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Today's News

  • AdvancEd assessment on school board agenda

    A final report assessing Brunswick County Schools was on the agenda of the county school board’s retreat scheduled this Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Southport.

    Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said discussion would be facilitated by Joe Delaney of AdvancED, the national accreditation team that conducted the external assessment authorized by the board.

  • More charges for puppy-mill owners

    SUPPLY—More charges have been levied against a Leland couple arrested during an Aug. 3 puppy-mill bust.

    Amelia Millis, 62, and Andrew Millis, 64, each now face 24 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals, said Sgt. Tommy Tolley, director of Brunswick County Animal Protective Services.

    Tuesday, both were still in the Brunswick County Detention Center in Bolivia each on $1.5 million bonds.

    “The very important thing about it is those two owners did surrender all animals to [the Humane Society of the United States],” Tolley said.

  • Authorities identify teen who drowned in pond

    Local authorities have identified the teen who drowned Sunday in a pond off Longwood Road.

    According to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, the victim is Raquan Green, 15, of Ash.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, along with Waccamaw Fire & Rescue, Grissettown-Longwood Fire & Rescue, Calabash EMS and Brunswick EMS, responded to the scene.

  • West Brunswick at jamboree

    Photos of West Brunswick vs. New Hanover in the BB&T Jamboree. New Hanover scored on four its five possessions. West was shut out on five possessions.

  • VIDEO: West Brunswick cheerleaders at BB&T Football Jamboree
  • Raleigh Ringers concert Aug. 25 in Sunset Beach

    The renowned Raleigh Ringers are coming to Sunset Beach to perform in concert Saturday, Aug. 25.

    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904).

    Tickets are $15 and available through the church office or online at www.seasideumc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

  • Out with AYP, in with AMO

    Brunswick County Schools recently received accountability results for the previous school year.

    "There were small gains in overall reading and math proficiency," Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said this week.

    "We are pleased our middle schools made expected growth and one made high growth," Pruden said.

  • 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 July 30 to Aug. 5, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Thomasboro Road, Hickman Road, Bridgers Road, Mount Misery Road, and E.F. Middleton Boulevard.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Beacon writers win national press awards

    Brunswick Beacon staff writers Rachel Johnson and Laura Lewis have won national writing awards. Both were recognized as winners in the National Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

    Johnson won two awards. She won third place in the best agriculture story for all daily and non-daily newspapers with a circulation of 6,000 or more. Her award was for a story she did about tobacco farming in Brunswick County.

  • Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have investigated the following incidents:

    July 26

    •Fraud, obtaining money/property by false pretense on Long Beach Road, Southport.

    Aug. 3

    •Found property (bank cards) on U.S. 17 N. near Maco Road in Leland.

    •Larceny of a rotary phone and shotguns on Morgan Road in Supply.

    •Larceny and burglary of an open utility trailer on Holden Beach Road in Supply. •Criminal damage to property (vandalism) and larceny, mobile home on Malmo Loop Road in Leland.