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  • Trouble continues at Carolina Shores Town Hall

    CAROLINA SHORES—Assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut was asked to turn in her keys and laptop computer before the town would issue her a paycheck this week.

    Mayor Stephen Selby has called a special town board of commissioners meeting for 9 a.m. this coming Monday, May 3, at town hall to go into closed session to discuss personnel.

    Friday, Selby would not say whether the upcoming meeting has to do with Chestnut, but added she previously requested an executive session with the board to address her concerns.

  • Terminal groins presentation Monday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A terminal groins presentation is on the monthly meeting agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council next Monday night, May 3.

    A workshop is at 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall on Sunset Boulevard.

    Rob Young, professor of geosciences with Western Carolina University, and Len Pietrafesa, director of external affairs with North Carolina State University, are scheduled to give a terminal groins presentation.

  • Sunset gaming hearing set for May 6

     

    SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board will consider an application for a special use permit to operate four electronic gaming machines at the Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.

    A board of adjustments hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at town hall.

  • Mayor calls meeting to discuss personnel

    CAROLINA SHORES—Mayor Stephen Selby has called a special meeting of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners for 9 a.m. next Monday, May 3, to go into closed session to discuss personnel, pursuant to state statute 143-318.11 (a) (6).

    The meeting will preceed the board’s monthly workshop at 10 a.m. Monday.

    The board’s monthly meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, May 6.

  • Census takers hit streets

    U.S. census takers have started going door-to-door to interview people who have not returned questionnaires for the 2010 count.

    “I’m putting 1,400 people on the street in my region,” Tony Osticco, local census manager based in Wilmington, said last week.

    Census takers or “enumerators” were scheduled to hit streets this past Saturday.

  • Voters to receive primary ballots based on party, house districts

    With one-stop voting underway in Brunswick County and the Primary Election May 4, Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy, reminds people they will receive one of four partisan a ballots and one nonpartisan ballot for judicial races when they vote.

    Registered Democrats will receive ballot D-1 or D-2. D-1 ballots are for registered Democrats who vote in the District 17 State House race, and D-2 ballots are for those who vote in the District 20 State House race.

  • Sheriff, highway patrol sergeant vie for GOP nomination

    John Ingram is the current sheriff of Brunswick County. Tim Daniels is a sergeant with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. They both have experience in law enforcement, and they both want to be sheriff.

    Now a Republican, Ingram was first elected sheriff by the Brunswick County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee in May 2008, when former sheriff Ronald Hewett resigned amid and federal investigation.

    After being elected by the committee, county commissioners appointed Ingram as Brunswick County Sheriff.

  • Two Democrats vie for sheriff’s nomination

    To move gangs and drugs out of Brunswick County—that is why Louie Lewis said he is running for sheriff.

    “The reason I’m running is the drugs in Brunswick County and the gangs moving in. I want to see if more can be done to help slow that stuff down or get rid of it,” Louie Lewis said.

    “If I can get to the source [of drugs in the county], I believe I can slow this stuff down a little bit.”

  • Defective-kidney removal spurs questions for Calabash patient

    CALABASH—Bob Warzel wants answers.

    He’s also starting to believe he won’t get them.

    A year after undergoing removal of a transplanted kidney believed to be cancerous, Warzel and his wife, Pat, said no one in the medical realm is owning up to responsibility for the defective organ.

  • Inside the letter: Carolina Shores mayor reprimanded for gender comments

    CAROLINA SHORES— Assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission grievance she filed last October about sex discrimination and retaliation by Mayor Stephen Selby has to do in part with comments Selby made on several occasions about her abilities to do her job as the “weaker sex.”

    Chestnut now believes she is being retaliated against for filing the grievance.