Today's News

  • Calabash returns rezoning request to planning board

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners has voted to send a request to rezone seven acres along Thomasboro Road from commercial to residential back to the town planning and zoning board.

    The 4-1 vote came following a public hearing at town commissioners’ last monthly meeting Sept. 11.

    Compass Point Engineering, on behalf of property owner Russell Price, wants to rezone 7.16 acres from central business (CB) to R-15 residential. The addresses of the property are 1401 Thomasboro Road and 9215 McMurray Lane.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Larceny of a laptop at Pawn USA; suspect took a laptop computer without paying for it.

    Larceny at Walmart; suspect stole a bakery oven from Dumpster.

    Larceny of a motor scooter on Main Street; suspect took victim’s motor scooter without permission.

  • Missing juvenile last seen more than a week ago in Leland

    A Brunswick County juvenile was last seen more than a week ago and police need your help locating her.

    Carla Pedroza Ibarra, 15, of Leland has been missing since Sunday, Sept. 16. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information as to her whereabouts.

    Ibarra is a Hispanic female who is 5 foot 4 inches and weighs about 238 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and wears black frame eyeglasses.

  • West beats North 49-26, wins county championship

     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.

  • Looking Back 1981-1983

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

    Fishermen, foiled robberies and other topics unique to Brunswick County dominated headlines in The Brunswick Beacon in the early 1980s.

    In 1981, local fishermen came out in force to protect their waters from the county.

  • Old Bridge Preservation Society volunteer spotlight: Gerry Strickland

    During Labor Day weekend, the Old Bridge Preservation Society (OBPS) completed another successful summer at the old bridge. Now OBPS membership is looking forward to fall events.
    Throughout the summer, OBPS volunteers were pleased that visitors recognized the positive changes to the old bridge since last summer, such as new landscaping, improvements to the tender house, and accessibility.
    Locals and visitors shared stories and memories and what this iconic bridge in Sunset Beach meant to them.

  • Now is the time to plant trees

    Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician

  • Parents can set limits on TV watching, video games

    In last week’s column, I wrote about September being “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.” One of the big things people are talking about on this subject is the need for people of all ages (but especially children) to get more physical activity.
    Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps control weight, builds muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bones, muscle and joint development and decreases the risk of obesity.

  • Religion briefs

    Brian Angus in concert
    Tate Music Group recording artist Brian Angus from Cowen, W.Va., will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Full Life Fellowship, 2470 Big Neck Road in Ash. The public is invited to attend this free concert.
    Angus, a songwriter whose music appeals to a variety of musical tastes, will present a mixture of Southern gospel, folk gospel and contemporary Christian music.
    For more information, call the Rev. Donnie Jones at 232-9647.

  • The ‘Devil in Pew Number Seven’ can be found in the church of our lives

    Thanks to the generosity of a newfound friend who let me borrow the book, I just finished a race through “The Devil in Pew Number Seven.” To call it a race is not an understatement, since I pored over the book until I finished it in eight hours. This was not my reacting to a dare or an enticement to competition. It was purely interest-driven. I was captivated by the true story that took place in Columbus County during the 1960s.