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Today's News

  • Take a gamble on Rotary Club’s 12th Las Vegas Night

    It’s a sure bet every January.

    For the past dozen years, the Shallotte Rotary Club has been on a roll with its annual fundraiser, scheduled this year from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at a new location — Planet Fun at 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    With its festive array of food and Vegas-style games, this year’s 12th annual gambler’s delight once again promises to be a sell-out with games including black jack, craps, roulette, Texas hold ‘em and horse races.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Jan. 18-22 2017

     Sunset Beach Police Department

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

    Jan. 18

    Fake $100 bill passed at Sarah’s Kitchen.

    Jan. 20

    Breaking and entering reported at a house off Egret Drive where a laptop and TV were stolen.

    Cornelius T. Staton, 24, of Big Neck Road was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Onslow County.

    Jan. 21

    Someone took a Monster Energy Drink from Minuteman 14 store.

  • Leland plans engineering study of flood-prone streets

    LELAND — Residents in Magnolia Greens and Waterford are looking for the town’s help to solve their flooding problems.

    Rick Hamilton, a Parkmore Court resident, came to the Thursday, Jan. 19, town board meeting and said he has had water 26 inches deep at his residence twice since he moved there Aug. 29, 2016.

  • Rep. Hamilton named to state position

    Gov. Roy Cooper has pulled District 18 Rep. Susi Hamilton, D-Wilmington, out of her seat to serve in his administration as Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

    The Brunswick County and New Hanover County Democratic Parties are selecting a nominee to replace her.

    A Thursday, Jan. 19, news release from the governor’s office announced Cooper chose Hamilton for the administrative position.

  • Sunset Beach stays mute on firearms theft

    SUNSET BEACH — If townspeople were relying on the town for information, they would have never known about the theft last month of firearms and ammunition from the vehicle of Interim Police Chief Joe Smith.

    Since Smith’s Dec. 5 report of the incident to the Shallotte Police Department, nothing has officially been said in four subsequent Sunset Beach Town Council meetings, except for comments by councilmen Richard Cerrato and Mark Benton at the board’s Jan. 9 and Jan. 17 meetings.

  • Dosher office relocates

    After nearly five years at 250 E. 11th St. in Southport, Dosher Patient Accounts is relocating to the hospital at 924 N. Howe St.

    Effective Friday, Jan. 27, the department will be on the second floor of the hospital, just off the elevators. This is space that had been occupied by Cardiac Rehabilitation, which relocated to the new Dosher Wellness Center last summer.

    For more information on patient accounts, call 457-3810.

  • Red Cross needs winter blood donations

    Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.

    Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel because of inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. Despite the weather, hospital patients still rely on transfusions.

  • BFA commodities distribution Feb. 9

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will have its commodities distribution Thursday, Feb. 9, at The Brunswick Beacon, 208 Smith Ave., Shallotte.

    Clients picking up their commodities should first report to BFA, in the Shallotte Big Lots parking lot, to check in.

  • Greenway, bike and paddle trail plan open house set for Monday

    The Brunswick County Planning Department will host an open house for comments on the Brunswick County Greenway, Bikeway, & Paddle Trail Plan final draft Jan. 30.

    The planning department has sought residents’ interest in biking, walking, kayaking, wildlife and preserving natural resources to help with creating plans for walking trails, bike routes, paddle trails and resource preservation.

  • Leland operating room applications face opposition

    BOLIVIA — A public hearing Jan. 20 for input on two applications for state approval of an outpatient surgery center drew a large contingent of J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital supporters who saw the plans as a threat to the Southport medical center’s survival.

    North Carolina’s 2016 State Medical Facilities Plan recommended one additional operating room was needed in Brunswick County.

    The county has seven operating rooms: five at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center and two at Dosher Memorial Hospital.