Today's News

  • Leland rezones lot on U.S. 17 for proposed apartment complex

    LELAND — Leland Town Council approved rezoning part of the Brunswick Forest planned unit development, which the owner proposes to use for an apartment complex built just off U.S. 17. The move came during their regular meeting Thursday night, Nov. 19.

    Funston Land & Timber, the developer/owner of the property, requested the town rezone a 22.35-acre parcel from the C-2 Regional Business, Commercial Business District and add it to the M-F Multifamily District.

    The area proposed for the development is just west of the Lowes Foods shopping center,

  • Noise ordinance could come back to Holden Beach’s new board

    A new noise ordinance for Holden Beach could be ready in time for the new town board to review in December.

    In January, town commissioners asked the planning and zoning board to look into a situation involving a 16-bedroom house at 1355 Ocean Blvd. W., where weddings are held virtually every week during the tourist season with up to 150 people in attendance.

    In February, the planning and zoning board reported the vast majority of the complaints are covered by the existing ordinances, including the noise ordinance, and can be enforced by the police.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Ocean Isle Beach airport

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Brunswick County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has dismissed a lawsuit against Ocean Isle Beach filed by Odell Williamson Municipal Airport’s fixed base operator.

  • Sunset Beach council makes correct call on vacancy

    While it may not be clear whether Terry Johnson’s resignation from Sunset Beach Town Council after serving two years of a four-year term was expected, it seemed most were taken by surprise when he tendered it on Election Day, Nov. 3.

  • Give thanks for humor and understanding

    There’s a website I visit from time to time and follow on Facebook called Overheard in the Newsroom. The point of it is to deliver “the best overheard comments and conversations in any newsroom.” I find it’s always good for a laugh.

    Since about a third of my friends are current or former journalists, I stumble across many snippets of conversations on this site that are eerily similar, if no identical, to conversations I’ve either taken part in or overheard in newsrooms where I’ve worked going on 25 years now.

  • Sunset Beach 'old council' debates process for vacant seat

    SUNSET BEACH — Old council or new council?

    A tug-of-war erupted among Sunset Beach Town Council members at their standing-room-only Nov. 17 workshop about how to best fill the vacant council seat of Terry Johnson, who abruptly resigned on the afternoon of Election Day, Nov. 3, after serving less than two years on council.

    Council voted to accept Johnson’s resignation at its next meeting in December rather than at the work session.

  • Trains and tractors on track for holiday events

    Model trains are rolling into their respective stations at two venues this holiday season.

    The first event has been making whistle-stops during November, including Thanksgiving weekend at Calabash Marketplace at 10050 Beach Drive.

    The marketplace is partnering with the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club to expand train exhibits during the month of Thanksgiving.

    Highlights include eight operating layouts. Thanksgiving weekend, the club will be hosting workshops and clinics.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 13, 2015

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

    Nov. 13

    Larceny of vehicle reported on Sunset Boulevard North.

  • Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment grants Riverside North setback variance

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment has approved a setback variance for 44 Riverside North lots on Riverside Drive.

    Approval came at a Nov. 18 hearing continued from October.

    Chris Stanley, designated agent for the applicant, sought a variance to reduce the required 25-foot front yard setback in the BR-2 beach residential district covering Riverside Drive to 15 feet for all lots in the proposed project.

  • ONDBEAT: Veterans' recognition continues after Nov. 11

    After Veterans Day this past Nov. 11, even after all the pomp of attending a ceremony the following day when their hero Army son received a critical piece of medal at the White House, Klara and Larry Groberg had more honors awaiting upon their arrival back home in Brunswick County.

    Neighbors had festooned their home in the Oyster Harbour community near Holden Beach with flags, miniature ones marching up the driveway and encircling their mailbox.