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.

  • Detectives investigate Calabash body shop theft case

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

  • Sheriff’s office seeks info on Supply break-in, assault

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are offering a $1,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for a recent home invasion and assault in Supply. 

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said just before midnight on Jan. 22, two men, both estimated to be 6 feet tall and weight between 150 and 160 pounds broke into a home located in the 2900 block of Old Ferry Connection Road. One of the men had a firearm and assaulted one of the victims who were home at the time of the break-in.

  • Three men charged in vehicle break-in sprees

    Three men accused of stealing items from vehicles in Brunswick County face more than 50 charges each.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested Christopher Shawn Dufrasne, 18, of Northeast 62nd Street in Oak Island; Cameron Kyle Kirkham, 22, of Pickerell Drive in Southport; and Roy Edward Patterson III, 27, of Sweet Bay Drive in Southport on Friday, Jan. 20.

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project may finish ahead of schedule

    HOLDEN BEACH — Should the Central Reach Project be completed early, Holden Beach may be able to use the dredges in place to replace 100 cubic yards of sand lost as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

    Town Manager David Hewett said about 20,000 cubic yards of sand — the length of a football field and six feet deep — a day are being placed with an estimated completion date for the project late February or early March.

  • Southport crash ends with 18-wheeler in canal

    At least one lane of N.C. 87 (River Road) in Southport near the entrance to the Duke Energy Brunswick Nuclear Plant remained closed for at least 12 hours Thursday, Jan. 19, after an 18-wheel freightliner crashed into a canal. No one was injured.

    The driver of the truck, which was carrying wood chips, ran off the road and went through a guardrail before striking a concrete culvert and going down an embankment into a canal, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper T. Inman said. Troopers were called about the crash at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

  • Leland man arrested in shooting

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of trying to shoot another man. No one was injured.

    Dashaun Maurice Smith, 23, of Northwest Hooper Road was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 18, and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

    Warrants show Smith attempted to shoot another man on Grinders Way in Leland. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said reports do not specify the type of handgun used, but only one shot was fired.

  • Southport man to serve more than five years as habitual felon

    A Southport man will serve more than five years in prison as a habitual felon after he admitted to robbing a Southport store in June 2015, the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

  • Woman injured in N.C. 133 crash

    A 24-year-old woman suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle collision Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, on N.C. 133 near Southport.

    A passing motorist discovered the crash, which was reported at 5:54 a.m., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Inman said.

    The woman was driving her gray 2006 Pontiac G6 north on N.C. 133/River Road when she swerved to avoid a deer that had darted into the road, Inman said. She lost control of the car, veered off the right side of the road and hit several trees before rolling over into a ditch on the side of the road.