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  • Sunset Beach mayoral forum set for Sept. 19

    Sunset Beach Town Council has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, for five candidates who have applied for the town’s vacant mayor’s seat.

    The meeting will take place at the Sea Trail’s Property Owners Association building at 200 Station Trail. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

    Each candidate will be given an opportunity to address council, and council members may ask questions of each candidate.

  • Coastal Cleanup at Holden Beach

    Holden Beach will participate in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17. This event has replaced the Big Sweep in Brunswick County.

    Individuals or groups interested in participating can come by Holden Beach Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 16, during regular business hours to obtain supplies and their assignment for a beach access or waterway park area.

    There is no official time set for this event, but low tide is 2:40 p.m. that day, so anytime around that time would be preferable.

  • Household hazardous waste disposal at SBMS

    The Brunswick County Solid Waste Department will be at South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Road in Southport Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon to collect household hazardous waste. Items will be taken free of charge from Brunswick County residents/property owners and farmers. Proof of residency/property ownership is required.

  • Free Dump Week under way in county

    Brunswick County Solid Waste is offering a free dump week at the Brunswick County Landfill through Sept. 17.

    County residents and/or property owners can dispose of all materials except for regular household trash or new construction debris free of charge at the landfill. Proof of residency is required. Anyone driving a commercial vehicle or hauling commercial debris will be charged regular tipping fees.

    The landfill hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

  • Shallotte DMV driver’s license office to close for renovations

    The Shallotte DMV driver license office will temporarily close for equipment installation and renovations Thursday, Sept. 15. It is scheduled to re-open Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m.

    The Shallotte office, at 5298 Main St. in Shallotte, is one of 25 driver license offices across the state to undergo a new office design that will include the installation of new cubicles and ergonomic bench seating to increase customer comfort, as well as informational posters.

  • Supply man accused of killing father in house fire

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    A Supply man accused of killing his father Sunday in a house fire faces the death penalty if convicted of first-degree murder and first-degree arson.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 60-year-old Alton Glen Caison, of 2843 Craven St., on the charges after his father, 86-year-old James Caison, was pulled from their burning home and died Sunday.

  • NHRMC medication disposal event Sept. 17

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center is scheduled to have a free medication disposal event Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at the NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., beside the main hospital campus.

    NHRMC has partnered with law enforcement agencies, Cape Fear Community College, Safe Kids NC, Cape Fear Clinic, Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug Free Tomorrow and New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District to collect unneeded and expired medications to be disposed of in a safe, convenient and environmentally sound manner.

  • ATMC issues $3.1M in capital credit refunds

    ATMC Board of Directors president Doug Hawes recently announced the cooperative has issued $3.1 million in capital credit refunds to current and former cooperative members who had telephone and/or cable TV service in 1997.

    “This is one of the largest capital disbursements ATMC has ever issued,” Hawes said in a news release. “We are pleased to give such a large sum back to our community. It is through the patronage of our members that our cooperative is so successful today, and we thank them for their continued support.”

  • Master Food program trains volunteers to teach community

    BOLIVIA — The first class of Brunswick County’s Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer Program is learning to bring food and nutrition education to the community.

    The Master Food volunteer program trains volunteers to support food and nutrition programs and promote local food initiatives to expand the reach of N.C. Cooperative Extension.

  • BSRI approved to begin food preparation

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. will begin providing meals in-house in the next three months after receiving the approval from county commissioners at their Sept. 6 meeting.

    Commissioners agreed to BSRI’s request to send a 90-day termination notice to Trinity Corp., the county’s current senior meals provider, by a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night.

    BSRI president/CEO Jim Fish told the board members BSRI can provide better quality by preparing meals at each full-service senior center in Shallotte, Leland and Southport.