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  • Holden Beach celebrates season at Festival by the Sea

     IF YOU GO

    What: Festival By The Sea

    When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

    Where: under the Holden Beach bridge

    How much: Free

    Go to: www.greaterholdenbeachmerchants.com

    Autumn is festival season, especially this Saturday and Sunday in festive Holden Beach.

    The North Carolina Festival By the Sea will once again light up the last full weekend in October in the seaside town, which is celebrating the season with an array of activities. Admission and parking are free.

  • Shallotte standoff ends peacefully Monday night

    SHALLOTTE — A 90-minute standoff between a man who was threatening to kill himself and local law enforcement officers ended peacefully Monday night, Oct. 20, in Shallotte. No one was injured.

    Police were dispatched to N.C. 130/Whiteville Road near the entrance to Lowe’s Home Improvement, beside First Bank, at 6:03 p.m. in response to a man with a knife, according to a Shallotte Police Department news release.

  • Oyster Festival, more, unfold this weekend

    The season of festive events continues, with more activities scheduled in the area this weekend, starting with the 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Here’s a closer look at what’s going on around Brunswick County.

    North Carolina Oyster Festival

    The 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival unfolds 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on festival grounds between Second and Third streets on the island of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Carolina Shores introduces new code compliance officer

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town of Carolina Shores has a new part-time code compliance officer.

    Gail Treglia, who started work with the town Sept. 30, introduced herself at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Originally from Maryland, Treglia said she worked with the state police there for 25 years before retiring in 2005.

    Clubview paving contract approved

  • Third teen charged in Leland home invasion

    A third teen has been charged in a Leland home invasion.

    Raekwon Damar Chestnut, 18, of Cornwallis Road, Turkey, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 15, and is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $50,000 bail, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Tijuan Terrill Campbell, 17, of Scronce Road, Harrells, and Jaleel Mekiah Spearman, 16, of North Bladen Avenue, Garland, were arrested Oct. 11 in Sampson County. Campbell is being held on $1 million bail and Spearman on $50,000 bail.

  • Contractor chosen to start Riverwalk Park project’s first phase

    Belville selected Coastal Marine Construction to begin clearing the way for the Riverwalk Park project off River Road (NC 133).

    Commissioner Joe Breault said Coastal Marine provided Belville a low bid of $4,800 to clear the trail, space for a classroom pavilion site and areas for two picnic tables.

    Breault announced at the Riverwalk groundbreaking on Oct. 4 that work would begin in 10 days. Finalizing a contractor delayed that start date.

    He anticipated work to clear the path for the phase I walking trail would begin Monday.

  • North Brunswick Home Improvement Show caters to community

    The North Brunswick Home Improvement Show brings a novel approach to introducing customers to vendors.

    The North Brunswick show, from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Magnolia Greens Club Room, 1800 Linkwood Drive, Leland, is one of a few yearly events tailored to the local community.

    Anna Fisher of Carolina Closet Company said the 31 vendors coming to the North Brunswick show are sought to cover everything someone could think of to hire for a home improvement project and all of them are local to the area.

  • Leland native’s Johnny Cash tribute band swinging through Brunswick County Oct. 26

    The music of The Man in Black comes around to the Amuzu Theater in Southport Oct. 26 as performed by the North Brunswick native who fronts the Johnny Cash tribute band, Johnny Folsom 4.

    The Johnny Folsom 4 will play a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the theater at 11 N. Howe St. in Southport.

    For lead singer David Burney the show is somewhat of a homecoming as he grew up in North Brunswick County.

    He was from Leland before Leland was a town.

    Leland was great. A small place where everyone knew everyone,” Burney said.

  • First presentation of Westgate Nature Park second phase receives public support

    LELAND–Restrooms, sidewalks and parking were some of the issues Leland residents want to ensure go into the next phase of Westgate Nature Park.

    But the small group that came to Leland town hall Oct. 9 was encouraging of the proposed plan the Parks and Recreation department has envisioned.

    The Parks and Rec staff presented a second phase site plan for an additional trail that would extend the current trail.

  • Shallotte man faces drug charges

     A Shallotte man faces several heroin-related charges after his Friday, Oct. 10, arrest.

    Justin Hashaim Bland, 21, of Hale Swamp Road, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, conspiring to sell or deliver a schedule I controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges were levied against him Tuesday, Oct. 14, including two counts of trafficking heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon, warrants show.