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Today's News

  • Shallotte Budget Meetings Scheduled

     

    Shallotte officials are scheduled to discuss the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget through a series of workshops.

    All meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend.

    The first meeting at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, will focus on the capital improvement program, general fund and general administration.

    During the second meeting at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, the board will discuss the fire department and the police department’s budgets.

  • Extreme Couponing

    I have heard of extreme sports—snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding—and even watched many on television. But there is a new extreme game in town and it’s not your typical sporting event.

    Extreme couponing has become so popular, there is even a television show chronicling the process and the savings. As a child I remember my mother clipping coupons from the Sunday paper. She even had a special coupon book that she kept in her purse. I remember it was organized into categories such as food, cleaning products, etc.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Theft of a trailer hitch and pin from Paisley Drive in Shallotte; trailer hitch and pin were removed from victim’s work truck over the weekend.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Theft of a trailer hitch and pin from Paisley Drive in Shallotte; trailer hitch and pin were removed from victim’s work truck over the weekend.

  • Firefighters injured in lightning-caused house fire in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Two firefighters were injured fighting a fire caused by lightning that destroyed a home in the Sandpiper Bay community during Saturday night’s thunderstorms.

    Sunset Beach Fire Chief Chris Barbee said the fire, at 7407 Balmore Drive, was “fully involved” on the roof, garage and a car parked in the driveway as firefighters arrived on the scene following the 10:12 p.m. 911 call.

    “We made sure the homeowners were out,” he said.

  • POA office workers' departure an issue in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A roomful of Carolina Shores POA residents turned out to hear and ask about ongoing issues Monday, including the recent departure of two POA office employees.

    Carolina Shores POA president Peter Gulliver asked a Beacon reporter to leave before the board meeting began.

    Prior to the meeting, former POA office manager Vicki Samuels and office assistant Suellen Bennett distributed information outlining concerns surrounding their recent job departures.

  • Calabash American Legion yard sale is Saturday

    Calabash American Legion Post 503 will hold its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, at Calabash Medical Center, 10081 Beach Drive, Calabash.

    There will be a rain date of April 23 at the same location.

    All monies raised will go to help members of the post, those serving in the armed forces, and those in the veterans’ home in Fayetteville.

    If there are any questions, call 575-5037.

  • Brunswick Stew & Que stirring up this Saturday

    Up-and-coming chef Justin Gillette will be among judges judging Brunswick stew as the third annual Brunswick Stew & Que unfolds 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, at Planet Fun/Starz Grille in Shallotte.

    The event was postponed from February due to inclement weather.

  • Olympic gold medalist speaks at Brunswick Community College

    BOLIVIA—If there's one thing to learn from Bruce Jenner, it’s how to think like a champion.

    “The whole presentation is based on believing in yourself. Too many people don’t,” he said Tuesday morning before speaking to a crowd at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College.

  • Lady Trojans lose to Whiteville in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team lost 4-0 to Whiteville in a conference soccer game Monday night at West.

    Whiteville scored in the final two minutes of the first half and in the first three minutes of the second half.

    The lead went to 3-0 midway through the second half and 4-0 with about 8 minutes left.

    Julianna Zio had the best scoring chances for the Trojans, but the Whiteville goalkeeper stopped three on-target shots.