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  • Lane closures continue in Shallotte

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will continue intermittent lane closures at U.S. 17 and U.S. 17 Business in Shallotte from Thursday, Aug. 13 through Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

    Crews are finishing the final roadway paving at the intersection and NCDOT encourages motorists to use caution while traveling in the area, according to a NCDOT news release.

  • OIB commissioners not on board with taking responsibility for NCDOT aviation work

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH–Town officials do not see trading airport maintenance work by the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation for taking legal responsibility if anything goes wrong as a good deal.

    The NCDOT’s DOA offers to perform safety and maintenance work at publicly owned and operated airports, like Odell Williamson Municipal Airport.

  • Compass Pointe adds land to create mixed-use development

    BOLIVIA–Compass Pointe intends to add a mixed-use development that provides a second entrance off U.S. 74/76.

    The Brunswick County Planning Board approved adding three more parcels of land to Compass Pointe’s planned development at their regular meeting Aug. 10.

    Compass Pointe is 2,200-acre development north of Leland that was created in 2007 as a gated retirement community.

    It is planned for 5,897 units and includes a golf course that is expected to open in spring 2016.

  • Committee votes for redesignating Long Beach Road extension

    LELAND — The Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization’s Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (TCC) recommended redesignating N.C. 133 to follow the Long Beach Road extension at an Aug. 5 meeting.

    The TCC makes recommendations to the Rural Transportation Advisory Committee, the transportation planning policy board for the Cape Fear RPO, which meets in Wilmington on Friday, Aug. 14.

    Long Beach Road SE runs from the Intracoastal Waterway near Yaupon Beach Northeast to N.C. 211 (Southport Supply Road SE) where it dead ends.

  • Tax change draws local opposition in Raleigh

    RALEIGH — Local legislators responded Tuesday to a small contingent of local officials who traveled to Raleigh to urge opposition to pending legislation that would change the way sales taxes are distributed in North Carolina.

    Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard, Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke and Shallotte Alderman Gene Vasile knocked on several legislators’ doors lobbying against the measure, which they said unfairly takes money from local coffers and redistributes it to other counties.

  • Forecasters say 90 percent chance of below-normal hurricane season

    Three months into hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the chance of a below-normal hurricane season is 90 percent.

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center called for a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season when it released its initial prediction May 27.

    The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30.

    NOAA updated its hurricane prediction Aug. 6 with a warning that a 90 percent probability of below-normal season does not discount that a storm could form in the Atlantic.

  • Shallotte aldermen discuss sales tax, other issues

     SHALLOTTE  — The issue of sales tax redistribution under consideration by the General Assembly was the primary topic of discussion during the town’s regular board of aldermen meeting Aug. 4.

    Mayor Walt Eccard told the board he joined 14 other mayors and Brunswick County commissioners in signing a letter opposing the proposed redistribution. He presented an analysis prepared by the county showing Shallotte could plan on losing an estimated $280,000 in tax receipts over a four-year period if the state makes the changes.

  • Shallotte aldermen discuss sales tax, other issues

     SHALLOTTE — The issue of sales tax redistribution under consideration by the General Assembly was the primary topic of discussion during the town’s regular board of aldermen meeting Aug. 4.

    Mayor Walt Eccard told the board he joined 14 other mayors and Brunswick County commissioners in signing a letter opposing the proposed redistribution. He presented an analysis prepared by the county showing Shallotte could plan on losing an estimated $280,000 in tax receipts over a four-year period if the state makes the changes.

  • Detectives investigate Longwood shooting

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a reported shooting in Longwood last week.

    According to an incident report, someone fired at least one shot at 23-year-old Jaquann Kyree Randall at 7638 Victory Drive just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4. It’s unclear whether Randall was injured.

    No description of the shooter was available and no arrest has been made.

  • Supply men sentenced to prison terms after pleading guilty to drug charges

     Two Supply men were sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to drug charges in separate cases in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Senior Resident Judge Ola M. Lewis sentenced 31-year-old Matthew Deante Hewett of Turkey Trap Road to 67 to 93 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction after he pleaded guilty to three counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, Assistant District Attorney Chris Thomas said.