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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Shopping Safety

    The busiest shopping time of the year is quickly approaching, and this is when criminal activity is on the rise. Prior to you or your family going shopping, everyone should discuss safety awareness.

    Always know where everyone is going and what time they will return. Designate different times to call each other while you are out. Prior planning will enhance safety awareness.

    Always go with someone if possible; being by yourself makes you an easier target for a criminal.

  • True companionship: Goodbye to my little friend O.E.

    He wasn’t the most sociable. He had one person he trusted, and I was lucky enough to be that one.

    O.E.—short for orange eye—was a true companion and friend for five-and-a-half years. His life was cut short this week. I woke up on Monday morning prepared to get him to the vet as soon as it opened, but it was too late.

    O.E. had a tender spirit. He hid every time someone came to my house. He hid when the vacuum cleaner ran. He hid if I made a loud noise. He even hid from me just because he wanted to at times.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

     

    Oct. 29

    Domestic assault and domestic communicate threats on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

     

    Nov. 1

    Breaking-and-entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Sunset Harbor Road in Bolivia; suspect stole a 17-caliber revolver handgun.

    Larceny of a solitaire diamond necklace on Lancaster Drive in Supply.

  • General Election Results for Brunswick County

    There were several tight races throughout Brunswick County Tuesday, as some 69 percent of the county's registered voters cast a ballot in the 2012 General Election.

    Some of the closest races were between U.S. House of Representatives incumbent Mike McIntyre and challenger David Rouzer. As of preliminary results Tuesday night, it appears McIntyre will narrowly retain his seat in Congress.

    Also locally, it was a tight race in the bid for 13th District Judge, but it appeared at press time Pauline Hankins would take the win.

  • New reporter joins Beacon newsroom

    Brian Slattery joins The Brunswick Beacon newsroom as a new staff writer and photographer.

    Originally from Ormond Beach, Fla., Slattery spent the past 14 years living in Raleigh, working for community newspapers covering Granville, Franklin and East Wake counties.

  • Top-ranked Jacksonville beats Trojans 7-1 in soccer playoffs

     Top-ranked Jacksonville beat the Trojans 7-1 Saturday in the Class 3A soccer playoffs. Here are photos of some of the action. 

  • Men’s Tournament of Champions
  • Men’s Tournament of Champions
  • Women’s Tournament of Champions
  • West loses in football playoffs

     The West Brunswick varsity football squad pulled within one point of Cleveland with just under seven minutes remaining in Friday night’s first round NCHSAA playoff matchup, but a two-point conversion attempt was denied by the Rams as the visitors held on for a 40-33 victory. The Trojans finished the season with a 5-6 record and their 5-1 conference mark earned head coach Jimmy Fletcher’s club its first share of the conference championship since 1997.