Today's News

  • Tuesday’s canvass doesn’t change any elections outcome

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Elections officials completed an elections canvass at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, and elections director Greg Bellamy said no local races changed as a result of the canvass.

    “There were 191 provisional ballots, nowhere near enough to change the outcome,” Bellamy said.

    There will be a second primary Tuesday, July 17.

    All voting precincts will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on July 17.

  • Novant teams up with basketball legend Michael Jordan for new ad campaign

    The next time you see basketball great Michael Jordan on TV, it may not be for Nike Air Jordans, the Bobcats or even Fruit of the Loom.

    Jordan has recently teamed up with Novant Health, parent company of Brunswick Novant Medical Center, for a series of TV spots highlighting several health campaigns for the hospital and for Novant Health.

  • County sues bonding company over Saunders’ called bonds

    Brunswick County has turned to federal court in an attempt to complete infrastructure improvements in Mark Saunders’ various communities throughout the county.

    Brunswick County commissioners voted to call bonds for several of Saunders’ properties in March for infrastructure improvements for 11 communities under the umbrella of The Coastal Companies that total more than $11 million, Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall said.

    The county has now sued the bonding company, Bond Safeguard Insurance Co., in U.S. District Court.

  • Former sheriff’s deputy sentenced for indecent liberties

    BOLIVIA—A former detective sergeant with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been sentenced to prison for indecent liberties with a minor.

    According to court documents Henry Thomas Cole, 46, pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court on May 10 to indecent liberties with a minor, a felony.

    Cole, of 2454 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia, was first charged and arrested by agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on April 24, 2011.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Possessing/concealing stolen property on Heights Place in Leland on May 11.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Sikes Street in Winnabow on May 11.

    •Burglary on Robin Drive in Shallotte on May 11.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and vandalism on Boones Neck Road SW in Supply on May 11.

    •Vandalism on Swain Street in Bolivia on May 11.

  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center’s mission finds more than 90 people unaware of diabetes

    By Amy Myers

    Special to the Beacon

    BOLIVIA—One in three American adults are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, yet many don’t realize it because the debilitating, potentially deadly disease often shows few early symptoms, according to the American Diabetes Association.

  • New physician joins Brunswick County VA Outreach Clinic

    SUPPLY—A new physician has joined the staff of the Brunswick County Veterans Affairs Outreach Clinic.

    Dr. Zbigniew Trojanowski joined the Brunswick clinic May 8. The clinic, at 20 Medical Campus Drive in Supply, is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

    Services include primary health and mental health services for veterans in and around Brunswick County. Trojanowski will lead one of two Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT).

  • West volleyball, basketball camps

    The West Brunswick Lady Trojans’ basketball summer camp is 8-10 a.m. June 19-21 at the West auxiliary gym for those ages 8 to rising eighth-graders. The camp fee is $30 and campers will be taught to compete in individual and group drills to improve their basketball skills. All campers will receive a campo T-shirt. Mark Jones, the West varsity girls’ basketball coach, and Sheila Williams, a former West player who was all-conference at Elizabeth City State College, will be the instructors. Call 540-2266 for more information and to sign up.

  • Illegal alien pleads guilty to rape of 6-year-old

    An illegal alien has pleaded guilty to raping a 6-year-old girl.

    Assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart said Luis Arturo Sanchez, 23, pleaded guilty last Friday, May 11, in Brunswick County Superior Court to the first-degree rape of a 6-year-old girl from Shallotte in 2010.

    The Brunswick Beacon does not identify victims of sexual assault.

  • McCumbee 10th in sports car race

     Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished 10th Saturday in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge B+ Heroes 200 road race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J.

    Racing a Mazda MX-5 in the Street Tuner class for C.J. Wilson Racing, the team completed all 83 laps at an average speed of 73.899 mph. The class had 36 cars in it.

    McCumbee and Saini are 10th in points after four races in the 10-race series. They finished 15th, fourth and 25th in the three other races.