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  • Shallotte Point group fears river will be closed off

     

    SHALLOTTE POINT—They’re concerned and feel like no one is listening.

    Members of the Shallotte Point Preservation Group fear the Shallotte River will soon be closed off to property owners and businesses.

    Their concern centers on Inlet View Bar & Grill. During the January Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting, the property at 1800 Village Point Road, which is a satellite annexation into the town of Shallotte, was rezoned from Highway Business and Multi-Family Residential to Commercial Waterfront.

  • Calabash OKs legal avenue for Devaun Park clear-cutting

    CALABASH—The town has approved taking legal action against developers regarding the clear-cutting of trees in Devaun Park.

    Following a closed session to discuss legal matters with town attorney Mark Lewis at its monthly meeting Jan. 10, the town board of commissioners unanimously approved taking legal action for last year’s clear-cutting violation.

  • Town Creek Park master plan available for viewing at upcoming meeting

    Everyone is invited to see what changes are in store for one of the county’s treasured parks.

    In September a survey was conducted to assess the needs and desires of Town Creek Park users. Now a master plan has been created taking into consideration the public feedback.

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation officials will share the master plan with the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Town Creek Park community building. Also during the meeting, the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant will be discussed and input from the public will be sought.

  • Las Vegas Night

     

    Get ready.

    The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is headed to Brunswick County.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 7th annual Las Vegas Night fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

    Las Vegas Night began in 2005 and has become the Rotary Club’s premiere fundraising event.

  • Judge halts Warren’s removal hearing; orders temporary restraining order

    BOLIVIA—A court order has temporarily halted a hearing to remove county commissioner Charles Warren from his post on the county’s social services board.

    Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenberry on Thursday, Jan. 12, granted Warren a temporary restraining order, which protects him from removal proceedings.

  • Bank of America sues prominent Brunswick County developer

    Bank of America has sued prominent Brunswick County developer Mark Saunders for breach of contract.

    According to a lawsuit filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on Jan. 9, Saunders, his wife Sybil Saunders, and several of Saunders’ companies have been named in the breach-of-contract-lawsuit.

  • Mediator to hear charter school lawsuit over student funding

    BOLIVIA—A mediator will hear arguments between a charter school and the Brunswick County Board of Education about student funding.

    On Dec. 16, 2011, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis granted a mediator in the matter of Charter Day School Inc., the nonprofit charter school in Leland, which has sued the Brunswick County Board of Education, claiming the board has withheld state-required student funding to charter school students.

    No mediation date has been set.

  • Robbery at the Ocean Isle Beach Dollar General

    An armed robbery Sunday evening in Ocean Isle Beach has some residents on edge.

    A little before 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 two people entered the Dollar General Store at 6675 Beach Drive, SW and robbed the store at gun point. No one was injured during the robbery. There were customers and employees inside the store.

    Immediately following the robbery, officers with the sheriff’s department searched the area for the suspects.

    At press time they still had not been apprehended.

  • Judge halts Warren’s removal hearing

    A court order has halted a hearing to remove county commissioner Charles Warren from his post on the county’s social services board.

    Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenberry on Thursday granted Warren a temporary restraining order, which protects him from removal proceedings scheduled for Tuesday.

    The hearing, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, was to determine if there was just cause to remove Warren from the county’s social services board.

  • Sunset Beach council approves new restrooms for island

     

    SUNSET BEACH—Before the next tourist season, new restrooms should be in place on the island.

    Monday night, Sunset Beach Town Council approved ordering two new restroom facilities for the gazebo area for March installation.

    The cost for the facilities will be $84,000. Council opted for beige as the color.

     

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