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  • 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.

  • BSL police arrest Burlington woman after Leland hit-and-run

    Boiling Spring Lakes police arrested a Burlington woman who they say led them on a chase after a hit and run in Leland on Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Jennifer Lee Smith had two passengers, including a child, in her vehicle when the crash happened on U.S. 74 and she fled down N.C. 133, according to a Boiling Spring Lakes police news release. A Boiling Spring Lakes police officer tried to stop her, but she eluded him until she lost control of her car and slamming into his vehicle.

    No one was injured, the release said.

  • 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.

  • Three injured in separate county traffic collisions

    Three people, including an 11-year-old girl, were injured in three separate traffic collisions within a 24-hour period last week.

    Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said 42-year-old Christina Gordon Beatty of Leland struck the girl with her vehicle at 3:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, in the 400 block of Culverton Road in Mallory Creek Plantation.

  • Motorcyclist crashes following Thursday, Aug. 25 chase

    A crash involving a motorcycle sent one man to an area hospital Thursday, Aug. 25 following a chase with law enforcement.

  • Crash on Makatoka Road leaves one injured

    A collision involving a pickup truck and a log truck sent one man to an area hospital Friday, Aug. 26.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said it happened at 6 a.m. when 67-year-old William Jordan of Chadbourn was turning his log truck off a dirt road onto Makatoka Road, unaware that 29-year-old Michael Simmons of Ash was already driving his black 2011 GMC Canyon on Makatoka Road heading towards the log truck.