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Today's News

  • Trojans lose in second round of football playoffs

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The Jacksonville Cardinals defeated the West Brunswick Trojans 28-12 in the second round of the 3AA football playoffs Friday, Nov 25.

    Jacksonville proved to be a formidable foe for the Trojans, the No. 1 seed in the East who finished 9-4. The Cardinals, the No. 5 seed, improved to 9-4 and will face No. 2 seed Lee County (12-1) in the third round.

    The Cardinals featured two speedy running backs and the team was averaging 35 points a game coming into this contest.

  • 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.

    Nov. 10

    Obtaining property by false pretense and common law forgery by paying with fake checks.

    Nov. 11

    Jacquelyn Rose White, 27, was arrested on charges of simple possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

    Waleska Esquilin Rivera, 34, was arrested on a larceny charge.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past three weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 2

    Vandalism of vehicles parked in the Wal-Mart parking lot causing $800 damage.

    Nov. 3

    Simple physical assault at China Buffet at Shallotte Crossing.

    Nov. 4

    Shoplifting $75 in tobacco products from Tobacco Road Outlet on Main Street.

  • If Leland and Belville ever find a way to work together, I’ll eat my shoe

    A couple weeks back, I got some news I thought I’d never hear.

    I was told officials from Leland and Belville had come to an agreement to partner on putting an ABC store within Leland’s town limits.

    Right then when I heard the words “Leland” and “Belville” and “agreement” I should have trusted my instincts and known it was too good to be true.

  • Trustees OK live project for welding technology department

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees approved a request from the Welding Technology Department to have a live project through which students create projects in the classroom and sell their goods.

    With funds from the project, students will be able to create a special account allowing them to replenish their goods and to make more items in class, board member Gene Steadman said during the board’s regular meeting Nov. 17. Other live projects, like a plant sale by the horticulture department, exist already on campus, he said.

  • GSATS visits Shallotte for transportation study input, offer online participation

    SHALLOTTE — The Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) hosted an open house meeting on long-range transportation planning Nov. 16 at Shallotte Town Hall.

    About 20 visitors dropped in at the town aldermen’s’ meeting room to share their interests.

    While the number of participants wasn’t huge for a Wednesday lunchtime meeting, GSATS encourages participating online through the project WikiMap, an interactive mapping application that allows users to pinpoint areas to identify transportation issues at tinyurl.com/GSATSwikimap.

  • Old Fayetteville Road multi-use path design changes plans again

    LELAND — The road to a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville continues to be long and winding for Leland officials.

    Town board members decided at their Thursday, Nov. 17, meeting if the project was a path they wanted to continue following.

    The Old Fayetteville Road multi-use path was submitted to the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) in 2013. The WMPO received federal funding for pedestrian projects, which would be funded with approval of the project design by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

  • Shallotte starts meetings with NCDOT on street realignments

    SHALLOTTE — Planning for realigning Wall Street and Shallotte Avenue where they intersect with Main Street began the three-year process to construction with a North Carolina Department of Transportation meeting with Shallotte officials Nov. 14.

    The project has a let date, to go out to contractor bid, in August 2019.

    “It’s still in the preliminary stages,” Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard said of the meeting, adding town officials first met with NCDOT representatives earlier this year to select an engineer to design the realignment.

  • Election protest delays ballot canvass

    A protest delayed the completion of the Brunswick County Board of Elections’ canvass of the Nov. 8 general election results.

    Brunswick County Republican Party chairman Joe Agovino of Southport filed the protest Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17, saying state General Statute 163-82.1 was violated.

  • Man arrested in 2001 Oak Island sex crimes involving child

    A Burlington man is accused of sex crimes involving a child that happened 16 years ago in Oak Island.

    Alamance County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 45-year-old James Floyd Cameron at his Baptist Church Loop Road home Nov. 18 on two felony charges: indecent liberties with a child and committing a crime against nature.

    According to warrants issued by Oak Island police June 6, 2004, Cameron committed the sex crimes when he was 30 against a victim younger than 16 between June 1, 2001, and Aug. 1, 2001.