Local News

  • MOU approved for Shallotte riverfront project, new park construction continues

     SHALLOTTE— The next phase of the town’s riverfront development is set to begin after the Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners of Durham (TND) and the town April 5.

  • Shallotte welcomes new business on Main Street

     By Janine Piburn

    Beacon Correspondent


    SHALLOTTE  — Scott’s Farm and Family Store and Bagel Dock Express will soon open their doors for business on Main Street.

    Both also have ties to well-known businesses in other North Carolina communities.

  • Three sought, two in custody in August OIB armed robbery

    Detectives are looking for three people in an Ocean Isle Beach armed robbery that happened in early August.

    Stephanie Nichole Collins, Jeffery Leon Collins and Rostin Royce Bromell, along with a Shallotte couple arrested Nov. 30 in Lenior County, face charges in the case, according to a news release issued Saturday night by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • ATMC-TV to air holiday programming

    ATMC-TV will air two special holiday programs throughout the Christmas season on ATMC Cable Channel 3 and HD Channel 910.

    Yuletide Fireplace and Holiday Music will air Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to midnight and Christmas Day from 12:30 to 8 p.m.

    The Shallotte Christmas Parade, hosted by Brunswick County Clerk of Court and host of ATMC-TV’s Our Hometown, Jim MacCallum, and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce president Shannon Viera, airs Dec. 7-23 Mondays through Fridays at noon and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

  • Holden Beach makes TripAdvisor list

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is on TripAdvisor’s recently compiled list of “25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016.”

    Ashlee Centrella, digital public relations specialist for vacation rentals through TripAdvisor, said the site this year took a look at the top destinations that saw an increased interest in vacation rentals.

    Holden Beach, she said, saw a 47 percent increase in travel interest from 2015 to 2016, putting it at No. 14 on the list.

  • NCDOT launches annual customer survey

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened the department’s second annual customer survey. All citizen feedback will be collected online. Citizens wishing to participate can go to go.ncsu.edu/customerservice2016. The survey takes 15 minutes to complete and the survey link is mobile friendly.

    The N.C. General Assembly requires the survey to gauge how the transportation department is providing great customer service. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.

  • BSL resident injured in home burglary

    A Boiling Spring Lakes resident was injured after walking in on a burglary at their home Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    The victim, who was not identified, suffered lacerations to the head and face after the burglar attacked them with a comb used to clean paintbrushes, Police Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Armel Anthony Dozier, 59, of Westwood Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, Shirley said.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes shooting ruled act of self-defense

    Boiling Spring Lakes police determined a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Nov. 25 was an act of self-defense.

    James Harold Stephens, 49, was treated for a single gunshot wound and released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Police responded to the shooting at 10:05 p.m. by Bett Lane and New Hanover Road, Shirley said.

    Before the shooting, 28-year-old William Christman, of Ladson, S.C., was with a group of hunters who were looking for a hunting dog near Bett Lane using a GPS device, Shirley said.

  • Couple sought in Shallotte break-ins arrested in Lenoir County

    Lenior County law enforcement officers arrested Wednesday a duo wanted in a series of break-ins at a Shallotte boatyard.

    Shallotte residents April Cheyenne Long, 23, of Pigott Road, and Jamie Terell Collins, 27, of Shell Point Road, each face a felony charge of breaking and entering a boat.

  • Bolivia man accused of stealing from workplace

    A Bolivia man accused of stealing nearly $6,000 in items from the Dollar General where he worked.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Clifton Matthew Warner of Mosquito Branch Road on Friday, Nov. 25, and charged him with felony larceny by employee.