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  • Board deletes policy prohibiting body jewelry

    BOLIVIA—Does a policy prohibiting facial body jewelry violate a student’s First Amendment rights?

    Some say yes.

    Legal counsel for the Brunswick County Board of Education recommended the section of policy No. 4316 prohibiting jewelry “affixed to a student’s nose, tongue, cheek, lip or eyebrow” be deleted from the district’s policy manual.

  • Record number of full-time students enrolls at BCC

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick Community College is experiencing some of its highest full-time enrollment ever.

    School officials say that is good and bad.

    “It’s kind of an indicator because what it means to us is that more students can take a full load, and that is a general indicator is that they do not have other conflicts,” Liz McLean, director of marketing, said.

  • Emergency services adds new technician for radio system

    County commissioners recently approved adding a new communications technician position in the Brunswick County Emergency Services Department despite it being a no-new-positions fiscal year.

  • Candidates’ forum scheduled for Brunswick County

    In what will be their fourth match-up of the election season, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and his Republican challenger Ilario Pantano will headline the Oct. 11 Meet the Candidates Night at Brunswick Community College.

    The debate, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Campus of Brunswick Community College, is co-sponsored and organized by the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association.

  • Discrimination complaint filed against county

    In October 2009, residents of the Shingle Tree Acres community near Carolina Shores pleaded with county commissioners for water and sewer line upgrades to connect to the county’s water and sewer systems.

    A month later, commissioners approved a $900,000 economic recovery zone bond for water line expansion project into the community.

  • Shallotte planners considering new regs for RV parks

    Developer Pete Mace of Southern Pines is proposing to develop a recreational vehicle (RV) resort on property along Shallotte’s Village Point Road, a place where part-time residents could purchase plots of land to park their RVs.

    The parcels would be larger than are allowed in a typical RV park, where spaces are rented rather than purchased outright.

  • N.C. towns sued over Internet sweepstakes fees

    Two companies that provide software for Internet sweepstakes operations have filed suit against five North Carolina towns in an effort to overturn licensing fees imposed on the businesses.

    With various Brunswick County towns imposing similar fees, the question remains, “Are we next?”

    Lawyers for International Internet Technologies Inc. and Hest Technologies Inc. filed suit Aug. 6 in Burke County Superior Court against the towns of Fayetteville, Lumberton, Pembroke, Morganton and Wilmington, which had adopted per-machine privilege license fees.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Bank purchases Brick Landing properties

    Greensboro-based Carolina Bank was the only bidder last Friday at the auction for foreclosed Brick Landing Plantation Golf Course properties.

    The bank agreed to purchase the 130 acres for $1.3 million.

    The bank president says the company is in talks with several parties interested in taking over operation of the 18-hole golf course along the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Sunset Beach Oct. 1 bridge dedication set in concrete

    SUNSET BEACH—Whether or not the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge is ready to open to traffic, the town’s Sunset at Sunset dedication ceremony for it will ensue as planned Oct. 1.

    “The dedication will take place Friday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m., with the reception immediately following,” Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Karen Joseph, who serves as Sunset at Sunset liaison, said Monday.

  • Honor Flight fundraiser kickoff Thursday

    Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina is seeking to raise $50,000 in just 10 days.

    A special fundraising kickoff event will take place at 4 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 26, at the USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington.

    The public is cordially invited to join a special group of volunteers who recognize and appreciate everything our Greatest Generation did for us.