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Today's News

  • Sheriff pledges support in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will continue to be in the area providing support, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram says.

    Ingram, accompanied by Capt. Mose Highsmith, spoke at the monthly town board of commissioners meeting Dec. 6 to address concerns about traffic and law enforcement protection. Highsmith also serves as attorney for the sheriff’s office.

    Ingram responded to residents’ concerns about speeding. As long as it’s a public highway, “we can enforce those speed limits,” he said.

  • Brunswick Catch hopes to snag statewide group

    Brunswick Catch is working to establish a statewide organization.

    Last week, Brunswick Catch hosted the fall meeting of North Carolina Catch, a newly organized eastern N.C. group, at Holden Beach Town Hall.

    Brunswick Catch works to educate consumers about the advantages of local seafood and to assure sources for local catch. Brunswick Catch is joining with its sister organizations, Carteret Catch, Outer Banks Catch, and Ocracoke Fresh to form an umbrella group, North Carolina Catch.

  • Christmas on Ice glides onto coast

    Holiday skating is yours for the taking at Christmas on Ice, a seasonal show featured at the Palace Theatre at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The third annual, two-hour show by the producers of Spirit of the Dance features championship ice skaters, top-notch high-kicking skaters this side of New York, and favorite Christmas songs performed by the best of Broadway and London’s West End.

  • Brunswick Concert Band, Little Theatre Singers present free concerts

    Brunswick Concert Band is teaming with Brunswick Little Theatre Singers to present “Holiday Melodies” this yuletide season.

    Two performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Hatch Auditorium at Baptist Assembly in Caswell Beach and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Selections performed range from traditional carols to old favorites with a new twist.

    The concerts are directed by Debbie Skillman (singers) and Tom Smicklas (band).

  • Laser Holidays light up Ingram Planetarium

    Light up your yuletide this season with the Holiday Laser Music Show at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

    Show time is 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the planetarium at 7625 High Market Street.

    The show features colorful laser images displayed on the domed ceiling of the planetarium’s SciDome Sky Theater, to the accompaniment of classic holiday music like “Sleigh Ride,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”

  • Sunset Beach police advise locking up to avert theft

    SUNSET BEACH—A rash of recent break-ins has Sunset Beach police urging people to be mindful about locking their vehicles and homes.

    Each of three houses that were broken into had unlocked doors and windows, Sunset Beach Detective Joe Smith said. A vehicle that was broken into on Indigo Circle was also unlocked.

    Smith advises the public to lock vehicles and make sure all windows and doors on their homes are locked as well. Another important thing owners can do is keep a log of make, model and serial numbers of all valuable items, he said.

  • Rapp retracts "unfounded" accusation about Judge Ola Lewis

    A Brunswick County resident is retracting what he now deems a false accusation he made nearly three years ago about Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

    Edward Lee Rapp of Boiling Spring Lakes told the Beacon this week his accusation was unfounded about Lewis, whose libel suit against Rapp is scheduled for trial in January.

    In 2010, Rapp posted commentaries in an online forum, claiming there was probable cause for disciplining Lewis for violating the North Carolina Code of Judicial Conduct for openly campaigning for candidates in the Republican primary.

  • Another football honor for Napolitano

    Nick Napolitano is one of four Wingate University football student-athletes named to the 2012 Daktronics All-Super Region 2 teams, selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
    Napolitano, a sophomore defensive lineman, received second-team distinction.
    In his first season as a starter, Napolitano led Wingate with 11.5 tackles for loss (41 yards) and 7.5 quarterback sacks (32 yards). He led the SAC in QB sacks. Napolitano is seventh on the Bulldog list with 49 tackles (25 solo, 24 assists).

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers
    On Nov. 30, the Beachcombers played at Brierwood. Gross: Sid Silver, 82; net: Silver, 67. Team two nets: Bob Brownley, Bob Smith, Paul Mihcal and Jim Beairsto at 124, 20-under par. Golfer of the week is Silver.

  • The golf industry is alive and well in the Carolinas

    Tim Kreger, the executive director of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, is optimistic about the golf industry.
    “We had a few down years,” he said, “but we’re on the rebound now and moving forward. The trade show in Myrtle Beach this fall was the biggest and best in over 10 years. I see positive changes taking place all over the Carolinas and elsewhere.”
    According to Tim, the numbers were up for the golf industry this year.