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Today's News

  • Shallotte takes steps to lure business

     SHALLOTTE—Shallotte now has its own economic development committee—the Shallotte Economic Development Committee.

    The idea for the committee was presented to the board earlier this year, and Mayor Alan Lewis played a crucial role in developing the committee’s mission statement. Alderman approved the committee’s formation at meeting earlier this month. Lewis described the committee as an advisory board specific to retail.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Nicole Michelle Heape, 27, of 5139 Nesting Lane SW, Supply, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the Kangaroo parking lot. Heape was a passenger in a vehicle, which was being searched.

  • Free seminar and information fair for caregivers, volunteers and seniors

     SOUTHPORT—The first Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Brunswick Center in Southport.

    There will be three presentations geared toward the needs of seniors and caregivers.

    “Months of planning have gone into this event, in hopes that the community will come together to find creative solutions to the problems encountered by the elderly,” said Carolyn Pryor, event planner.

  • Show me your artistry and passion for Brunswick County

     I challenge each and every one of you to show me the beauty you see every day in Brunswick County.

    From beautiful beaches and waterways to lakes and swamps to tobacco and cotton fields to old barns and livestock, Brunswick County is a unique place to call home.

    This year I hope you will share with me images from your individual experiences with Brunswick County through the Beacon’s Brunswick Life photography contest.

    Entries are being accepted and will continue until noon Friday, Nov. 4.

  • Ocean Isle Beach board sets date to review engineers for terminal groins

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—On Nov. 7 Ocean Isle Beach commissioners will meet to review proposals from engineers for a proposed terminal groins project.

    Daisy Ivey, town administrator, advised the board at their regular meeting Tuesday, there are six applicants.

    A terminal groins committee composed of the mayor, a commissioner, town staff and others will narrow the field of applicants to three.

    On Nov. 7, commissioners will have the opportunity to discuss the proposals with the engineers.

  • Biblical figure walks through Brunswick County

     SUPPLY/SHALLOTTE—No, it wasn’t your imagination. A man dressed as Jesus was walking down N.C. 130 on Tuesday.

    Drivers on N.C. 130 from Supply to Shallotte had to slow as three men dressed as Biblical figures walked more than 5 miles to raise awareness for the upcoming Men at the Cross conference and prayer event.

  • Kyser steps down from Holden Beach board

     This may be unprecedented—a candidate whose name is on the Election Day ballot telling people, “Don’t vote for me.”

    Holden Beach commissioner Ken Kyser resigned effective at the end of Tuesday night’s board of commissioners meeting in town hall.

    Kyser said, “I know that my name will still appear on the ballot. It is too late to remove it, but do not vote for me.”

  • Events scheduled to raise awareness: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

     BOLIVIA—October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a team at the district attorney’s office is helping raise community awareness to stamp out domestic violence.

    Assistant district attorney Karen Richards, who prosecutes domestic violence charges, teamed up with Donna Varnum, a court advocate for Hope Harbor Home, and Dale Haselden, a victim’s advocate at the DA’s office, to raise awareness and money to stamp out domestic violence.

  • Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 27, 28, 29 and Oct. 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Tuesday, Sept. 27

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Karen Richards and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Rod Ashley, a.k.a. Wendell R. Ashley, PNG/NG misdemeanor child abuse.

  • Crime Report

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Vandalism on Kirby Road SW, Supply; six incidents were reported of a suspect knocking mailboxes off posts.

    •Vandalism on Emiline Street, Supply; suspect broke front door glass with an unknown object and dented the hood of a vehicle.