Today's News

  • Buckle up

    An alien police officer chasing down a person not wearing a seat belt is the winning image in the Beacon’s first seat belt safety poster contest.

    Late last year, the Beacon began a seat belt usage safety campaign. To jump-start it, the Beacon launched a poster contest.

    The entire community was invited to participate, and artists of all age ranges were welcomed.

  • Paying it forward

    SHALLOTTE—Joyce Davis has had a painful year, yet she is smiling.

    Last August, Davis was diagnosed with inoperable stage III lung cancer. She had 14 radiation treatments that ended in November.

    During treatments she suffered a stroke. She is on oxygen to help with her breathing.

    Through all of the pain caused by the cancer and treatments, another pain—possibly a side effect—popped up in November—a toothache.

  • New flag, new identity for Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office

    BOLIVIA—There is a new way to identify the men and women who serve Brunswick County—a flag.

    The newly designed Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office flag represents honor, tradition and pride.

    “The flag represents all of us and those who came before us, living or deceased,” Sgt. Del Routh, public information officer, said. “It will always be displayed in the sheriff’s office, the chief’s office and as a part of the color guard carried alongside of national and state colors for all to see.”

  • Sunset Beach: Town council gives approval to park-plan documentation

    SUNSET BEACH—With a Jan. 31 deadline looming for PARTF grant submission, a majority of town council has approved documentation for proposed master park plans.

    Prior to the vote at council’s Jan. 7 meeting, which town councilwoman Carol Scott said she could not approve, residents expressed concerns about park details.

    North Shore Drive resident Nina Marable said the proposal offered by Withers & Ravenel, the Cary-based engineering and landscape architecture firm hired to design the park, has “many questionable sections.”

  • Upcoming event celebrates the princess inside every young girl

    The Little Princess Ball is more than just a dance for attendees and volunteers.

    It’s a day of developing stronger relationships, building self-esteem and boosting self-confidence.

    “This is truly a special program that really touches the hearts of all involved,” said Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Marketing and Community Events Coordinator Melinda Johnson.

  • Where to watch the Super Bowl?

    Super Bowl XLVII


    When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 on CBS

    Where: Superdome in New Orleans

    Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers



    Locally there are a variety of places to watch the Super Bowl and celebrate with friends. Call your favorite restaurant and/or sports bar and see what they have planned. Here are a few Super Bowl Sunday activities in the area:


  • Special Operations Report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Jan. 21-27, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Boonesneck Road, Beach Drive, Mount Misery Road, assisted with a DEU search warrant, public safety and court and participated in a SWAT call-out.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    Jan. 17

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a drum set and an air compressor after breaking and entering on Walker Street, Leland.


    Jan. 21

    Motor vehicle theft on Emiline Street, Holden Beach; suspect stole a Ford Ranger.

    Larceny of a washer and dryer, a refrigerator and an electric stove on Holden Beach Road.

    Burglary with forcible entry on Seashore Road, Supply.

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Next Citizens Academy coming up

    We are happy to announce we will start our 13th Citizens Academy on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    Classes will be 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays through April 23 in the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office training room in Bolivia.

    We are honored by the overwhelming interest in this program from the citizens of Brunswick County and grateful for the Citizens Academy graduates who continue on and graciously volunteer their time and talents at the sheriff’s office, detention center and courthouse.

  • 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.

    Larceny of gasoline in the Birch Pond apartments parking lot; subject siphoned gasoline from a vehicle.

    Lost property in the Walmart or CVS parking lot; victim got into car after leaving the store and lost her bracelet.

    Identity theft at Walmart; suspect found victim’s ID and used it in a theft.