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Today's News

  • Business briefs

    Sloane Realty rated top franchise

    Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty was recently rated the No. 1 Real Estate Franchise, based on worldwide sales, for the eighth year in a row, according to a news release.

    The 2007 Franchise Times’ annual Top 200 issue also named Coldwell Banker 12th overall among 1,000 franchises spanning many different industries.

    Coldwell Banker was the only real estate firm in the Top 20.

  • Calabash UDO draft still drawing questions

    CALABASH—Residents and property owners continued to question the town’s Unified Development Ordinance draft update at a specially called meeting last Thursday.

    At issue are zoning changes, such as a residential (R-6) overlay and a new PUD district, while others expressed concern the changes will hinder use of their property.

    Calabash commissioner Forrest King questioned new requirements for setbacks and rear parking that would affect the business district.

  • Setback variance OKed in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A rear yard setback variance was approved Monday by the Carolina Shores board of adjustments.

    Thomas Lewis received approval for a variance, regarding a sunroom that encroaches 7.5 feet into the 10-foot setback, town building inspector/code enforcement officer Jean Crowley said.

    At Monday’s hearing, Lewis said he was unaware of the encroachment after the sunroom was constructed in the footprint of a rear deck at his home at 3 Gate 11 in Carolina Shores.

  • Applicant questions Carolina Shores P&Z selection process

    CAROLINA SHORES—An applicant for the town’s planning and zoning board is questioning criteria used to appoint three new members to the board.

    Maxine Mangieri, one of seven people who applied for vacant board seats, said she was asked no questions about planning and zoning when she was recently interviewed by three board members, despite her previous experience in New Jersey.

  • New director on the job at Brunswick County Literacy Council

    Phillip Hedgepeth is the new executive director of the Brunswick County Literacy Council.

    He comes with 18 years of experience in the mental health field and says his experience working with adults and children with special needs will serve him well in the education of Brunswick County residents.

    The literacy council is headquartered on Ocean Highway near the Supply crossroads and provides free, confidential adult basic literacy tutoring as well as GED assistance and English as a second language.

  • Mount Pisgah has groundbreaking

    Pastor Richard Hicks officiated over a milestone event in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church’s history; the Jan. 6 groundbreaking ceremony for the new education and activities building.

    The church is at the corner of Mount Pisgah Road and Turnpike Road, one mile south of U.S. 17 in Supply.

    The first of four planned new facilities, the 25,000 square foot building will face Mount Pisgah Road. Future plans include a new sanctuary, school, and gymnasium.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

  • Sheriff's crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering on Wilkes Street in Supply; suspect kicked in the back door of the victim’s residence.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm on Sea Wind Court SW in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence through a back door and stole a rifle, a PlayStation console, two PlayStation games, rings, gold chains, a watch, cash and bracelets.

  • Holden beach crime report

    The following incidents were investigated last week by Holden Beach police officers, which are taken directly from police incident/investigation reports:

    •Burglary and vandalism on Serenity Lane; suspect kicked in door of victim’s residence, damaging the door.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Swordfish Drive; suspect used residence and stole a bottle of whiskey, a bottle of vodka, binoculars and a key chain with two keys. The suspect also rented two Pay–Per–View movies.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Old Forest Drive.

    •Credit card fraud on New Point Boulevard.

    •Breaking and entering, breaking and entering coin operating machine and larceny.