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Today's News

  • Rap concert denied in Navassa may take place in Leland

    A rap concert that was denied in Navassa Park last week has found a possible new location, if its permit is approved.

    A concert by rapper Rick Ross was promoted as scheduled for April 7 at Navassa 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.

    On March 21, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation director Aaron Perkins said he received a phone call alerting him the concert was being promoted but didn’t have an application to hold it on county property.

  • H2GO reverse osmosis plant well sites, bids pushed past commissioner opposition

    Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO has begun spending to prepare to build its reverse osmosis (RO) plant, despite board members who oppose the plant claiming the majority of commissioners are acting prematurely.

    The H2GO board approved purchasing two, 1.2 acre parcels of land for RO plant well sites at the March 21 meeting.

    The land purchases each only cost $20,000, but board members Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley, who were elected to oppose the RO plant, questioned the spending.

  • County funds park improvements despite call to sell it

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners agreed to provide matching funds totaling nearly $110,000 to support grant funding for the Holden Beach county park during their regular meeting Monday night.

    But it wasn’t before commissioner Randy Thompson proposed selling off the park to cover the costs of other programs.

    County commissioners voted to buy 37 acres that stretch from Holden Beach Road SW to the Intracoastal Waterway, just west of the Holden Beach Bridge for $3.5 million in November 2014 to convert into a nature park.

  • Behold beer as economic fuel and inspiration

    Benjamin Franklin, as it turns out, never said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” I’m not sure who actually said it or if anyone famous ever did, but it doesn’t matter much to me anyway. As far as I’m concerned, a good beer is one of life’s pleasures.

    If I’m at a local restaurant, bar or festival, I’m more likely to try a craft beer I’ve never had before or one I know I can’t get anywhere else to satisfy my palate.

  • Developer seeking de-annexation claims Sunset Beach violated statutes

    SUNSET BEACH — The developer of a senior complex who is seeking de-annexation told state legislators the town of Sunset Beach violated statutes and created “an imaginary list of town inspections” tied to the development of Sunset Creek Commons at 1401 Seaside Road.

    Holly Smith of Ilex Properties LLC sent the town copies of detailed emails and correspondence she sent last month to District 8 Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, and District 17 Rep. Frank Iler, R-Oak Island, outlining issues she had with the town about the 72-unit senior complex.

  • Forum brings social issues to forefront

    So many problems in our society can be traced to the same roots: a lack of resources, a lack of options, a lack of assistance, and, perhaps worst of all, a lack of hope, along with an overabundance of pain and suffering. All have to be addressed in order for these problems to be eradicated.

    But before any of that can happen, the problems must be acknowledged.

    Those who work in the health, law enforcement and social services professions have been on the front lines of fighting our community’s heroin and opiate drug epidemic since it began.

  • Sunset Beach ERC muzzled on dredging

    SUNSET BEACH — A lengthy showdown ensued Monday night after town councilman Pete Larkin made a motion to “disband and eliminate” the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee, sparking anger and heated debate before a majority of council settled for a compromise and eventually adjourned for the night shortly after 10 p.m.

  • Holden Beach manager merits 38-percent raise

    HOLDEN BEACH — Town commissioners unanimously approved a 38-percent pay increase for Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett following a closed session March 21.

    The action increases Hewett’s salary from $98,472 to $136,500 annually, town clerk Heather Finnell confirmed Monday.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 28-April 2 2017

    Sunset Beach police made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 28

    Allen Bulak, 34, of Rest Place SW, was arrested on a charge of resisting, delaying and obstructing.

    April 2

    Mia Lane Cummings, 28, of North Windward, Supply, was arrested on outstanding warrants.

    Tiffany Michelle Daniels, 29, of Hanover Lane, Bolivia, was arrested on a charge of driving while license 

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Guarantee opens doors to higher education

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    The campus community of Brunswick Community College extends a sincere thank-you to Brunswick County commissioners for their unanimous support of BCC in providing a postsecondary education to local high school graduates.