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  • Carolina Shores to consider waste site options

    CAROLINA SHORES — Following debate, the Carolina Shores town board of commissioners has approved consideration of a sold-waste convenience site engineering proposal and a waste convenience site agreement with Waste Industries.

    Approval to have the items included for consideration on the board’s monthly meeting agenda at 2 p.m. this coming Thursday, Oct. 9, came at commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday, Oct. 6.

  • BIG Sweep becomes Calabash trash bash

    CALABASH — They converged on Calabash to make the town cleaner.

    On a balmy autumn morning this past Saturday, 32 volunteers met at Calabash Community Park to once again pick up trash along town roadsides and even in the Calabash River.

    Calabash BIG Sweep, part of North Carolina and National BIG Sweep Day efforts Oct. 4, was divided into six teams consisting of town officials, town employees and other volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to clear litter out of the Seafood Capital.

  • OIB board selects canal dredge contractor

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH–Ocean Isle Beach commissioners selected a contractor for concrete canal dredging at a special town meeting Sept. 25.

    The board selected King Dredging Co., the low bidder for the contract, to handle the maintenance dredging for $539,335.

    King Dredging was one of two contractors to bid on the project, coming in lower than Com-Mar Limited Marcol Dredging Company who bid $814146.

  • Leland talks regulating golf carts on town streets

    Leland officials are considering adding rules for the use of golf carts on the town streets.

    The town board started a conversation on golf cart rules at the Sept. 18 town meeting.

    “I brought it up because we have no standard rules in place,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said.

    Town Manager David Hollis said state law covers golf carts but staff have reviewed additional laws used by Brunswick County and Carolina Beach.

  • Leland considers naming municipal park for first mayor

    Leland officials could rename the Municipal Park across from the new Town Hall after former Mayor Russell Baldwin.

    Baldwin, who died Sept. 18 after a long illness, was instrumental in creating the town of Leland and served as its first mayor.

    “I wanted to do something for the first mayor,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said during the Sept. 18 town meeting where she announced Baldwin had died.

  • County approves $4.2 million for water mains and pump stations

    Brunswick County commissioners approved more than $4.2 million in utilities construction contracts.

    “We limited the two projects to $6 million. These are under that,” County Manager Ann Hardy told the board members.

    Water mains

    The board approved selection of contractor Ralph Hodge Construction for the construction of the Danford Road water main and Duke Energy Canal water main.

  • Hale Swamp Road closed two weeks for Old Georgetown Road extension work

    Despite slow going due to summer storms, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Old Georgetown Road extension keeps moving.

    A mile and a half stretch of Hale Swamp Road from Goose Creek Road SW to Bricklanding Road SW closed Monday, Sept. 29 for construction work and will remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 12.

    The road could remain closed if weather holds up the preparation work scheduled for the next two weeks.

  • NCDOT meets North Brunswick commuters to address causeway construction traffic

    LELAND–Causeway congestion on U.S. 74/76/17 due to road widening projects brought transportation officials together Sept. 23 with the public to address traffic concerns.

    North Carolina Department of Transportation officials including NCDOT’s Div 3 Engineer Karen Fussell and Div 3 Construction Engineer Jackson Provost hosted a community meeting at Leland Middle School to address questions NCDOT has received, get feedback from those in attendance.

  • Detectives searching for missing Calabash man

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing man from Calabash.

  • Sunset Beach councilman pleads guilty to DWI

    Sunset Beach Town Councilman Mike Williams has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

    Williams was ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs after pleading guilty to a level-5 DWI charge at a district court hearing Friday, Sept. 26, at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Williams must also complete 24 hours of community service and cannot operate a vehicle until he is relicensed. A second charge of driving left of center was dismissed, according to Brunswick County Clerk of Court records.