Local News

  • Shallotte man faces drug, other charges after chase

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man accused of leading them on a chase in Calabash.

  • Leland police seek information on man who used counterfeit cash

    Leland police are seeking information about a man who used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for items Aug. 14 at the Walgreens at the entrance to Magnolia Greens on U.S. 17.

    The man is described only as white with short or buzzed hair.

    No other details were available from the police department by press time.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ed Hutt at 332-5009.    

  • Tabor City man faces assault charge

    A Tabor City man is accused of beating another man with a boat oar Aug. 31. 

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 54-year-old Marshall W. Gore of Westwood Drive on Sept. 1 and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon.

    Warrants show Gore struck 53-year-old John Wayne Gore in the face with the boat oar until it broke while they were in Ocean Isle Beach.

    An incident report indicates the Gores are related, but doesn’t say how, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Tabor City man faces assault charge


  • BHI officer resigns after weekend arrest

    A Bald Head Island police officer resigned hours after he was arrested Sunday and charged with driving while impaired and possessing a concealed gun after or while consuming alcohol.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped 26-year-old Malcolm Taylor Kennedy, of Guy Court SE in Leland, on U.S. 74/17 just before 2 a.m., warrants show. Kennedy’s police badge and a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver were in his vehicle. No description of his vehicle was provided.

  • Schools celebrate 2015-16 employees of the year

    SOUTHPORT — The Brunswick County Board of Education announced the district’s employees of the year for the 2015-16 school year.

    The announcement came during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6 at South Brunswick High School in Boiling Spring Lakes.


    Principal of the Year: Helen Otto, Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School

    Otto thanked all of those who support her and schools and put children first.

  • SB Planning Board to keep publishing rezoning notices

    SUNSET BEACH — The town planning board will continue to publish proposed zoning changes but will eliminate publishing other agenda items that are deemed minor.

    The decision came at the board’s Sept. 1 meeting after town councilwoman Carol Scott and island resident Jan Harris spoke against a proposal to eliminate requiring the notices.

    Town staff proposed modifying that section of the town Unified Development Ordinance.

  • Carolina Shores residents wade into flood zone

    CAROLINA SHORES — Residents affected by flooding say issues have not been resolved and, in fact, are even worse now that a proposed new FEMA map puts them in a floodplain.

    Concerns were underscored as about two dozen people converged at a local home last week to review the recently unveiled map and confer among themselves.

    Some made plans to attend the town board of commissioners’ upcoming monthly workshop next Monday, Sept. 12.

  • 'Personality conflict,' financial issues cited before BFA director quits

    Former Brunswick Family Assistance executive director Lou Nistler took issue with BFA board treasurer Peggi Papaj one day after an Aug. 16 meeting and two days before officially resigning after 48 days on the job.

    The Aug. 17 email exchange between Nistler and Peggi Papaj is included in documents provided last week by BFA board chairman Bill Hadesty following a public records request by The Brunswick Beacon.

  • Carolina Shores wastewater discharge reported

    Brunswick County Public Utilities had a discharge of partially treated wastewater from the Carolina Shores wastewater treatment plant between 7:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.

    The facility was inundated with rainfall — 8.12 inches in a 24-hour period associated with Tropical Storm Hermine, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.