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  • Sunset Beach Planning Board OKs revised proof of ownership

    SUNSET BEACH — The town planning board has approved a revised text amendment for a proof of ownership requirement for new permits.

    Approval of the Unified Development Ordinance change came at the board’s June 2 meeting following a presentation by town GIS planner Richard Hathcock, who conducted the meeting following the recent resignation of town planning and inspections director Rawls Howard.

  • Sunset Beach hires lobbyist as Senate Bill 875 advances in Raleigh

    SUNSET BEACH — The town of Sunset Beach has hired a lobbyist to help fight Senate Bill 875, which passed the state Senate on final reading last week and first reading in the House in Raleigh on Monday night.

  • Developer presents design proposal for Shallotte Riverfront Town Center

     SHALLOTTE — Shallotte’s Riverfront Town Center will be designed as a place for people “to drive to, rather than drive through,” according to its master developer.

    Bob Chapman of Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners LLC (TND) presented their vision for the project to a group of almost 50 interested citizens, town officials and staff on May 31.

    It will be based on principles of New Urbanism: walkability, locally suitable architecture and environmental sustainability.

  • Fire destroys Supply mobile home

    Fire destroyed a mobile home fire in Supply on Tuesday, June 7.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said dispatchers received a call about the fire at 5:10 a.m. at 2280 Kirby Road.

    No one was home and no one was injured as a result of the fire, Garner said.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.

  • Tropical Storm Colin skirts Brunswick County

    Tropical Storm Colin’s only impact on Brunswick County was to give high school students a tighter window for final exams after a two-hour delay Tuesday, June 7.

    Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. centers and sites operated on a two-hour delay while the area was under a tropical storm warning with forecasts predicting high winds and several inches of rain.

    Brunswick County courts and Brunswick County government also operated on a two-hour delay.

  • Leland man faces multiple felony drug charges

    Police arrested a Leland man on felony drug charges after he called them to investigate a break-in at his home Tuesday, May 31.

    David Laudell Jacobs, 31, of Sara Clip Lane, is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of schedule III substance, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule III controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and distributing a controlled substance without an authorized distribution license, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release.

  • Ohio man injured in Ocean Isle Beach Jet Ski accident

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — An Ohio man was injured in a Jet Ski accident Thursday afternoon, June 2, in the Intracoastal Waterway.

    North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Master Officer Scott Pritchard said Brian Willis, 24, of Cleveland, was conscious and airlifted to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after suffering a cut to his head over his left eye that will likely require stitches. As of Thursday afternoon, the hospital listed him in critical but stable condition.

  • Holden Beach Parks and Rec honors late member

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Holden Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board donated a plaque in member of former member Tom Decker.

    Parks and rec board member Christy Ferguson showed fellow board members the memorial plaque honoring Decker, a former board member who died last year. Ferguson said the plaque will be placed in Holden Beach’s PAR course. She said Decker was one of the driving forces behind the course as well as the exercise stations along the boulevard.

  • Bald Head Island man faces up to 30 years in prison

    A Bald Head Island man who served as Robeson County’s longtime attorney pleaded guilty to bank fraud in a real estate scheme expected to result in more than $18 million in losses, according to aU.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

    Joseph Hal Kinlaw Jr., 63, who entered the plea Wednesday, June 1, faces up to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release, as well as a $1 million fine and an order of restitution to victims.

  • Belville reduces fire department contribution

    An unanticipated cost at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park fishing pier led Belville board members to cut back on funding for the Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department.

    At Belville’s May 23 town meeting, budget discussions led into revisiting the fire department funding donation the board had approved for fiscal year 2016-17.

    Commissioners agreed to provide $22,500 for the Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department budget workshop March 19.