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  • N.C. Supreme Court justices to hear David v. Jolly matter Traffic court up and running despite legal battle

     The legal battle between District Attorney Jon David and Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly is scheduled to be heard in the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    What began as a dispute over administrative traffic court has now become a battle over the legality of Jolly’s actions.

    Traffic court resumed last month.

    The disagreement goes back to April, when Jolly issued an administrative order halting traffic court.

  • Shallotte takes steps to lure business

     SHALLOTTE—Shallotte now has its own economic development committee—the Shallotte Economic Development Committee.

    The idea for the committee was presented to the board earlier this year, and Mayor Alan Lewis played a crucial role in developing the committee’s mission statement. Alderman approved the committee’s formation at meeting earlier this month. Lewis described the committee as an advisory board specific to retail.

  • 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.

    •Nicole Michelle Heape, 27, of 5139 Nesting Lane SW, Supply, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the Kangaroo parking lot. Heape was a passenger in a vehicle, which was being searched.

  • Free seminar and information fair for caregivers, volunteers and seniors

     SOUTHPORT—The first Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Brunswick Center in Southport.

    There will be three presentations geared toward the needs of seniors and caregivers.

    “Months of planning have gone into this event, in hopes that the community will come together to find creative solutions to the problems encountered by the elderly,” said Carolyn Pryor, event planner.

  • Ocean Isle Beach board sets date to review engineers for terminal groins

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—On Nov. 7 Ocean Isle Beach commissioners will meet to review proposals from engineers for a proposed terminal groins project.

    Daisy Ivey, town administrator, advised the board at their regular meeting Tuesday, there are six applicants.

    A terminal groins committee composed of the mayor, a commissioner, town staff and others will narrow the field of applicants to three.

    On Nov. 7, commissioners will have the opportunity to discuss the proposals with the engineers.

  • Kyser steps down from Holden Beach board

     This may be unprecedented—a candidate whose name is on the Election Day ballot telling people, “Don’t vote for me.”

    Holden Beach commissioner Ken Kyser resigned effective at the end of Tuesday night’s board of commissioners meeting in town hall.

    Kyser said, “I know that my name will still appear on the ballot. It is too late to remove it, but do not vote for me.”

  • Events scheduled to raise awareness: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

     BOLIVIA—October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and a team at the district attorney’s office is helping raise community awareness to stamp out domestic violence.

    Assistant district attorney Karen Richards, who prosecutes domestic violence charges, teamed up with Donna Varnum, a court advocate for Hope Harbor Home, and Dale Haselden, a victim’s advocate at the DA’s office, to raise awareness and money to stamp out domestic violence.

  • Crime Report

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Vandalism on Kirby Road SW, Supply; six incidents were reported of a suspect knocking mailboxes off posts.

    •Vandalism on Emiline Street, Supply; suspect broke front door glass with an unknown object and dented the hood of a vehicle.

  • Commissioners lower commercial sewer rates

     BOLIVIA—Brunswick County may have lost its bid for “Project Soccer” and its 1,300-plus jobs, but commissioners are trying to make Brunswick County competitive for potential job creators any way they can.

    At commissioners’ Oct. 3 meeting, they approved lowering sewer rates for the county’s commercial and industrial sewer customers.

  • 'Differing philosophies' cause BSRI president to step down

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick Senior Resources Incorporated (BSRI) announced last week its president/chief executive officer has stepped down.

    Michael David-Wilson vacated the position after nearly 14 months of employment. David-Wilson replaced Jim Russell, who retired July 31, 2010.

    BSRI’s board of directors said the decision was based on differing management philosophies.