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  • Administration building dedicated in memory, honor of former county commissioner

    BOLIVIA—The $6.6 million, 34,000-square-foot county administration building may be the new digs for the county’s administrative, finance and legal staff, but for the people of Brunswick County, it’s theirs.

    While 77 staff members call it home, the David R. Sandifer Administration Building on Monday was dedicated in the late county commissioner’s honor for the people of Brunswick County, just as Sandifer would have wanted it.

  • Town considers next steps in vision plan: revising height limits, other rules

    SHALLOTTE—Members of the planning board will discuss at next month’s meeting the possibility of changing the town’s building height restrictions.

    Easing the restrictions would allow for more creative downtown design in keeping with the town’s new vision plan, board members say.

    “When we get into the new plan, we’ll have multi-family and work-live situations, and we want to take a close look at it and see what we need to do and prepare for it,” explained planning board member Evelyn Madison.

  • Calabash OKs request for sewer delay

    BY LAURA LEWIS 

    CALABASH—Calabash commissioners have unanimously approved a request asking Brunswick County to put the town’s wastewater project on hold.

    The request is to delay the estimated $7 million project once engineering is complete for not less than six months so the town can explore financial options.

  • Special meeting Wednesday afternoon in Sunset Beach

    A workshop and specially called meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    Town council will discuss a StreetScape design for the island causeway and hear a request for additional funding from Scott Kucera, director of Ingram Planetarium.

    All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

  • Shallotte man sentenced to four months for involuntary manslaughter

    A Shallotte man has been sentenced to four months in prison for the 2006 shooting death of 43-year-old Harry Robert Ponds.

    Steven Woods, 30, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court. Superior Court Judge Gary Locklear sentenced Woods to 16-20 months, which was suspended for five years. Woods will serve four months in the department of corrections as a condition of his suspended sentence, assistant district attorney Lee Bollinger said.

  • 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service to honor victims of crime

    Fourteen years ago this past June, Birdie Frink lost her daughter Amy to a violent murder. Since then she has been active in victims’ advocacy and pushing for legislation to help victims of violent crimes and their families.

    On Friday, The Citizens for Justice group, a nonprofit victim’s advocacy group, will host the 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service Honoring Victims of Crime.

    The memorial service is free and open to the public. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leland Baptist Church on Village Road.

  • Ocean Isle resident recalls dangerous service onboard USS Intrepid

    Joe Barry of Ocean Isle Beach was among a group of about 3,000 men who first boarded the USS Intrepid in 1943 during World War II.

    On Oct. 2, Barry was among a group of about 250 veterans who boarded the historical ship once more.

    Barry was invited to ride on the Intrepid’s journey from Staten Island to Pier 86, where it reopened as a renovated and upgraded historical museum. The exhibits inside show what Barry and his fellow crewmen endured on the ship 65 years earlier.

    Making history

  • County commissioner-elect Charles Warren to tackle taxes, housing, roads

    Republican Charles Warren upset incumbent May Moore in last week’s General Election to clinch the District 3 seat by about 4,200 votes.

    Warren, CEO of Warren’s Case Management Services in Wilmington, lives in Oak Island.

    Warren’s previous political experience includes serving as the Oak Island 2 precinct chairman and serving as the at-large member for the District 7 Executive Committee.

    “I decided to run based on citizens coming to me and asking me to run based on the tax situation,” Warren said this week.

  • Theresa Armakovitch

    Theresa Leonard Armakovitch, 44, of Shallotte, died Nov. 15 at her home.

    She was born July 4, 1964, in Thomasville, a daughter of Eloise Ward and the late Thomas Earl Leonard.

    She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a member of the Independent Bikers Association.

  • Pennell named Principal of the Year

    SOUTHPORT—South Brunswick High School Principal Vann Pennell was named Brunswick County's Principal of the Year Friday. Pennell said he was "honored and humbled" to have been chosen as this year's recipient. Also nominated for the award was George Kelley, West Brunswick High School, and Dwight Willis, Supply Elementary School.

    Read the full story in next week's Beacon.