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Today's News

  • Character development and golf program offered

    By Kay Patterson
    TFTBC
    The First Tee of Brunswick County after-school and Saturday classes began the week of Feb. 27.
    The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience curriculum delivers nine core values, character development and healthy habits through the game of golf. The spring session will last for 12 weeks with after-school and Saturday morning sessions at The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek, St. James Plantation, Oak Island Golf Club, South Harbour Par 3, Magnolia Greens Golf Club and Olde Fort Golf Club.

  • Latest regulation upsets fishermen

    I want to get into some great new fishing lures just released into the market, but first I have to put a word in for our local commercial and charter fleets and what is going on to them in these hard economic times.
    Fishing has been an industry hit hardest by the economy as it comes at the same time that the current federal administration is supporting new environmental and resource limits that are a harsh blow to Brunswick County offshore boats and our neighbors to the south in the Little River, S.C., fleet.

  • ACC Barnstorming Tour April at BCC

    On April 5, the ACC All-Stars will appear in Bolivia for a game at Brunswick Community College. This year’s roster is highlighted with players from North Carolina, Duke, and N.C. State. Standouts include North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller, N.C. State’s C.J. Williams and Duke’s Miles Plumlee.

  • Sports calendar

    Powerhouse Warriors sign-ups March 10
    Powerhouse Warriors basketball travel teams are having tryouts 4:30-6 p.m. March 10 at West Brunswick High School gym for girls in fifth through eighth grades. The tryout fee is $15. If selected, the team fee is $125. For more information, call Joel Johnson at 274-6701 or e-mail at powerhousebball@gmail.com.

  • Inspiration dancers win awards

    Inspirations Dance Centre dancers participated in the Nexstar Dance Challenge Feb. 24-26 in Supply. Dancers Alyssa Scott, Ashlyn Scott, Makayla Cessna, Caroline Peoples, Sarah Zephier, Auriella Rosendahl, Ashleigh Mitchell, Samantha Stone, Savanna Tenenoff, Hannah Pieper and Autumn Stowers were awarded platinum, high gold and gold ratings for one trio and 15 solos.

  • Educate yourself, speak up about port proposal

    A megaport in Brunswick County. You’ve heard about it, but how much do you know?
    Is it good for Brunswick County?
    Is it bad?
    Are you unsure?
    For years the North Carolina Department of Transportation has been talking about building a new, large-scale port here. While the site in Southport—near Progress Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant and Sunny Point Military Terminal—is getting the most attention, there is also another proposed site under consideration in the Leland area.

  • Errors cost West Brunswick in season-opening loss to Ashley

     

    The Ashley Eagles beat West Brunswick 7-1 in a season-opening baseball game Feb. 28 at West.

    Ashley’s Corey Irwin, a left-hander, struck out eight consecutive West batters en route to the victory. He gave up one hit and walked three batters in five innings in the seven-inning game.

    Sophomore infielder Chandler Taylor had the only hits for the Trojans, a run-scoring double in the first inning and a single in the sixth.

  • Candidate filing under way for 2012 election

    BOLIVIA—Candidate filing for the 2012 election is under way. Filing began at noon Monday, Feb. 13, and ran until noon Wednesday, Feb. 29.

    The 2012 primary election will be Tuesday, May 8, and the General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

    As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the following candidates have filed for office.

    County commissioners

  • New DSS chair says board will ‘move forward’ and ‘serve community’

    BOLIVIA—In their first meeting since former chairman Charles Warren was removed, members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services got back to business Monday.

    Last week Brunswick County commissioners voted four votes to one to remove Warren from the DSS board for, among other things, removing fellow board member Pat Sykes and a Beacon reporter from a December 2011 DSS board meeting.

    Commissioners also voted four votes to one to appoint former DSS board member Elsie Peterson, whose term expired last year, as Warren’s replacement.

  • Brunswick County drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week:

    •Saul Hernandez Ruiz, 27, of 8963 Fish Road, Leland, was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, manufacturing cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ruiz was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $200,000 secured bond.