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Today's News

  • Meeting, retreat set next week in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Recommendations from town parking and streetscape committees are on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s regular called monthly meeting next Monday, Feb. 7.

    Council will also consider resolutions concerning the county curbside recycling concept and establishing policy to unseal closed meeting minutes.

    The meeting will include presentation of the town’s 2009-2010 auditor report, re-scheduled from January due to weather.

    The 7 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a 6:45 p.m. work session.

    RETREAT

  • Sunset Beach UDO meets Thursday, Feb. 3

    The Sunset Beach UDO Committee will meet at 9 a.m. this Thursday, Feb. 3.

    Discussion with land planner Landin Holland will be on the process for development of land use ordinances, and will be in place of the regular town planning board meeting.

    If you have any questions, call Cindy Nelson, administrator assistant in the Sunset Beach Inspections Department, at (910) 579-0068.

  • Sunset Beach parking committee makes final recommendations

    SUNSET BEACH—The town parking committee has drawn up final recommendations for future parking on the Sunset Beach island.

    At their Jan. 27 meeting, committee members combed through last-minute details on their list that will be forwarded to Sunset Beach Town Council for consideration.

    The committee favored 7-1 a permit system that would enable residents and town taxpayers to park for free while imposing fees for non-residential parking, with costs to be determined by the town.

  • Sunset Beach town official investigated for conflict of interest

    SUNSET BEACH—A state agency has been investigating a conflict-of-interest complaint filed against Sunset Beach Chief Building Inspector Jeff Curtis.

    The North Carolina Department of Insurance and Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating the complaint filed Dec. 3 by Michael Dean Woolard, a local heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor from Sunset Beach, according to agency spokeswoman Kerry Hall.

  • All commissioners need to adhere to code of ethics

    In December, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners adopted a code of conduct for county employees and a code of ethics for board members.
    The code of ethics, which was mandated counties adopt per the General Assembly, specified county commissioners should no longer serve on county boards because of possible conflicts of interest. 
    The exception to this was boards where law mandated a commissioner serve. For Brunswick County, that is the county’s board of health.

  • Middle school wrestlers compete in tourney at West Brunswick

     STAFF REPORT

    Wrestlers from four county middle schools and from Socastee, S.C., competed Saturday in the annual middle school wrestling tournament at West Brunswick High School.

    Team scores were not kept, but Leland Middle School wrestlers won four titles, South Brunswick Middle School wrestlers won three titles, Shallotte Middle School wrestlers won three titles and Cedar Grove Middle School wrestlers won two titles. Socastee, S.C., wrestlers won four titles.

  • Board members, superintendent visit county schools

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education and Superintendent Edward Pruden visited area schools Friday.

    Board vice-chairperson Charlie Miller said board members try to visit all schools as a group every year. Although scheduling time to visit 19 schools can be challenging, he said board members need to be visible and know what's going on inside classrooms.

  • Blunt, McGowan lead BCC past Lenoir

     Danielle Blunt scored 26 points and Chelsea McGowan 15 as the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball beat Lenoir Community College 70-61 Jan. 26 on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    BCC (8-8) overcame the loss of center/forward Shaquitta Jones to beat the Lancers. The Lady Dolphins led 45-40 early in the second half when Jones suffered an injury to her right ankle during a scramble for the basketball.

  • Bowling news

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY BOWLING CENTER SCORES

    McDonalds’ Amusement Classic, Jan. 17: Keith Croom 222, 246, 258, 726 series; Wayne Branch 252, 195, 244, 691 series; Marvin Hedgspeth 203, 221, 257, 681 series; Steve Keifer 256; Dawn Clardy 189, 222, 577 series; Karen Moshoures 186, 192, 554 Series; Dar Anuszewski 175.

  • In the cold, redfish can be caught in creeks

    The weather hasn’t been the best for fishing thus far in 2011, though local waters have not stopped producing nice redfish in the back creeks. When the weather allows it, this action is available for those hardy enough to seek it.