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  • Rep. Iler calls Senate actions ‘sleazy’

    It’s sleazy.

    That’s what N.C. House Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, told “No Port Southport” he thinks of the placement of the proposed N.C. State Ports Authority’s N.C. International Terminal (NCIT) in the state’s 2010 budget bill.

    He said last summer the House of Representatives was asked to vote on the budget. As he scanned the document, he looked for appropriations for the NCIT project and the feasibility study by the Army Corps of Engineers.

  • New medical center site plans approved for Shallotte

    A new medical facility in Shallotte is one step closer to construction.

    A site plan has been approved for the facility at 5145 Sellers Street in Shallotte.

    Oceanside Family Medicine’s site plan for the construction of an 8,846-square-foot medical office building was approved by the Shallotte Planning Board and will be sent to the board of aldermen for final approval.

    “I think the architect did a great job…I commend them for creating a first-class project for the site,” said Allen Serkin, town planner.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    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.

    •Julian Ivory Johnson, 18, of 1299 Mount Pisgah Road, Supply, was charged with burglary and assault inflicting serious injury. He was held on a $50,000 bond.

    •Sammy Stanley, 26, of 589 Tree Acre Circle, Calabash, was charged with assault on a female, breaking and entering and trespassing.

  • Unplatting a Caribbean dream may be in the future

    A Caribbean dream has turned into a muddled affair for banks, property owners and the Town of Shallotte.

    San Rio Ocean and River Club, 580 Gray Bridge Road, under the court-appointed leadership of Landtech Receiver Services LLC, a Columbia, S.C.-based company, seeks final plat approval to abandon phase three of the development and release from the previous bond.

  • Not on sale? It may be within the week

     

    It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and already deals are flying off the shelves at local retailers.

    With Christmas a little more than a month away, the shopping season is already well under way. The sale season used to begin on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, with retailers offering special discounts for a limited time. This year many local stores are already marking down prices.

  • Sunset Beach Parking Committee meets Monday for public input

    The Sunset Beach Parking Committee will meet in the Council Chambers at Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 22, from 1-3 p.m.

    The purpose of this meeting is to hear public comments and to hold a discussion concerning the parking committee draft recommendations.

    Public comments will be heard from 1-2 p.m.

    The committee has also scheduled a second meeting on Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. The purpose of this meeting also is to hear public comments and to hold a discussion concerning the parking committee draft recommendations. Public comments will be heard from 6-7 p.m.

  • County recycling talks may be stalled

    A recent North Carolina School of Government legal opinion that says counties cannot levy a recycling fee may affect county residents’ hopes to bring countywide curbside recycling to Brunswick County by next year.

    At a meeting with town officials from the county’s 19 municipalities, assistant county manager Steve Stone told officials recycling was an issue “that I think there has been a tremendous amount of interest expressed here in the county about recycling.”

  • Carolina Shores adjusts for retirement, resignations

    CAROLINA SHORES—Now that longtime town administrator Linda Herncane has given notice she’s retiring, the town will soon begin the process of looking for her replacement.

    “I can’t speak for the whole board, but it would be good to have somebody with administrative experience in managing a small town,” Carolina Shores Mayor Stephen Selby said this week.

  • Family Dollar, cupcake shop added to Calabash business lineup

    CALABASH—A new Family Dollar store and a new cupcake shop have made their business debut in Calabash.

    The new Family Dollar store, at 10215 Beach Drive, was already drawing a steady array of customers when it opened last week, including a grand opening Saturday when $5 gift cards were given out to the first 50 customers.

    The new 6,000-square-foot store exemplifies a “new concept for Family Dollar,” regional training store manager Bill Pinkerton said.

  • Brick sales to aid funding for Calabash's future park

    CALABASH—The town is proceeding with plans to sell heritage bricks as a fundraiser for its future park.

    “We’re trying to make it affordable for the folks in our community,” town commissioner Mary Knight said at the board’s Nov. 9 monthly meeting.

    Fellow commissioner Forrest King said they’re actually looking at a couple of different companies to hire to produce the bricks, which can be engraved for future installation in the park.