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  • 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.

  • School bus driver faces discipline for driving on closed road

    A Brunswick County Schools bus driver is facing disciplinary action after a recording showed her driving through standing water on a closed road Tuesday morning while students were on the bus.

    The driver’s name was not released.

    Video footage showed South Brunswick High School Bus 372 driving around road closure barricades on N.C. 133 at Funston Road in Winnabow, school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said. It’s not clear how many students were on the bus when it happened.

  • Leland man dies after Monday boating accident

    A Leland man died after a boat he was operating in Rices Creek on Monday hit a tree, causing him to be partially ejected.

    Martin Scott McDonald, 58, died as a result of the accident in the Winnabow area, North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Master Officer Scott Pritchard said.

    The emergency call came into dispatchers at 4:43 p.m., Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Active duty service member dies during Oak Island Lighthouse Run

    A 25-year-old man died Saturday during the Oak Island Lighthouse Run on Saturday, according to the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, which held the race.

    His name has not been released, but he was a member of the military on active duty from out of state, Town Manager David Kelly said.

    Oak Island Police Capt. Tony Burke said the man died while participating in the Oak Island Lighthouse Run’s half-marathon event, which began at 8 a.m.

    Burke said the man’s body has been sent for autopsy and his family has been notified.

  • Sheriff’s office: No charges in weekend shooting

    The person who shot a Leland man early Saturday morning will not be charged in the case, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Brunswick County EMS personnel took 27-year-old Seth Leonard, of Black Bear Hollow, to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington where he was listed in stable condition later that day, Flax said.

  • Sunset Beach environmental committee quits

    All five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee have turned in their resignations.

    The resignations of ERC members Richard Hilderman, Jan Harris, Neil Gilbert, Sandy Payne and Gary Merritt came at their last meeting Wednesday, April 19, after a majority of Sunset Beach Town Council approved on April 3 a compromise measure to ban the ERC from discussing dredging on the Sunset Beach island.

  • Get in country mode with Classic Nashville Roadshow

    Remember when June fell for Johnny and Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter?

    Let Classic Nashville Roadshow take you on a journey down memory lane with your favorite classic hits honoring the world’s most beloved country greats.

    Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal, Classic Nashville Roadshow comes to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Doors open at 7 p.m.