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Today's News

  • It's all about vision

    SHALLOTTE—The town of Shallotte is considering donating town land for a new Shallotte Senior Center.

    The land, which is within the town’s vision plan area, would be donated to Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

    The idea was discussed Tuesday during the Shallotte Board of Aldermen’s annual retreat.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    A couple of weeks ago I heard words I never wanted to hear. They were words that brought instant tears to my eyes, words that should have been spoken differently.

    “You can pay me to do the procedure or you can pay me to put him to sleep.”

    One of my cats was sick.

    When the vet said these words to me, I had a knee jerk reaction. My eyes flooded with tears. I was already aware the vet bill was double what I had in my account at that moment.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    A couple of weeks ago I heard words I never wanted to hear. They were words that brought instant tears to my eyes, words that should have been spoken differently.

    “You can pay me to do the procedure or you can pay me to put him to sleep.”

    One of my cats was sick.

    When the vet said these words to me, I had a knee jerk reaction. My eyes flooded with tears. I was already aware the vet bill was double what I had in my account at that moment.

  • Man charged with DWI in Sunset Beach

    A Sunset Beach man has been charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.

    Jeffrey Scott Allen, 52, of 1078 Sirwood Place, Sunset Beach, was charged Feb. 25, according to Sunset Beach Police Detective Joe Smith.

  • Work under way on new boat ramp in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Construction work is under way on a future state-operated boat ramp on the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Soon, the water work portion of the project will be finished, Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker said, speaking at a day-long town council retreat Feb. 21 at Sea Trail.

    Then the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will bring in its own construction crew to do land work, including a parking lot. The goal is to have the ramp completed in time for the upcoming season, Parker said.

  • The Brunswick Beacon looks back: 1967-1971

    Editor's note: This is the third in a yearlong series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon. Each month we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

    Back in Brunswick County 45 years ago, the New Year kicked off with bang when a car was hit by a train.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 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, Feb. 15

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Business briefs

    Regional Vendors’ Expo is March 3 at NBHS
    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce will have its first Regional Area Vendors’ Expo (RAVE) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at North Brunswick High School, highlighting the best of this area in an endeavor to introduce the community to local businesses and emphasize the importance of shopping local.

  • Southport business plays lead role in biofuel industry

    Alganomics LLC, a Southport-based business of culturing algae for biomass, installed in cooperation with Cape Fear Solar Systems LLC, a photovoltaic solar system to offset energy used during the process of culturing algae for biofuel.
    With the aim to add new alternative energy sources to the renowned tubular photo bioreactor processes, a 4.8 kW solar electric system and hybrid windmills were installed at the algae culturing plant at Oak Island’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.

  • Club briefs

    Precinct meeting set for March 6
    The N.C. Democratic Party has declared that all precincts should conduct their annual precinct meeting at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Brunswick County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.