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Today's News

  • Agents find meth lab, arrest four in Supply

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested four people after finding a meth lab inside their Supply residence Friday morning, May 1.

  • Brunswick Business Incubator slated to open in August

     LELAND — Seven years ago, Jim Bradshaw and others shared a progressive idea to launch a business and industry incubator in Brunswick County.

    Now, his dream is well on its way to becoming a reality as Brunswick Community College officials announced last week the incubator would be open in the middle of August.

  • Leland man charged in two larcenies

    A Leland man accused of stealing more than $14,000 in property faces three felony charges after his arrest Thursday, April 30.

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division arrested 23-year-old Ryan Tyler Duffy, of Holly Hills Drive, and charged him with felony larceny, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote in a news release.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 28

    Brandon Alexander Bain was arrested on a warrant from Brunswick County.

    Larceny of fishing equipment from a South Navassa Road residence.

    Involuntary commitment; victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

    Injury to personal property; someone cut the tire valve stem of a vehicle parked on Maple Tree Drive.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 27

    Jessica Ann Howell, 30, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of domestic violence protection violation, assault inflicting serious injuries and trespassing.

    Larceny of a weed eater and blower worth $500 from Lowe’s Home Improvement.

    April 28

  • Celebrating literacy: It's the season for books, poems and a spelling bee

    Not only does spring bring flowers, it has also reaped an array of events celebrating the oral and written word. Following is a roundup of what’s on tap in coming days and weeks.

    ‘Frosty the Yellow Frog’

    Sunset Beach author Anne Giordano has just published her third children’s book.

    At 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, she will read a copy of “Frosty the Yellow Frog” to children at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • 'Secret Gardens' flower show ready to bloom

    Flower lovers can discover paradise at the Coastal Garden Club’s “Secret Gardens”-themed flower show, set to burst into bloom this Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

    The Shallotte-based club is presenting the show as a fun, educational project to spark interest in members’ favorite hobbies of horticulture and floral design.

  • District court docket

     

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 20, 21, 22 and 23 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, April 20

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kristin Cranfill:

  • District 17 House update

    Last week in the General Assembly, we passed a record number of bills because of the crossover deadline; we had several controversial bills, including Sunday hunting and school boards suing counties; and we had two marathon sessions, one lasting until after 2 a.m.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Beacon has tried for two months to reach Sen. Bill Rabon by phone and email for comment about Senate Bill 215, which lists him as the bill’s primary sponsor and calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.” Senate Bill 215 was reported favorable to the Senate’s standing committee on health care and re-referred to the Senate Judiciary I Committee on March 31.