Local News

  • Woman accused of stealing jewelry from Callahan’s

    A Supply woman is accused of stealing more than $1,000 in jewelry from Callahan’s Nautical Gifts in Calabash last month.

    A warrant shows 56-year-old Barbara Lynn Casey of Maiden Lane SW was arrested Feb. 20 and charged with felony larceny.

  • Trio of men accused of attacking man in Shallotte

    Three men are accused of attacking another man in Shallotte last month.

    Tristian Stone Kelly, 19, of Edna Way is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury while Jacob Kee, 20, of Talman Street in Shallotte and Cody Mooney, 19, of Maple Street in Warsaw are each charged with misdemeanor simple assault.

    Warrants show the trio attacked a man Feb. 20: Kelly cut him with a buck knife, Kee bit him in the forearm and finger and Mooney kicked him in the back of the head.

  • Public comment sought on LIHEAP waiver

    Public comment is being sought on North Carolina’s proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) waiver, which will allow an increase in allotted funds available for the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program from 15 to 25 percent for the current state fiscal year.

  • DEQ invites feedback on draft coal ash rules

    The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is inviting additional public feedback on rules drafted to better protect public health and the environment when coal ash wastes are disposed of and recycled.

    DEQ has extended its informal public comment period on the draft rules from March 22 until April 6. The state agency has also scheduled a fourth public meeting to enable people to provide additional comments on the rules at 6 p.m. March 27 in Ballroom A at the Gastonia Conference Center at 145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Gastonia.

  • Sunset Beach meets Tuesday to find new leaders

    Sunset Beach Town Council has called a special meeting for 9 a.m. next Tuesday, March 13, at town hall to address finding a new mayor and interim administrator.

    The session calls for an initial closed session with the town attorney to discuss personnel.

    Board members are scheduled to reconvene in open session to address appointing an interim town administrator following the March 5 firing of former administrator Susan Parker on a 3-2 vote by the five-member council.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:42 a.m. March 7, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Consultants propose $1.1M plan for Ocean Isle Beach Town Park

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach’s consultants from McGill Associates proposed a $1.1 million town park project at a Master Plan meeting Monday night.

    Town commissioners hired McGill Associates to create a Town Park Master Plan for the 1.7 acres of open space at Gatha Drive and East Second Street beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    Mike Norris, McGill Associates land planning and recreation director, and Michael Norton, Shallotte office director, met with town residents Feb. 5 to talk about parks and recreation wants and needs.

  • Carolina Shores seeks planning board/board of adjustment member

    Carolina Shores is accepting Notice of Interest forms to fill a planning board/board of adjustment vacancy with a term expiration date of March 2019.

    The appointed member will serve as an alternate member and must reside within the corporate limits of the town.

    Forms are available at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road. Once completed, return them to town clerk Nicole Hewett.

    For more information, call Hewett at 575-4877 ext. 103.

  • GenX levels remain low in county water supply

    Brunswick County test results for the GenX chemical in the water supply showed low levels were reported March 5.

    The Chemours Co. is the maker of GenX, the contaminant that was found the Cape Fear River, which provides the raw water the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the Brunswick County Utilities Department uses for drinking water.

  • Correction

    A story published in last week’s edition contained an error. Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO commissioner Rodney McCoy stated the permit for water from the Cape Fear River was for 110 million gallons per day, the area is already at almost 84 million gallons per day and the state won’t budge on increasing it, which Chairman Jeff Gerken challenged as not true. The Beacon regrets and apologizes for the error.