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Today's News

  • Calabash sets public hearing for proposed Kingfish Bay rezoning

    CALABASH — A public hearing has been approved for proposed rezoning of a vacant, unfinished development.

    At its Dec. 9 meeting, the Calabash Board of Commissioners voted to have the public hearing at its next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015, to consider rezoning property at Kingfish Bay from residential R-8 to lower density R-6.

  • Governor names Adams state Ports Authority chairman

    Gov. Pat McCrory has named Tom Adams of Ocean Isle Beach the next chairman of the North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors.

    “North Carolina ports are the fastest growing ports on the East Coast. I am honored that Gov.McCrory has asked me to lead the board, and I look forward to ensuring the Authority capitalizes on its reputation for unrivaled customer service and ease of doing business,” Adams said said in a news release.

    House Speaker Thom Tillis appointed Adams to the board of directors in January.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 27

    Larceny; Wal-Mart loss prevention personnel saw a juvenile steal merchandise from the business. Juvenile was cited and released.

    Two-vehicle crash on Village Road resulting in personal and property damage.

    Nov. 28

    David Cosme, 38, 1227 High St., Shallotte, cited and released for stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 5

    Breaking and entering, property damage and larceny from a coin-operated machine at West Brunswick High School on Whiteville Road, causing $900 damage.

    Embezzlement/larceny by employee; someone at Belk at Shallotte Crossing Parkway transferred $500 from one deposit bag to another.

  • Even short stuff is subject to commentary

    When people call me short, I no longer take offense. After all, it’s a statement of fact.

    My height, officially, is 4-foot-11¾. I can’t break that 5-foot barrier without wearing shoes or at least thick socks.

  • Students caught in technology crunch

    Brunswick County Schools are working hard to establish more digital learning environments for students, although the glitches they have encountered thus far have little to do with technology.

    The inability to keep pace with statewide and national trends not only affects student learning, but also the school system’s bottom line.

  • Bolivia Christmas Parade rolls out Dec. 20

    A lineup of llamas, horseback riders, county officials and other participants will highlight the annual Bolivia Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 20.

    Lineup starts at 10 a.m. at the Brunswick County Government Complex, with the parade launching at 11 a.m.

    The parade will proceed from the complex through Bolivia on Old Ocean Highway and will end at Bolivia Elementary School at 4036 U.S. 17 Business East in Bolivia.

    The road will be blocked off before the parade start time.

  • BLT Children's Theatre staging Winnie-the-Pooh workshops

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s Let's PLAY! Children’s Theatre Workshop is bringing something new to the 2015 winter session.

    The usual eight-week workshop, open to all children 4 to 12, will culminate in a weekend of performances of the short Disney musical “Winnie-The-Pooh KIDS.”

    This show is perfect for all experience levels, ages and genders and is a great vehicle for the drama games, exercises, prop and costume building, and all the other activities that have always made up the Let's PLAY! experience.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 1, 3, 5 and 8 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Dec. 1

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Megan Milliken and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • The Superintendent: A golf course’s most valuable player

     

    Last month I attended the annual Conference & Trade Show of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Association. The event at the big convention center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., had three days of meetings, seminars, keynote speakers, networking and fun for the 1,800 members of the CGCSA.