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  • ELECTION 2011: One mayoral candidate, five vie for three board seats in Calabash

    CALABASH—Town commissioner Mary Knight is unopposed in her bid for mayor, while three candidates are vying for two available seats and two candidates are vying for an unexpired term on the Calabash Board of Commissioners.

    MAYORAL CANDIDATE

    Knight is seeking a two-year term as mayor to replace current Mayor Anthony Clemmons, who is not seeking re-election.

    Knight, who was first elected to the town board as a write-in candidate in 2009, says there will be “open communication” at town hall if she’s elected mayor.

  • Brunswick towns among $138 million in Powell Bill funds distributed across state

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will distribute more than $138.3 million in State Street Aid, also known as the Powell Bill Fund, to 502 municipalities across the state.

    The first half of the payments, about $69.2 million was sent out last week. The other half will be distributed Jan. 1, 2012, as directed by the General Assembly, according to N.C. DOT officials.

    Several Brunswick County towns are on the list.

  • Town Creek principal named best for the year

    Town Creek Elementary School principal Helen Davis has been named the Brunswick County Principal of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year.

    Across the country October is recognized as National Principals Month, and in Brunswick County. Davis has been honored as this year’s recipient. Her name will be forwarded on to the national competition, Jessica Swencki, spokesperson for Brunswick County Schools, said.

  • 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.”