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Today's News

  • Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show returns Aug. 19

    The hottest cars and trucks will be on display at the 14th Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Lowes Foods in Brunswick Forest.

    This rain-or-shine event staged by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce last year showcased 200 participating cars and trucks.

    Attendees are invited to visit car show vendors, dine in one of the restaurants or browse the shops at the Villages in Brunswick Forest.

    Brian White with Jammin 99.9 will be on hand with music.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 7-11 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Aug. 7

    Breaking and entering and felony larceny of several TVs and other items on West Main Street.

    Aug. 9

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle reported at Food Lion. Subject pulled up in what appeared to be a small pickup and took a Stihl weed trimmer and blower out of the back of victim’s truck.

    Aug. 11

    Employee theft reported at Food Lion.

  • Dredge returns to Lockwood Folly Inlet

    The Merritt side-cast dredge has been repaired and is scheduled to return this week to Lockwood Folly Inlet to continue maintenance dredging on or about Wednesday, Aug. 16.

    The dredge is expected to continue working in the inlet between Holden Beach and Oak Island for 10 to 12 days, said Lisa Parker, spokeswoman for the Wilmington district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Carolina Shores sailing forward with stormwater improvements

    CAROLINA SHORES — In the midst of hurricane season, the town is moving ahead with its drainage spot improvement program and other stormwater improvements.

  • Cape Fear Crossing still undecided on proposed route

    There are still 12 possible routes for the Cape Fear Crossing to add another bridge across the Cape Fear River into northern Brunswick County.

    Leland Mayor Pro Tem Pat Batleman, the town representative on the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization transportation committee, said she anticipated the WMPO would eliminate some of the 12 alternatives at a May meeting, but didn’t, in her report to Leland’s transportation oversight committee at its quarterly meeting Aug. 3.

  • Moore wins Beacon beach bag

    Angie Sutton, general manager of The Brunswick Beacon, is pictured with Janett Moore of Calabash. Moore entered a special beach bag drawing by dropping by the Beacon office and subscribing to the newspaper. The beach bag was full of fun goodies donated by local businesses.

  • Leadership Brunswick County accepts applications

    Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County chambers of commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.

  • Lease agreements reached with first two tenants at Harrington Square in Leland

    Shirley Logan, an agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial SunCoast, has negotiated lease agreements with the first two tenants at Harrington Square, the retail component of Harrington Village, a new mixed-use retail and residential project under construction in Leland. The 19-acre development sits just north of Village Road on one of the most traveled intersections in the area, with more than 60,000 cars passing the location daily.

  • ATMC completes FOCUS fiber optic service expansion in Shallotte business district

    ATMC announced construction is complete and FOCUS fiber optic communications are available to businesses in the Shallotte business district.

    The $1 million network investment in Shallotte is expected to encourage economic growth, attract new businesses to the area and enhance current business capabilities.

  • CIS of Brunswick County helps students in need with supply drive

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are still collecting much-needed school supplies for students in need around the county. CIS is continuing to host its annual Back to School Supply Drive during August. Supplies are being collected at all CIS thrift shop locations in Brunswick County and the CIS main office in Southport.

    There are four CIS Thrift Shops located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport and Sunset Beach that serve as school supply drop-off points.