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  • DSS board to meet to begin reviewing director’s applications

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have called a special meeting to begin reviewing applications for the permanent DSS director’s position.

    The meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the DSS conference room, has only one item on the agenda—to go into closed session to review applications for the director’s position.

    Interim DSS Director Neil Walters said 50 people have applied for the director’s job, not all of who are qualified for the position.

  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center nears completion

    SUPPLY—When hospital officials open the doors to Brunswick Novant Medical Center this summer, Brunswick County residents will have access to state-of-the-art healthcare right in their backyard.

    With four floors and 252,370 square feet, the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center eclipses its predecessor, Brunswick Community Hospital at one floor and 72,533 square feet.

    The new hospital site is about 3 miles north of the current hospital, on the southbound side of U.S. 17 in Supply.

  • Commissioners to begin preliminary budget discussions

    BOLIVIA—It’s almost that time of year again—budget time.

    Brunswick County Commissioners have scheduled a mini-budget retreat for this week. While their full budget retreat won’t take place until March, commissioners will get a preview of the county’s tax base and other budget items at their upcoming mini-retreat.

    The commissioners’ mini-retreat will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the county commissioners chambers in the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building.

  • Parking meeting 9 a.m. Friday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A special town council meeting to address parking is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at town hall.

    Council will be addressing recent recommendations by the town parking committee regarding future parking on the island, town clerk Lisa Anglin said Tuesday.

    Council will begin by touring the Sunset Beach island as a group. Afterward, council will reconvene in council chambers to discuss parking on the island and parking committee recommendations.

  • Are the rumors true—Is Golden Corral coming to Shallotte?

    SHALLOTTE–It’s a complicated matter. Golden Corral is looking to open a restaurant in Shallotte, but several things must happen first and quickly. Developers are racing a self-imposed clock to get everything in place. The restaurant’s opening in Shallotte is contingent on numerous factors.

  • Planning board approves a new retail center, a new church location and hopes to get a Caribbean dream back on track

    SHALLOTTE—A two-page agenda containing 12 items started off February’s planning board meeting with more items for consideration than any month in 2010. The audience even reached numbers in the double digits with 11 people in attendance.

    At one point in the meeting, town planner Allen Serkin said, “I apologize for such a large packet, but we had quite a large agenda,” as board members searched over their 50-page online packets.

    JDG/EZ Wireless commercial site plans

  • UDO update launches in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Zoning, flooding, subdivision regulations and stormwater management are among issues the town’s newly appointed Unified Development Ordinance Committee will begin addressing.

    The committee’s ongoing sessions launched last Thursday with consultant Landin Holland of Holland Consulting Planners of Wilmington, who outlined ordinances they’ll be scrutinizing and updating.

  • Streetscape, parking recommendations presented in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is pondering a future streetscape design and future parking recommendations for the island.

    Town-appointed committees presented each at Monday night’s monthly meeting. Council took no action on either presentation.

    Streetscape committee member Tim Cate, a landscape architect who lives on the Sunset Beach island, unveiled drawings illustrating that committee’s proposals for beautifying Sunset Boulevard.

  • Red Toe Day on Valentine's Day

    Seaside Animal Care has once again offered its facility in Calabash for Red Toe Day on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, from 2-4 p.m.

    For reservations, call Janie, (910) 579 -4707 or Diana, (910) 579-7542

    Your favorite feline or canine will receive a nail trim and one nail painted red to show their support of the homeless animals in our community.

    Donations for nail services will be donated to Paws-Ability, a nonprofit organization that raises money and provides financial assistance for animal causes in Brunswick County.

  • Countywide recycling presented in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town will have to decide whether it will be a participant in countywide recycling.

    Greg Brinkley, general manager with Waste Industries, and assistant county manager Steve Stone were on hand to provide information and answer questions at a town commissioners’ workshop Monday.

    Brinkley said if the town elects to continue with a 40-yard container with residents bringing items to its recycling center, that can be continued at the company’s expense.