Local News

  • Judge to rule on DSS board member’s removal hearing this week

    BOLIVIA—Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks will decide by Wednesday afternoon if Brunswick County Commissioners have the legal authority to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the county’s Department of Social Services board.

    Hooks heard arguments from Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall and Warren’s attorney Gary Shipman for about an hour Monday afternoon. Hooks said he would have a ruling by the end of the business day Wednesday.

  • Judge to issue ruling on Warren DSS matter Wednesday

    In Superior Court Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Jack Hooks heard arguments in the matter of whether county commissioners have the legal authority to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the Brunswick County Department of Social Services Board. 

    After about an hour of arguments, Hook said he'd have an answer by the end of business Wednesday. 

    Hooks ordered the temporary restraining order stay in place until he issues his findings.

  • Beacon ad director takes over as Chamber president

    It’s the year of the small business at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    Last week the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce passed the gavel. Angie Sutton, advertising director at The Brunswick Beacon, was named as the new chairman of the board for 2012. Both Sutton and outgoing chairman Tammy Triplett-Kesky addressed the audience.

    “I’m so glad I could be a part of leading the charge in so many positive changes, beginning with the new logo and tag line—Building Community and Supporting Business,” said Triplett-Kesky.

  • Possible rabid fox nips at local man

    SHALLOTTE—It was a typical day in the Birch Pond Apartment complex—neighbors were walking their dogs and talking over a cup of coffee; children were playing.

    Jack Miller was walking his dog Kenny while visiting with his downstairs neighbors Jennifer and Lucas Karhs.

    Lucas, 6, was playing with his dog Henry. The group gathered outside the Karhs’ back door near the patio when they first noticed an aggressive visitor.

    Miller looked up and saw his small dog fighting with a fox.

  • Business owners want Shallotte River dredged

    SHALLOTTE POINT—Owners of The Point LLC feel there is a misunderstanding in the local neighborhood about their proposed plans to construct a marina. They invite the opposition to open a conversation and perhaps even invest in a common goal—dredging the Shallotte River.

    The Point LLC is owned and operated by Timmy Milliken, Lloyd Milliken, Samantha Hughes and Amy Watkins. The property is the farthest point into the Shallotte River in the Shallotte Point area open to the public. It is adjacent to Inlet View Bar & Grill.

  • Board reviews proposal to progress with parts of vision plan

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Board of Aldermen heard proposed plans to move forward with a portion of the town’s vision plan on Monday afternoon during a recessed meeting.

    Allison Platt & Associates, a Goldsboro-based company specializing in urban design and landscape architecture, made a presentation to aldermen regarding a portion of land behind the current town hall. Platt presented three plans.

  • Bolivia woman wanted

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Jessica Danielle Freeman, 30, from the Bolivia area who is wanted for obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of instrument, identity theft, financial card fraud, common law forgery, felony larceny, and worthless check.

    If anyone has knowledge on the whereabouts of this individual please contact Sgt. John Bolduc  at the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office 253-2785.

  • Sunset Beach reels in roll-back rules

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has agreed to suspend warnings and review the legality of rewording an ordinance about garbage can roll-backs.

    Council’s instruction to town administrator Gary Parker came Tuesday afternoon following debate about the rules that have drawn objection.

    Ron Watts of Sunset Properties complained about the rollback rules, among other things such as an unsightly Dumpster placed on the island and police trying to stop speeders.

  • 'Rat Pack Show' set for Saturday at OWA

    The Rat Pack is back in town.

    Thanks to Sandy Hackett, son of legendary actor/comedian Buddy Hackett, this coming Saturday night ol’ Sammy, Dean, Joey and Blue Eyes will be crooning and reviving a few of their cool onstage moves at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show is making its Brunswick County debut at 7:30 p.m. In a phone interview Monday, Hackett promised it’s a great show not to be overlooked.

  • Brunswick residents share HOA concerns at Raleigh hearing

    Brunswick County residents journeyed to Raleigh this week to push for legislative reform regarding homeowners associations.

    Ole Madsen, a resident of Oyster Harbour at Holden Beach, was among those who spoke Monday at a state House hearing.