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Today's News

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Vandalism on Blockade Runner; suspect damaged an oil reservoir.

    •Vandalism on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect damaged victim’s mailbox.

    •Joseph Raymond Montgomery IV, 18, of 4629 Buckline Circle, Atlanta; charged with possessing/concealing stolen property.

  • BCC campus center in works for South Brunswick Islands

    CALABASH—Students in Rusty Hughes’ art class have found a new niche for their creative itch.

    It’s the Calabash Elks Lodge, where the Brunswick Community College continuing education class recently moved from its former location at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach.

    After being notified the church could no longer provide space, students were granted a new, weekly painting place by Calabash Elks Lodge No. 2679, which is providing a meeting room free of charge.

  • Cedar Grove students discover 'What's Good About Me'

    During the summer days, students can be found learning, reading and playing at the Cedar Grove Summer Enrichment Program at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

    The program, founded in part by the Brunswick Arts Council and Brunswick Family Assistance and partnered with the church, was designed to help feed students who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year but has provided the students more than a few meals a day.

  • OIB Aviation celebrates grand opening

    Ocean Isle Beach Aviation is ready for takeoff. Its grand opening and ribbon cutting was celebrated Tuesday at the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport.

    Ocean Isle Beach Aviation is a fixed-base operation at the airport. David Hill of Jackson/Hill Aviation said the 10,000-square-foot state of the art facility is equipped with fax and Internet capability, rental car service, a 24-hour pilot’s lounge complete with showering facilities and the lowest fuel price in the county. The center provides hanger space available for rent and employs an in-house mechanic.

  • Construction begins on new shopping center

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Construction has begun on The Landing at Ocean Isle Beach Shopping Center, a project three and a half years in the making.

    Ground broke Thursday as Crescent Retail announced the start of construction on The Landing, a 65,000-square-foot shopping center at the corner of N.C. 179 and Ocean Isle Beach Road.

  • San Rio's Phase II requests pulled

    SHALLOTTE—A week after being accused of poor sediment and erosion control practices on their vacant land, developers of San Rio Ocean and River Club have withdrawn petitions to annex 78 acres for Phase II of the project.

    Wakefield Coastal’s Senior Vice President Jim Wiseman withdrew the requests, which had been pending for the past two months, during the public comment portion of Tuesday’s board of aldermen meeting.

  • Shallotte Point residents appeal judge's dismissal

    The Shallotte Point residents who sued the town over a rezoning in their neighborhood have appealed a judge’s recent dismissal of the suit, hoping the state court of appeals will reverse the decision.

    Husband and wife Chris Musi and Pam Sabalos, who live on Riverbend Drive, filed suit last year against the Town of Shallotte, claiming the town’s rezoning of land on the street for the proposed Holden’s Landing condominium project was “arbitrary” and amounted to illegal “spot zoning.”

  • Shallotte schedules hearing on vision plan, approves annexations

    SHALLOTTE—Aldermen have set a public hearing and presentation on the town’s vision plan for the pre-agenda meeting Aug. 26.

    At Tuesday night’s town board meeting, the board of aldermen agreed to hear from consulting planner Allison Platt at the 5:15 p.m. pre-agenda meeting. Platt will give a final presentation on the 10-year vision plan and answer questions from the board and the public.

    At the regular board meeting the following week, aldermen will consider voting on the plan, according to town administrator Paul Sabiston.

  • Officials pinpoint area for second fire station

    SUNSET BEACH—Town officials on Monday outlined the geographical feasibility of locating a second fire station in the vicinity of N.C. 904, south of Georgetown Road.

    Town administrator Gary Parker said that’s also the location recommended by an N.C. Insurance Commission representative, who has been working with town fire chief Chris Barbee on a prospective fire station.

  • A sudden jolt of electricity leaves me wondering how tough I am

    I learned this week I am not as cool as I once thought I was.

    I always thought of my self as tough—I’ve swum countless miles for countless hours, ran stadiums until my feet bled and tore my MCL after a mishap on a slippery pool deck.

    Year after year of swim practice, cross-country practice and just about every other sport’s practice, I assumed that made me tough.