Today's News

  • Beacon ad director takes over as Chamber president

    It’s the year of the small business at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

    Last week the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce passed the gavel. Angie Sutton, advertising director at The Brunswick Beacon, was named as the new chairman of the board for 2012. Both Sutton and outgoing chairman Tammy Triplett-Kesky addressed the audience.

    “I’m so glad I could be a part of leading the charge in so many positive changes, beginning with the new logo and tag line—Building Community and Supporting Business,” said Triplett-Kesky.

  • Possible rabid fox nips at local man

    SHALLOTTE—It was a typical day in the Birch Pond Apartment complex—neighbors were walking their dogs and talking over a cup of coffee; children were playing.

    Jack Miller was walking his dog Kenny while visiting with his downstairs neighbors Jennifer and Lucas Karhs.

    Lucas, 6, was playing with his dog Henry. The group gathered outside the Karhs’ back door near the patio when they first noticed an aggressive visitor.

    Miller looked up and saw his small dog fighting with a fox.

  • Business owners want Shallotte River dredged

    SHALLOTTE POINT—Owners of The Point LLC feel there is a misunderstanding in the local neighborhood about their proposed plans to construct a marina. They invite the opposition to open a conversation and perhaps even invest in a common goal—dredging the Shallotte River.

    The Point LLC is owned and operated by Timmy Milliken, Lloyd Milliken, Samantha Hughes and Amy Watkins. The property is the farthest point into the Shallotte River in the Shallotte Point area open to the public. It is adjacent to Inlet View Bar & Grill.

  • New director sought for BSRI

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. is regrouping and preparing for a productive year with a new executive director at the helm.

    In October Michael David-Wilson, executive director, left BSRI citing a difference in management philosophy.

    Board member Jim Fish volunteered to step in and serve as interim executive director for 30 days. He is still in the position while the hiring committee makes a decision as to who will fill the position on a permanent basis.

  • Families understand need for hospice center

    For three local families the need for the new SECU Hospice House of Brunswick County is close to home.

    Beryl Hall, Pamela Brown and Amy Davis all know the comforts provided through a hospice life care facility.

    Hall’s mother suffered a severe stroke in December 2008. The family was told it was unlikely she would recover. They found comfort in the transition through the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter in Wilmington.

    “They were wonderful and very caring of my mother, my sisters and myself,” Hall said.

  • Board reviews proposal to progress with parts of vision plan

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Board of Aldermen heard proposed plans to move forward with a portion of the town’s vision plan on Monday afternoon during a recessed meeting.

    Allison Platt & Associates, a Goldsboro-based company specializing in urban design and landscape architecture, made a presentation to aldermen regarding a portion of land behind the current town hall. Platt presented three plans.

  • 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.

    •Discharging a bow on other’s property on Paisley Drive; suspect discharged a bow on someone else’s property.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; suspect took a golf cart without permission.

    •Domestic on Brooks Court; suspect struck victim.

  • Bolivia woman wanted

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Jessica Danielle Freeman, 30, from the Bolivia area who is wanted for obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of instrument, identity theft, financial card fraud, common law forgery, felony larceny, and worthless check.

    If anyone has knowledge on the whereabouts of this individual please contact Sgt. John Bolduc  at the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office 253-2785.

  • BCC rally stuns Cape Fear

    Three-pointers in the final 90 seconds by Quinton Morrow and Kameko Walls helped Brunswick Community College rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and beat Cape Fear 80-76 in a Region 10 basketball game Jan. 25 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Morrow, who scored two points in the first half, finished with 23 points. Walls, who scored 16 of BCC’s 34 points in the first half, finished with 21 points.

  • Rayner narrows choice to either Duke or ECU

     North Brunswick High School football player Keilin Rayner will announce on signing day, Feb. 1, which college he will attend.

    “He has narrowed it down to Duke and ECU,” his high school coach, Garry Bishop, said Jan. 25.

    “He took the ECU visit last week and the Duke visit this week. I though Carolina was in the running but he told me today he has narrowed it down to those two.”

    Rayner is 6-foot-3 and one-half inches, 240 pounds, Bishop said, and can run the 40-yard dash in the “high 4.5s, low 4.6s.”