Local News

  • Leland OKs Harrington Village incentive plan

    LELAND — Leland officials have approved a development agreement and incentive plan with the developer of Harrington Village following a public hearing that drew less than a dozen speakers at the Aug. 25 town meeting.

    Harrington Village Developer D Logan purchased 19.73 acres between Baldwin Drive and Fairview Road, including the Leland Flea Market property on Village Road.

  • CIS programs to continue at three schools, for now

    Anne Weatherford, a parent of a Southport Elementary School, heard through the grapevine Aug. 24 from another parent that Communities In Schools of Brunswick County would discontinue its fee-based before and after-school programs at Southport, Belville and Town Creek elementary schools.

    After calling CIS, Weatherford said, she learned the rumor was true and the program would not be available for students beginning Monday, Aug. 29, the first day of 2016-17 classes for Brunswick County Schools.

  • Students, staff embrace first day of school together

    As the rising of the sun Monday, Aug. 29, marked the beginning of a new week, it also marked the beginning of a new school year for students, parents, teachers and staff at Brunswick County Schools, including those at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary, Shallotte Middle and West Brunswick High in the southern part of the county.

    One of the teachers rising to meet the sun and begin a new year as both a parent and teacher was fifth-grade history and social studies teacher Lindsay Creech at Jessie Mae Monroe  in Ash.

  • Carolina Shores dips into stormwater issues

    CAROLINA SHORES — Stormwater and flooding were foremost issues at a joint meeting of Carolina Shores commissioners and the town planning board.

    The day-long session Monday, Aug. 29, opened with a presentation by engineer Robert Tucker of East Coast Engineering outlining U.S. Department of Agriculture and Federal Emergency Management Agency maps and the town drainage system.

    He noted the town was built on a swampy area with soil that is generally poorly drained.

  • OIB chiropractor pens book about metal toxicity

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Dr. Pamela J. Owens knows firsthand the dangers of metals people encounter and ingest every day.

    The longtime operator of At the Beach Chiropractic Health Center in Ocean Isle Beach has experienced and treated her own symptoms, as well as those of her patients.

    This year, Owens published a book, “Poisoned! What You Don’t Know About Heavy Metals Is Killing You!” in hopes of educating and providing information.

  • Cool fundraiser aids burned Yorkie

    SHALLOTTE — It was a chance to cool off with a Pelican’s SnoBall and help a burned dog at the same time.

    Monday night, Aug. 29, was “Spirit Night” at the popular treat stand at the south end of Main Street in Shallotte, with a portion of proceeds going to help Tinkerbell, a 1-year-old Yorkshire terrier rescued by Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) after she suffered a burned back.

  • Belville seeks planning board applications

    Belville is seeking applications from town residents interested in an appointment to the town’s planning board. 

    The appointee will fill a vacancy beginning in October. The term ends in June of 2018.

    Applications are available online at townofbelville.com under the town forms tab or at Belville Town Hall, at 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 205, Belville.  Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. 

  • Labor Day changes some local meetings

    Because of the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 5, some local meeting schedules have changed.

    Sunset Beach Town Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting to Tuesday night, Sept. 6, at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The meeting begins with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by a pre-agenda session at 6:45 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • DSS seeks foster, adoptive parents

    Brunswick County Department of Social Services will provide Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training to become a foster/adoptive parent beginning Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brunswick County Department of Social Services at the government complex in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, contact Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • NCACC recognizes county commissioners

    The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners recognized Brunswick County commissioners Marty Cooke, Pat Sykes and Frank Williams for dedication to professional development.

    Cooke was recognized for meeting the requirements for the Mentor level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy. Sykes and Williams were recognized for meeting the requirements for the Master level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy.