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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Joan Carol Stanley, 49, of Hen Cove Road, Shallotte, with being drunk and disruptive Tuesday, Sept. 30. An officer responded to a call about a person in the street. When the officer arrived, Stanley was sitting on the side of the road.

    After being treated by EMS, she cursed at the officer and would not comply with the directions. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • LELAND CRIME REPORT

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

    •Larceny on Foxridge Way; victim reported her debit/credit card was stolen from her unlocked car.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon and robbery on Mapletree Drive; suspect stabbed victim in lower abdomen and attempted to rob him.

  • DRUG REPORT

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

    •Melinda Kay Edge, 25, of 395 South Crow Creek Drive, Calabash; charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Michael Paul Perrone, 33, 7102 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach; charged with possession of ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Communities in Schools announces 2007-2008 numbers

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) has released its annual data and information report for 2007-2008.

    The organization aims to address dropout prevention and offers educational resources for students and families throughout the county.

    CIS operates and facilitates five main programs: Adopt A School and Volunteer Program, After School Program, Teen Court and Peer Court, Family Resource Centers (Family Literacy and Parenting Education), and Academic Scholarships.

    Adopt a School and Volunteer Program

  • Board's attorney moves to dismiss federal lawsuit

    An attorney for the Brunswick County Board of Education has filed a motion in U.S. District Court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Brunswick County schools employee in August.

    Kathleen Tanner, the board of education’s attorney, filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit Sept. 25.

    “We have asked the court to dismiss the entire lawsuit, because Ms. Williams has failed to state a claim of discrimination or retaliation,” Tanner wrote in an e-mail to the Beacon.

    “We will look for a ruling from the court in the next six months or so.”

  • Superintendent's corner: Teacher workdays--What takes place?

    For parents, teacher workdays are often inconvenient because of work schedules and the difficulty of finding day care for children. For staff, it is a critical day where staff can continuously review the information available to improve the teaching and learning process.

    Hopefully, the information provided in this edition of “Superintendent’s Corner” will allow parents and the community to see that teacher workdays expand 21st Century teaching opportunities in our classrooms.

  • AGs office to mediate public records dispute with town, local contractor

    It has been more than three months since Kevin Alderman requested public records from the town of Holden Beach, and the N.C. Attorney General’s Office is now involved.

    Since first sending the request to Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett in June, Alderman has not received any requested records.

    On June 13, Alderman, the president of Alderman Brothers Construction Inc., requested official documents from the town regarding the Holden Beach Harbor dredging project.

  • Ocean Isle Beach has annual Trash Bash

    The Ocean Isle Beach Property Owners Association had its annual Trash Bash Saturday morning.

    Bob Calhoun, chairperson, said 353 volunteers helped make a clean sweep of the island and collected about 1,500 pounds of trash.

    “We were blessed with good weather and everybody had a good time,” he said.

    Calhoun said 15 teams were given specific sections of the island so all areas could be cleaned.

  • Aldermen positive about SAFER grant, set vote

    SHALLOTTE—Aldermen aren’t going to hire four full-time firefighters but say they are inclined take advantage of a federal grant for new personnel by hiring two part-time employees and two full-time employees.

    The rest of the grant money would pay the salaries of two part-timers who are already on staff.

    Aldermen said at Tuesday’s pre-agenda meeting they would like people who’ve called about addressing the board to have their say at next week’s regular board meeting. They delayed the vote until then.

  • Board discusses next steps toward vision plan

    SHALLOTTE—The board of aldermen talked about the next steps toward achieving the goals of the town’s vision plan during its pre-agenda meeting Tuesday night.

    Town planner Chris Rogers informed the town board the planning board has recommended extending the plan’s boundaries to include Mulberry Creek and adding the area to the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) land use plan.