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  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.

  • H2GO board votes to hire public information officer

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members approved a plan Aug. 23 to hire a public information officer on a split vote.

    Board chairman Bill Browning made a motion to hire a public information officer (PIO) because the public has questions about water rates, costs of production, debt service and delivery service. “We need somebody to keep the public informed,” he said.

  • New businesses prepping to pop up in northern Brunswick County

    Circle K is putting its brand on northern Brunswick County with one new gas station and convenience center opened off U.S. 17 earlier this year while a second is in the works on N.C. 133 in Belville.

    Circle K has begun preparing to build a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store with 20 gas pumps at Blackwell Road and N.C. 133.

    The site plan provided to the town of Belville shows a new right-hand turn off N.C. 133 will be built at the front of the store and an additional right-hand turn will be built on Blackwell Road for the 24-hour store.

  • Lunch and Learn brings emergency services, deaf and hard of hearing together

    BOLIVIA — Information about emergency services in Brunswick County is for everyone.

    That was the idea that prompted Brunswick County Emergency Services deputy director Scott Garner and Christina Bauman, North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Wilmington Regional Center community accessibility consultant, to conduct a Lunch and Learn at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium on Aug. 27.

  • 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.