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Today's News

  • Up in the Air: Airport owners want $1 lease agreement

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Jackson Hill Aviation officials have asked the town for an OK to rent the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport for $1 for an entire year.

    The proposal also asked the town’s board of commissioners to make changes to the airport’s lease to include purchasing the fuel farm, changing hours of operation and taking additional safety measures.

    Jackson Hill Aviation and the town entered into a 20-year lease agreement in 2006 with Jackson Hill Aviation serving as the fixed-base operator.

  • Coalition works together to help the homeless

    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick County Homeless Coalition is looking for ways to help the homeless in Brunswick County.

    The group’s mission is “to serve as an advocate for the homeless through increasing awareness and educating the community about homelessness in Brunswick County. Members also are working to explore, promote, recruit and facilitate resources to aid the homeless with a goal of decreasing chronic and transitional homelessness in the county.

  • Senior center changes spark parking conversation

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Senior Center is a step closer to finding a new, much-larger home.

    Jim Fish, executive director of Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., presented a parking plan to alderman at their May 1 meeting in hopes of moving the project along.

    While there were concerns about the terms of the proposed parking agreement, the town was willing to work with Fish and BSRI.

  • Mother's Day: What makes a mother?

    There are many ways to define a mother. Obviously, she is the woman who gave birth to you. But she is so much more than that.

    A mother is someone who protects us, guides us, loves us and teaches us.

    As I have grown into an adult, my relationship with my mother has changed. She has always been there; dependable and strong with love and patience.

  • 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.

    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Free hot lunches to be served this summer

     

    Summer food service is coming back to Brunswick County for the summer of 2012.

    The summer food service is a program offered to all children and teens between the ages of 1 and 18. The program is geared to fill the gap in the summer months for children who rely on the free and reduced lunch program throughout the school year, but it is for all children in the county.

  • Shallotte Shock finishes 23-0

    Staff Report

    The Shallotte Shock under-12 girls’ soccer team completed its season by winning  the Pleasure Island Soccer Association championship. The girls finished a yearlong season undefeated, winning two league championships and the St. James Cup tournament in Charleston S.C.

  • Myrtle Beach Speedway opens season

    By Bill Hennecy
    Special to The Beacon
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Myrtle Beach Speedway roared into its 54th year of NASCAR stock car racing Saturday night.
    The first race of the night saw Michael McKinnon score his first victory. McKinnon was fast and moved to the front, putting a straightaway distance between himself and second-place finisher Willie Fulford. Third place was 2011 champion Adam Fulford.

  • Cedric Simmons update

    In what may be his last basketball game for Asefa Estudiantes Madrid, Cedric Simmons played 60 seconds in its season-ending 86-80 loss Sunday. AEM finishes 11-23 and 17th in the 18-team Spanish professional basketball league.
    Simmons’ playing time has been reduced since a new coach was hired late in the season. Simmons is no longer listed as one of the team’s top players. For the season, he averaged 17.8 minutes a game, averaging 3.9 rebounds and 5.7 points a game.
     

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on April 25, 26, 27 and 30 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 25

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Turnage and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina: