Local News

  • Calabash UDO draft still drawing questions

    CALABASH—Residents and property owners continued to question the town’s Unified Development Ordinance draft update at a specially called meeting last Thursday.

    At issue are zoning changes, such as a residential (R-6) overlay and a new PUD district, while others expressed concern the changes will hinder use of their property.

    Calabash commissioner Forrest King questioned new requirements for setbacks and rear parking that would affect the business district.

  • Setback variance OKed in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A rear yard setback variance was approved Monday by the Carolina Shores board of adjustments.

    Thomas Lewis received approval for a variance, regarding a sunroom that encroaches 7.5 feet into the 10-foot setback, town building inspector/code enforcement officer Jean Crowley said.

    At Monday’s hearing, Lewis said he was unaware of the encroachment after the sunroom was constructed in the footprint of a rear deck at his home at 3 Gate 11 in Carolina Shores.

  • Applicant questions Carolina Shores P&Z selection process

    CAROLINA SHORES—An applicant for the town’s planning and zoning board is questioning criteria used to appoint three new members to the board.

    Maxine Mangieri, one of seven people who applied for vacant board seats, said she was asked no questions about planning and zoning when she was recently interviewed by three board members, despite her previous experience in New Jersey.

  • Holden Beach commissioners discuss waste ordinance

    HOLDEN BEACH—Commissioners met for a board workshop Tuesday and discussed an amendment to the town’s solid waste ordinance.

    Interim town manager Jim Lowell said an amendment to the ordinance would require every rental property have one trash can per two bedrooms. The amendment only pertains to rental properties, Lowell said.

    The amendment will be implemented in April, he said.

  • Cardinal Pointe complaints continue; resident to meet with regional manager

    SHALLOTTE—Cardinal Pointe resident Amy Bass is continuing her fight against the managers of the apartment complex, next to the Highlands off Frontage Road, claiming they are overcharging and harassing renters.

    This week, a manager at NRP Management LLC, Cardinal Pointe’s property management firm, said she wants to meet with Bass next week to discuss the problems and find a resolution.

    She says she’s confused because Bass recertified her lease for another year but continues to complain to authorities.

  • Shallotte's vision for the future; Group seeks input

    The Downtown Shallotte Development Committee wants to know what residents want their town to look like over the next 10 years, and the planners hired to come up with a 10-year vision plan will be listening.

    They have scheduled two upcoming meetings, Jan. 22 and 24, to hear from Shallotte’s residents and business owners to guide their plans.

    At 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Shallotte Middle School will be the site of the first public meeting, starting with refreshments and moving into a more formal brainstorming session at 7 p.m.

  • South falls at Dixon

    Dixon defeated visiting South Brunswick 42-34 in a non-conference high school wrestling match last Wednesday.

    Both teams took victories in seven weight classes, but Dixon squeezed the maximum number of points out of its wins with six pins and a forfeit. The Cougars had four pins.

    Winners for South Brunswick were Jeremy Roundtree at 119 pounds, Charlie Martin at 125, Sammy Roundtree at 130, Paul Ikalowych at 140, Kyle Kackenmeister at 145, David Cochran at 215 and Thomas Mecham at heavyweight.

    Dixon 42

    South Brunswick 34

  • Trojans lose 'heartbreaker' to Bucs

    West Brunswick had one of the state’s top-ranked high school wrestling teams on the ropes last week but couldn’t deliver the knockout punch.

    Laney won the final three bouts—including a tiebreaking pin in the final weight class—and posted a 38-32 victory against the visiting Trojans in Tuesday’s Mideastern 3A/4A Conference match.

    “It was a heartbreaker,” said West Brunswick coach Jimmy Caraway. “We just didn’t win the close ones. We had three close matches that we just didn’t pull out.”

  • Jackson leads Bucs

    Shatara Jackson scored 26 points as Laney defeated West Brunswick 47-37 in a high school girls’ basketball game last Tuesday in Shallotte.

    Jackson, a senior guard, scored at least six points in each quarter and had eight steals as the Lady Buccaneers improved to 3-0 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 10-3 overall.

    West Brunswick coach Cherry Woodbury said Jackson’s ability to steal the ball and convert at the other end was the difference in the game.

  • Trojans test sixth-ranked Jacksonville

    JACKSONVILLE—Things could have gotten out of hand Friday night when the struggling West Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team hit the road to take on a state-ranked conference rival.

    But the Trojans gave Class 3A No. 6 Jacksonville all it could handle for more than three quarters before the Cardinals pulled away late for a 67-52 victory at the Bird Cage.

    West Brunswick coach Brad Lewis said he was disappointed with the outcome but pleased with his team’s performance.