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Today's News

  • Jet Ski hearing Thursday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A proposal to set up a Jet Ski venture at the Intracoastal Waterway will be considered by the town board of adjustment at a hearing Thursday.

    The 9 a.m. meeting in town hall council chambers is a continuation of an April 19 hearing.

    Shane Hollar with Sea Thriller Water Sports wants to put in a personal watercraft rental business on property owned by Twin Lakes Restaurant at 102 Sunset Boulevard.

  • Mom's death 'self-inflicted gunshot'

    A Sunset Beach woman found dead last week in her home died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    That is the conclusion of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office regarding the April 23 death of 28-year-old Megan Tysinger, who was found inside her home at 9063 Sea Lane.

  • Park design, parking on Sunset Beach agenda

     Sunset Beach council meets Monday night

    Sunset Beach Town Council will consider a park-design firm summary, selection of a firm to do a parking study and a proposed whistleblower policy at its monthly meeting next Monday night, May 7.

    Presentation of a 2012-13 proposed budget summary is also scheduled.

    The meeting begins with a pre-agenda session at 6:45 p.m. A meeting packet is available on the town website at www.sunsetbeachnc.gov, under the Town Council section.

  • Spinner pedaling into home stretch with fab anti-flab fad

    Prior to my enrolling in the BFIT program—Better get Fit Instead of watching Television, doofus—I was just a ticking couch potato with a questionable ticker and sedentary lifestyle.

    Sure, I relished my days in front of the Today Show, Dr. Oz, the 6 and 11 o’clock news, and tapping away at the computer in between, but that was January.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit made the following arrests last week:

    •Joseph Matthew Locklear, 29, of 808 Carolina St., Calabash, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Locklear was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $35,000 secured bond.

  • 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.