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Today's News

  • Jack Jack 180 brings pop and rock covers back to Leland for Sept 21 concert at town park

    Jack Jack 180 returns to Leland Municipal Park play to the first Concerts on the Coast fall show Thursday, Sept. 21.

    It is a return to Leland for the group that was one of the headlining bands of Leland’s summer concert series at the Municipal Park in 2016.

    The four piece band includes Sara McDaris of Kenly on lead vocals and keyboard; Jim Price of Hickory, lead guitar, keyboards and vocals; Eric Hickman of Wilmington, bass guitar, keyboard and vocals; and Don Spiers of Bogalusa, La. on drums and vocals.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 9

    Debra Pearce McCoy, 57, of Blake Circle, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired.

    Lawrence Ronald Burns, 33, of South 16th Street, Wilmington, was arrested on simple affray and disorderly conduct warrants.

    Daniel James Blake, 31, of Glendale Street, was arrested on charges of simple affray and disorderly conduct by fighting.

  • How was your hurricane weekend?

    A little more than a week ago, I had the chance to break out on a long weekend and bounce up and down the East Coast on a four-day trip that took me to two of the biggest cities in the U.S.: New York City and Clemson, S.C., on a football weekend.

    A couple years ago, I lived out a childhood dream of going to New York to catch David Letterman’s show before he finally closed up shop and grew a giant, white beard.

    On this trip, I was again reliving my youth by going to see guitar legend Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden.

  • District court docket for Sept. 5, 6, 7 and 8

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 5, 6, 7 and 8 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 5

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Know your rights in nursing homes

    By Jennifer Stuart

    Guest Columnist

    "Please don’t put me in a nursing home” is a sentiment I hear often from my senior clients. Many people seem to equate nursing homes with captivity and the end of all freedom. Realistically, though, as we live longer than our predecessors, often with various disabilities and debilitating health problems, nursing homes will eventually become the only option for many of us.

  • You decide: What is the good and bad in today’s economy?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Although my late mother never finished high school, she still was a wise person. One of her favorite sayings was, there are two sides to every story. Of course when I tried to use this logic after I disobeyed one of her rules, she would reply, “There are exceptions!”

  • September is National Recovery Month

    By Rocky Atkinson

    Guest Columnist

    Since our son’s death of a drug overdose almost five years ago Oct. 10, 2012, an additional 200,000 men and women have died as a result of the same disease, an addiction to drugs and alcohol. At the time of Patrick’s passing, the tsunami of death because of addiction was just reaching shore. Many were already dead or dying, but the worst was yet to come.

  • An extended editor’s note in lieu of a lengthy column

    As some readers may know already, the Beacon isn’t printed here in Shallotte. Since our press shut down in 2011, the fine folks at The News & Record in Greensboro have been helping us bring our print edition to readers each week via the U.S. Postal Service and more than 50 racks we have in and around Brunswick County.

    By the end of this month, Greensboro’s press will have shut down as well, shifting its duties — including the printing of the Beacon — to its neighboring newspaper’s press at The Winston-Salem Journal.

  • It is not too late to prepare for 2017 hurricane season

    Even before Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma wrought their devastation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has the potential to be extremely active — maybe the most active since 2010. In the first nine weeks of the 2017 season, which runs through Nov. 30, there were six named storms — twice as many as would typically form by early August.

  • Carolina Shores rescinds state of emergency

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners last week rescinded the town’s state of emergency and took a closer look at issues spurred by Hurricane Irma.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the monthly commissioners meeting last Thursday, Sept. 14, there was about a half-inch of flooding at Oakbark Court, Sunfield and Palmer drives.

    Overall, he added, none of the town’s developments faced flooding except for some garages and at Northwest Drive and Gate 5.