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  • ELECTION 2011: Mayor, four commissioners seek re-election in Holden Beach

    HOLDEN BEACH—Holden Beach residents will vote for five commissioners in the upcoming municipal election.

    However, one candidate has asked voters not to vote for him.

    Commissioner Ken Kyser, who filed to run earlier this year, will appear on the ballot the ballots have already been certified. But Kyser announced last week he is no longer seeking re-election to the town board of commissioners.

    He also resigned his post as commissioner at the end of last week’s town commissioners meeting.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Burglary and vandalism on South Winward Drive in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s front door, damaging door frame.

    •Larceny on Fish Street in Supply; suspect stole a weight bench, curl bar and assorted weights from victim’s front porch.

  • Severe weather expected in area Wednesday morning

    Severe weather is expected to impact Brunswick and New Hanover counties early Wednesday morning.

    Scott Garner, deputy director of Brunswick County Emergency Services, said an unnamed, unorganized storm is expected to impact Brunswick County and New Hanover County Wednesday, Oct. 19. The worst of the storm is expected between midnight and 8 a.m., Garner said.

    Garner said several National Weather Service models have the storm tracking in different directions, “but Brunswick and New Hanover are going to be a head-on spot.”

  • ELECTION 2011: Early voting begins Thursday

    One-stop voting for the upcoming municipal elections will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Brunswick County Board of Elections office in Bolivia.

    The 2011 municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

    One-stop voting will run from Oct. 20 until Nov. 5.

    Registered voters can cast their ballots at the board of elections office, 75 Stamp Act Drive NE, Building H, in the Brunswick County Complex off Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

  • A well-kept secret of beauty in Brunswick County

     WACCAMAW RIVER—Life on the Waccamaw River and in the swamp is one of solitude, peace, tranquility and an oneness with nature.

    It’s almost indescribable to those who have never been there. People who know it, say there is no place quite like it.

    It is a place where time does not matter. You rise by the glow of the sun and sleep by the shimmer of the moon.

  • N.C. Supreme Court justices to hear David v. Jolly matter Traffic court up and running despite legal battle

     The legal battle between District Attorney Jon David and Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly is scheduled to be heard in the North Carolina Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

    What began as a dispute over administrative traffic court has now become a battle over the legality of Jolly’s actions.

    Traffic court resumed last month.

    The disagreement goes back to April, when Jolly issued an administrative order halting traffic court.

  • Shallotte takes steps to lure business

     SHALLOTTE—Shallotte now has its own economic development committee—the Shallotte Economic Development Committee.

    The idea for the committee was presented to the board earlier this year, and Mayor Alan Lewis played a crucial role in developing the committee’s mission statement. Alderman approved the committee’s formation at meeting earlier this month. Lewis described the committee as an advisory board specific to retail.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Nicole Michelle Heape, 27, of 5139 Nesting Lane SW, Supply, was arrested for disorderly conduct in the Kangaroo parking lot. Heape was a passenger in a vehicle, which was being searched.

  • Free seminar and information fair for caregivers, volunteers and seniors

     SOUTHPORT—The first Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Brunswick Center in Southport.

    There will be three presentations geared toward the needs of seniors and caregivers.

    “Months of planning have gone into this event, in hopes that the community will come together to find creative solutions to the problems encountered by the elderly,” said Carolyn Pryor, event planner.

  • Ocean Isle Beach board sets date to review engineers for terminal groins

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH—On Nov. 7 Ocean Isle Beach commissioners will meet to review proposals from engineers for a proposed terminal groins project.

    Daisy Ivey, town administrator, advised the board at their regular meeting Tuesday, there are six applicants.

    A terminal groins committee composed of the mayor, a commissioner, town staff and others will narrow the field of applicants to three.

    On Nov. 7, commissioners will have the opportunity to discuss the proposals with the engineers.