Local News

  • 'Keep off dunes' signs debated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—After much debate, Sunset Beach Town Council informally agreed to instruct town administrator Gary Parker to have “keep off the dunes” signs removed at 13th Street but to keep others and enforce the law.
    Town council member Carol Scott said she thought large mock-up signs unveiled by the town’s public works department at the last meeting were “rather unsightly. I think we had agreed to smaller signs.”
    She said she would like to at least moderate the size of the signs.

  • County to implement recycling or alternative technologies in waste in 2011

    BOLIVIA—With an estimated cost of $3.20 per household each month, county commissioners have decided to hold off on countywide curbside recycling at least until the next fiscal year.

    Assistant county manager Steve Stone said the monthly cost to implement the program for the current fiscal year cost too much—both for the county to fund and for county residents to pay themselves.

  • Six-foot bridge fence challenged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A resident is protesting plans to place a 6-foot-tall chain-link fence around the base of the new high-rise bridge.
    Sunset Beach resident Karen Dombrowski read a prepared statement at Sunset Beach Town Council’s June 28 meeting. She opposes plans by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to erect the fence under the new Intracoastal Waterway bridge on the Sunset Beach mainland.
    Dombrowski said she has heard several conflicting stories regarding the reason for the fence.

  • Stars shine bright--and it's cool--at Ingram Planetarium

    Beat the heat this summer and find respite—and a few cool shows—at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.
    The planetarium, at 7625 High Market St. in The Village at Sunset Beach, is on its summer schedule now and opens at noon Tuesdays through Saturdays.
    Ingram Planetarium offers an array of astronomy and science programs.
    Displays abound in the planetarium’s Paul Dennis Science Hall, and free family activities are offered at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 19.

  • Road paving on Carolina Shores agenda

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners are debating the best ways to pave deteriorating roads in the Village at Calabash.
    “We want to make sure that we get this right,” town commissioner Walter Goodenough said at a monthly board workshop Tuesday.
    The issue is also on the board’s agenda for its meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. this Thursday, July 8, at town hall.

  • Mayor cites 'signs' Calabash is looking better

    CALABASH—The town has come a long way cleaning up its sign issues, Mayor Anthony Clemmons said at a June 28 meeting.

    The session, a continuation of the board’s recessed June 14 meeting, covered signs and several other issues on which the board acted. Clemmons said A-frame signs are out of the right-of-way, and he hadn’t recently seen any signs on fences, either.

    “I encourage [businesses] to continue to work with the town on this very delicate and challenging issue,” Clemmons said.

  • No sign of missing Ocean Isle Beach man whose boat ran ashore in Myrtle Beach

    After an exhaustive two-day search failed to locate him, the U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Ocean Isle Beach man whose boat washed up onshore in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last week.

    The U.S. Coast Guard, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division last Thursday night began searching for Thomas “Andy” Richmond of Ocean Isle Beach after his unmanned 28-foot boat Heads or Tails was found on the beach with its engines running at about 11:20 p.m.

  • Man with local roots returning from prosecuting terrorists in Iraq

    With two hardworking parents—both born and raised in Brunswick County—praying for him and telling him to do the best he could, Sam Galloway had a foundation for success.

    But John and Betty Galloway had no idea how far their son would go or how hard he would work to get there.

    Supply native Betty Galloway moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., for work after high school, and at a birthday party there, met John Galloway, who was born and raised in Bolivia.

  • Search suspended for missing fisherman

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Ocean Isle Beach fisherman whose boat was found late Thursday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Thomas “Andy” Richmond of Ocean Isle Beach has been missing since he left to go fishing on the morning of July 1. His wife summoned authorities that evening after Richmond didn’t return as scheduled.

  • Pruden ‘humbled’ to fill superintendent position

    BOLIVIA—Amid the half unpacked boxes sits piles of paperwork already waiting for Dr. Edward Pruden’s attention.

    Pruden officially took over as superintendent of Brunswick County Schools Thursday. A 40-year educator, Pruden comes to Brunswick County from Virginia, where he last served as assistant superintendent for instructional administration of Chesterfield County Public Schools.