Local News

  • Former Carolina Shores commissioner secures subpoena against administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—A subpoena charging town administrator Linda Herncane with destruction of public record has been filed with the Brunswick County Magistrate’s Office.

    The subpoena was issued May 21 after former town commissioner Gere Dale filed a complaint with Chief Magistrate Martha Bryant about Herncane deleting town e-mail.

    A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 30 in Brunswick County District Court. The subpoena states Herncane must appear and testify at that time.

  • Calabash meeting set for Tuesday

    The Calabash Board of Commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at town hall, 882 Persimmon Road.

    A public hearing for the town’s proposed 2010-2011 budget is scheduled.

    The board also has scheduled a public hearing for the May 24 draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, town hall.

    The May 24 UDO draft is available for public inspection at town hall and will also be available online the first week of June.

  • Memorial Day services draw crowds in Calabash

    CALABASH—Crowds turned out to remember those who died defending America at four Memorial Day ceremonies.

    The first one took place Sunday at Nocha White American Legion 503 on what is traditionally the date of the original Memorial Day, post Chaplain Ben Lee said.

    The post had another ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, the official Memorial Day, as did Calabash VFW Post 7288. A third, joint ceremony organized by the town, with participants FDNY and Marine Corps League, also took place at Calabash Fire Department.

  • BCC celebrates opening of Center for Economic and Workforce Development

    LELAND—Judith Petterson, director of Brunswick Community College’s nurse’s aides program, will be the first to tell you of the need for more nurse’s aides in the workforce and the first to show off the program’s brand new classroom and lab at the college’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

    The BCC Leland Center received a complete renovation and facelift using $500,000 of the $30 million bond funds county voters approved in 2004 and is now the Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

  • Shallotte sets hearing on budget, electronic gaming fees

    Shallotte aldermen are considering a 2010-2011 budget that keeps the tax rate at 27 cents and an ordinance charging $1,000 per machine at all Internet sweepstakes businesses beginning in the upcoming budget year.

    The board voted unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting to set a public hearing for 6 p.m. June 22 on a proposed $3.8 million budget that would hold the tax rate. In addition to the general fund budget, the budget ordinance also includes a water/sewer enterprise fund totaling nearly $3.37 million.

  • Soles introduces third controversial bill for Brunswick County



    First, it was a bill to split the 13th Prosecutorial District.

    Then, it was a bill to expand pension benefits for district attorneys, followed by a bill to again split the already-split 13th Judicial District.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Cambridge Street in Bolivia; suspect stole medication from victim’s home.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault on a female on Mount Misery Road in Leland; suspect stabbed victim in the leg.

  • Nonprofit funding cut in trim county budget

    BOLVIA—At a recent budget workshop, Brunswick County commissioners voted to increase the recommended funding for several nonprofit agencies, but overall nonprofit funding is down due to a tighter-than-normal county budget.

    Assistant county manager Steve Stone serves on a committee appointed to consider nonprofit agencies’ funding requests and recommend how much each agency receives to county commissioners.

  • Pantano on primary victory, looking ahead to General Election

    Ilario Pantano, the GOP nominee for U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District, isn’t taking much time to celebrate his primary victory.

    Instead, he is looking forward to the future, specifically November’s General Election.

    Pantano, a former Marine, combat veteran and relative political newcomer on the national scene, secured the GOP nomination May 4 with 17,177 votes. Pantano defeated Will Breazeale, 11,629 votes, and Randy Crow, 4,862 votes.

  • Iler co-sponsors bill to prohibit felons from running for sheriff

    Should convicted felons be prohibited from running for sheriff in North Carolina?

    If a recently introduced bill passes in the N.C. State General Assembly, that question could be left up to voters in November’s General Election.

    N.C. State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, was a co-sponsor of House Bill 1959, No Felon as Sheriff, introduced May 25.