https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Holden Beach rallies for family of teen with cancer https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/holden-beach-rallies-family-teen-cancer <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kriz_eli_2.jpg" alt="Eli Clark poses for a photo with his aunt Joyce Carter at The Spa at Anaya Salon on Aug. 9 while Eli’s mother Karen Clark gets a manicure in the background." title="Eli Clark poses for a photo with his aunt Joyce Carter at The Spa at Anaya Salon on Aug. 9 while Eli’s mother Karen Clark gets a manicure in the background." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> HOLDEN BEACH &mdash; When Tennie Carpenter asked her 14-year-old grandson Eli Clark on July 31 where he&rsquo;d want to go on a trip, he told her Holden Beach, where his family from Parkersburg, W.Va., had been making their summer home since 1983.</p> R.A.C.E. helps dogs rescued from hoarding https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/race-helps-dogs-rescued-hoarding <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/race_contributed_1.jpg" alt="Glenda Pryor of Chihuahua Rescue Transport and her husband Michael Pryor drove 14 dogs from Winston-Salem to Wilmington on Aug. 4 after the dogs were rescued from a hoarding situation." title="Glenda Pryor of Chihuahua Rescue Transport and her husband Michael Pryor drove 14 dogs from Winston-Salem to Wilmington on Aug. 4 after the dogs were rescued from a hoarding situation." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> Dogs rescued from a Forsyth County hoarding situation are getting a chance for a better life in Brunswick County thanks to Rescue Animals Community Effort.</p> <p> Cheri McLain, R.A.C.E. founder and president, and volunteers picked up a Chihuahua and 13 other mixed dogs in Wilmington on Aug. 4 to take them to foster homes in Brunswick County. RACE is 8 years old this month.</p> <p> The Winston-Salem Journal reported 78 dogs were seized from the Winston-Salem home of Fredrick Chriscoe, 74, on July 27, although he has since been reunited with 15 of them.</p> Harrington Village neighbors want street redesign improved https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/harrington-village-neighbors-want-street-redesign-improved <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_1697.jpg" alt="Fairview Road resident Joann Johnston stands beside a ditch that replaced a stormwater pipe, which she complained will be overgrown with vegetation and trash will litter the entrance of her community." title="Fairview Road resident Joann Johnston stands beside a ditch that replaced a stormwater pipe, which she complained will be overgrown with vegetation and trash will litter the entrance of her community." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> LELAND &mdash; Residents with complaints about how the Harrington Village development has worsened traffic into their neighborhood are taking them to town hall Aug. 20.</p> <p> Before the Harrington Village subdivision plan was approved in August 2016, property owners told town council members during a public hearing they were upset with the proposal to add an extension to Baldwin Drive, creating a new street through Harrington Village that connected with Fairview Drive.</p> Calabash man claims $120K lottery prize https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/calabash-man-claims-120k-lottery-prize <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lotto_logo_13.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="156" height="85" /><p> Claude Parcell III of Calabash is celebrating after he won a $120,000 Cash 5 jackpot, according to a N.C. Education Lottery news release issued Tuesday afternoon.</p> <p> Parcell bought a $1 ticket at the Circle K on Ocean Highway West in Ocean Isle Beach. His ticket beat odds of one in 749,398 to win Monday&rsquo;s jackpot.</p> <p> Parcell claimed the prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $84,601.</p> OIB seeks bike grant to hasten repaving First Street https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/oib-seeks-bike-grant-hasten-repaving-first-street <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sunset_beach_bike_lane_file_photo.jpg" alt="Ocean Isle Beach will seek a grant from the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study to pay for more than half of a $700,000 bike lane project on First Street similar to a Sunset Beach road paving project, pictured." title="Ocean Isle Beach will seek a grant from the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study to pay for more than half of a $700,000 bike lane project on First Street similar to a Sunset Beach road paving project, pictured." align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /><p> OCEAN ISLE BEACH &mdash; Town officials will apply for a Grand Strand Area Transportation Study grant to support a bike lane installation project on East and West First streets.</p> <p> Town commissioners voted during their Aug. 14 meeting to adopt a resolution of support to apply for $385,000 from the GSATS local direct attributable funds program and match the grant with $315,000 from the town.</p> <p> Town Administrator Daisy Ivey said the program could assist efforts to have First Street repaved by adding four-foot bike lanes on either side of the street.</p> Grand jury indicts Southport police chief, lieutenant https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/grand-jury-indicts-southport-police-chief-lieutenant <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/michael_simmons_mug_2.jpg" alt="Simmons" title="Simmons" align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> A Brunswick County grand jury indicted Southport police chief Gary Lee Smith and his second in command, Lt. Michael Christian Simmons, after they were arrested July 26 on public corruption charges.</p> <p> The grand jury indicted each Aug. 6 on charges of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretenses, willful failure to discharge duties and obstruction of justice District Attorney Jon David and Assistant District Attorney Glenn Emery</p> <p> The District Attorney&rsquo;s Office served Smith on Aug. 8 with another count of obtaining property by false pretense, Emery said.</p> Superfund site section may be ready to develop in 2 years https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/superfund-site-section-may-be-ready-develop-2-years <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_1660.jpg" alt="Navassa residents and members of the surrounding communities receive an update on the Kerr-McGee Superfund site from representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust." title="Navassa residents and members of the surrounding communities receive an update on the Kerr-McGee Superfund site from representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> NAVASSA &mdash; The first phase of development of the Kerr-McGee Superfund site in Navassa is still 18 to 24 months away, cleanup officials said at the quarterly update meeting Aug. 9 at Navassa Community Center.</p> <p> But it&rsquo;s the first notice residents received that the project is ready to move beyond samples and testing into clean up for the northern section of the site.</p> Holden Beach, associations honored with Pelican Award https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/content/holden-beach-associations-honored-pelican-award <img src="https://www.brunswickbeacon.com/sites/www.brunswickbeacon.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/contributed_pelican_award_pic.jpg" alt="Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation poses for a photo with Holden Beach Property Owners Association board member Beverly Compton and president Tom Myers, Holden Beach commissioners Joe Butler and Peter Freer and Rhonda Dixon of the Dunescape Property Owners Association. The three Holden Beach groups received a 2018 Pelican Award from the federation." title="Mike Giles of the North Carolina Coastal Federation poses for a photo with Holden Beach Property Owners Association board member Beverly Compton and president Tom Myers, Holden Beach commissioners Joe Butler and Peter Freer and Rhonda Dixon of the Dunescape Property Owners Association. The three Holden Beach groups received a 2018 Pelican Award from the federation." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Six years ago, Holden Beach considered constructing a terminal groin. Town officials received input from Holden Beach Property Owners Association and the Dunescape Property Association to teach residents about the process and possible outcomes before commissioners ultimately voted not to pursue the project.</p> <p> On July 28, the North Carolina Coastal Federation honored the town and the two associations with its Pelican Award for &ldquo;outstanding leadership and dedication to keep the North Carolina coast accessible and public.&rdquo;</p>