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Today's News

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 5-3 in soccer

     

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 5-3 in a non-conference girls’ soccer game March 10 at North.

    A different player scored each of the Trojans’ five goals as they improved to 3-0-1. For North, sophomore Marissa Speary scored all its goals.

    West arrived later than expected and had a 5-minute warm-up before the game began. Speary then stunned the Trojans when she scored within the first 5 minutes.

    West slowly regrouped and scored four straight goals in the final 13 minutes of the half.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 3

    Forgery and uttering by someone changing a prescription to a different date.

    March 4

    Barbara Lynn Casey, 53, 1818 Seaside Road SW, Sunset Beach, cited for shoplifting $118.98 in clothing from Belk.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a backpack, which included miscellaneous items valued at $845, from a vehicle.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 1

    Breaking and entering – non-forced entry, larceny of $500 in electronics from a Serenity Lane residence.

    March 5

    Aggravated assault on Marker 55 Drive.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 2

    Two-vehicle crash at U.S. 17 North and Village Road resulting in property damage.

    March 3

    Breaking and entering and damage to real property by two juveniles at a Basin Street residence.

    Breaking and entering and damage to real property by two juveniles at an Orleans Street residence.

  • Leland looks to legislature for end of H2GO, start of regional ABC Board

    Leland officials will send state legislators two requests to revoke the charter for H2GO and permit an ABC store in North Brunswick County.

    At a Thursday, March 5, workshop, the Leland town board approved a resolution asking the General Assembly to dissolve Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer Sanitary District H2GO.

    A second resolution asks the legislature to amend ABC Commission rules to provide Leland with a permit for an ABC store.

  • Church shelters on county meeting agenda

    Brunswick County commissioners will hear firsthand the process for allowing churches to shelter the homeless in emergency situations at their March 16 meeting.

    Reggie Hucks, Brunswick County chief building inspector and director of code administration, and Scott Garner, Brunswick County fire marshal, will present the process guidelines created Feb. 20.

  • Our long county-al nightmare is over

    I hope everyone will join me at the March 16 Brunswick County commissioners meeting at its new time, 5:45 p.m.

    Feel free to come a little later if you would like as the board will be in closed session first thing, then the real excitement will take place beginning around 6:30 p.m.

    Commissioners decided last month to right a wrong and go back to their closed session-first schedule that I have fervently advocated for the past year or so.

    I guess you could say I’m taking a victory lap here in the pages of the Beacon — but just a quick one.

  • Navassa woman charged with filing false report involving her child

     A Navassa woman faces charges after claiming her parents abducted her child.

    Navassa Police Officer Barry Perez arrested 18-year-old Deborah Sparkman on Thursday, March 5, and charged her with filing a false police report.

    Initailly, Sparkman reported her parents, David and Geraldine Autry of Leland, abducted her child, a warrant shows.

  • Realtors’ association sets legislative goals for 2015

     SUPPLY — Local Realtors convened this week to discuss a way that North Carolina coastal communities can secure a funding source for beach nourishment projects.

    The Brunswick County Association of Realtors hosted the 2015 Impact Breakfast at 101 Stone Chimney Place on Monday, March 9, to set its legislative goals for 2015 and review housing statistics from 2014.

    Association of Realtors CEO Steve Candler presented the legislative goals after Rep. Frank Iler shared a legislative update with the crowd.

  • County and college team to offer flight medic prep course

     CAROLINA SHORES — The helicopter landing on one of Brunswick Community College’s satellite campuses Tuesday, March 10, wasn’t by accident.

    Brunswick Community College and county officials welcomed the helicopter — and more than 50 students — from four different states for a flight paramedic preparation course.