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Today's News

  • Hanukkah is here: Let your light shine

    ST. JAMES—On Tuesday at sundown candles around the world will be lit in honor of the start of Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights.

    This year a large group will gather in St. James to celebrate the start of the holiday.

    “There isn’t a synagogue in Brunswick County,” explained Esther Eisenstein, who grew up attending the neighborhood synagogue in New Jersey. She and her husband Marv moved to Brunswick County in 2001 to retire and at first found the adjustment to be difficult.

  • Community challenged by $1 million Hospice donation

    Monday was a big day for the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home campaign.

    That’s because there is a $1 million check waiting to be cashed.

    The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation, funded solely by credit union members, announced a challenge grant of $1 million to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House Capital Campaign, as the two groups become partners.

  • Three out of four potential megaport sites are in the region

    ST.JAMES—If they listen to feedback of the audience, the answer is “No.”

    Last week the North Carolina Maritime Strategy study team heard local input from the public about proposed uses and locations for North Carolina ports.

    During a more than four-hour meeting with more than 300 people in attendance, the public interacted with researchers to find out details about the study. During the public comment time, more than 50 people registered to speak—only one spoke out in favor of a megaport in Brunswick County.

  • Three out of four potential megaport sites are in the region

    ST.JAMES—If they listen to feedback of the audience, the answer is “No.”

    Last week the North Carolina Maritime Strategy study team heard local input from the public about proposed uses and locations for North Carolina ports.

    During a more than four-hour meeting with more than 300 people in attendance, the public interacted with researchers to find out details about the study. During the public comment time, more than 50 people registered to speak—only one spoke out in favor of a megaport in Brunswick County.

  • Thank you Brunswick County

    SHALLOTTE—Some local business owners want the town’s board of aldermen to show more “speed and enthusiasm” about re-opening portions of Holden Beach Road.

    At the board of aldermen’s regular December meeting, the board began a discussion but recessed until Dec. 15 to host a workshop focused on finding a more immediate solution to business owners’ needs on Business 130.

  • Shallotte board can’t satisfy business owners’ requests

    SHALLOTTE—Some local business owners want the town’s board of aldermen to show more “speed and enthusiasm” about re-opening portions of Holden Beach Road.

    At the board of aldermen’s regular December meeting, the board began a discussion but recessed until Dec. 15 to host a workshop focused on finding a more immediate solution to business owners’ needs on Business 130.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 7, 8, 9 and 12 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 7

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Fernando Aguilar, PG no operator’s license.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    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.

    •Larceny of a leather jacket at Auto Zone; suspect took jacket off a post in the parking lot.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of seafood on Village Point Road; suspect cut lock on Lloyd’s Oyster House and removed a bag of shrimp and a box of oysters.

  • Sandra Robinson to retire

    Having spent the last 35-1/2 years in Brunswick County Schools, Sandra Robinson has been part of many major transitions in public education. As she prepares to retire on Dec. 20, she shares the following words of wisdom: “Be able to accept change and roll with whatever it is.”

  • Leland peer court makes a difference

    After only two months, Peer Court is having a powerful effect on Leland Middle School. More than a dozen students have volunteered to be part of this alternative juvenile justice program.
    “Kids don’t feel like they have any power over anything,” said seventh-grader Sydney Parker, appreciating that in Peer Court students have the power and responsibility to make a difference in their school.