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  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Larceny of bicycle on West Second Street.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on West Second Street; unknown suspect removed surfboard from victim’s yard.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny at Beaufort and West First Street; unknown suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a purse, which contained a wallet, driver’s license, three credit cards and $75 cash.

  • Ocean Isle Beach budget includes no property tax increase

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Property taxes in Ocean Isle Beach are not going increase for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, according to the draft budget presented to the board of commissioners Tuesday.

    The proposed budget includes $10,115,291 in revenues and expenditures. The budget includes a general fund of $4,156,762; a beach renourishment fund of $1,159,000; a canal dredging budget of $561,586; an accommodation fund of $1,249,930; airport funds of $408,3056, and water and sewer funds totaling slightly more than $2.5 million.

  • Carolina Shores posts e-mail alerts

    CAROLINA SHORES—While the town works to improve its e-mail retention system, town administrator Linda Herncane said Monday anyone giving out “confidential” information “can be subject to a misdemeanor.”

    The comment followed much discussion among commissioners at the monthly workshop about e-mail issues, including information sent among themselves about personnel or legal issues marked “confidential” by Herncane that they said is protected from public scrutiny.

  • State approves contract for bridge repair in Ocean Isle Beach

    The Odell Williamson Bridge in Ocean Isle Beach is among 11 contracts that have been approved for funding, with one being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    According to a press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT), 11 contracts for highway and bridge repairs have been awarded in the sum of $54.5 million.

  • Calabash Elks Flag Day 1 p.m. Sunday

    Calabash Elks Lodge will be holding a ceremony to honor our nation’s flag at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at their lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash.

    In the early 1900s the Elks were the first organization to honor our flag, requiring all lodges to hold a Flag Day ceremony each year. It was not until 1948 that fellow Elk, President Harry Truman, declared June 14 to be Flag Day.

  • Few speak out at public hearing

    BOLIVIA—A handful of people representing local nonprofit agencies made their final pleas for funding Monday evening during a public hearing for the county’s proposed $196 million budget.

    Commissioners are expected to vote on the budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year at their June 21 meeting. The proposed budget, which takes effect July 1, does not include a tax increase of any new fees and is 1.3 percent less than the current fiscal year’s budget.

  • Veterans task force, Brunswick County Hospital Authority to meet Wednesday

    A recently established task force intended to benefit county veterans will meet Wednesday afternoon to elect officers and discuss various issues affecting veterans.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren assembled a community task force to address the needs of the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans, he said.

    The Community Veterans Task Force of Brunswick County will meet at noon Wednesday, June 9, at PJ’s Restaurant in Southport.

  • Energy Star program results in $1.3 million in rebates during second phase

    All the money in North Carolina’s Energy Star Appliance Replacement and Rebate Program were reserved within four days, with consumers purchasing about 8,545 appliances during the second phase of the program and signing up for $1.3 million in mail-in rebates, according to the state Department of Commerce.

    Consumers can still register on a first-come, first-served waiting list for rebates after making purchases of eligible appliances.

  • Driver in fatal wreck charged with DWI, felony death by vehicle

    The driver of the vehicle that killed a 23-year-old Brunswick Community College student has been charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired in connection with the wreck.

    Richard Joseph Constantineau, 42, of 1161 Highway 133, Lot No. 2, Rocky Point, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet traveling west on N.C. 211 the afternoon of May 27.

  • House majority approves budget amendment nixing ‘blank check’ for port project

    The N.C. House budget passed last week included an amendment to take the state’s portion of costs for the feasibility study of the N.C. International Terminal planned for Southport off the table.

    The amendment, introduced by Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, passed 104-11.