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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Hideaway Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole a toilet piece.

    •Larceny on Meadowlark Lane in Shallotte; suspect stole two four-wheelers from victim’s residence.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on St. James Drive in Southport; suspect entered victim’s yard and stole vehicle.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Gabriel Lopez, 23, of 304 Carolina Shores Ave., Calabash, with driving while impaired, no operator’s license and driving left of center. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $500 secured bond.

    •Police charged Frank Wesley Salmon, 22, of 143 Cheers St., Shallotte, with violation of a court order. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Two Brunswick’s Most Wanted suspects arrested

    Two suspects recently featured in Brunswick’s Most Wanted have been arrested.

    Just before 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, sheriff’s deputies arrested Franklin Floyd, 69, at his home.

    Floyd was featured on Brunswick’s Most Wanted after he failed to show up for his court sentencing in January. Floyd was sentenced to 70-84 months in prison for trafficking opiates on Jan. 26.

  • South Brunswick Middle School has first Peer Court session

    With the words “oh yes, oh yes, oh yes,” the first session of Peer Court at South Brunswick Middle School was brought to order.

    Judge William Fairley of the 13th Judicial District Court presided over proceedings, which handed out constructive sentences to three students.

    Peer Court is a partnership program between the district attorney’s office and Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS). It is an alternative justice system that encourages youth to take responsibility for their actions and correct their mistakes.

  • BCC students attend Future Superintendents Academy

    Six Brunswick Community College second-year Turfgrass Management Program students recently attended the Future Superintendents Academy (FSA) in Charlotte.

    The FSA is designed as a two-day educational seminar and networking workshop for current assistant golf course superintendents who have been nominated by their superintendents to attend.

  • 4-H youth honored at annual achievement banquet

    Gold, silver, green and sparkling crystals adorned the room with black and white tablecloths where 28 youth were honored recently at the annual 4-H achievement banquet.

    Dressed in their best fancy dresses, suits, ties and hats, the honorees entered to have their photos taken. With more than 87 people in attendance, the night was one to remember, as 4-H youth entered the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office on a walkway roped off with stanchions and a green carpet runway lined with “Hall of Fame” stars.

  • Teen, juvenile set group home on fire; no injuries reported

    LELAND—A teenager and a juvenile have been charged in connection with an early-morning fire at a group home. No injuries were reported.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Tina Edwards, 16-year-old Tonyal Locklear Jr., of Red Springs, and a male juvenile set fire to the dayroom at the Strategic Behavioral Center in Leland.

    Locklear and the juvenile suspect were residents at the behavioral center. Locklear was charged with first-degree arson, and a juvenile petition was taken out on the male.

  • Middle school students learn about health-related careers

    They followed their patients from the moment they arrived at the hospital—from triage to CAT scans to the pharmacy where they were dispensed M&Ms.

    Twenty students from the county’s four middle schools—Leland, South Brunswick, Shallotte and Waccamaw—participated in the two-day MASH camp at Brunswick Community Hospital.

  • Chamber presents awards at annual meeting

    SUNSET BEACH—The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce honored its members for their work over the past year at last week’s annual meeting.

    In addition to the annual awards, chamber staff did something a little different this year. Chamber President/CEO Cathy Altman gave a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the member companies’ accomplishments over the past year, which drew positive response from the audience.

    “I’ve gotten such good feedback,” Altman said last week. “The members are saying we should do that every year.”

  • CLARIFICATION

    A story in last week’s Beacon about a bond reduction in Carolina Shores should have said Amie Drucker was acting as civil engineer for Portrait Homes.