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  • Moore wins Beacon beach bag

    Angie Sutton, general manager of The Brunswick Beacon, is pictured with Janett Moore of Calabash. Moore entered a special beach bag drawing by dropping by the Beacon office and subscribing to the newspaper. The beach bag was full of fun goodies donated by local businesses.

  • State gets $120K over nationwide data breach

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina has reached a settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co. (collectively “Nationwide”), concerning an October 2012 data breach.

  • Brunswick County named SHIIP’s Southeast County of the Year

    N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey named Brunswick County as Southeast County of the Year for the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). Regional winners were announced July 25.

  • Freedom Fund Banquet Sept. 9

    The Brunswick County NAACP Branch annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Highway W. (U.S. 17) West in Carolina Shores. Keynote speaker will be state Rep. Deb Butler of House District 18.

    Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

    For tickets or information, call Carl Parker at 619-4974, Anne Parker at 612-7041 or any Freedom Fund committee member.

  • Women’s Equality Day celebration Aug. 26

    Aug. 26 marks the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Southport Indivisible-Stepping Forward and Indivisible Warrior Women for Equality in Brunswick County are observing this occasion by encouraging and empowering voters and future voters to participate this year.

    Join the public in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in Southport from 10 a.m. to noon to observe the passage of the 19th Amendment, and support women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

  • Blevins receives Distinguished Service Award at national agents meeting

    Mark Blevins received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during its annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Salt Lake City.

    This award is given to agents with more than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension and have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education. This award is only presented to 2 percent of the County Extension Educators in North Carolina each year.

  • Rain causes sewer system overflows

    Heavy rains last week caused Leland’s sewer system to overflow at three locations on two different days.

    On Aug. 8, Leland had an estimated 7,000 gallons of untreated wastewater discharged from a sanitary sewer manhole near 1352 Grandiflora Drive.

    North Carolina state law requires Leland, the owner/operator of the wastewater collection or treatment works, to issue a news release when an untreated discharge of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

  • Shallotte to buy Mulberry Street lot

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen gave staff approval at a closed session Aug. 11 to negotiate a contract to buy the property at 149 Mulberry St. owned by Phillip and Cynthia King.

    Mayor Walt Eccard said they plan to use the property for additional parking for Mulberry Park.

  • What does the fox say?

    Lynne Borden caught this red fox at rest about 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in her yard at Lockwood Folly in Holden Beach. “This red fox has been visiting our yard regularly, but decided to take a leisurely rest in our birdbath,” she wrote. According to National Geographic, the red fox’s resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.

  • Sunset Beach sinkhole attributed to rainfall

    Heavy rainfall last week is blamed for a sinkhole that opened up at 796 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Beach.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation went on-site last Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, closing one lane of the mainland street.

    NCDOT back-filled the hole, Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin said.