Today's News

  • Budget on Carolina Shores agenda

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners’ monthly workshop is at 10 a.m. next Monday, June 7.

    The town budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 will be discussed at a public workshop prior to the board’s monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 10.

  • Former Carolina Shores commissioner secures subpoena against administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—A subpoena charging town administrator Linda Herncane with destruction of public record has been filed with the Brunswick County Magistrate’s Office.

    The subpoena was issued May 21 after former town commissioner Gere Dale filed a complaint with Chief Magistrate Martha Bryant about Herncane deleting town e-mail.

    A hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 30 in Brunswick County District Court. The subpoena states Herncane must appear and testify at that time.

  • Calabash meeting set for Tuesday

    The Calabash Board of Commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at town hall, 882 Persimmon Road.

    A public hearing for the town’s proposed 2010-2011 budget is scheduled.

    The board also has scheduled a public hearing for the May 24 draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, town hall.

    The May 24 UDO draft is available for public inspection at town hall and will also be available online the first week of June.

  • Memorial Day services draw crowds in Calabash

    CALABASH—Crowds turned out to remember those who died defending America at four Memorial Day ceremonies.

    The first one took place Sunday at Nocha White American Legion 503 on what is traditionally the date of the original Memorial Day, post Chaplain Ben Lee said.

    The post had another ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, the official Memorial Day, as did Calabash VFW Post 7288. A third, joint ceremony organized by the town, with participants FDNY and Marine Corps League, also took place at Calabash Fire Department.

  • BCC celebrates opening of Center for Economic and Workforce Development

    LELAND—Judith Petterson, director of Brunswick Community College’s nurse’s aides program, will be the first to tell you of the need for more nurse’s aides in the workforce and the first to show off the program’s brand new classroom and lab at the college’s Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

    The BCC Leland Center received a complete renovation and facelift using $500,000 of the $30 million bond funds county voters approved in 2004 and is now the Center for Economic and Workforce Development.

  • Shallotte sets hearing on budget, electronic gaming fees

    Shallotte aldermen are considering a 2010-2011 budget that keeps the tax rate at 27 cents and an ordinance charging $1,000 per machine at all Internet sweepstakes businesses beginning in the upcoming budget year.

    The board voted unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting to set a public hearing for 6 p.m. June 22 on a proposed $3.8 million budget that would hold the tax rate. In addition to the general fund budget, the budget ordinance also includes a water/sewer enterprise fund totaling nearly $3.37 million.

  • Checking out high-flying reading

    I was so looking forward to my recent economy-flight trip to Tennessee, when I could finally buckle into one of the cheap seats and delve into a little light reading.

    I’d packed light, too, with a new copy of “Oprah,” the afternoon TV talk-show billionaire queen who needs no last name or unauthorized biography by Kitty Kelley to live her best life.

    For weeks I’d tried reading Kelley’s latest gossip-tome at home before taking off, but my own less-than-perfect life kept getting in the way.

  • Officials break ground on International Logistics Park

    BRUNSWICK/COLUMBUS COUNTY LINE—Government and business officials from across the county, region and state braved the rain and mud to celebrate the groundbreaking of the International Logistics Park of North Carolina Tuesday morning.

    The 1,000-acre park is a unique venture between Brunswick and Columbus counties and the state.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the following suspects last week. All information is from a drug enforcement unit press release.

    •On May 26, drug agents executed a search warrant on Heron Point Road in the Bent Tree community near Ocean Isle beach, where they seized about 1.6 ounces of “high grade” marijuana, heroin and related drug paraphernalia. The marijuana seized from the home carries an estimated street value of more than $1,500.

  • Soles introduces third controversial bill for Brunswick County



    First, it was a bill to split the 13th Prosecutorial District.

    Then, it was a bill to expand pension benefits for district attorneys, followed by a bill to again split the already-split 13th Judicial District.