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  • 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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  • Holden Beach OKs terminal-groin pursuit

    HOLDEN BEACH—It’s official—the town of Holden Beach is pursuing the possibility of having a terminal groin installed on the east end of the island.

    And the first step comes with a price tag of about $300,000.

    At a special meeting Jan. 4, the town board of commissioners unanimously approved hiring Dial Cordy Associates, a Wilmington environmental consulting firm, to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS).

  • Wind insurance rates discussed at Holden Beach meeting

    Homeowners in North Carolina’s coastal counties pay wind insurance rates three, four or five times higher than those inland, said Tyler Newman, a representative for BASE (Business Alliance For a Sound Economy/Home Builders Association).

    “The assumption is most of the wind losses are in the coastal counties,” he said, “but 70 percent were west of the red line (roughly west of I-95) on the map.”

    Newman spoke at the Holden Beach commissioners meeting in town hall Tuesday night.