Local News

  • Shallotte aldermen look to the future at annual retreat

     SHALLOTTE — As a new year begins, aldermen and town staff gathered at their annual retreat Thursday, Jan. 26, to discuss short- and long-term plans for Shallotte.

  • 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.

  • Detectives investigate Calabash body shop theft case

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of items from a Calabash body shop.

  • Two Supply residents face drug conspiracy charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two Supply residents accused of conspiring to sell prescription painkillers.

    Patrick Michael Cooney, 62, of Captain’s Wheel Avenue, and Betty Lou Small, 67, of Indian Street, were arrested April 18 and each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or delivers and schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

  • New Sunset Beach police chief on the job

    SUNSET BEACH — Right on time, new Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar arrived to begin his new job with the town last Thursday, April 20.

    Klamar was hired by the town in March after serving the past eight years as chief of the Perkins Township Police Department in Sandusky, Ohio, where he worked his way up the ranks after launching his career in law enforcement in 1995.

  • Meet new Sunset Beach police chief May 10

    New Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar would like to invite the public to a meet-and-greet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Sunset Beach Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The public is invited to attend anytime during this window to meet Klamar.

  • Relay for Life on track for Friday, May 5, at WBHS

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, on and around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road (N.C. 130).

    This year’s annual relay will be a six-hour event, concluding at midnight.

    Highlights include an opening ceremony, celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer, followed by subsequent survivors’ and caregivers’ laps and luminaria and closing ceremonies.

  • NHRMC removes visitor restrictions

    Because of the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children. This change is effective immediately.

    If you have flu-like symptoms, do not visit the hospital. It is always a good idea to stay home if you are sick and avoid public places if possible. The care teams at NHRMC suggest if you have flu symptoms to consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients.

  • Agents arrest five people in county drug cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested five people in the past two weeks as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.