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  • Officials fight two residential fires in less than 24 hours

    No one was injured in a two Brunswick County residential fires reported in less than 24 hours beginning Sunday night.

    The American Red Cross was called to assist both families affected by the two fires, Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    The first fire happened just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 2100 block of Seashore Hills Road in Supply, Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad Capt. Dave Robinson said.

    A portion of the home was “well engulfed by fire,” which was brought under control by about 11 p.m., he said.

  • Two die in separate crashes Sunday in Supply

     

  • Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry holiday schedule

    The N.C. Ferry Division announced the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will run alternate holiday schedules Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 25.

    Sunday, Dec. 24

    From Southport: 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 7:45, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 25

    From Southport: 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 7:45, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.

  • Old house reaps new life and homesite at Indigo Farms

    It was a crumbling old home near a busy intersection where vagrants had taken over.

    But Mark and Faye Graham saw potential in the one-story 1927 structure, especially when the old house on S.C. 90 across from the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Park and Sports Complex, along with a barn, was offered for free.

  • Newly elected board members take seats in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Three new council members and Mayor Robert Forrester took their oaths of office at the town board’s semimonthly meeting Monday night, Dec. 4, at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    After being sworn in by town clerk Lisa Anglin, Forrester, who was officially elected unopposed Nov. 7 after being appointed last year, administered oaths to incoming newly elected council members Charlie Nern, John Corbett and Jan Harris.

    Council approved appointing councilman Mark Benton to serve as mayor pro tem.

  • Carolina Shores commissioner Timothy resigns

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioner Mary Timothy resigned Monday morning after reading a letter of resignation citing several issues with the town, from concerns about feeling disrespected to employee pay.

    Timothy, 66, abruptly resigned at the last monthly town board workshop of the year Dec. 4 after serving two years of a four-year term she was elected to in November 2015.

  • Leland OKs Lanvale Forest voluntary annexation

    LELAND — Leland officials reached a compromise Nov. 30 with Lanvale Forest residents to accept the voluntary annexation of a new phase of the development, which also started the process for the town-initiated annexation of the rest of Lanvale Forest.

    The town continued a public hearing from September to consider the voluntary annexation of phase three of the neighborhood and an associated zoning application submitted by the new developer, M&JM (NC) LLC, for 37.65 acres of undeveloped land off Old Forest Drive.

  • County to study water treatment options

    GenX and other contaminants in the Cape Fear River, Brunswick County Public Utilities’ source for drinking water, will be part of the department’s focus as it plans for the expansion of the Northwest Water Treatment Plant in 2018.

    County public utilities director John Nichols spoke to county commissioners at their Dec. 4 meeting about improvement options for the plant.

  • Key dates in the H2GO reverse osmosis plant timeline

    July 2011: The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District commissions a water supply feasibility study to gauge future needs based on anticipated service areas and customer growth over 20 years. The study evaluated obtaining surface water from the Cape Fear River with a new water treatment plant, developing groundwater supplies for treatment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plant or continued purchase of finished water from Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

  • Officials, agencies react to H2GO transfer

    The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board’s Nov. 28 decision to hand the utility to Belville to keep its reverse osmosis water treatment plant project alive opened the floodgates of legal activity in the past week.

    After the surprise vote by H2GO chairman Bill Browning, vice chairman Ron Jenkins and secretary Carl Antos took the power out of commissioners Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley’s hands, the board members worked the letter of state law Monday to take the board majority by swearing in candidate-elect Bill Beer.