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  • Carolina Shores administrator to retire

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town administrator Linda Herncane is retiring from the town effective Feb. 1.

    Herncane, reading from a prepared statement at the end of the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday afternoon, said she is leaving for health reasons that she attributed to being taken to court last June.

    Herncane said it was the first such incident she had experienced in her 12½ years with the town.

  • Sheriff’s deputies search for armed robbery suspects

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for two male suspects involved in an early morning armed robbery.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, around 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, two black males entered the Scotchman convenience store on River Road in Leland, and demanded money from the cash register.

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • Senate/Judicial Races

    Burr re-elected in U.S. Senate race

     

    In the U.S. Senate race, Brunswick County voters decidedly voted for Republican incumbent Richard Burr over Democrat Elaine Marshall and Libertarian Michael Beitler.

  • CIS Benefit Gala for Children raises more than $100,000

    Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc. (CIS) raised more than $100,000 at this year’s Benefit Gala for Children. Of that, $11,000 will directly benefit graduating seniors in the form of monetary scholarships.

    “Our supporters, friends and volunteers who donate their time and services have made this event successful through the years,” Mark Koval, CIS resource development director, stated in a press release.

  • Election 2010: Rabon wins District 8 Senate seat

    Brunswick County now has a new senator in the state Senate, and it’s Republican Bill Rabon.

    Unofficial results show Rabon, of Southport, won the District 8 Senate seat with 46,117 votes from Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties.

  • Election 2010: Republicans win District 3 and 5 seats on Board of Education

    BOLIVIA—Republicans have won both open seats on the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    Incumbent board member Charlie Miller of Southport reclaimed his District 3 seat with 24,431 votes, according to the unofficial results. His challenger, Democrat Deanna Antonio of Southport, received 14,080 votes.

  • One killed in single-car wreck

    A Raleigh man was killed in a single-car wreck Saturday night in Supply.

    According to Sgt. T.T. Daniels of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Silvestre Rogel Vazquez, 52, died after being ejected from the vehicle after it wrecked on Mount Pisgah Road near Cedar Grove Road. The wreck happened about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

    Daniels said Vazquez’s son, Silvestre Rogel Gandarilla, 24, of Raleigh, was driving the vehicle north when he overcorrected and ran off the right side of the road. The vehicle overturned twice and struck a cable box.

  • NAACP holds annual Freedom Fund Banquet

     

    The message for one local group is “to step into the light” and “choose right.”

    The Brunswick County Branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had its 2010 annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    With more than 100 guests in attendance, the banquet focused on the celebration of freedom and youth while looking to the future and working together as a community.

  • Town satisfied with dredging, says it’s necessary for water access

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Town officials are satisfied with the results of the concrete canal dredging that occurred almost two years ago, and say it was needed in order to keep canals navigable.

    The canals, which average 6 feet deep and about 75 feet wide, were dredged 25 feet down the center, according to survey results provided by the town. The “T” portion of the canals were dredged 20 feet in the center, because they are narrower, Mayor Debbie Smith explained.

    The access canal that leads to the Intracoastal Waterway was centrally dredged 40 feet.