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  • Are politics stalling a road project?

    SHALLOTTE—The mayor and board of aldermen have been accused of being in the midst of “a ridiculous political struggle.”

    Harold Matthews, chairman of the Northside Business Community, appeared before the board of aldermen at its Oct. 4 meeting to ask the town to aid business owners along N.C. 130.

    He asked the board to consider spending $4,200 to fund a concept plan and to support a proposal to connect old N.C. 130 and the new N.C. 130.

    Matthews asked the board repeatedly to make a decision that night.

  • Animal rescue needs help finding missing dog

    Forever Friends Animal Rescue needs help finding Moo Moo, a Dalmatian mix who escaped from his foster home Wednesday, Oct. 26. He may be in the Sunset Beach/Seaside/Sea Trail area. The dog is very timid but not aggressive. Volunteers are trying to locate Moo Moo. If you spot Moo Moo, please call Forever Friends at 383-2100 or Janie at 336-918-1074.

  • DSS to meet with ‘facilitator’ to discuss board’s role, social services handbook

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have agreed to have a “facilitator” from the University of North Carolina School of Government help them create a code of conduct, code of ethics and board policy.

    Board members also agreed to have the UNC School of Government representative discuss the board’s handbook.

    Board member Bernest Hewett said he wanted the board to have a uniform policy so the board “could be on the same page.”

  • N.C. unemployment up in September; above national average

    Statewide unemployment in North Carolina was up in September.

    With a 10.5-percent unemployment rate, North Carolina’s rate tops the national September unemployment rate of 9.1 percent.

    Statewide unemployment in August was 10.4 percent, while figures released by the Employment Security Commission (ESC) of North Carolina show Brunswick County’s August unemployment increased to 10.7 percent.

    County unemployment rates will be released Friday, Oct. 28.

  • Board to hear staggered-start time opinions next week

    BOLIVIA—Parents, teachers, community members and students have the opportunity to tell school board members how they feel about the new staggered-start schedule.

    Implemented for the first time in Brunswick County at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, staggered-start times changed the school day to 7:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. for elementary students, 8:50 a.m. to 3:55 p.m. for middle school students and 8:55 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. for high school students.

  • Habitat Follies frolicking this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    BOLIVIA—They sing. They dance. They perform Broadway numbers and jazz standards.

    It’s the 2011 Habitat Follies, and it’s right around the corner.

    This year’s Habitat Follies, previously known as the Senior Follies, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    This year’s event, described as the marquee fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity by event organizer Marlene Jackson, is the fifth performance in six years.

  • Sheriff’s office locates missing man

    Update: Joey William Evans has been located and "appears to be fine," according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for an Ash man reported missing.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson deputy Del Routh said detectives are searching for 44-year-old Joey William Evans, of Ash.

    Routh said Evans was last seen at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, driving a 1996 Ford F-150 truck.

  • Leland Police search for bank robbery suspect

    LELAND—Leland Police are searching for a suspect wanted in an armed bank robbery Friday morning.

    Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne said around 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, the Leland Police Department received a call that the Cape Fear Credit Union at 1109 New Pointe Blvd. in Leland was robbed at gunpoint.

    Jayne said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

  • Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue scaring up haunted trail for another year

    Can you survive Grissettown-Longwood Fire and Rescue’s annual haunted trail for another Halloween season?

    It’s time to try, with the popular trail, which won a “best haunted attraction” competition last year on a Wilmington TV station, continuing this weekend.

    Dates and time for the trail, set up behind the station at 758 Longwood Road, are 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29 and Halloween Monday, Oct. 31.

    Admission to this annual fundraiser is $7 per person.

  • ELECTION 2011: Ocean Isle Beach Commissioner Candidates: A closer look into the candidate’s views

     Ocean Isle Beach candidates for Commissioner: Dean Walters, Cherri Cheek, Bob Williams and Betty Williamson.

     

    Dean Walters

     

    What do you feel are the three biggest issues facing the Town of

    Ocean Isle Beach?

    1. The Economy- Protect the beach and maintain services for our property owners through conservative financial leadership.

    2. Maintain density limits and height restrictions.

    3. Maintenance of natural and concrete canals