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Today's News

  • Increasing cuts diminish BCC’s capacity to serve the community

     

    Brunswick Community College is standing united with other North Carolina Community Colleges in asking the state to restore community college funding.

    “We need restoration of funds to meet our overall goals,” said Susanne Adams, president of BCC. “We keep hearing that community colleges are going to fix this economy but that is not reflected in our budgeted money.

  • Fire and war can't break this veteran

    SHALLOTTE—Jimmy Todd had just turned the television off in his living room and was preparing for bed Wednesday, Feb. 15. When he flipped the switch to his bedroom light, it didn’t turn on.

    Then he heard a loud boom, but he had no idea the roof of his house at 4393 Ritz Circle was on fire.

    He didn’t have smoke detectors in his attic. The ones in his home were functioning but hadn’t yet been triggered by the fire in the attic.

  • Ocean Isle Beach officials talk about fiscal needs

     

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the town of Ocean Isle Beach conducted their annual budget workshop retreat. During the daylong meeting, the board of commissioners met with town staff including department heads and discussed upcoming issues and expenditures facing the town in the upcoming fiscal year.

  • It's all about vision

    SHALLOTTE—The town of Shallotte is considering donating town land for a new Shallotte Senior Center.

    The land, which is within the town’s vision plan area, would be donated to Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

    The idea was discussed Tuesday during the Shallotte Board of Aldermen’s annual retreat.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    A couple of weeks ago I heard words I never wanted to hear. They were words that brought instant tears to my eyes, words that should have been spoken differently.

    “You can pay me to do the procedure or you can pay me to put him to sleep.”

    One of my cats was sick.

    When the vet said these words to me, I had a knee jerk reaction. My eyes flooded with tears. I was already aware the vet bill was double what I had in my account at that moment.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    A couple of weeks ago I heard words I never wanted to hear. They were words that brought instant tears to my eyes, words that should have been spoken differently.

    “You can pay me to do the procedure or you can pay me to put him to sleep.”

    One of my cats was sick.

    When the vet said these words to me, I had a knee jerk reaction. My eyes flooded with tears. I was already aware the vet bill was double what I had in my account at that moment.

  • Man charged with DWI in Sunset Beach

    A Sunset Beach man has been charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.

    Jeffrey Scott Allen, 52, of 1078 Sirwood Place, Sunset Beach, was charged Feb. 25, according to Sunset Beach Police Detective Joe Smith.

  • Work under way on new boat ramp in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Construction work is under way on a future state-operated boat ramp on the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Soon, the water work portion of the project will be finished, Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker said, speaking at a day-long town council retreat Feb. 21 at Sea Trail.

    Then the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will bring in its own construction crew to do land work, including a parking lot. The goal is to have the ramp completed in time for the upcoming season, Parker said.

  • The Brunswick Beacon looks back: 1967-1971

    Editor's note: This is the third in a yearlong series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon. Each month we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

    Back in Brunswick County 45 years ago, the New Year kicked off with bang when a car was hit by a train.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Feb. 15

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn: