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Today's News

  • Wedded at the Walmart

    SHALLOTTE— Susan Ludlum and Wayne Brandenburg knew they wanted to get married and they knew the perfect place—right where they met.

    Walmart of Shallotte.

    At 2 p.m. on Feb. 14, Ludlum and Brandenburg were married in Walmart’s Site to Store section. The wedding was a first for the local store, but not a first for the chain.

    For the couple, it made sense to get married where they met. Five years ago, Ludlum worked as a cashier there where she met Brandenburg.

  • Hearing on landfill expansion continued until March

    BOLIVIA—A hearing to consider whether to allow county officials to expand its existing construction and demolition landfill will continue once again next month.

    After eight hours of continuing testimony Monday, members of the Brunswick County Planning Board have recessed the hearing until 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 14.

    The March hearing will be the fifth time planning board members will meet to hear testimony to determine if they will grant the county the special exception permit needed to move forward with the landfill expansion.

  • Beacon to honor citizens, watchdogs with Sunshine Week First Amendment award

    For journalists, our March Madness has nothing to do with college basketball and everything to do with freedom of information. Well, except for sports writers. Obviously.

    For us journalists a little more on the nerdy side, our March Madness is Sunshine Week—a week in March where we dedicate pretty much everything we do to freedom of information and the public’s right to know.

    Instead of bracketology, think FOIA-tology. Too cheesy? Sometimes I just can’t help myself.

  • Sex offender registry application available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

    RALEIGH—A new iTunes application allows anyone to track and view registered sex offenders in North Carolina by using a mobile device.

    The North Carolina Department of Justice recently unveiled an application, or app, to view the North Carolina Sex Offenders Registry on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

    Users can also track registered sex offenders with the same app.

    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said the sex offender registry app has been downloaded by more than 18,000 people since it went live Jan. 31.

  • Update: Man killed in fatal wreck is from Sunset Beach

    N.C. State Highway Patrol officials did not have all the available information about a fatal wreck in Supply when the Beacon went to press last week.

    Last Monday, Feb. 6, a Sunset Beach man was killed in a fatal wreck on U.S. 17 in Supply in front of Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Larceny on Oak Street in Ash; suspect stole a 300-gallon barrel from victim’s property.

    •Larceny on Makatoka Road in Supply; suspect stole $157 in cash from victim.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Meadowlark Lane in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s home through the back door and stole a 10-speed bike, valued at $200.

  • Commissioners to have annual budget retreat this week

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners will have their annual budget retreat this week.

    Commissioners have scheduled the two-day workshop for 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Both budget sessions will be in the second-floor conference room in the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building at the county complex in Bolivia.

  • 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 Feb. 6-12, ACE deputies issued 132 total traffic violations and other charges Deputies charged six suspects with driving while impaired (DWI). Deputies patrolled Longwood, Supply, Leland, Southport, Winnabow, Calabash and Ash.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Gwendolyn Chavis, 46, of 820 Fairway Drive, Longs, S.C., was charged with DWI and open container.

  • Sheriff’s sergeant cleared in shooting; returns to work

    BOLIVIA—District Attorney Jon David said a sheriff’s deputy who used deadly force during a domestic dispute last December was justified in the shooting.

    On Monday, David released his opinion following a State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) investigation into Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Tully.

    David cleared Tully in a Dec. 26 shooting, saying, “Tully’s actions were justified and the need for deadly force was authorized.”

  • West basketball video Feb. 13