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  • Shallotte woman arrested for assault

    A Shallotte woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting several people.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said just after 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16, sheriff’s deputies responded to 1244 Hale Swamp Road after receiving reports of “a large amount of subjects fighting in the roadway.”

    Three victims received lacerations from a pocketknife and were taken to Brunswick Community Hospital by personal vehicles before law enforcement officers arrived on the scene.

  • West splits with Laney in Junior American Legion Baseball

    The West Brunswick Junior American Legion Baseball team split two games June 16 with Laney. West lost the first game 7-6 but won the second game 11-2.

    West played without infielders Landon Tilley and Markel Jones, members of Region 2 in the Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

    In the first game, West made four errors and had no hits when it entered the bottom of the fifth trailing 7-0. West scored six runs off two hits, three errors and three walks. With the tying run on third with one out, the game ended on a fly ball and a groundout.

  • Leland resident is starring in two productions in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    LELAND—As a physical education major in college, Leland resident Laura McFayden wanted to combine her athletic nature with her education and became a professional water skier.

    She worked at SeaWorld, Walt Disney World and Cypress Gardens as a water skier performing in a variety of shows. This led to her involvement with theatrical ice-skating shows in which she skated and sang.

  • There are lots of spots appearing at the Shallotte Fire Department

    SHALLOTTE—Late last year, several members of the Shallotte Fire Department decided the department was missing something—a mascot.

    “The chief and I were talking and I asked him what he thought about getting a dog,” said John Pettry. “The chief said to make sure it was a decent dog.”

  • Brunswick Beat for June 15, 2011
  • Brunswick health board names new director

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Health Department will have a new director at the helm of the agency beginning June 27.

    David Stanley, director of the county’s environmental health agency, will replace longtime health director Don Yousey, who is retiring from the health department after 14 years.

    Stanley has served as environmental heath director at the county health department for the last 15 years.

    For more on this story, pick up next week’s issue of the Beacon.

  • No charges in fatal officer shooting

    BOLIVIA—District Attorney Jon David has ruled a shooting that led to the death of a Sunset Harbor man was justified.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy Joe Genda has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the May 13 shooting death of 73-year-old William Gordon Brown, David announced Thursday.

    Around 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Brown’s home at 668 Bayshore Drive in Sunset Harbor.

  • Parking permits on Sunset Beach work session agenda next Tuesday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will continue discussion about a proposed parking-permit system during a three-hour workshop scheduled for next Tuesday, June 21, at town hall.

    It's the first of new, extended work sessions approved last month by town council and is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon.

    The sessions are scheduled during those hours on the third Tuesdays of each month to discuss town business prior to monthly meetings on the first Mondays of each month.

  • Roger Bacon students take EOGs

    Think about a football team that scrimmages all year but ends the season never playing a game. Imagine an orchestra that practices for nine months but ends their year never holding a concert. Think of an artist who paints all year in her studio but never exhibits her work in a gallery.

  • Education briefs

    Students get honors from CU

    Graduates and their friends and families took refuge from the heat Saturday, May 15, as Campbell University had its spring commencement ceremony in the spacious new John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center.