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Today's News

  • Triathletes compete at Holden Beach

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon correspondent
    Pirates invaded Holden Beach Saturday and absconded with all the loot.
    Actually, they swam, bicycled and ran away with all the loot.
    Contestants from Charlotte had to hold onto their hats—their pirate hats—for the last leg as they crossed the finish line to win the Holden Beach Shipwreck Triathlon.
    “It feels good to win,” said James Haycraft, 28. “The hardest leg was the run because my hat kept blowing off, and a Speedo is not the most comfortable thing to run in.”

  • Work set for Carolina Shores Town Hall uplift

    CAROLINA SHORES—Work was slated to begin this week for upgrades at Carolina Shores Town Hall.

    In his monthly report Monday at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop, town administrator Mike Hargett noted the scope of work for interior and exterior improvements has been adjusted based on recent board input.

    Revised pricing from contractors, with a 10 percent contingency, has resulted in an increased cost of $8,000, with funding to transferred from the town’s general fund contingency to “town hall capital project.”

  • Century worth of living: Calabash's Millie DeMarco hits big 1-0-0

    Mildred “Millie” DeMarco is Calabash’s newest centenarian.

    Last week, DeMarco was feted with two birthday parties on the occasion of her 100th birthday Nov. 1.

    A daughter of Italian immigrants, DeMarco and her six brothers and sisters grew up in the Queens borough of New York City.

  • Calabash fire building dismantled to make way for new one

    CALABASH—Now you see it; soon you won’t.

    First thing Tuesday morning, a work crew from Whiteville began dismantling the aging Calabash Fire Department building on Persimmon Road. The department is making way for construction of a new station at the same site.

    The new station will also take up land where the old Granny Allyn’s Restaurant stood at the corner of Persimmon and Thomasboro roads.

  • Veterans Day ceremonies, closures

    Several ceremonies are planned in the area for Veterans Day this Sunday, Nov. 11.

    Several local government offices are also closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the holiday. Calabash, Carolina Shores, Sunset Beach, Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach and Holden Beach town halls will all be closed Monday.

     

    Calab VFW

  • Brunswick students take part in mock elections

    Even though they’re underage, Brunswick County students have gotten a chance in the past week to take part in the election process, too.

    Monday, the entire student body at Union Elementary School, from kindergarten through fifth grade, cast votes in the presidential election.

    The school-wide mock election was set up in the school gymnasium, which was decorated with red-white-and-blue and campaign signs for Obama and Romney.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate property incidents

    SUNSET BEACH—The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents reported in the past week.

    •A report of obtaining money/property by false pretense was made Nov. 5 on Live Oak Drive.

    •A report of breaking-and/or-entering and larceny was made Nov. 4 on Fairway Drive.

    •Lost property was reported Oct. 23 on Seaside Road.

    •Obtaining money/property by false pretense was reported Oct. 22 on Oyster Bay Drive.

  • Sunset park development guesstimates hit $826,000

    SUNSET BEACH—The potential cost of developing and accessorizing the new Sunset Beach Park is estimated at a “worst-case” high of $826,000.

    Greg Lambert, landscape architect for environmental consulting engineering firm Withers & Ravenel, said Monday night that figure was reflective of a “worst-case scenario” of needs and costs and that it could be less than that.

  • McIntyre narrowly wins over challenger Rouzer

    Election results show incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre narrowly beating challenger David Rouzer for the U.S. House of Representatives District 7 seat by 407 votes.

    Statewide results show McIntyre, D-Lumberton, with 167,524 votes, or 50.08 percent, to Rouzer’s 167,017 or 49.92 percent of votes in the tight race.

  • Iler, Rabon, Hamilton win General Assembly races

    By Laura Lewis

    Staff Writer

    Incumbent Frank Iler (R-Oak Island) won re-election to N.C. House of Representatives District 17 over challenger Lundia Washington.

    Unofficial tallies Tuesday night show Iler with 27,485 or 66.19 percent of votes to Democrat Washington’s 14,038 or 33.81 percent of votes.

     

    Rabon wins