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  • County Libertarians attend state convention

    A five-member delegation representing Brunswick County attended the Libertarian Party of North Carolina 2017 State Convention earlier this month. Lee Butzin of Oak Island, Tammy Sollenberger, Tiffany Boyd and Dave Krons-busch of Southport/Boiling Spring Lakes and Anthony Mascolo of Shallotte made the cross-state trek to participate in the Aug. 12-13 weekend event.

  • Family farms strive to adapt to changes in rural marketplace

    Sam Bellamy steered a tractor into the barnyard at Indigo Farms at high noon last Friday and was soon greeted by a cacophony of hinnies, roosters and geese flocked beside a nearby pond.

    The Indigo farm animals, he said, were once again “making a joyful noise.”

    In the background, horses and hinnies grazed in a fenced area. Inside the Indigo Farms Produce Market, employee Rita Estrada waited on customers amid displays of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, just in time for the first day of fall.

  • Tapas & Tour on Greenlands Farm menu Oct. 7

    An afternoon of good food, conversation, homestead living and the freshly prepared cuisine of Chef Melon Corsini highlight Greenlands Farm’s Annual Fall Tapas & Tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

    The afternoon begins with delicious tapas prepared by Corsini featuring ingredients grown right on the renowned family farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

    Fine wine and craft beer are chosen by a local wine connoisseur and are available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

  • Brunswick County Emergency Services included in swift water and flood rescue award

    North Carolina has received the international Higgins and Langley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Swift Water Rescue for the coordinated local, state and federal response in October 2016 to Hurricane Matthew.

    One of the agencies contributing to the Hurricane Matthew rescue effort recognized by the Higgins and Langley board was Brunswick County Emergency Services.

  • League of Women Voters to sponsor candidate forums

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear is sponsoring a series of candidate forums for certain Brunswick County municipal elections before Election Day, Nov. 7.

    The Leland Municipal Election Candidate Forum is Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Leland Town Hall. Candidates will be running for mayor, town council and H2GO Board of Commissioners seats. Leland Town Hall is at 102 Town Hall Drive, off of Village Road NE in Leland. Residents are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates at leland2017quest@gmail.com.

  • Calabash Town Hall Day set for Oct. 6

    The public is invited to meet local service providers as Calabash Town Hall Day takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road across from Calabash Town Hall.

    Highlights include the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office with its singing quartet, animal protective services, IMPACT unit, detention officer, telecommunicator, volunteer services and ACE unit.

  • Sunset Beach Town Council to meet Oct. 2

    Sunset Beach Town Council is scheduled to address park rules, a 12-foot easement for Twin Lakes Restaurant, Palm Cove appeal hearings and the Medcalf Drive roadway at members’ upcoming meeting Monday, Oct. 2, in the town hall meeting room at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The session starts with a 6 p.m. closed session to consult with Town Attorney Grady Richardson on pending litigation and to receive legal advice, followed by a work session at 6:45 p.m., which is open to the public.

    The regular meeting with regular agenda items follows at 7 p.m.

  • Sykes appointed to NACo committees

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes has been appointed to serve as Homeland Security Subcommittee vice chairwoman for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee and a member of the NACo Immigration Reform Task Force and Military Services Committee.

    Sykes previously was named a member of the NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, the Veterans Military Services Committee and the Immigration Reform Task Force in 2016.

  • Carolina Shores commissioners to meet Oct. 2 and 5

    Carolina Shores commissioners are scheduled to convene for their monthly workshop at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.

    The town board’s monthly meeting follows at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

    For more information and copies of an agenda and meeting packet, go to the town website, carolinashoresnc.com.

  • N.C. Science Museums program awards $2.39M in grants

    Fifty-four science centers across the state will soon receive grant awards as part of the second year of the $2.39 million North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program.

    Grants were awarded based on criteria that promote the priorities of state government, with a primary goal of enhancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education opportunities for the public, particularly in low resource communities.