Today's News

  • Second and final weekend for 'The Music Man'

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s local production of “The Music Man” is playing its second and final weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    The show, which debuted last weekend, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 14-16).

    Tickets are $14 for adults, $9 for students and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.

    Ten percent of admission proceeds will go to Smart Start of Brunswick County.

  • Suspect arrested in morning bank robbery

    Shallotte Police have arrested a man they say robbed a Shallotte branch BBT Tuesday morning.

    Police chief Rodney Gause said police have a suspect in custody, and they have recovered all of the stolen money.

  • Former Calabash town administrator arrested

    Former Calabash town administrator Jeremy Cribb was arrested Tuesday morning, charged with embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense in connection with his three months of employment with the town.

  • Police arrest suspect in Shallotte bank robbery

    SHALLOTTE—Shallotte Police have arrested a man they say robbed a Shallotte BBT bank branch on Tuesday morning.

    Police arrested 37-year-old Terry Manuel Ramirez around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Shallotte Police Capt. Scott Branning said Ramirez, who was released from jail last Saturday, allegedly walked into the Shallotte Crossing Parkway bank just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, and passed a note to the bank teller demanding money.

  • Senator speaks out about claims

    “I hear you want to talk to me.”

    State Sen. R.C. Soles Jr., back in his Tabor City office full time now that the Senate has adjourned for the year, on Monday said he was willing to answer questions raised in recent weeks about his relationship with several young clients, a fire that gutted the home of one, and allegations he has made large cash payments to those young men.

    “I’ll answer any question you want to ask me,” Soles said. “I may not like the questions, but I’ll answer them.”

  • Dog adoptions to resume at animal shelter Monday


    BOLIVIA—Dog adoptions will resume at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter after illness forced a month-long suspension.

    The shelter suspended dog adoptions July 15 after two dogs were diagnosed with distemper, a highly contagious respiratory illness.

    A decision to resume adoptions was made following consultations with the shelter veterinarian and experts at North Carolina State University, according to a press release issued Friday morning by the Brunswick County Health Department. 

  • Reward offered for information about turtle snatcher

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) who took 83 sea turtle babies from their Ocean Isle Beach nest.

    Gloria Hillenburg, coordinator of the Turtle Patrol, said a nest at West First Street was disturbed just after 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. The nest had been closely monitored for days, as the turtles had hatched underneath the nest’s surface.

  • Calabash board delays decision to release closed-meeting minutes

    CALABASH—After debate, town commissioners voted Tuesday to seek advice from the town attorney about releasing closed-session minutes requested by The Brunswick Beacon.

    Two weeks ago, the Beacon submitted a public records request to the town for its closed-session meeting minutes from March 10 and April 14.

    The request had to do with the hiring process of former Calabash town administrator Jeremy Cribb, who bought a house in March before he was officially hired by the town on April 14.

  • Sunset Beach food donations down, organizer says

    SHALLOTTE—If vacationers’ charitable food donations are an indicator, the economy isn’t doing as well this summer as it was last year.

    Donations of unused food from departing vacationers are almost half what they were last year, according to Carol Scott of Sunset Beach, organizer of the charitable effort launched last summer.

  • Coastal Kids, Beacon sponsoring 'Stuff the Bus' campaign

    Coastal Kids and The Brunswick Beacon are sponsoring a 'Stuff The Bus' campaign to collect school supplies for elementary schools throughout Brunswick County.

    Supplies or donations can be dropped off from now until Friday, Aug. 21, at the Brunswick Beacon office, located at 208 Smith Ave. in Shallotte.

    Some of the most needed items in classrooms this year are: glue sticks, looseleaf paper, backpacks, markers, crayons, scissors, dry erase markers, Ziploc bags, hand sanitizer, pencils, erasers, folders, highlighters and colored pencils.