Today's News

  • BCC volleyball tryouts June 10

    An open tryout for the 2012 Brunswick Community College women’s volleyball  team will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. June 10  Dinah E. Gore Aquatics & Fitness Center gymnasium. Prospective players must present a current, within one-year, physical before trying out. For more information, visit http://www.gobccsports.com/ or contact Dr. Kim Jones at jonesk@brunswickcc.edu.  

  • Snakes at New Bern workshop

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is conducting a “Snakes in North Carolina” workshop in Craven County for anyone 16 years and older interested in learning about snakes found in coastal North Carolina.
    The free workshop will be held at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29. It will begin with a classroom presentation on conservation, basic biology and habitat requirements of snakes.

  • White will attend Wingate

    Staff Report

    South Brunswick senior Greg Burton-White signed a letter of intent Monday to attend Wingate University and play football.
    Last season, Burton-White gained 874 yards, averaging 7.29 yards a carry. He also had 14 receptions for 255 yards. Burton-White, who has a 4.0 GPA, will compete for a slot back position on the football team.

  • Sports calendar

    Fitness classes
    Water fitness Class is Monday through Thursday at The Winds Beach Resort, Ocean Isle Beach. Class will run through Sept 27. Fee varies depending on the number of classes you attend.  Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.
    Zumba fitness class is Tuesday and Thursday at Body Dimension in Shallotte.
    Class is 8-9 a.m. through Sept 27. Fee is $35 per month or $10 per drop-in. Call Ruthie McHugh at 253-2583 for more information.

  • Milliken wins 100-lap race

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    Myrtle Beach, S.C.— Justin Milliken drove his way to the front and won the first-100 lap race of the Myrtle Beach Speedway 2012 racing season.

  • Annual flounder tourney is June 8-9

    Staff Report

    The 29th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament, based from the Shallotte Point  Volunteer Fire Department, is 7 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8-9.
    The captains’ meeting is 6-10 p.m. June 7 at the fire department. Tourney participants, who must have a North Carolina Saltwater Fishing License, may fish in all places between Wildlife Landing at Sunset Harbor (including Blue Water Point) and Little River Inlet. No ocean fishing and no congregation of boats are permitted.

  • Revised hospital offer a good one

    No, it’s not perfect. It’s far from perfect, in fact, but we think county commissioners moving forward with the bid process with Crown Management’s revised bid to purchase the old hospital is a step in the right direction.
    After submitting its initial bid of $1.5 million last year and then withdrawing that bid in April, Crown Management has once again come to the table to negotiate the purchase of what was once Brunswick Community Hospital and the land on which it stands. Crown officials plan to convert the hospital to a psychiatric care facility.

  • Sunset Beach police arrest two for break-in, theft

    SUNSET BEACH—Two homeless people have been charged with a breaking-and-entering and larceny from a Sunset Beach address.

    Jimmy Dean Garner, 49, and his wife, Carole Lynn Garner, 46, were each charged May 27 with breaking-and-entering and larceny by Sunset Beach Detective Joe Smith in connection with the May 11 incident on Sailfish Street.

    Town police also investigated the following incidents reported over the past month.

    •A report of identity theft in the area of Magnolia Drive was made on May 29.

  • Resident complains panel-box placement causes unsightly "red light district"

    SUNSET BEACH—Karla Squier is ready to flush an unsightly electrical sewer panel box recently installed on the front of her house.

    “I have a 5-foot monstrosity attached to the front of my garage with a huge red light on it, and I’m naming it the red light district,” said the Sea Trail resident, speaking during public comment time at Monday night’s Sunset Beach Town Council meeting.

  • June 12 meeting to address tapping onto Metropolitan Grand Strand

    SUNSET BEACH—Will Sunset Beach and other towns in Brunswick County become part of the greater metropolitan Grand Strand stretching well into South Carolina?

    That’s an issue that will be discussed at a meeting scheduled for 10:30 a.m. next Tuesday in Carolina Shores.

    Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker said the discussion will center around an “MPO proposal to add Sunset Beach to the Grand Strand, S.C., MPO”—which stands for Metropolitan Planning Organization.