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  • Sunset Beach opposes terminal groins

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council voted Monday night to oppose terminal groins following discussion at its monthly meeting and pre-agenda workshop.

    “I’m still convinced that terminal groins in Ocean Isle Beach will adversely impact Sunset Beach,” councilwoman Carol Scott said during the workshop. “I would like us to take a position against terminal groins.”

    Councilman Lou De Vita said he thought the board had already submitted a position.

  • Stewart bestowed Calabash's first stewardship award

    CALABASH—Devaun Park developer Scott Stewart was recipient Tuesday night of the town’s first Stewardship Award.

    Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said the award is going to a “very special person in recognition and appreciation for many continuous contributions and services to the town of Calabash. Over the years, this person has been involved at the grassroots level, providing services and promoting the spirit of Calabash.”

    The 2011 recipient, Clemmons said, is always upbeat and ready to lend a helping hand.

  • Family of four dies in head-on collision with school bus

    A family of four is dead after being involved in a head-on wreck with a Brunswick County School bus Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Sgt. T.T. Daniels of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Joshua Steed Williams, 31, of Ash, was driving his passenger vehicle west on Camp Branch Road near Makotoka Road and N.C. 211 when he crossed the center line. His vehicle collided with a school bus driven by Connie Russ, 61, of Ash, just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Economic Development Commission announces two industry expansions in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—Late last week, the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission (EDC) announced two industry expansions in the county.

    Glycotech, a biotech company, and CATTS, an electronics recycling business, confirmed plans to expand in Brunswick County in 2011.

  • Honoring a leader

    Last week the town received news no one wanted to hear—Mayor Buddy Kelly passed away.

    “It is with deep sadness that the town has lost our Mayor Donald C. ‘Buddy’ Kelly.” “Mayor Kelly died on March 2, 2011,” town officials wrote in a press release Thursday. “He was well respected in the community and well thought of by the board and staff. He was not only our mayor, but our friend.”

  • Sunset Beach streetscape committee meeting Friday

    Sunset Beach Town Council has called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday, March 11, at town hall council chambers to review the streetscape committee report and discuss other areas within town limits requiring landscaping.

    Town council may take action during this special meeting.

  • Carolina Shores retreat set for March 21

    CAROLINA SHORES—New town administrator Mike Hargett got acclimated to his first town commissioners workshop Monday by announcing an upcoming retreat.

    Hargett said Chris May, executive director with the Cape Fear Council of Governments, has agreed to facilitate the retreat tentatively proposed for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, March 21. The location has not yet been determined.

    Hargett said the board will discuss roles and responsibilities and can submit ideas on “what you see the town of Carolina Shores being in the present and future.”

  • Bill proposing terminal groins backed by local support

    North Carolina is one of two states in the nation that does not allow terminal groins to be used as erosion control devices, but local officials are hoping that will soon change.

    Senate Bill 110, introduced Feb. 24, would permit the currently banned structures.

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, is one of the bill’s primary sponsors. Protecting the coastline is an issue that affects the entire state, not just beach communities, he said.

  • Carolina Shores recycling hearing Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town residents will have an opportunity Thursday to learn more about possible changes to Brunswick County’s recycling program.

    A public hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Calabash Fire Department, 892 Persimmon Road.

    The hearing is part of the county’s process of meeting with municipalities to see whether they wish to participate in a curbside recycling program.

  • Invisible Children raising awareness for those affected by LRA

    SHALLOTTE—Adong Evelyn has seen the horror caused by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda.

    Her friends and family members were beaten and raped by the LRA, and her home in northern Uganda was burned to the ground. Led by Joseph Kony, the rebellious army has reportedly abducted thousands of children for LRA recruitment.

    “I never gave up on my future, and that perseverance is paying off now,” Evelyn said.