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  • BFA checks holiday list, plans ahead for distribution

    With the holidays just around the bend, Brunswick Family Assistance is busy compiling its seasonal list of families in need.

    “We did probably close to 100 walk-ins today,” Lora Freeman, assistant program manager for BFA headquartered in Shallotte, said Monday, the last day for residents to sign on for the nonprofit’s Christmas list.

    She was referring to the number of additional people signing on for the nonprofit’s Christmas list. Last Friday was the last day for appointments.

  • 15th annual candlelight vigil to honor victims

    June 23, 1994—the day the Frink family won’t soon forget.

    It was on that summer day 16 years ago they lost their daughter, their sister, their friend—18-year-old Amy Frink.

    Frink was brutally murdered by two men who were on the run for years before being arrested and serving fractions of their sentences. They are both now free men.

  • Commissioners table landfill expansion after residents oppose project

    BOLIVIA—It turns out people don’t like living next to landfills.

    A group of Bolivia residents speaking out at Monday’s county commissioners meeting made it clear they don’t want the current construction and demolition landfill expanding into what they say are their back yards, either.

  • 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.”