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  • Brunswick County Veteran’s Coalition to meet Jan. 24

    The first meeting of the Brunswick County Veteran’s Coalition will be Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. James Community Center.

    Interested Brunswick County veteran organizations are encouraged to send a representative to this meeting to meet fellow veterans from the area and learn what each of their organizations do for veterans and citizens of Brunswick County.

  • Operating room permit public hearing set for Jan. 20

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has scheduled a public hearing to seek comments on the 2016 State Medical Facilities Plan recommendation for an additional operating room in Brunswick County.

    The public hearing will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in the Virginia Williamson Event Center at Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road, Bolivia.

    Two medical provider companies have proposed building facilities for the operating room in North Brunswick County.

  • Sunset Beach OKs draft cabana restrictions

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council has approved a “compromised” draft measure that, if approved, will allow cabanas on the beach with new restrictions.

    Councilwoman Carol Scott proposed new guidelines at the Jan. 17 meeting to change the earliest allowable time to erect beach tents from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., prohibiting cabanas on the beach between First and 27th streets and increasing the distance between tents from 10 feet to 12 feet.

    The draft will be considered for final vote at council’s next meeting Feb. 6.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Joe Crookston set for Saturday show at BCCOWA

    Listen Up Brunswick County launches its 2017 concert series with a performance by Joe Crookston at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Virginia Williamson Event Center in Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Crookston’s skills list is long: He’s an acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.

  • New Turkey Trot plans trotted out in Calabash

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners has accepted an altered location and plans for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk.

    Unanimous approval for the third annual holiday race for 2017 came at the board’s first meeting of the year last Tuesday, Jan. 10, after changes were outlined by David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions.

  • Carolina Shores approves property buy for stormwater access

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved a contract to acquire property that will enable improved access to stormwater facilities.

    Approval of the $16,000 contract to buy a parcel at 64 Carolina Shores Parkway from F.B. Lee Development Co. came at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Jan. 12.

  • Winnabow weather radio sustains damage

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio transmitter in Winnabow recently sustained damage to the cable that connects to the transmitter.

    The Winnabow transmitter serves portions of southeastern North Carolina, including Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties, and the adjacent coastal waters.

    This station is not capable of broadcasting as a result of the cable damage, according to a NOAA news release. The installation of a new antennae cable may take a couple months to complete.

  • Missing Wilmington woman found dead in crashed car in Leland

    A Wilmington woman reported missing last week was found dead in her car Jan. 16 on U.S. 74/76 West in Leland. 

    Melody Davis, 42, was last seen about 5:30 a.m. Jan. 9 on Oak Leaf Drive in her 2005 black Subaru and was reported missing later that day, Wilmington police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said.

  • Rouzer appointed to House Natural Resources Committee

    Congressman David Rouzer has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    “Our natural resources are a major attribute to the quality of life in our state and throughout the nation,” Rouzer said in a news release. “North Carolina is home to many national parks and forests, and our beaches and waterways are precious resources, as well. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent North Carolina on this important committee, and I look forward to advocating for Southeastern North Carolina in this additional capacity.”

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Southport man

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing Southport man.

    Oscar Flores, 39, was last seen at his home on Mallard Duck Lane about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, driving a 2015 black Honda Accord with North Carolina license plate DKY-7998 and a Louisiana State University tag on the front.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tony Henson at 880-4878.