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Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

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

    •Shoplifting at Walmart; suspect attempted to steal two 32-inch TVs.

    •Rogelio Magana Hernandez, 28, of 43 Brooks Court, Shallotte, was charged with DWI, flee/elude and careless and reckless. Suspect was traveling northbound on U.S. 17 at approximately 95 mph and increased speed to more than 100 mph.

  • Thefts, arrests in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police reported the following arrests and incidents, including larcenies.

    Luis Mendoza Bermudez, 53, of 7219 Dale Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested for larceny on Dec. 29

    Russell Edward Canady, 47, of 546 Market St., Shallotte, was arrested Jan. 3 for a domestic violence order violation.

    On Dec. 16, a mailbox was reported torn out of the ground at a residence on Live Oak Drive and thrown into a car windshield.

  • Carolina Shores board ready to interview candidates

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners is coming closer to finding a new commissioner to fill a board vacancy.

    At their first, monthly pre-agenda meeting for 2012 on Tuesday, the board agreed to have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 to narrow down the list of candidates and interview finalists.

    The seat, with two years remaining in its term, was left vacant after former town commissioner Walter Goodenough was elected mayor Nov. 8.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council meeting Monday night, Jan. 9

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach Town Council will meet in regular session next Monday night, Jan. 9.

    The meeting was delayed a week because of the New Year’s holiday.

    A pre-agenda workshop is set for 6:45 p.m.

    The meeting will take place a 7 p.m. in town council chambers on Sunset Boulevard.

     

  • Longtime businessman poised to launch scallops-processing plant

    SHALLOTTE POINT—It’s just a matter of time.

    In a few more weeks, Lloyd Milliken plans to launch a new scallops-processing facility at his longtime business and oyster house on Village Point Road that he says should provide about 25 new, local jobs.

    Overall, Milliken said as he led an informal tour of the future facility last week, the new enterprise will mean about 100 jobs over the next six months, including work the enterprise will be providing in Florida.

  • Happy New Year: Calabash bonfire ushers in 2012

    CALABASH—Times Square has its ball that fell at midnight this past New Year’s weekend. Calabash, on the other hand, has its lighted anchor.

    That’s what Calabash Mayor Mary Knight had to say about the boat anchor, wrapped in festive lights as it waited, suspended on a post, to be dropped at midnight during the town’s first New Year’s Eve celebration and bonfire next to the Calabash River last Saturday night.

  • Noted Calabash missionary passes away

    CALABASH—The Seafood Capital is mourning the loss of another special person.

    Elizabeth McMurray, a missionary who first came to Calabash in the 1930s, died Dec. 29 at the age of 102 at an assisted living facility in Fayetteville.

    McMurray and Jettie Odell came to Calabash to teach Bible school and administer to the spiritual needs of people in Calabash, Gause Landing and Tar Landing.

  • Donations for Longwood fire victims accepted at State Employees Credit Union

    Donations for Frances and Nathaniel Stevenson, a Longwood couple who lost everything in a devastating house fire, are being accepted at the State Employees Credit Union.

    Anyone interested in helping the Stevensons can make a donation in their name at the Shallotte State Employees Credit Union branch on U.S. 17 across from Jones Ford.

    The Stevensons have a place to stay temporarily, but they are in need of household items, a family member wrote to the Beacon.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole parts off two mopeds and stole three mopeds.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Dare Street; suspect kicked in victim’s front door and stole two TVs, a computer and a checkbook.

    •Burglary on Lanvale Road in Leland; suspect attempted to enter victim’s residence.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office ACE roundup

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Dec. 26, 2011, through Jan. 1, 2012, ACE deputies performed 359 traffic stops, resulting in 122 total traffic violations. Deputies also made six arrests. 

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Katrina McDonald, 29, of 409 Glendale Court, Leland, was charged with driving while impaired.

    •Kendrick Bethea, 26, of Blue Teal St., Supply, was charged with driving while impaired.