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Today's News

  • GOP sweep: How Brunswick County was won

    Editor’s note: This is a first in a series of post-election stories analyzing the 2010 Midterm Election.

    For Brunswick County Republicans, Tuesday, Nov. 2, was a good day.

    On the national stage, Republicans regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives with a 60-seat power shift, the greatest mid-term shift since 1938, and narrowed the margin in the U.S. Senate, picking up six seats.

  • Four years in the making, David wins chance to serve as DA for 13th District

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part feature series with district attorney-elect Jon David.

    Jon David has set lofty goals for himself before even being sworn in as district attorney.

    Days after David’s election victory over Whiteville defense attorney Butch Pope, David sat down with the Beacon to discuss his victory, as well as his plans moving forward.

  • Shallotte man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender

    A Shallotte man was arrested this week, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson April Stanley said Robert Keith Cooper was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 3, after the North Carolina Probation and Parole department received anonymous information he was living in the Supply area.

    Stanley said Cooper had been wanted by deputies since late September.

  • County looks to curbside, countywide recycling in 2011

    Brunswick County residents could have curbside recycling as early as July 2011.

    Brunswick County Commissioners previously sought out bids for recycling contracts, but ultimately decided to defer until next fiscal year before beginning with a countywide recycling contract.

    Commissioners discussed recycling proposals at their Nov. 1 meeting, and have scheduled an informational meeting for municipalities for 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at county commissioners chambers in Bolivia.

  • VA outreach clinic: Bidding ends for physicians

    Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said while some details still need to be ironed out, she is excited for the opening of the Veterans Affairs outreach clinic in Brunswick County.

    Initially slated to open in fall 2010, Hartsell said the clinic, as well as a pilot transportation program, will likely open early next year.

    “I would be surprised if they were able to do it before the first of the year,” Hartsell said.

    VA officials accepted bid applications from physicians from Sept. 27 through Oct. 20.

  • Carolina Shores is sponsoring a photo contest

    The town of Carolina Shores is sponsoring a photo contest. Share your photography talents with the rest of the community. Photos of parks, trails, community events and favorite places in the town are all welcome.

    Deadline is Nov. 19. Awards will be presented on Dec. 6 at the Carolina Shores town hall, 200 Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores, at the board of commissioners meeting. A $25 gift certificate to Food Lion will be awarded to four winners.

     

    Contest rules

  • Carolina Shores administrator, P&Z chairman leaving positions

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town administrator Linda Herncane and town planning and zoning board chairman Jim Parsch are both leaving their positions.

    The announcements were made at the Nov. 4 Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.

    Herncane, reading from a prepared statement at the end of the monthly meeting Thursday afternoon, said she is retiring for health reasons that she attributed to being summoned to court last June.

    Herncane said it was the lowest point in her 12.5-year career with the town.

  • Farewell, Madame Speaker. Man up, Mr. (presumptive) Speaker-Elect

    San Francisco could have represented both London and Paris in Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities” last week.

    It was the best of times as the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series title after defeating the Texas Rangers four games to one.

  • 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:

    •Assault on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect hit victim with a glass bottle.

    •Armed robbery, larceny and assault on Shell Point Road in Shallotte; suspect pointed a gun at victim and demanded money. The suspect stole $180 from victim.

  • Local shrimpers eligible to file claims related to BP oil spill

    East Coast shrimpers are eligible to file claims relating to BP’s oil spill in April off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a memo e-mailed Friday by the Southern Shrimp Alliance.

    “Everyone knows that the BP oil spill has affected shrimping in the Gulf, but it has also affected us on the East Coast,” reads the Nov. 5 e-mail from Nancy Edens and P.D. Mason with SSA-North Carolina. The message was sent to Jackie Varnam, president of Brunswick Catch.