Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Crumb de la Crumb on national TV: Shallotte native competes on Food Network Challenge

    Add “competition on national TV” as another accomplishment Shallotte native Lorie Burcham has baked up.

    Burcham, the owner of Crumb de la Crumb infused cake bakery based in Shallotte and now Nashville, returned to Tennessee Oct. 21 after taking part in competition on the Food Network Challenge taped Oct. 19 in Denver, Colo.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny by an employee on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect stole $400.

    •Trespassing, communicating threats and harassing phone calls on 8th Street in Southport; suspect entered victim’s property and threatened victim.

    •Larceny on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect stole item from victim’s business.

  • Charges dismissed against deputy involved in 100-mph wreck

    Charges have been dismissed against a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a high-speed wreck earlier this year.

    Assistant District Attorney Cathi Radford said she dismissed a careless and reckless driving charge against Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy Samantha Lewis in mid-September.

    Radford said the case was dismissed for several reasons—none of which were that Lewis worked for the sheriff’s office.

  • Cancer survivor focuses on post-recovery care

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—As lots of attention is paid to Breast Cancer Awareness this month, Stephanie Campione believes one facet of that is sorely lacking.

    Campione, a breast cancer survivor, believes more attention should be paid and information made available to what should be done after recovery, including alternatives.

    Campione wants to tell survivors what they can do “after the cancer is gone.”

    Campione said she had a trying experience just like everybody else.

  • In the PINK

    Anyone interested in checking out the hot new color for fall hasn’t had to look any farther than Brunswick County this month.

    Firefighters, hair, even a cat’s collar are sporting the hot hue of pink in tribute and observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    In addition to visits by Kayla the pink fire engine, several local fire departments have agreed to wear pink T-shirts during October, proving that real firefighters wear pink and can look hot doing so.

  • 'Theft' misplaced in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a reported larceny that later turned out to be a case of a misplaced item.

    A woman met with Sunset Beach police last Friday, Oct. 22, to report her jewelry had been stolen while she was staying at Sea Trail.

    She later learned she had placed the jewelry in her suitcase and found it when she got home, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

  • Sunset Beach talks at stalemate, could resume later

    SUNSET BEACH—Recent negotiations by town council regarding possible purchase of a multi-million-dollar waterway site for a future park have been unsuccessful, according to town administrator Gary Parker.

    Parker wrote in an e-mail to the Beacon last week the town and Tidal Ventures, owner of the 5.22-acre Intracoastal Waterway site with a previous price tag of $3.75 million, “have been unable to reach an agreement on the purchase of the property.

    “I believe the owners are moving ahead with plans of their own,” Parker wrote.

  • Carolina Shores mayor says he won't seek re-election in 2011

    CAROLINA SHORES—A year before the November 2011 election, first-term Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby is already saying he won’t be seeking re-election.

    Selby, speaking to a reporter at a first-anniversary gathering of the Concerned Citizens of Carolina Shores, said last Friday he has no plans to serve another term.

    “I didn’t come here to become a career politician,” said Selby, who was elected mayor as a write-in candidate in November 2007.

    Instead, Selby said he plans to devote more time to his ministry.

  • Brick sales to be part of fundraising for Calabash park

    CALABASH—Tentative plans for selling engraved bricks to raise money for the town’s new park were the focal point of a long-range committee discussion at town hall last week.

    Town commissioner Forrest King, meeting with fellow commissioner Mary Knight and interim town administrator Kelley Southward, said the standard 4-by-8-inch bricks have a base cost of about $20 or slightly more apiece.