Today's News

  • Where do Brunswick County’s homeless go in rainy, cold weather?

    The Rev. Donna Phelps

    Guest Columnist

    It’s raining and where do I go?

    This question came to mind today as I watched the rain pour down my windshield in the old Streetreach van. To be honest, the elements won’t be a walk in the park, but everyone has walked in the rain at some point. It’s natural. From the richest of the rich to the poorest of the poor, the rain lands on everyone’s head from time to time.

  • Seasonal sickness is a cruddy thing to deal with

    It started with a twinge, then the tickle of a noxious feather at the back of my throat.

    Like most people, I survived Thanksgiving without overdosing on turkey or hanging out with germy people. So I thought.

    But promptly on the following back-to-work Monday, everything started to change.

    I tried chasing the obnoxious thing with assorted liquids and Campbell’s Homestyle Chicken Noodle soup to no avail.

  • No more excuses for DWI

    Almost every week, the Brunswick County Criminal District Court docket is chock-full of driving while impaired charges.

    Of the DWI collisions that made headlines in the Beacon in the past year, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol reported four as fatal, including a Dec. 10 crash in Supply.

  • Women accused of taking more than $27K in items from store

    Four women are accused of stealing more than $27,000 in merchandise from the Dollar General in Supply where they worked.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested Denise Marie Davis, 34, of Supply; Cheryl Brown Hickman, 44, of Shallotte; Donna Gail Norton-Espinoza, 37, of Supply; and Kimberly Danielle Rhodes, 25, of Shallotte, each on a larceny by employee charge.

  • Man faces first-degree burglary charge in Supply break-in

    A Sunset Beach man is accused of breaking into an apartment in Supply while five people, including two children, were there.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 24-year-old Coty Allen Gales, of Lula Street, on a first-degree burglary charge, two felony probation violations and a parole violation Dec. 18.

    A warrant shows Gales broke into the apartment on Holden Beach Road between 2 and 2:30 a.m. Dec. 14 with the intent to commit felony assault and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • Man accused of calling 911, threatening to shoot public safety officers

    A Shallotte man is accused of calling 911 to threaten to shoot firefighters and a police officer.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 57-year-old Joseph Franklin Cartrette, of Pigott Road, on two counts of communicating threats and a charge of 911 system misuse.

    Cartrette called 911 just before 3 p.m. Dec. 18, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:44 a.m. Dec. 22, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • Southport man facing drug charges held on $4.5M bail

    A Southport man facing cocaine and marijuana charges is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $4.5 million bail.

    Terrance Leon Washington, 34, was arrested Dec. 15 and charged with maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, conspiring to sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, conspiring to traffic in cocaine, seven counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and five misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:04 a.m. Dec. 20, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • Police seek man in Shallotte Wal-Mart theft

    Detectives are looking for a man who stole money from Shallotte’s Wal-Mart at 1:18 p.m. Dec. 19.

    They did not say how much was taken or provide a detailed description of the man with photos included in a Shallotte Police Department Facebook post about the crime Dec. 20.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Sgt. John Holman or Detective Cory McLamb at 754-6008.