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.

  • Names of officer, man involved in Dec. 9 shooting released

    The identities of the the officer and the man involved in Friday night's shooting have been released.

    According to a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation news release and a Leland police news release from Lt. Jeremy Humphries, at 8:50 p.m. Leland police officer Jacob Schwenk responded to a call from Bridgeport Way in the Windsor Park community near Leland's Brunswick Community College campus at 8:50 p.m.

    After arriving at the scene he encountered Brett Quinn.

  • Leland woman county’s fourth lottery winner in 2016

    Serena Perkins of Leland became Brunswick County’s fourth lottery winner of 2016 when she won $100,000 in the Dec. 7 Powerball drawing, beating the 1 in 913,129 odds.

    Perkins claimed her prize Dec. 8 at lottery headquarters in Raleigh, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she received $69,250.

  • Investigators find Holden Beach girl reported missing in 2011

    A Holden Beach woman reported missing five years ago has been safely found living in Columbus, Ohio.

    Rachel Natacha Owens was 15 when she was reported missing May 5, 2011. Video footage showed Owens getting off her school bus at South Brunswick High School and into a small, dark-colored car on her own without force.

    Owens was located in Columbus about noon Friday, Dec. 9, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said in a news release.

    No foul play was involved in Owens’ disappearance and no charges are being filed.

  • Detectives investigate Calabash body shop theft case

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

  • Carolina Shores begins comprehensive planning process

    Carolina Shores is undergoing a comprehensive land use planning process and encourages residents to be involved as a future vision of the town is crafted.

    Monthly public updates are given at planning board meetings, which residents are encouraged to attend.

    Participate in the planning process online at plancarolinashores.com.

  • Rabon named to lead Senate Rules Committee

    State Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, will serve as the next chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Senate President Pro Tem announced via Facebook post.

  • Sunset Beach achieves improved CRS rating

    Sunset Beach’s rating in the Community Rating System (CRS) Program improved to a Class 7, affording flood insurance policyholders an additional 5-percent discount, according to e town news release.

    In total, the town’s efforts in the CRS program allow National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders in Sunset Beach to realize a 15-percent premium discount.

  • H2GO water plant wastewater permit public hearing delayed and relocated

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality canceled the H2GO reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant public hearing planned for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

    The public hearing was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at a different site: the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    Speaker registration will begin at 5 p.m.

    The seating capacity for events at the LCAC is about 230 people.