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  • Sunset Beach Town Council to review penalty changes

    Sunset Beach Town Council will consider civil penalty amendments with associated fines at its meeting Monday night, April 3.

    The meeting starts at 7 p.m. following a closed session at 6 p.m. and pre-meeting work session at 6:45 p.m. at Sunset Beach Town Hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    Town Attorney Grady Richardson is scheduled to outline proposed civil penalty ordinance amendments for construction, garbage, parking, beach strand, waterway, channel and canal, town park and general violations.

  • Report prompts sheltering at Lincoln Elementary

    Officials put a shelter in place at Lincoln Elementary School on Friday morning while Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report about a suspicious person in the area.

    A sheltering means students and staff had to remain indoors, but the Leland school was not on lockdown.

    The sheltering was lifted about 10:30 a.m., Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said. Parents were notified when the order was issued and when it was lifted.

    No information about the sheriff’s office investigation was available.

  • Agents arrest seven in county drug investigations

    Sunset Beach police helped the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigate three of the seven people arrested in the past two weeks after a series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

  • Two men sought in firearm theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for two men in a firearm theft.

    Thirty-five-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Barnes II, of Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, is wanted on a possession of a stolen firearm charge, while 28-year-old James Edward Kohler, of Hampton Oaks Drive in Fayetteville, is wanted on a larceny of a firearm charge, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

  • Duke Energy to test Brunswick Nuclear Plant sirens April 12

    The public alert notification sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested Wednesday, April 12, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. No public action is required.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at full-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • Report: Southport officer killed in crash was drunk

    A toxicology report shows the officer who died when he crashed his cruiser on Stone Chimney Road last month had a blood alcohol concentration of .17.

    A person is considered legally impaired in North Carolina with a blood alcohol concentration of .08.

    Officer Jason Freeman, 29, died not far from his residence and about 11 miles outside city limits, Southport Mayor Jerry Dove said. No one else was injured.

  • Boat captains say Lockwood Folly dredging ‘dire’

    HOLDEN BEACH — At least a half dozen people including local boat captains turned out last week to outline concerns about the Lockwood Folly Inlet, which they say is in critical need of dredging or boat operators are going to pay the price this summer.

  • Rap concert denied for Navassa Park

    Brunswick County officials made it clear last week a rap concert promoted as happening at Navassa Park will not take place, at least not on county land.

    An April 7 concert by rapper Rick Ross was planned in the park with tickets on sale at Wilmington businesses Dr. Stylz and G&K Hair Studio and in Jacksonville businesses New Fashion and All About Music.

    Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis said the concert had also been promoted on 97.3 FM and on Facebook.

  • Avalon subdivision infrastructure completion ends county obligation

    Brunswick County is almost out of the infrastructure development business.

    In December, the county board approved turning over remaining infrastructure bonds to BMR Development Co. after it completed water and sewer, streets and stormwater work for its part of Avalon subdivision off N.C. 211 near Clemmons Road SE.

    The subdivision has two major owners. BMR owns the southern end and Land Limited LLC owns the northern end.

    Known as Avalon of the Carolinas before the housing bubble burst in 2007, it was planned as a subdivision ringing a 2.5-acre pond.

  • As residential construction picks up, neighborhood plans increase

    A steady increase in new residential construction in Brunswick County and is municipalities has led to bigger plans as new developments begin popping up.

    The Brunswick County Planning Board approved a new development called Inlet Point at its March 13 meeting. It is planned for 144 townhome lots on 26.4 acres along Village Point Road SW by property owner Thomas Tucker, president of Atrium Homes.

    Jimmy McDonnell, representing Mill Creek Cove NC LLC, closed on the Mill Creek Cove subdivision at 23300 Sunset Harbor Road in Bolivia on Jan. 17.