Today's News

  • Sunset Beach sales revenue loss estimated at $58,000

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach stands to lose $58,000 in sales tax revenue if the state legislature approves Senate Bill 126 sales tax redistribution.

    That’s what Sunset Beach Mayor Robert Forrester said at Monday night’s town council meeting, adding he had signed a letter generated by mayors to send to state legislators voicing their opposition.

    Another measure to raise the fire fee limit could also affect the town and create better neutrality so Sunset Beach would no longer be subsidizing properties that aren’t in the town, Forrester said.

  • Carolina Shores aims for same tax rate, $50,000 sales tax cut

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners will consider on first reading Thursday a proposed budget calling for a neutral tax rate, plus a $50,000 cut in the wake of a state bill expected to reduce sales tax income.

    At the board’s monthly workshop Monday, May 1, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall outlined details in the proposed $2.1 million 2017-18 fiscal budget that takes effect July 1.

  • Sunset Beach mayor seeks support against involuntary de-annexation

    As state Sen. Bill Rabon’s bill to de-annex a Sunset Beach senior rental complex stalls in a state committee, Sunset Beach Mayor Robert Forrester is seeking support from his colleagues to oppose efforts like Rabon’s in the future.

    Senate Bill 289, filed March 15 in Raleigh by Rabon, R-Southport, proposes de-annexing Sunset Creek Commons, a 72-unit rental complex for ages 55 and older at 1401 Seaside Road, from the town of Sunset Beach. The bill passed first reading March 16 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Operations, which Rabon chairs.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 19-30 2017

     Sunset Beach Police Department


    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.


    April 19

    Lost wallet reported in Food Lion parking lot.


    April 21

    Richard Ernest Griffis, 27, of Waterloo Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with no tag light, concealing a weapon, no operator’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.


    April 23

  • Brother-in-law accused of assaulting Calabash commissioner

    The brother-in-law of Calabash Mayor Pro Tem Jody Nance is accused of assaulting Nance on Monday, May 1.

    John Richard Climer, 60, of River Road in Calabash was released on a $500 bond following his arrest by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 6:05 p.m. Monday.

    Climer was charged with simple assault following an incident reported at Nance’s business, Calabash Small Engines at 1083 River Road in Calabash.

    A warrant shows Climer was charged after Nance, 62, was assaulted and struck on his face and chest.

  • Group launches BEAT for environmental issues; weather cancels May 5 press conference

    A newly forming countywide environmental group has chosen the name of an already existing nonprofit.

    At their first meeting last Wednesday, April 26, members chose the moniker Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT), chosen because it’s the name of an existing but inactive organization that already has nonprofit status.

    “We even have $50 in the bank,” said BEAT founder Jan Harris.

    A capacity crowd of about 30 people from around the county showed up for the two-hour session in a meeting room at Hickmans Crossroads Library.

  • Relay for Life on track for Friday at WBHS

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, on and around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road (N.C. 130).

    This year’s annual relay will be a six-hour event, concluding at midnight.

    Highlights include an opening ceremony celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer, followed by survivors’ and caregivers’ laps and luminaria and closing ceremonies.

  • Free pesticide container disposal day

    A pesticide disposal collection day is scheduled in Brunswick County on Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site will be at the Brunswick County Extension Office, 25 Referendum Drive, Bldg. N in Bolivia. There is no charge to the public for this service.

    Any pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.) in original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted. Products with unknown identities, products that are unlabeled, products not in pesticide containers, and household hazardous materials such as paint will not be accepted.

  • BCC, Pitt to play for regular-season region title

    The Brunswick Community College and Pitt Community College baseball teams will play a weekend series at Founders Field to determined the NCJAA Division II Region 10 regular season champion.

    They will play a doubleheader Saturday, May 6, starting at noon. They will play a single game Sunday, May 7.

    Pitt freshman pitcher Shelton Perkins, a North Brunswick graduate, is 9-0 with a 2.44 ERA. Former teammate Chris Graham is the leadoff hitter for BCC and is batting, through 43 games, .378 with 30 RBIs.

  • Trojans beat Ashley on Senior Night, win MEC softball title

    By Ed Hullings

    Beacon Correspondent

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick Trojans defeated the Ashley Screaming Eagles 10-2 Friday to clinch the Mideastern 3A/4A conference title and home field advantage throughout the conference playoffs.

    It was an emotional night as the four senior players on the team — Haley Long, McKenzie Benton, Mackenzie Williams and Emily Clemmons — were recognized in a pregame ceremony, along with their parents, for their contributions to the team in their four years at West Brunswick.