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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.

  • Detectives investigate Calabash body shop theft case

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

  • Man accused of stealing dog during Leland break-in

    A Little River, S.C., man is accused of stealing a dog during a break-in Jan. 8 in Leland.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Laquan Romalis Gore, 24, of Little River Road, on Jan. 11 and charged him with first-degree burglary, larceny of a dog and second-degree kidnapping, all felonies.

    Warrants show Gore broke into a home in the 4000 block of Grinders Way NE and stole a tan and white pit bull Jan. 8 while a man and woman were there. 

  • Brunswick County charges dropped against man in new construction theft case

    All 18 felony charges in Brunswick County against a man who was linked to a new construction theft case have been dismissed.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 31-year-old Jose Guillerno Leiva-Galvan and 45-year-old Elvis Abraham Lopez-Romero on Feb. 26, 2016.

    Leiva-Galvan was charged with nine counts each of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering, while Lopez-Romero was charged with seven counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • Woman visits Shallotte in trip ‘round the world

    SHALLOTTE — Fiji and Jasmine Pedal Around the World.

    FiJaPaw.

    At least three continents.

    Six years.

    Or not; Jasmine Reese said plans can change and she’s flexible.

    Reese, 28, of Indianapolis, has embarked on a bicycle journey around the globe that will include stops in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America with her Whippet mix, Fiji, ending in about six years, unless she decides to make more permanent stops along the way.

  • Charter school can’t sue ex-superintendent, court rules

    A North Carolina court of appeals ruled Tuesday that Roger Bacon Academy and its founder, Baker Mitchell Jr., cannot sue former Brunswick County School superintendent Edward Pruden for criticizing them.

    Mitchell filed a defamation lawsuit Jan. 6, 2015, against Pruden in New Hanover County Superior Court, seeking $100,000 in damages. RBA has four charter schools in the region, including two in Brunswick County.

  • Leland lists top 20 capital projects

    LELAND — Leland officials began prioritizing capital improvement projects Jan. 11 during their first budget meeting of 2017.

    “It will be a tight budget year. We will not be able to do everything we hope,” Town Manager David Hollis said.

    Hollis estimated the 2017-18 general fund revenues could be about $10.1 million providing about $500,000 more than 2016-17 for budget planning.

    Town board members created a Top 20 list of projects.

  • H2GO permit hearing draws 100 people

    LELAND — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality moved a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit hearing for public comments from Odell Williamson auditorium to the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Jan. 12.

    Seating capacity for events at the LCAC is about 200 people, but there was more than enough space for the turnout as only about 100 people attended the hearing.

    Only 20 comments were made for and against the permit with many elected officials and people with vested interests in the plant on the list.

  • County commissioners OK public comment policy for meetings

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners added a public comment policy for its new year of meetings.

    “This came about from conversations I had with other commissioners that all had similar policies for public comments,” chairman Frank Williams said during the board’s meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 17. The meeting was rescheduled from its usual Monday night in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 16

    Williams said his intent in proposing the policy was to bring more structure to meetings.