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Today's News

  • Fundraiser/drop-off point for the Hollenbecks

     

     

    Brunswick Beacon readers, your generosity astounds me.

    Last week I shared Bruce and Adrienne Hollenbeck’s story of their fight to keep their American dream alive. He is a Gulf War veteran and she needs a liver transplant.

    The Hollenbecks encountered rough financial times and lost their home to foreclosure. Determined to stay on the land they own, they moved their belongings into the backyard and set up tarps. They made a temporary shelter, which they call home.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Johnny Michael Stephens, 36, of 6737 Rockfish Road, Raeford, was arrested for driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and left of center on Causeway Drive.

    •Richelle Monette Tomlins, 48, of 584 Stoney Point Road, Fayetteville, was cited for  fictitious tags and aid and abet driving while impaired.

  • 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.

    •Shoplifting at Lowes Foods by taking items without paying for them; suspect removed seven whole chickens from the store.

    •Counterfeit currency at the Minuteman Express; a customer attempted to pay for gasoline with a counterfeit $100 bill. The customer reportedly obtained the bill from Walmart when cashing a check.

  • Holden Beach turtle nests survive Hurricane Irene

    Even though Irene’s tropical storm winds and waves lingered Saturday morning, a batch of turtles hatched on Holden Beach Saturday night and made their way to sea.

    “One nest actually had hatchings come out on Saturday night,” said Skip Hager, project coordinator for the Holden Beach Turtle Patrol. “We found their tracks Sunday morning.”

    The baby loggerheads left flipper tracks similar to tire tracks in the sand after they broke out of their eggshells and crawled to the ocean.

  • District Court docket

         

  • Those newspapers you just nabbed? They’re not yours if you didn’t pay for them

    Do me a favor, if you don’t mind.

    When you’re finished reading this column—and please, do finish it—will you close the newspaper and take a look at the front page? 

  • A lot of people went above and beyond to keep community safe

    There are a lot of people who did a lot of things right as Brunswick County prepared for—and dealt with—Hurricane Irene.

  • South-end towns weather storm, start to pick up

    As Hurricane Irene departed the area Saturday, crews and residents alike were already out surveying damages.

    In Calabash, town administrator Chuck Nance and town technician Bill Danford drove around in a town pickup truck Saturday morning as wind from the northward-moving storm continued to blow.

    “I think we were spared the worst of it,” Nance said as they stopped to pick up tree debris from the middle of N.C. 179 on the west end of town.

  • Calabash man charged after punching fist through column

    SUNSET BEACH—Sunset Beach police charged a Calabash man for damage to real property after he got mad and punched his fist through a stucco column.

    Anthony Bernard Sabatell, 19, was charged following the incident reported Aug. 24 on Resort Circle in The Colony II in Sunset Beach.

    According to a police report, Sabatell was charged following an argument with his ex-girlfriend.

    Police also charged Kenneth J. Gardner, 51, of Pennsylvania with DWI on Aug. 24.

  • Sunset Beach still talking garbage at monthly meeting

    SUNSET BEACH—The town is proposing an alternative regarding garbage-can rollbacks.

    Monday night, per a suggestion by town councilwoman Karen Joseph, town council approved providing trash dumpsters on the island and mainland.

    The town is getting ready to send out letters to everyone about the rollback ordinance and $50 fine that will go into effect. Joseph said a number of people have legitimate concerns about what they can do with their trash if their visits don’t mesh with the rollback rules.