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Today's News

  • Severe weather to move through Brunswick Wednesday

    Severe weather is expected in Brunswick County throughout the day Wednesday.

    A tornado watch is effect until 5 p.m.

    A tornado warning was issued for Brunswick County, near Southport, just before 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. The warning expired around 10:15 a.m.

    Just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the county. Winds could exceed 60 mph. The first storm was reported just south of Southport and was moving northeast.

  • Man wants to keep Christ in Christmas

    SHALLOTTE—Three years ago Alan Hughes got fed up with hearing people say “Happy Holidays” so he made it his mission to spread a message—put Christ back in Christmas.

  • 2012 Photo contest winners

     

    As a thank-you to our readers, this week’s Beacon features a free 2013 calendar.

    The calendar features photographs from this year’s Brunswick Life photo contest, plus lots of great advertisements from area businesses.

    “The calendar has been one of our most rewarding special projects,” Beacon managing editor Stacey Manning said. “We love getting quality photos from children and adults each year. It’s hard to pick the winners and select the few that will make it into the calendar.”

  • Mayors meet with new county commissioners

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—On Thursday, Dec. 13, mayors and other elected officials from throughout Brunswick County participated in a mayors’ meeting in Ocean Isle Beach commissioners’ chambers. The topic was getting to know Brunswick County’s newly elected commissioners—Pat Sykes and Frank Williams.

    “The agenda is simple,” said Bob Morrow, mayor of St. James. “We have invited the newly elected commissioners to hear their views and get to know them a little better.”

  • 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.

    Christopher Lynn Charles, 23, 5126 Matt Hair Road, Fayetteville, was charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense.

    Obtaining property by false pretense at Pawn USA; suspect pawned stolen items.

    Larceny of a tire and rim on Country Club Villa Drive; suspect removed a wheel from a victim’s vehicle.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

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

    Dec. 10

    Recovered property, a Ford Ranger, on Town Creek Road, Leland.

     

    Dec. 13

    Burglary with forcible entry and larceny on Exum Road, Ash; suspect took building materials and a flat-screen TV.

    Communicating threats on Southport-Supply Road, Southport.

  • Special operations report

    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.

  • A nation at war with itself marks a tragic year of shooting deaths

    Twenty children. Six adults. One deranged shooter.

    I am in shock. How could something like this happen at an elementary school? This is an act of war, a crime of terror.

    Twenty kindergarten and first-grade students.

    Their biggest crimes in life couldn’t have been much worse than not making a bed or taking out the trash when their parents asked.

    Photos of the slain bring tears to my eyes. There is nothing more precious than an innocent child, and they became lambs to a slaughter.

  • Get a blessing, give a blessing with free meals on Christmas

     

    On Christmas Day, Faith Building Mission will set up three feeding sites in Brunswick County where free Christmas meals may be picked up and delivered.

    “Christmas is a great time for many of us, but also a sad time for many of us. We want to share the love of Jesus,” said Dean Siler, Faith Building Mission project coordinator. “Everybody knows somebody.”

    A free meal of ham or turkey, beans, dressing, potatoes and dessert is available.

  • Beach towns talk about finding, retaining sand

    also plans for an Eagle’s Island project designed expand the area’s capacity for the spring or summer months.

    One of the group’s top concerns is monitoring legislation that affects coastal communities.

    “I had a meeting on Tuesday with some folks in Raleigh and we talked about the upcoming General Legislature…Expect to see an amazing amount of change in finding our way forward,” Simmons said. “I am encouraged and engaged.”