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Today's News

  • Action during spring break
  • Business growth continues with new restaurants in Brunswick Forest

    Two new businesses cemented plans to grow in Leland with a groundbreaking ceremony April 4.

    Two restaurants will share space in a new retail/office building on Turlington Avenue across from The Joyce Irish Pub in The Villages of Brunswick Forest.

    The Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar & Sports Pub and A.M. Deli & Diner were the first tenants announced when representatives of Chambliss and Rabil Contractors Inc. hosted the shovel ceremony.

  • ‘No parking’ signs added on Leland streets

    LELAND — Town staff are following through on enforcing a parking ordinance along Leland’s streets by installing “no parking” signs throughout town, which has finally gotten the attention of residents.

    At the town board’s agenda meeting April 18, commissioners discussed whether the wave of signs was too much enforcement all at once.

  • Federation launches inaugural Adopt an Oyster program

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation launched a new Adopt an Oyster program this month to support its 2017 oyster restoration projects.

    Participants can adopt oysters for $5 each or $40 for a dozen. They can opt to receive updates about their adopted oyster by text or email.

    Throughout the federation’s restoration season, the donor will receive four updates about the oyster’s experience, from the recycled shell to a young adult beginning to filter water.

  • If you’re going to use the Internet, use all of it

    Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner recently said, “Nobody’s got to use the Internet” to defend his vote to eliminate privacy protections put in place at the end of President Obama’s term so your Internet provider couldn’t sell your personal information without at least offering you a way to opt out.

  • Linemen recognized by electric co-ops

    Electric cooperatives established lineman appreciation day in April to thank them for their hard work during arguably their best month of the year.

    It’s the month they can hope the chance of ice storms are over, the days only reach temperatures in the 70s and hurricane season is still months away.

    The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s 900 districts recognize it on the second Monday in April.

    Since 2013, Congress has recognized April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina House of Representatives, we had a record number of bills filed, we met constantly in committees with full agendas and we had two long floor sessions before adjourning for an Easter break.

  • You decide: Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    We are again involved in a debate about health insurance for those not covered by their employer, Medicare, Medicaid or other groups. Many want to replace the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) that addresses the uninsured, but consensus on a replacement has not been found.

  • Holiday wishes are always meant for all Beacon readers

    Last week, the banner across the top of our front page read to all who saw it, “Happy Easter!” It’s something we’ve put at the top of the paper every Easter since I’ve been at the helm of the Beacon’s newsroom. It’s also something we do for other holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day last month.

    The sentiment was meant for all who read it, regardless of their beliefs. We hoped even those who don’t celebrate this Christian holiday would enjoy it anyway. Truly, no discrimination was intimated or implied.

  • Inlet clearing necessary now and routinely in future

    Last month, at least a half dozen people including local boat captains attended a Holden Beach Board of Commissioners meeting to share concerns they have about the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which needs to be dredged, and soon.