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  • Belville, Leland officials agree to work on ABC Store approval

    Officials from Leland and Belville may be working on a letter of agreement that would add another ABC Store to northern Brunswick County, but they still can’t get on the same page.

    Belville commissioner Joe Breault announced Nov. 2 the towns had approved an agreement that would provide Leland with an ABC Store in Brunswick Forest.

    Breault said Belville proposed the agreement in a letter sent to Leland. “For six months we negotiated with Leland,” he said. “We have tentatively come to an agreement.”

  • Belville takes town hall financing to public hearing Nov. 9

    Belville has scheduled a special commissioners meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 for input on financing construction of a town hall.

    The board will host a public hearing for comment on the question of the town entering into a proposed installment purchase agreement with First Bank.

    Belville would finance $950,000 to use to the purchase Lot 5 in the Belville Commons business development and build a town hall.

  • Memorial motorcycle ride encourages seat belt awareness

    The “Buckle Up for Ryan” 2016 motorcycle ride to raise distracted driving awareness in high schools will run Saturday, Nov. 12, from the Holden Beach Pavilion under the bridge on Jordan Boulevard.

    Ryan Chase Dilworth of Supply died April 21, 2012, in a single-vehicle accident on Stanbury Road. The West Brunswick High School junior ran off the road, overcorrected, crossed the centerline and flipped his SUV.

    North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said he was not wearing his seat belt.

  • Residents consider alligator hunting

    LELAND — About 50 people participated in a North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission forum about managing the state’s alligator population Nov. 1, when the question of whether to institute an alligator hunting season was raised again.

    NCWRC in January proposed a limited state alligator hunting season in a series of nine public meetings, none held in Brunswick County. It opted not to establish an alligator hunting season, but it established a task force to examine the state’s alligator population.

  • County to buy 101 Stone Chimney Place for senior center

    BOLIVIA — Two months after senior citizens from the Supply area came out en masse to tell county commissioners to purchase 101 Stone Chimney Place, the former home of the Brunswick County Realtors Association, for a new Supply senior center, commissioners agreed to do so at a cost of $950,000.

  • County flushing effort nears completion

    Brunswick County Public Utilities Department crews are nearing completion of the flushing program that began Sept. 12.

    Crews have worked during the past few weeks to flush all the water mains in the county system. The effort is scheduled to be complete Dec. 8 and the county will convert back to chloramines as the primary disinfectant.

  • Two trapped in courthouse elevator after non-injury wreck causes power outage

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation is reporting that 840 people are without power after a vehicle hit a pole in Bolivia.

    No injuries were reported, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Among those without power are Brunswick County Courthouse employees. The loss of power resulted in two people trapped in an elevator, with local fire crews and bailiffs on scene to free them, Flax said. The courthouse was briefly evacuated while they were freed.

  • Belville takes town hall financing to public Nov. 9

    Belville has scheduled a special commissioners meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, for input on financing construction of a town hall.

    The board will host a public hearing for comment on the question of the town entering into a proposed installment purchase agreement with First Bank.

    Belville would finance $950,000 to use to the purchase Lot 5 in the Belville Commons business development and build a town hall.

  • State accepts applications for 2017 Bicycle Helmet Initiative

    Community organizations are now able to participate in a state program designed to save the lives of children through the distribution of bicycle helmets to low-income families. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Helmet Initiative is accepting applications for the program through Dec. 9.

  • Andrea White named clerk to county board of commissioners

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has named Andrea White as clerk to the Board of Commissioners.

    The board voted to reclassify the executive administrative assistant to the county manager position to the executive assistant/clerk to the board of commissioners position. As part of that action, the board appointed current Executive Administrative Assistant Andrea White as the clerk to the board of commissioners.