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  • Operation Stop Arm targets violations in school zones

    Passing a stopped school bus in North Carolina is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

    It will also earn a driver five points on his or her driver’s license and a fine.

    But drivers continue to pass stopped buses, endangering lives of the children on and around the school bus.

    This week, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol has launched Operation Stop Arm to enforce stop-arm violations and other traffic violations in and around school zones, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue announced.

  • ELECTION 2011: Municipal elections slated for Tuesday, Nov. 8

    BOLIVIA—The 2011 Municipal Election Day is less than a month away.

    On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters will cast their ballots for races in Brunswick County’s 19 municipalities, Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer board, Southeast Brunswick Sanitary District and Dosher Hospital Board of Trustees.

    Voters in Oak Island will also vote on a referendum to allow for recall elections for the mayor or any member of town council.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit made the following arrests last week:

  • ELECTION 2011: Polling locations by precinct

    The following polling locations will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

    Mosquito 1, Supply, Longwood and Waccamaw precincts will not be open because registered voters in these precincts do not vote in municipal elections.

    • Hood Creek precinct: Hood Creek Community Building, 3640 Maco Road NE, Leland

    • Leland precinct: Leland Community Building, 1490 Village Road NE, Leland

    • Woodburn precinct: Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland

  • ELECTION 2011: Mayor, four commissioners seek re-election in Holden Beach

    HOLDEN BEACH—Holden Beach residents will vote for five commissioners in the upcoming municipal election.

    However, one candidate has asked voters not to vote for him.

    Commissioner Ken Kyser, who filed to run earlier this year, will appear on the ballot the ballots have already been certified. But Kyser announced last week he is no longer seeking re-election to the town board of commissioners.

    He also resigned his post as commissioner at the end of last week’s town commissioners meeting.

  • 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:

    •Burglary and vandalism on South Winward Drive in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s front door, damaging door frame.

    •Larceny on Fish Street in Supply; suspect stole a weight bench, curl bar and assorted weights from victim’s front porch.

  • Severe weather expected in area Wednesday morning

    Severe weather is expected to impact Brunswick and New Hanover counties early Wednesday morning.

    Scott Garner, deputy director of Brunswick County Emergency Services, said an unnamed, unorganized storm is expected to impact Brunswick County and New Hanover County Wednesday, Oct. 19. The worst of the storm is expected between midnight and 8 a.m., Garner said.

    Garner said several National Weather Service models have the storm tracking in different directions, “but Brunswick and New Hanover are going to be a head-on spot.”

  • ELECTION 2011: Early voting begins Thursday

    One-stop voting for the upcoming municipal elections will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Brunswick County Board of Elections office in Bolivia.

    The 2011 municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

    One-stop voting will run from Oct. 20 until Nov. 5.

    Registered voters can cast their ballots at the board of elections office, 75 Stamp Act Drive NE, Building H, in the Brunswick County Complex off Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

  • A well-kept secret of beauty in Brunswick County

     WACCAMAW RIVER—Life on the Waccamaw River and in the swamp is one of solitude, peace, tranquility and an oneness with nature.

    It’s almost indescribable to those who have never been there. People who know it, say there is no place quite like it.

    It is a place where time does not matter. You rise by the glow of the sun and sleep by the shimmer of the moon.

  • N.C. Supreme Court justices to hear David v. Jolly matter Traffic court up and running despite legal battle

     The legal battle between District Attorney Jon David and Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly is scheduled to be heard in the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    What began as a dispute over administrative traffic court has now become a battle over the legality of Jolly’s actions.

    Traffic court resumed last month.

    The disagreement goes back to April, when Jolly issued an administrative order halting traffic court.