Today's News

  • Resident to be honored posthumously in Calabash

    CALABASH—He’d be up before the sun, scanning morning newspapers and brewing coffee at a local restaurant.

    Then, James “Tincy” Marlowe would mosey down River Road to another Calabash eatery, Captain Nance’s, to make more early-morning coffee and tend to whatever needed to be done at the waterfront establishment.

    When the shrimp boats came in, Marlowe was a popular sight with customers who’d line up for pounds of fresh shrimp he could behead and package with a few dexterous flicks of the wrist.

  • New residents upset about address designation

    Calabash or Ash? In what area do new Brunswick Plantation residents Glenn Beall and Bob Gallo live?

    According to all the literature they received prior to moving into the development’s new, gated community, The Hamptons, they live in the coastal community of Calabash.

    But once they settled last year into the community’s latest phase of the neighborhood, they were told by postal officials they must have an address in the rural community of Ash.

  • Too big for its building: Work under way on Carolina Shores addition

    CAROLINA SHORES—When this newly incorporated golf course community snipped the ribbon on its shiny new town hall nine years ago, the 3,734-square-foot structure seemed plenty big enough.

    Now, almost a decade later, an overwhelming amount of town business has the town outgrowing its Persimmon Road building.

    To accommodate the growth and provide more space for town employees to work in, work has begun on a new, connecting office addition at town hall.

  • Beacon's Health Expo planned for March 1

    Free health screenings, informational lectures and a blood drive—are all part of The Brunswick Beacon’s second annual Health Expo. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at West Brunswick High School.

    Exhibitors will be set up in the West Brunswick gymnasium.

    Participants will have access to various free screenings including oxygen saturation, lung health, blood pressure, cholesterol, surface electromyography, blood sugar, vision, hearing and more. Chair massages are also available.

  • Theater group takes a chance with unique comedy 'Sylvia'

    A year after his successful directorial debut with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Brunswick Little Theatre actor/director Ron Lee has reunited several of that show’s cast members to produce “Sylvia,” a romantic comedy with a decidedly weird twist.

    The two-act play by A.R. Gurney, set for March 7 and 8 at Odell Williamson Auditorium, is the story of Greg and Kate, who move to New York City from the suburbs after their children move out. It results in depression for Greg and a newfound freedom for Kate.

  • Shallotte police report

    Shallotte Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.


    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Michael Terrelle Bordeaux, 25, was arrested for driving while license revoked on Old Fayetteville Road.

    •Larceny on Wind Lake Way and Layne Court; suspect stole a metal door from a backhoe.

    •Pursuant to a domestic violence investigation on Hunterstone Drive, Titus Emmanuel, 23, of 1006 Hunterstone Drive Apt. 105, was arrested for assault on a female and resist, obstruct and delay.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •David Wayne Parker, 31, of 486 Shepard Court in Taylorsville; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

    •Michael Anthony Gore, 43, of 161 Marlowtown Road in Calabash; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Police arrest one for driving while impaired, speeding

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Police officers arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man Saturday night for speeding while he was driving impaired.

    Larry Gene Freeman, 62, was charged with driving while impaired and speeding, according to the incident report.

  • Holden Beach Police investigate breaking and entering

    Holden Beach Police officers are investigating a breaking and entering reported Feb. 16.

    The victim reported a laser level, a Dell wireless module and $10 worth of change were stolen for the Halstead Street home.