Angie Sutton, advertising director at The Brunswick Beacon, was named as the new chairman of the board for 2012. Both Sutton and outgoing chairman Tammy Triplett-Kesky addressed the audience.

    “I’m so glad I could be a part of leading the charge in so many positive changes, beginning with the new logo and tag line—Building Community and Supporting Business,” said Triplett-Kesky.

  • Possible rabid fox nips at local man

    SHALLOTTE—It was a typical day in the Birch Pond Apartment complex—neighbors were walking their dogs and talking over a cup of coffee; children were playing.

    Jack Miller was walking his dog Kenny while visiting with his downstairs neighbors Jennifer and Lucas Karhs.

    Lucas, 6, was playing with his dog Henry. The group gathered outside the Karhs’ back door near the patio when they first noticed an aggressive visitor.

    Miller looked up and saw his small dog fighting with a fox.

  • Business owners want Shallotte River dredged

    SHALLOTTE POINT—Owners of The Point LLC feel there is a misunderstanding in the local neighborhood about their proposed plans to construct a marina. They invite the opposition to open a conversation and perhaps even invest in a common goal—dredging the Shallotte River.

    The Point LLC is owned and operated by Timmy Milliken, Lloyd Milliken, Samantha Hughes and Amy Watkins. The property is the farthest point into the Shallotte River in the Shallotte Point area open to the public. It is adjacent to Inlet View Bar & Grill.

  • New director sought for BSRI

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. is regrouping and preparing for a productive year with a new executive director at the helm.

    In October Michael David-Wilson, executive director, left BSRI citing a difference in management philosophy.

    Board member Jim Fish volunteered to step in and serve as interim executive director for 30 days. He is still in the position while the hiring committee makes a decision as to who will fill the position on a permanent basis.

  • Families understand need for hospice center

    For three local families the need for the new SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County is close to home.

    Beryl Hall, Pamela Brown and Amy Davis all know the comforts provided through a hospice life care facility.

    Hall’s mother suffered a severe stroke in December 2008. The family was told it was unlikely she would recover. They found comfort in the transition through the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

    “They were wonderful and very caring of my mother, my sisters and myself,” Hall said.

  • Board reviews proposal to progress with parts of vision plan

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Board of Aldermen heard proposed plans to move forward with a portion of the town’s vision plan on Monday afternoon during a recessed meeting.

    Allison Platt & Associates, a Goldsboro-based company specializing in urban design and landscape architecture, made a presentation to aldermen regarding a portion of land behind the current town hall. Platt presented three plans.