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  • Sunset Beach mayor seeks support against involuntary de-annexation

    As state Sen. Bill Rabon’s bill to de-annex a Sunset Beach senior rental complex stalls in a state committee, Sunset Beach Mayor Robert Forrester is seeking support from his colleagues to oppose efforts like Rabon’s in the future.

    Senate Bill 289, filed March 15 in Raleigh by Rabon, R-Southport, proposes de-annexing Sunset Creek Commons, a 72-unit rental complex for ages 55 and older at 1401 Seaside Road, from the town of Sunset Beach. The bill passed first reading March 16 and was referred to the Senate Committee on Rules and Operations, which Rabon chairs.

  • Group launches BEAT for environmental issues; weather cancels May 5 press conference

    A newly forming countywide environmental group has chosen the name of an already existing nonprofit.

    At their first meeting last Wednesday, April 26, members chose the moniker Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT), chosen because it’s the name of an existing but inactive organization that already has nonprofit status.

    “We even have $50 in the bank,” said BEAT founder Jan Harris.

    A capacity crowd of about 30 people from around the county showed up for the two-hour session in a meeting room at Hickmans Crossroads Library.

  • Relay for Life on track for Friday at WBHS

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, on and around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road (N.C. 130).

    This year’s annual relay will be a six-hour event, concluding at midnight.

    Highlights include an opening ceremony celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer, followed by survivors’ and caregivers’ laps and luminaria and closing ceremonies.

  • Free pesticide container disposal day

    A pesticide disposal collection day is scheduled in Brunswick County on Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site will be at the Brunswick County Extension Office, 25 Referendum Drive, Bldg. N in Bolivia. There is no charge to the public for this service.

    Any pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.) in original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted. Products with unknown identities, products that are unlabeled, products not in pesticide containers, and household hazardous materials such as paint will not be accepted.

  • Two Supply residents face drug conspiracy charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two Supply residents accused of conspiring to sell prescription painkillers.

    Patrick Michael Cooney, 62, of Captain’s Wheel Avenue, and Betty Lou Small, 67, of Indian Street, were arrested April 18 and each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or delivers and schedule II controlled substance, conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

  • New Sunset Beach police chief on the job

    SUNSET BEACH — Right on time, new Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar arrived to begin his new job with the town last Thursday, April 20.

    Klamar was hired by the town in March after serving the past eight years as chief of the Perkins Township Police Department in Sandusky, Ohio, where he worked his way up the ranks after launching his career in law enforcement in 1995.

  • Meet new Sunset Beach police chief May 10

    New Sunset Beach Police Chief Kenneth Klamar would like to invite the public to a meet-and-greet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in the Sunset Beach Town Hall Council Chambers at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The public is invited to attend anytime during this window to meet Klamar.

  • Relay for Life on track for Friday, May 5, at WBHS

    Relay for Life of Brunswick County kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, on and around the track at West Brunswick High School at 550 Whiteville Road (N.C. 130).

    This year’s annual relay will be a six-hour event, concluding at midnight.

    Highlights include an opening ceremony, celebrating everyone who's been affected by cancer, followed by subsequent survivors’ and caregivers’ laps and luminaria and closing ceremonies.

  • NHRMC removes visitor restrictions

    Because of the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children. This change is effective immediately.

    If you have flu-like symptoms, do not visit the hospital. It is always a good idea to stay home if you are sick and avoid public places if possible. The care teams at NHRMC suggest if you have flu symptoms to consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients.

  • Agents arrest five people in county drug cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested five people in the past two weeks as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.