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Today's News

  • Across the Aisle: Burr addresses healthcare reform, president's speech

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories focused on healthcare reform and other issues before Congress. Next week’s Beacon will feature an interview about healthcare reform with Democrat U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, who represents North Carolina’s seventh congressional district.

  • Calabash commissioners narrow down list of candidates for town administrator

    Calabash commissioners narrow down list of candidates for town administrator

    BY LAURA LEWIS

    STAFF WRITER

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have whittled the list of administrative candidates to nine. They will be interviewed soon.

    At a Sept. 10 meeting, commissioners discussed guidelines in the search for a new town administrator including how to conduct background checks.

    Mayor Anthony Clemmons said they’ve got quality people on the list.

  • Tribute paid on eighth anniversary of 9/11 in Brunswick County

    On the eighth anniversary of 9/11, Legionnaires once again joined Lions on the N.C. 130 overpass in Shallotte to remind everyone to remember a tragic, sacred day in U.S. history.

    Russ Polizzotti of American Legion Post 503 in Calabash once again was among those taking time to wave flags and at passing motorists on U.S. 17 down below.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Police charged Daniel W. Bay, 43, of 6650 Ocean Highway, Ocean Isle Beach, with driving while impaired, open container, driving while license revoked and no insurance.

    •Police charged Louis J. Rowan III, 48, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    K-9 deputies answered 9 calls, wrote 20 uniform citations and made 16 drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

    •David Butler Smith, 25, of 304 Glenwood Drive, Elizabethtown; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following individuals last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Glenn Frank Hubbard Jr., 31, of 314 Amhurst Ave., High Point; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Property damage on Boones Neck Road in Supply; suspect removed mailbox from its post.

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Calabash; suspect stole a $300 tiller from victim’s business.

    •Larceny on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; suspect stole medication, aftershave, hair product and beer from victim’s business.

  • DA clears deputy in fatal shooting

    District Attorney Rex Gore cleared Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradley Hardee in last Sunday’s fatal shooting.

    Hardee had been on administrative duty since Sunday, Sept. 6, when he shot and killed 49-year-old Alton Walters after attempting to arrest him during a domestic call, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said.

  • It's a game, people, not a crime

    Even with everything that’s wrong with the world, there’s always a vocal minority among us that chooses to direct its anger at the most bizarre, inconsequential things.

    The latest pseudo-crisis among entertainment freaks is the release of Guitar Hero 5 featuring the likeness of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.