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.

  • Federal officials to visit Sunset Beach regarding Palm Cove

    Public concern about the Palm Cove residential development under construction on the east end of the Sunset Beach island have led to a pending visit by federal officials.

    Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina’s National Flood Insurance Program are tentatively set to visit Sunset Beach during the week of Sept. 18, Town Administrator Susan Parker wrote in an Aug. 22 email to town council.

  • Sykes named to National Association of Counties committee

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes has been named to the National Association of Counties Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

  • Oak Island man accused of shooting roommate

    An Oak Island man is accused of shooting his roommate after an argument Tuesday, Aug. 30

    Oak Island police arrested 65-year-old Frank Louis Chandler, of Ripley Drive, that night and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

    Town spokesman Kyle Thomas said officers responding to a call just after 9:15 p.m. found 63-year-old Thomas Bass at 2907 Ripley Drive, off of N.C. 211.

    Bass was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington to be treated for a gunshot wound that wasn’t life-threatening, Thomas said.

  • Detectives search for missing Supply woman, baby

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

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

    Shayla Da'nia Bryant is described as a 21-year-old black woman. She is 5-foot-2 and has tattoos on her chest. She is likely with her son, 1-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.