VARNAMTOWN—Varnamtown celebrated its 20th anniversary as an incorporated town Saturday.
Mayor Judy Galloway said the town has accomplished a lot in its 20 years, including the building of Jesse R. Caison Park, installation of streetlights and Christmas lights, a new town hall and construction of the town boat ramp and parking.
“None of this would have happened if we would not have incorporated,” she said.
State Sen. R.C. Soles helped the town with its incorporation in 1988 and was invited to Saturday’s celebration.
Juneau, Alaska—A Brunswick County man in the U.S. Coast Guard has played a role in the capture of vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing.
Jon Smith, a 2007 graduate of West Brunswick High School, was on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter “Munro” when it was involved in seizing a Chinese fishing vessel suspected of illegal large-scale, high-seas driftnet fishing 460 miles east of Hokkaido, Japan.
The nuts and bolts of offshore wind energy will be the topic of an informational session and panel discussion Thursday during the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission meeting at Sea Trail Golf and Convention Center.
It was a day to remember, as members of the Calabash Lions Club, VFW and American Legion standing on the N.C. 130 overpass in Shallotte reminded passing motorists.
Many of those driving along U.S. 17 beneath them honked their horns to let the waving group know they hadn’t forgotten the seventh anniversary of 9/11, the day terrorist-directed planes brought down the World Trade Center towers in New York and also wrought destruction and death at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
VARNAMTOWN—Twenty years ago, this Brunswick County fishing village elected to become a town.
On Sept. 20, 1988, 177 of Varnamtown’s 181 registered voters turned out to vote, with 102 voting “yay” over the 75 who said “nay.”
According to a front-page story that ran in The Brunswick Beacon, incorporation committee member Marion Davis was certain of “at least several” instances in the tight-knit community in which brothers were on opposite sides of the issue.