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  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

     The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny by taking a bicycle from the Newport Street beach access.

    •Larceny and breaking and entering on Fairmont Street; suspect stole cash from center console of a 2009 Sienna.

    •Assault on a female on Laurinburg Street; suspect struck and grabbed the victim.

  • Lawyer and alderman go head-to-head

    SHALLOTTE—A heated exchange broke out between a lawyer representing the developer of Rivers Edge and an alderman during July’s regularly scheduled board of aldermen meeting on Tuesday, July 5.

     

    “I found her presentation to be disingenuous, uncooperative and unresponsive,” said alderman Walt Eccard at the conclusion of the meeting.

  • Giving back to those who give all

     

     On Nov. 11, Veterans Day, at least two military couples will celebrate marriage in Brunswick County as a gift from area residents and business owners.

    Oak Island’s Alecia Geddings founded the nonprofit Operation Marry Me Military this year with the 10-year goal of 100 active military personnel being married on Veterans Day across the state.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Obtaining by false pretense at Britt’s Jewelry; suspect issued two worthless checks on closed accounts. Suspect also issued a worthless check at the store’s Leland location.

  • Free summer concerts

     Are you looking for family entertainment that doesn’t break the bank?

    During the summer months, Brunswick County towns are full of free activities for residents and visitors.

    The summer concert and movie series kicked off in early June and is under way, bringing concerts and movies to the area on a weekly basis.

  • Bicycle, pedestrian paths moot issue in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A proposal for a bicycle and pedestrian plan for the town is being questioned by Mayor Stephen Selby.

    “Where would that funding come from?” Selby asked at a town board of commissioners workshop Tuesday morning.

    Town administrator Mike Hargett said grant funding would be available, to which Selby clarified it would involve matching grant funding.

    Hargett said that would be a way to address issues.

    “It certainly doesn’t commit the town to anything,” he said.

  • Residents question future 'serenity park' in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A few residents have questions about a proposed serenity park next to Carolina Shores Town Hall.

    The questions came at a specially called meeting to get citizen input last Thursday, June 30.

    Resident Grayce Farley asked why the town should have to pay for the park.

    But she was cut short by architect Frank Smith and resident Jean Morelli, who agreed the town has to be fiscally responsible.

  • Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club up for foreclosure sale next Tuesday

    CAROLINA SHORES—Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club is officially up for sale.

    It’s coming in the form of a foreclosure sale scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, on the steps of Brunswick County Courthouse, according to a legal ad placed in The Brunswick Beacon last week.

    While golfers continued to play and employees continued to work at the 30-year-old golf course Tuesday, the document states the property will be put up for sale due to indebtedness that has led to foreclosure.

  • Another possible park site eyed in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town of Carolina Shores has considered possible property acquisition next to Brunswick Community College’s future South Brunswick Islands Center.

    Carolina Shores town administrator Mike Hargett said the town’s approved budget for fiscal 2011-12 includes funding for potential acquisition of land on U.S. 17 next to the future continuing education facility, which should open around mid-August.

  • Candidate filing under way for upcoming municipal elections

    BOLIVIA—Candidate filing for the upcoming municipal elections is under way.

    Filing began at noon Friday, July 1, and runs until noon Friday, July 15, for most Brunswick County municipalities.

    The towns of Southport and Navassa, which file by district, have a separate filing period from noon Monday, July 25, until noon Friday, Aug. 12.

    The 2011 General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Greg Bellamy, director of the Brunswick County Board of Elections, said some changes have taken place since the last municipal election in 2009.