Today's News

  • Go Pink: Local salon aims to spread awareness through hair extensions

     CALABASH—A local salon is helping women start an important conversation while raising money and spreading awareness about breast cancer.

    “We wanted to reach out and do something to give back,” said Brigitte Beaugy, owner of La Coquille Hair Design. “There are so many of our clients who have had cancer or are being treated for cancer. We were looking for a charity act to give back.”

  • Shallotte to consider funding proposal, contract to re-open portions of Holden Beach Road



    SHALLOTTE—The town was asked at its October aldermen meeting to fund a concept plan in the amount $4,250 and to support a proposal to connect old N.C. 130 and the new N.C. 130.

    Harold Matthews, owner of Shallotte Auto Spa, spoke on behalf of the Holden Beach Road Concerned Citizens and Business Owners.

  • The face of foreclosure followup

     The phone calls and inquiries continue to come in so I thought it might be a good time to update Beacon readers on the story of the Hollenbeck family who lost their home to foreclosure.

    In August the Beacon brought you their story that compelled readers from all over to reach out a helping hand. The Hollenbecks lost their home in June to foreclosure and moved into tarps set up on their Brunswick County property. Bruce is a Gulf War veteran, and Adrienne is in need of a liver transplant.

  • Wig salon helps those with cancer hair loss



    Marlissa Dillon is a 21-year cancer survivor. She is not defined by this but inspired by the strength and courage she sees in other survivors and those just learning about their illness and those going through treatments.

    Marlissa is a mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is also a performer, business owner and entrepreneur. Many years ago, Marlissa opened a day spa called Marlissa and Company in Calabash.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Leroy Junior Johnson, 39, of 756 Etta Lane, NW, Supply, was arrested at the Kangaroo on Main Street after asking a police officer for a ride to Cardinal Point. Johnson was found to have an active warrant for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    •Larceny of a bicycle on Sanquine Lane; a hand-painted Huffy was taken without the owner’s permission.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Sanddwellers II; someone entered the home and removed a 32- inch flat screen TV.

    •Assault on a female on West First Street; male subject dragged a female by the arms.

    •Eric Grant Woodard, 40, of 1625 N Lafayette St., Shelby, was arrested for assault on a female.

  • New doctor comes to Women’s Center

    SUPPLY—The physicians of Brunswick Women’s Center welcome Lee Toler, D.O., to their practice.  
    Toler, who relocated from Gastonia, began seeing patients at each of the Brunswick Women’s Center locations in Supply, Sunset Beach and Leland on Sept.19.
    Toler joins doctors Robert E. Hassler, Tracey McCarthy and L. Joseph Swaim at Brunswick Women’s Center. They are all board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

  • The ‘Nutcracker’ plays at Odell Williamson

    The Southport Ballet Opera Alliance will be performing a Russian-inspired version of the classic “Nutcracker” ballet at Odell Williamson Auditorium at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Featured are guest artists Michelle Joy and Nicholas Stettenbenz from the TranscenDance Group.
    Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and younger. Call 755-7416.

  • Pet photo fundraiser set

    Come out and have your dog’s portrait taken while helping the Meals on Wheels 4 Pets program and dog park construction in Brunswick County.
    Sponsored by BARK (Brunswick Area Responsible K9 owners), portraits can be scheduled from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8 and from noon-5 p.m. Oct. 9 at Canine Academy, 1020 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.
    Cost is $30 for six poses/one 4-by-6 inch thumbnail print, CD with all six poses. Maximum two dogs/two owners.
    Photographer is Dick Parrott. Call 457-1150 for appointment time.

  • HORSE SENSE: Brunswick trainer teaching equine rules of S.C. breed

    ASH—Scott Spencer strides into the ring, releasing his hold on his latest equine student who proceeds to trot circles around him.

    The horse, a petite, dun-hued gelding named Postell, comes from a rare, historic bloodline. Postell is a Carolina Marsh Tacky, an agile breed that’s become the state horse of South Carolina, centuries after aiding Revolutionary War hero Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion.