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Today's News

  • Chad McCumbee entered for Talladega race

     

     

    Chad McCumbee will drive the No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS on Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Talladega, Ala., Superspeedway as ModSpace continues its partnership with TRG Motorsports, LLC as the primary sponsor.  McCumbee is expected to challenge the best drivers and cars in their 500-mile push to victory lane.

  • DSS director fired for workplace sexual harassment TERMINATION LETTER INCLUDED

    Longtime Brunswick County Social Services Director Jamie Orrock was fired from his post for workplace sexual harassment, according to his termination letter.

    Orrock’s termination letter, filed with the county’s human resources department Oct. 12, and furnished to the Beacon through a new provision of the North Carolina Public Records Law, outlines the board’s decision to fire Orrock.

    DSS Board Chairman Charles Warren said board members gave Orrock “due consideration” before they unanimously decided to fire him.

  • Community reaches out to support a local family

    On Monday, Aug. 23, Michael “Lynn” Gause suffered traumatic brain injuries after falling from the top of a gasoline tanker at R.D. White & Sons in Shallotte where he has been employed for more than 25 years.

    According to family, Gause landed head-first after falling from a height of approximately 15 feet. He was transported to Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply by county Emergency Medical Services, who were first responders on the scene along with the Shallotte fire and police departments.

  • Community reaches out to support a local family

    On Monday, Aug. 23, Michael “Lynn” Gause suffered traumatic brain injuries after falling from the top of a gasoline tanker at R.D. White & Sons in Shallotte where he has been employed for more than 25 years.

    According to family, Gause landed head-first after falling from a height of approximately 15 feet. He was transported to Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply by county Emergency Medical Services, who were first responders on the scene along with the Shallotte fire and police departments.

  • BCC president interviews for president position at New Jersey college

    Brunswick Community College President Stephen Greiner is interviewing for the president position at Sussex County Community College, according to its college's website.

    In a memo dated Oct. 20 from The Sussex County Community College Community to Jacob J. Smith, chairman of the board of trustees, Greiner is one of the three finalists for the president position.

    "We are pleased to report that we have three exemplary finalist candidates," the memo states.

  • Students, faculty re-enter school after morning bomb threat at Brunswick County Academy

    Brunswick County Academy has been cleared for re-entry after an early morning bomb threat.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, a bomb threat was reported at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday morning. The school was evacuated, and the campus was search. Nothing threatening was found, Stanley said, and students and staff were allowed back into the building.

    The source of the threat is under investigation, Stanley confirmed.

    Check back for additional updates.

  • Little-Reaves wedding

    Angela Little and Bert Reaves, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 17 at a private ceremony.

    Magistrate Martha Bryant officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Daniel Norton of Whiteville and the late Brenda Norton.

    The groom is the son of George and Hilda Reaves of Wilmington.

    The bride is employed as a lab manager at the Brunswick County Health Department. The groom is a sergeant with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department.

    Following a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Shallotte.

  • Tripp-Long wedding

    Kelly Tripp and Brian Long, both of Ash, were married July 25 at Friendship Baptist Church in Ash. The Rev. Anthony Clemmons and the Rev. Bob Rea officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Bill and Carrie Ann Tripp of Ash. The groom is the son of Terry and Delois Milliken of Ash and Jimmy Long of Shallotte.

  • Stanaland-Gore wedding

    Tracy Stanaland and Jim Gore, both of Shallotte, were married Oct. 5 in Memphis, Tenn., at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

    A reception took place on Oct. 25 at the home of Alan and Gail Russ in Longwood with family and friends.

    Following a honeymoon in Tennessee, the couple will reside in Shallotte.

  • Price-Ward wedding

    Andrea Brooks Price of Ocean Isle Beach and David Brooks Ward of Shallotte were married Sept. 18 at the Sunset Inn in Sunset Beach.

    Dr. Merlin L. Boone officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben H. Price of Monroe.

    The groom is the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Ward.

    A reception followed the ceremony at The Brentwood Restaurant in Little River, S.C.

    The bride is employed at the Sunset Inn in Sunset Beach. The groom is employed at the Walmart pharmacy in Shallotte.