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Today's News

  • Calabash minds own new business activity

    CALABASH — The business climate is brisk in the Seafood Capital, with new businesses and new activity under way.

    This past weekend, a soft opening launched the new Coastal Craft Beverage Co. craft beer bottle shop and tasting room at 10080 Beach Drive.

    The Boundary House Restaurant owners are planning a new eatery, tentatively being called “The Original,” at the former Coleman’s restaurant site overlooking the Calabash River at 9931 Nance St.

  • BCAR: Market remains hot through dog days of summer

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to show steady growth in sales, prices and total sales volume over last year, according to statistics released Aug. 21 by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to demonstrate sustained, healthy growth across the board,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “July saw increases in new listings, units sold, average sales price and total sales volume.”

  • National Audubon Society sues to stop OIB terminal groin

    The National Audubon Society has challenged the Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin project by filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    The Southern Environmental Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of the National Audubon Society on Monday in United States District Court, challenging the corps’ permit authorizing the town to build the terminal groin.

  • New retail shopping center construction under way

    LELAND — Retail growth is on the rise in Leland as three Westgate Marketplace shell buildings have gone up next to the Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

    “The whole center should be online by November,” said Jack Kilbourne of Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co., the developer.

    The 32,000-square-foot shopping center sits on 4.5 acres and includes a seven-suite 17,200-square-foot building, an 8,000-square-foot four-suite building and a 3,600-square-foot two-suite building. Construction began in late April.

  • Supply man dies in single-vehicle crash

    A single-vehicle crash killed a Supply man Saturday night.

    Tyler Lee Dandron, 24, was driving his 2008 two-door Nissan Altima west when he ran off the right side of the road in the 2600 block of Boone’s Neck Road at 9:34 p.m., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Inman said.

    Dandron lost control of the car and struck a chain link fence. His vehicle kept going and struck some large PVC water pipes stacked in a yard, caused it to go slightly airborne. His car then hit and came to rest under a tractor-trailer parked in the same yard.

  • Two towns lack enough candidates to fill open seats

    Correction

    The story published on pages 9A and 10A of the July 27 edition contained an error.

    Patricia “Pat” Kwiatkowski filed to run for a seat on the Holden Beach Board of Commissioners on July 19. The Beacon regrets and apologizes for the error.

    By Brian Slattery and Laura Lewis

    Staff Writers

  • Chamber unveils economic data dashboard

    Building Brunswick business is the goal of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s new workforce and economic website, which was scheduled to be unveiled Wednesday.

    The South Brunswick Business Development Committee, formerly the Committee of 100, funded the new economic dashboard.

    The Business Development Committee, established in 2014, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit administered by the chamber.

  • Holden Beach woman wins $200K in lottery

    A Holden Beach woman won $200,000 in her first time playing the lottery.

    North Carolina Education Lottery officials said Bonnie Cox carried the scratch-off ticket around for more than a week before she discovered it was a winner.

    “I just put it in my purse and forgot about it,” Cox said in a news release. “I only remembered to scratch it, because it was getting in the way when I was looking for something.”

  • Deputy Boulder earns red vest, becomes part of certified team

    BOLIVIA— Brunswick County Sheriff’s Sgt. T.K. Nowell has a new four-legged partner by her side.

    Boulder, a 3-year-old golden retriever, is the sheriff’s office’s newest K9, and has been working with Nowell since April.

    Boulder came to the sheriff’s office through the paws4people organization out of Wilmington.

    On Tuesday morning, Boulder received his red vest during a ceremony signifying he and Nowell had passed their Public Access Tests that ensure both are up-to-date on commands and Boulder’s behaviors on the job.

  • Sunset Beach OKs Jaguar’s Lair settlement, delays park use guidelines

    SUNSET BEACH — Following a closed session Tuesday, Sunset Beach Town Council unanimously voted to accept settlement and subdivision improvements agreements involving the Jaguar’s Lair bond litigation.

    Town Attorney Grady Richardson said the settlement agreement involves the town, Bond Safeguard Insurance Co. and Jaguar’s Lair developer Coastal Communities at Ocean Ridge Plantation LLC.

    Richardson said there are two other entities in the proposed settlement agreement: Angels Trace Investments LLC and Jaguar’s Lair Golf LLC.