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  • Former Holden Beach mayor, businessman remembered

    Holden Beach has lost one of its residents who worked diligently both in the spotlight and behind the scenes.

    Former Mayor Jim Lowell died last week at his home on the island. He was 78.

    Lowell and his wife, Barbara, also served as owners/operators of Lowell’s Bookworm on Holden Beach Road for more than three decades.

  • Hospital food is all the rage at The Break Room Cafe

    BOLIVIA—Pat Gilbert supped on a bowl of hot clam chowder.

    Her sister, Pauline Benton, enjoyed a freshly baked meatball calzone as the two played a lunchtime game of backgammon on a board laid out on the table between them.

    The sisters, both of whom work for Brunswick County, say they often make the 7-mile trip southward from the county complex to have lunch inside The Break Room Café inside Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

  • Classes lure students to BCC's new South Brunswick Islands Center

    CAROLINA SHORES—On a chilly mid-January afternoon, computer instructor Joseph Tese is telling students assembled in his classroom what to do.

    Using a wall-sized PowerPoint projection tied to his own computer desktop, Tese guides these older adult students in Understanding PCs class through the basics of getting better acquainted with personal computers.

  • Carolina Shores selects new town commissioner

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town has a new commissioner.

    Tuesday, the town board of commissioners selected Greg Davis, a resident of the Calabash Lakes community, to fill a two-year board vacancy left when former commissioner Walter Goodenough was elected mayor last November.

    During interviews conducted with three finalists at a specially called meeting Tuesday morning at town hall, the retired educator and athletic director cited his experience serving as previous president of the Calabash Lakes HOA and on the board of its Architectural Review Committee (ARC).

  • Making music wherever he goes

    You may have heard singing on your way to run a few errands recently.

    There is a music man who shares his talents throughout the county. He doesn’t get paid: he simply loves making music.

    Charles Danford plays music from the back of his station wagon, inside fast food restaurants—wherever he goes.

    Lately he has been sharing his talents with residents and visitors to Shallotte.

  • Calabash OKs legal avenue for Devaun Park clear-cutting

    CALABASH—The town has approved taking legal action against developers regarding the clear-cutting of trees in Devaun Park.

    Following a closed session to discuss legal matters with town attorney Mark Lewis at its monthly meeting Jan. 10, the town board of commissioners unanimously approved taking legal action for last year’s clear-cutting violation.

  • Shallotte Point group fears river will be closed off

     

    SHALLOTTE POINT—They’re concerned and feel like no one is listening.

    Members of the Shallotte Point Preservation Group fear the Shallotte River will soon be closed off to property owners and businesses.

    Their concern centers on Inlet View Bar & Grill. During the January Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting, the property at 1800 Village Point Road, which is a satellite annexation into the town of Shallotte, was rezoned from Highway Business and Multi-Family Residential to Commercial Waterfront.

  • Calabash OKs legal avenue for Devaun Park clear-cutting

    CALABASH—The town has approved taking legal action against developers regarding the clear-cutting of trees in Devaun Park.

    Following a closed session to discuss legal matters with town attorney Mark Lewis at its monthly meeting Jan. 10, the town board of commissioners unanimously approved taking legal action for last year’s clear-cutting violation.

  • Town Creek Park master plan available for viewing at upcoming meeting

    Everyone is invited to see what changes are in store for one of the county’s treasured parks.

    In September a survey was conducted to assess the needs and desires of Town Creek Park users. Now a master plan has been created taking into consideration the public feedback.

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation officials will share the master plan with the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Town Creek Park community building. Also during the meeting, the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant will be discussed and input from the public will be sought.

  • Las Vegas Night

     

    Get ready.

    The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is headed to Brunswick County.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 7th annual Las Vegas Night fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

    Las Vegas Night began in 2005 and has become the Rotary Club’s premiere fundraising event.