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  • Sunset Beach park property hot topic Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Residents opposed to a town plan to shell out more than $2 million for a 5.22-acre waterway site for a future park are expected to converge on town council’s upcoming monthly meeting Monday night.

    “I encourage everyone to attend the meeting and give their views whether they want [the park] or not,” Sunset Beach resident Herb Tinger said. “Hopefully, town council will listen to a majority of people who still think they ought to do a public referendum, given this is a lot of money for a discretionary purpose.”

  • Suspects break into Mini Mart

    At 3:51 a.m. on Friday, May 27, subjects made entry to the Waccamaw Mini Mart in Ash.

    It appeared that a few seconds before entry was made, an unknown car pulled slowly on the Old King Road side of the business. Suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived.

  • Brunswick Beat for May 25, 2011
  • Brunswick County attorney charged with state tax offenses

    RALEIGH – A Brunswick County attorney was arrested Thursday on tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

    Sam H. Edwards, 67, of 1710 Hale Beach Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., was charged on May 26, 2011, with five counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

    Arrest warrants allege that Edwards failed to file North Carolina individual income tax returns for tax years 2005 through 2009.

  • Chasing the dream of film

     

    SOUTHPORT—For one Southport man, life these days is about chasing a dream.

    Most people in Southport recognize Chip Shultz as the guy who owns Cape Fear Printing in downtown Southport.

    But that is starting to change as people are recognizing him as the guy behind “New Guy Productions” who is filming his first feature-length film.

  • When a local hero needs help

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Every day, firefighters are asked to put themselves in harm’s way to protect citizens. Some are paid for their heroic acts, and others are volunteers. Regardless, they always put others first.

    On April 21, a car accident drastically changed the life of one of Brunswick County’s volunteer firemen.

  • Shallotte to have a ball, bocce ball

    SHALLOTTE—A newly renovated bocce ball court is ready for players behind the Shallotte Senior Center. A grand-opening ceremony and tournament will officially kick off the court’s presence in the community on June 1 at 9 a.m.

    For Bob Cozzi the renovation of the bocce ball court became more than a project; it became a passion.

    “When I lived in New Jersey, I played a lot,” said Cozzi, who moved to the area 10 years ago. “It all started last May when Khrystye (Haselden) called me from parks and

  • Small plane crashes in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Supply resident Hal Cheers was 2,500 feet in the air when the engine in his Ultralight single-engine aircraft cut off around 2:15 p.m. last Wednesday.

    “I knew by the way it cut out it wasn’t going to start,” Cheers said the following day. “The first thing I did was look around for a place to land.”

    Cheers decided to attempt a landing along N.C. 130 near the water tower.

  • Mom steals eight shirts from Walmart: threw kid in car on getaway

    The Shallotte Police Department is searching for a suspected shoplifter who dragged a child through the parking lot while escaping from Walmart.

    The suspect has been identified as Courtney Margaret Mittelstad, 34, of 8888 Broughton Place N.W., Calabash.

    According to the incident report, the suspect was seen stuffing at least eight women’s T-shirts into her purse. The shirts are valued at $90.

  • A look beyond and relearning life lessons

    Sometimes we just have to relearn the same life lessons over and over again. Last weekend was one of growth and enlightenment though it could have been the exact opposite.

    Often people sugarcoat the truth—but say what you mean. I have a thick enough skin, and I would much rather hear it straight from the horse’s mouth than to hear the truth in a roundabout manner.