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  • 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.

  • BCSO searching for missing woman, baby

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing woman and her baby, who may be with a man who is considered armed and dangerous.

    Shayla Da'nia Bryant is described as a 21-year-old black woman. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and has tattoos on her chest. She is likely with her child, one-year old Alijah Powell.

  • Detectives seek Southport Pacific Superstore thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who stole a small amount of merchandise from Pacific Superstore at 4910 Long Beach Road in Southport about 5 a.m. Aug. 23. 

    One of the men suffered a cut to his right arm during the theft, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said, but said no other description of him or his accomplice was available.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Fennell at 880-4895.     

  • Shallotte police seek information in larcenies

    Shallotte police are seeking information about three larcenies in the past month.

    In the most recent case, a white woman with a medium build stole clothing from an “anonymous business” at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, Detective Cory McLamb said.

    McLamb said the name of the business was not identified in the incident report.

    At 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24, a woman stole a credit card from a vehicle, then used the card to commit fraud, McLamb said. He provided no description of the woman.

  • Waccamaw School, Bolivia Elementary see official openings for new building, program

    Waccamaw and Bolivia Elementary schools hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies last week to celebrate new additions.

    Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said the new gymnasium and assembly space at Waccamaw, celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 24, is considered a centerpiece. It includes a large stage that will allow for performing arts concerts and productions by the school’s first- through eighth-grade students.

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.

  • H2GO board votes to hire public information officer

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members approved a plan Aug. 23 to hire a public information officer on a split vote.

    Board chairman Bill Browning made a motion to hire a public information officer (PIO) because the public has questions about water rates, costs of production, debt service and delivery service. “We need somebody to keep the public informed,” he said.

  • New businesses prepping to pop up in northern Brunswick County

    Circle K is putting its brand on northern Brunswick County with one new gas station and convenience center opened off U.S. 17 earlier this year while a second is in the works on N.C. 133 in Belville.

    Circle K has begun preparing to build a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store with 20 gas pumps at Blackwell Road and N.C. 133.

    The site plan provided to the town of Belville shows a new right-hand turn off N.C. 133 will be built at the front of the store and an additional right-hand turn will be built on Blackwell Road for the 24-hour store.