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Today's News

  • Speakers light up Old Bridge events in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Summer at the Old Bridge regularly features local speakers on a variety of topics related to the old Sunset Beach Bridge. Most recently Ed Gore and Bill Bradford shared stories.

    Gore, whose father Mannon C. Gore built the original bridge, talked about how his father worked on the bridge at his shop near Twin Lakes Restaurant. Seated on lawn chairs under live oaks, a group of locals and visitors listened with interest. Mannon Gore also built a bridge to Figure Eight Island.

  • Fake letter incites honchos at Carolina Shores Town Hall

    The letter looks fishy from the get-go, to anyone older than 5 who knows how to read, write, spell and use grammar real good.

    “The Town of Carolina Shores have received numerious complaints regarding a red Toyota Truck being operated in a reckless manor throughout the neighborhood,” reads the missive recently mailed to the home of local residents Bill and Louise McGarva.

    There’s nothing worse than an illicit truck in a reckless manor.

    “A) Speed to fast for road conditions

  • Paving change-order OK'd in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town is working to remedy problems with paving in the Village at Calabash, last week approving a contract change-order and budget amendment.

    While road improvements on Palmer Drive are nearing completion, the change-order is to repair roads damaged during construction, town administrator Mike Hargett said.

    “The damage was not unanticipated,” Hargett said at town commissioners’ June 9 meeting. “It was certainly known beforehand substandard condition of the streets would result in some damage.

  • Calabash adopts budget for fiscal year 2011-2012

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners adopted a budget ordinance for fiscal year 2011-2012 calling for a .0875 ad valorem tax rate over the current .07 rate.

    During public comment time, residents Emily DiStasio, Cecelia Herman and Mack Sanders expressed concern about the increase that they said would put a hardship on residents on fixed incomes, coupled with the sewer assessment.

  • Committee prepares for hurricanes in Calabash

    CALABASH—FEMA forms, damage assessments and safety are among topics stirring at recent emergency management committee meetings.

    Now that hurricane season has officially descended, the town committee, consisting of Mayor Anthony Clemmons, Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork and former Fire Chief Karl Bennett and his wife Linda, is focusing on organization in the event a hurricane hits.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female at Second Street Bar and Grill; a female victim was hit in the head with a glass beer bottle during a domestic violence incident on Monday, June 13.

  • Shallotte Crime

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Tony Cherrie Clark, 37, of 615 McMilly Road, Shallotte was arrested on two counts of failure to appear in Richmond County; suspect was picked up while a passenger during a traffic stop.

  • Upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center

    BOLIVIA—Sheriff’s office officials have recently made several upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the recent upgrades would “better serve the citizens of Brunswick County.”

    Upgrades include an Internet-based inmate visitation and kiosk system for inmates. The equipment and installation of both systems would not cost the county any money, but the county would make a small percentage using both services, Stanley said.

  • Board of education adopts interim budget

    BOLIVIA—Until the state and the county finalize their respective operating budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, the board of education is unable to adopt a formal budget resolution.

    Brunswick County Schools Finance Director Freyja Cahill said the board couldn’t adopt its formal fiscal year 2011-2012 operating budget until its funding sources—the state and the county—approve the upcoming fiscal year’s budgets.

    The 2011 fiscal year budget takes effect July 1.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Armed robbery on Walker Street in Leland; suspects entered victim’s business armed with guns.

    •Fire investigation on Cross Street in Shallotte; victim’s doublewide trailer caught on fire.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Robinsons Park Trail in Supply; suspect attempted to enter victim’s residence, damaging two doors and a screen window.