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Today's News

  • Brunswick Concert Band performs Nov. 18 and 20

    They’re a diverse group of musicians who gather at Duke Energy Media Center in Southport to practice on Tuesday nights.

    Next week, those rehearsals are going public when the Brunswick Concert Band presents its next concert in two performances, “A Celebration of Music Past.”

  • Post-hurricane debris cleanup continues in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Storm debris pickup from Hurricane Matthew isn’t even halfway done, according to a town official.

    As of this past Monday morning, Nov. 7, a recorded 8,099 cubic yards of post-storm debris or 81 tractor-trailer loads of had been removed and transported to the county solid waste center in Bolivia 22 miles east of Sunset Beach.

    “We’re not even halfway through the town,” public works director Dustin Graham said at Monday night’s Sunset Beach Town Council meeting.

  • Carolina Shores navigates drainage improvements

    CAROLINA SHORES — After weathering two intense storms, town commissioners addressed at length a town-wide drainage spot improvement program at a board workshop Monday.

    Robert Tucker of East Coast Engineering detailed a lengthy, finalized list of town-wide projects to be done in phases. Authorization to proceed with the program will be on town commissioners’ consent agenda at their monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at town hall.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Oct. 28-Nov. 6

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

    Oct. 28

    Vanessa Louise Stewart, 23 of 1257 Pipset Point, Apt. D-103, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was arrested on charges of trafficking in opium or heroin and conspiracy to traffic in opium/heroin.

    Iesha Scurry, 23, of 1247 Stoney Brook Drive, Conway, S.C., was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to traffic opium/heroin.

    Oct. 31

    Report of prescription fraud at Walgreens.

  • A springboard for things to come in 2017

    So I’m still recovering from the World Series, which went to seven games and ended in defeat at Cleveland for my beloved Cleveland Indians. Now that the Chicago Cubs’ 108-year drought is finally over, the Tribe now has the longest span between titles, heading into its 69th year.

    I have plenty more to say about this, but it’ll have to wait until next week’s column because I have something more pressing to write about this week, something else to look forward to in the coming year.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland 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.

    Oct. 23

    Breaking and entering and larceny of hydrocodone and oxycodone tablets from a motor vehicle parked on Harvest Court.

    Oct. 24

    Breaking and entering causing $300 in damage to the back door of Hwy 55 on Reed Road after the business was closed.

  • Harrington Village developers clear land, break ground

    LELAND — Harrington Village took a step closer toward becoming an ambitious retail and residential project when land clearing began after the Leland Flea Market was torn down.

    Town officials and developers hosted a groundbreaking Nov. 3 to mark the occasion and the start of what they hope will be a renaissance in downtown development along Village Road.

    Harrington Village subdivision is a multifamily development planned off Village Road between Baldwin Drive and Fairview Road.

  • OIB studies summer artisan market on island

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials need more information on the logistics of running a summer artisan market on the town lot beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    Waterfront Markets LLC, the organizers of the Sunset Beach Waterfront Market, requested a group activity permit from the OIB board to host a similar market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, May through September.

  • Belville, Leland officials agree to work on ABC Store approval

    Officials from Leland and Belville may be working on a letter of agreement that would add another ABC Store to northern Brunswick County, but they still can’t get on the same page.

    Belville commissioner Joe Breault announced Nov. 2 the towns had approved an agreement that would provide Leland with an ABC Store in Brunswick Forest.

    Breault said Belville proposed the agreement in a letter sent to Leland. “For six months we negotiated with Leland,” he said. “We have tentatively come to an agreement.”

  • Belville takes town hall financing to public hearing Nov. 9

    Belville has scheduled a special commissioners meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 for input on financing construction of a town hall.

    The board will host a public hearing for comment on the question of the town entering into a proposed installment purchase agreement with First Bank.

    Belville would finance $950,000 to use to the purchase Lot 5 in the Belville Commons business development and build a town hall.