Today's News

  • Bernest Hewett appointed to second three-year term on DSS board

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services reappointed board member Bernest Hewett to another term last Friday, April 27.

    The manner in which DSS boards are established in North Carolina is outlined by statute and requires two board members be appointed by county commissioners, while two board members be appointed by the state social services board.

    Together, those four board members vote to appoint the fifth member—currently Hewett.

  • Looking back: Beacon headlines from 1976, 1977 and 1978

    Editor’s Note: This is the next in a yearlong series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon. Each month we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

    It was the bicentennial.

    Milk was 69 cents for a half-gallon and bananas cost 15 cents per pound. The Beacon was also 15 cents for an issue.

    The year was 1976.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office 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 April 23-29, special operations set up checkpoints on Ash-Little River Road, Lincoln Road, U.S. 74 and Mount Misery Road. Deputies issued cited 23 drivers for speeding.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Larceny, vandalism and motor vehicle theft on Pin Fish Street in Supply on April 28; suspect stole victim’s vehicle and money.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach on April 28; suspect stole money.

    •Burglary and vandalism on Brooks Landing in Supply on April 28.

    •Larceny on Fayetteville Avenue in Calabash on April 28; suspect stole assorted jewelry from victim.

  • Keep moving: Relay for Life set for this weekend

    SHALLOTTE—There’s no sleeping at Relay for Life.

    While people can bring tents for the 24-hour annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, event organizers say participants cannot sleep.

    They’ve even planned around-the-clock events, including an early-morning rooster-crowing contest, to make sure no one sneaks in a nap.

  • Brunswick veterans’ office to host health fair

    Brunswick County Veterans’ Service Office Director Anita Hartsell has invited all veterans to attend an upcoming health fair.

    The Brunswick County Veterans Service Office will host a health fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8866. The Post is at 573 Sabbath Home Road SW, Supply.  

    Veterans will be able to enroll in VA healthcare, obtain information and discuss health issues with nurses and pharmacists, and talk with their county veterans service officer.

  • Three people bitten by rabid fox

    On Sunday, April 29, a male resident of Oak Island was working in his yard and felt something brush up against him and bite him. He looked down and saw it was a fox. The fox then ran to his neighbor’s garage where a husband and wife were working.

    The fox attacked the wife and bit her three times then bit the husband one time. The first man heard the couple screaming in their garage, got his gun, ran to them and shot the fox.

    No pets were involved in the incident.

  • West Brunswick golfers win second straight conference title

      Led by medalist Greg Hensley, West Brunswick High School won its second straight conference championship April 30.

    Hensley, a senior, shot a 2-over-par 74 and won a playoff for medalist honors on the 6,401-yard Oak Island Golf Club course. West Brunswick beat West Bladen by two strokes, 329-331, in the final tourney of the season. The Trojans won five of the eight tourneys this year, including the last four, and West’s Ron Ambrose was coach of the year. 

    South Brunswick was third at 356 and North fourth at 392 in the seven-team tourney.

  • Rankin gets tryout invite from the Lions

        West Brunswick High School graduate Brandon Rankin has been asked to try out with the Detroit Lions.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” said Rankin, a 2006 graduate of West Brunswick. “It’s going to be a great experience for me. I’ve been working hard to get to this point, so I just go to make the best of it.”

    Rankin leaves next week for the Lions’ camp rookie mini-camp May 11-13.

  • BCC employee fired after being accused of relationship with high school student

    BCC employee fired for having relationship with student

    By Caroline Curran and Rachel Johnson

    Staff Writers

    A Brunswick Community College employee has been fired after being accused of having an improper relationship with a high school student.

    In response to a report received April 26, Dr. Susanne Adams, president of Brunswick Community College, fired 30-year-old IT Technician Josue Juarez, who was hired Sept. 1, 2007.