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  • Calabash trims list for town administrator

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners is still in the process of interviewing a narrowed-down list of applicants for town administrator.

    Since May 5, the board has been interviewing candidates for the position vacated following former town administrator Marzy Marziano’s resignation last September after 10 months on the job.

    Town clerk Kelley Southward, who is once again serving as interim administrator until a permanent one is hired, stated last week the board has received a total of about 85 resumes and selected nine candidates to interview.

  • Adams named president of Brunswick Community College

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees have named Dr. Susanne Adams as the next president of Brunswick Community College.

    Pending approval from the State Board of Community Colleges, Adams will assume her position on July 1, and will be paid a yearly salary of $125,000.

  • County manager unveils $190 million operating budget

     

    Total proposed operating budget: $190 million

    Proposed tax rate: 44.25 cents per $100 of property valuation (revenue neutral)

    General fund budget: $146 million, which includes $31.9 million for Brunswick County Schools

    Enterprise fund: $19.2 million for water fund; $19.5 million for wastewater fund

    Next budget workshop: 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25

    Budget public hearing: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6

     

  • Relay for Life this weekend at West Brunswick High School

    Cancer survivors and loved ones of those who lost their battles with the disease will be celebrated at the 2011 Relay for Life of Brunswick County, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at West Brunswick High School.

    Opening ceremonies start at 6 p.m. with a survivor lap on the track at 6:15 p.m.

    “A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words ‘You have cancer,’” according to the American Cancer Society’s website. “And we invite all cancer survivors in the community to attend Relay For Life.”

  • RACE pet adoption fair Saturday in Shallotte

    Rescue Animals Community Effort (RACE) is having its third annual pet adoption fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Shallotte District Park, 5550 Main St., Shallotte. Featured are a Van Dyne K9 dog training-agility demo at 10:30 a.m., a Canine Angels demo at 11:30 a.m., a children’s education corner, lots of great vendors, hot dogs and drinks and Sunset Slush. The rain date is May 21. For more information, call (910) 754-9971.

  • Sunset Beach property owner seeks continuance in land dispute

    A Sunset Beach property owner has requested continuance of a land-dispute action she has filed against the town.

    Margaret K. McCarrel filed a letter with the Brunswick County Clerk of Superior Court on April 18 requesting a continuance of up to 60 days, “due to current negotiations toward an out-of-court settlement” between the town and herself as petitioner.

    Last August, the Charlotte-based real estate broker filed a special proceedings summons against the town regarding a vacant lot she bought in August 2005 at 217 Shoreline Drive.

  • Former Navy SEAL proud of May Day action of 'my boys'

    CAROLINA SHORES—Former Navy Sea Air and Land commando George Bissett responded with pride upon hearing the May 1 news that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed.

    “My boys,” he said with pride, wearing his SEAL Team shirt as he sat in his Carolina Shores home with his wife, Katie, last week.

    The Massachusetts native joined SEALs Team 2 in 1968 and did three tours during the Vietnam era.

  • Metal artist David McCune featured at Silver Coast

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Silver Coast Winery is once again featuring metal artist David McCune’s artistry for the summer.

    His latest art show will begin with a reception 4-6 p.m. this Friday, May 13, and runs through Aug 10. McCune will also be available for meet-and-greets 3-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

    McCune has had very successful shows from Florida to Las Vegas.

  • Memorial service Monday for lifelong artist

    A memorial service for Co Bungener, an artist and retired chemist who died April 22, is set for next Monday, May 16, at Shallotte Assisted Living.

    The passing of Bungener, 76, came just two weeks after he and his work were featured at a special show, “Honoring Life with Art,” at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash. One of Bungener’s last wishes was to have his own art show, which was orchestrated by Lower Cape Fear Hospice in conjunction with the Calabash gallery.

  • Dixon resigns from Calabash Board of Commissioners

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Bill Dixon has resigned, it was announced at Tuesday night’s town board meeting.

    Mayor Anthony Clemmons read a letter of resignation from Dixon, who was not in attendance at the monthly meeting.

    “We regret we’ve received a letter dated May 9, 2011, from Mr. William ‘Bill’ Dixon,” Clemmons announced at the start of the meeting.