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  • 'Illegal' signs still part of landscape in Carolina Shores, Calabash

    CAROLINA SHORES—Commercial flags and banners continue to fly in town even though town commissioners have officially reinstated an ordinance prohibiting them.

    On weekends, small signs promoting a local coffee shop and a development crop up in the right-of-way along both sides of U.S. 17.

    On Sept. 9, the town board of commissioners voted to rescind a resolution approved by the board Aug. 5 that suspended enforcement of town ordinances 153.240 A (7) and 153.241 K (3) banning commercial flags and banners.

  • Park property negotiation on Sunset Beach agenda

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council has scheduled a closed session Monday to instruct town staff about possible acquisition of a 5.22-acre site being eyed for a future town park.

    The closed session will come at the end of council’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4. The meeting will be preceded by a council work session at 6:45 p.m.

  • Second Walk the Town dog walk is Oct. 9 in Shallotte

    Shallotte Rotary Club’s second annual Coastal Hounds Walk the Town dog walk is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Shallotte Middle School.

    One hundred percent of the registration fee will go to Carolina Canines for Veterans, a program that provides service dogs to wounded warriors. As of May 2010, Carolina Canines, located in Wilmington, has placed 10 service dogs to Wounded Warriors at no charge to the veteran.

    The length of the walk is 1.25 miles for the Bassett hound track and 2 miles for the top hound track.

  • It's Farm Heritage Day on Saturday at Indigo Farms

    It’s Farm Heritage time at Indigo Farms, scene of the annual day-long festival celebrating all things agricultural this Saturday.

    Farm Heritage Day hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the historic farm straddling the Carolinas state line near Hickmans Crossroads. Admission is free.

    Highlights include exhibits, demonstrations, wagon rides, pumpkin patch and pig races.

  • Sunset at Sunset launches with dedication of new bridge Friday

       SUNSET BEACH—Townspeople and dignitaries alike will gather at the base of the mainland entrance ramp at 4 p.m. Friday for a dedication ceremony of the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge.

    Though the new $32 million bridge isn’t quite ready to open to traffic yet, the dedication will continue as organizers have been planning for months, said Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Karen Joseph, who serves as board liaison with the Sunset at Sunset committee.

  • Sunset at Sunset launches with dedication of new bridge Friday

    SUNSET BEACH—Townspeople and dignitaries alike will gather at the base of the mainland entrance ramp at 4 p.m. Friday for a dedication ceremony of the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge.

    Though the new $32 million bridge isn’t quite ready to open to traffic yet, the dedication will continue as organizers have been planning for months, said Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Karen Joseph, who serves as board liaison with the Sunset at Sunset committee.

  • Brunswick's first Women Build house-raising set to launch Saturday

    Dana Gause is ready to go home. But first, she’s going to help build it.

    Standing on the site of her future three-bedroom house, if all goes according to plan and the weather cooperates, she and her 14-year-old son, Wesley, will be doing just that in a little over a week, thanks to a little woman power.

    This weekend, women only will converge at Gause’s new homesite at 2660 Evans Circle off Holden Beach Road to start hammering nails, erecting walls and doing whatever is needed to raise a roof on another Habitat for Humanity house.

  • Calabash sets Tuesday meeting for leader search

    CALABASH—Town commissioners are scheduled to meet at a special work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, to discuss plans for finding a new town administrator.

    The board voted to have the meeting during a previous specially called meeting Sept. 17, when the sudden resignation of former town administrator Marzy Marziano was accepted. In an interview with the Beacon last week, Marziano said he resigned after 10 months on the job because he felt insulted by select commissioners.

  • County declares a state of emergency

    Due to heavy rains and flooding throughout the day, Brunswick County declared a state of emergency at 5:30 p.m. Monday. 

  • Updated road closings

    The following information about road closings is taken directly from the Brunswick County Emergency Services EOC website.

    Check back frequently for up-to-the-minute updates as we get them.

    ***UPDATE***

    17 N&S is now open between Goodman and Lanvale

    ***ROAD CLOSED***

    1200 Block of OBW and west has been shut down due to flooding in Holden Beach