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  • MOU approved for Shallotte riverfront project, new park construction continues

     SHALLOTTE— The next phase of the town’s riverfront development is set to begin after the Shallotte Board of Aldermen approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners of Durham (TND) and the town April 5.

  • Shallotte welcomes new business on Main Street

     By Janine Piburn

    Beacon Correspondent

     

    SHALLOTTE  — Scott’s Farm and Family Store and Bagel Dock Express will soon open their doors for business on Main Street.

    Both also have ties to well-known businesses in other North Carolina communities.

  • LCAC brings authors together for creative writing fair Saturday

    The Leland Cultural Arts Center hosts its first Creative Writing Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

    “We hope people will come and enjoy it. This is our first time hosting it and we hope to have people who are interested in writing and interested in the authors and their work attend,” Cultural Arts Manager Julianne Scott said.

    “It’s different from the things we’ve done here before. I think it will be pretty interesting.”

  • Leland plans to change parade ordinance to address business concerns

    LELAND — Leland officials took a first look at addressing a request to reroute the annual Christmas parade with changes to the town ordinance.

    Leland Economic Development Commission chairman David Sink spoke during the public comment segment of the Aug. 25 town council meeting, as the owner of Meineke Car Care Center, to ask the board members to consider moving the Christmas parade off of Village Road.

  • More solar farms planned for Brunswick County

    The Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. solar farm on U.S. 17 provides a first look at an alternative method to generate energy.

    Brunswick County could see more solar farms, although they will be tucked out of site in rural areas once the projects begin.

    United Renewable Energy has plans for five solar farms in the works to connect to the BEMC grid.

  • County to wait on H2GO plant action before moving on aquifer storage plan

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will wait to see which step the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board takes before acting on the next stage of a proposed aquifer storage plan.

    At an Aug. 15 county meeting, commissioners approved installing one set of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) wells to provide underground water storage, but the original plan called for two sets of wells.

  • Pipeline spill prompts run on gas in Brunswick County

    Fuel gauges at gas stations hit empty Monday as fear of a major pipeline break spiked a run by customers to fill up their tanks in Brunswick County and along the East Coast.

    Colonial Pipeline reported a mine inspector in Alabama discovered a large spill from one of the company’s two large pipelines that run from Texas to New Jerseyand provides a major source of gasoline delivered to much of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.

  • Supply man charged in shooting of two homes

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of shooting into two homes in Supply and Bolivia on Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.

    Sh’Kwon Jamar Daniels, 20, of Ridge Road SW, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 15 and charged with two felony counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling/moving vehicle.

    Warrants show Daniels fired into a home in the 1200 block of Morgan Road in Supply on Aug. 27, when the home was occupied. Warrants do not list how many people were in the home or what kind of gun Daniels used.

  • Brunswick Coalition discusses action plan for 2016-17

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Coalition discussed its 2016-17 action plan to fight prescription drug misuse and overdoses in the county during its meeting Sept. 19.

    Coalition coordinator Tammy Brunelle of Coastal Horizons in Wilmington said an action plan is required to receive a Partnership for Success grant, which keeps the coalition operational each fiscal year.

  • Forrester chosen new Sunset Beach mayor

    SUNSET BEACH — Bob Forrester, chairman of the Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment, has been chosen to serve as Sunset Beach’s new mayor.

    Forrester was chosen by unanimous vote of the current four-member Sunset Beach Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to fill the remaining one-year term of former Mayor Ron Watts, who resigned effective Aug. 16 after selling his house.

    Forrester was among five candidates who spoke at a special meeting and mayoral forum Monday night, Sept. 19.