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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach tables open space amendment

    SUNSET BEACH—The town is reviewing a proposed open-space amendment after it was tabled Oct. 4 by Sunset Beach Town Council, a town official said last week.

    Jeff Curtis, chief building inspector for the town, said at an Oct. 7 town planning board meeting that he, along with town attorney Mike Isenberg and planning board chairman Bill McDonald, are “working on making the section clear” regarding open space for golf courses.

  • Commissioners take no action on funding request from museum foundation

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Town commissioners of Ocean Isle Beach took no action Tuesday regarding a capital funding request from the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation.

    On the agenda during the town’s monthly meeting, commissioners were presented with a $7,100 funding request for capital expenses from the museum foundation. Tom Deacon, interim executive director, said three heat pumps have failed within the past six months and need to be replaced.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Duneside Drive; suspect broke into home and items.

    •Breaking and entering to a storage room and misdemeanor larceny on West Second Street; suspect removed trolling motor from storage room.

  • Jobs and economy top priority for N.C. Senate District 8 candidates

    Jobs and the economy are the top priorities for Bill Rabon and David Redwine, candidates for the N.C. Senate 8 race.

    Republican Bill Rabon, a veterinarian from Southport, said jobs and the economy are the most important issues in Brunswick County and across North Carolina. Reducing the tax rate on small business, he said, would give such businesses more money for creating new jobs. Reducing and keeping regulations that impede jobs and small businesses down, is a must, Rabon explained, especially when it comes to agribusiness and tourism.

  • Department donation draws fire in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Former town commissioner Gere Dale has taken the town board to task for failing to approve an additional $3,000 donation to the Calabash Fire Department.

    Mayor Stephen Selby broke a tie at the Oct. 7 meeting to vote down a proposal by town commissioner Walter Goodenough to donate $30,000 instead of $27,000 to the department.

  • Sunset Beach bridge walk postponed

    The town of Sunset Beach pedestrian walk of the new Mannon C. Gore Bridge has been postponed. The walk tentatively was set for Oct. 22, but NC DOT has notified the town of delays.

    Construction delays may prevent the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s ability to approve an exact date at this point, according to a press release issued by the town Monday.

  • West Brunswick beats North 3-2 in soccer

     

    Sophomore forward Scottie Melvin scored two goals and junior forward Ben Schilz added one just before halftime in giving West Brunswick a 3-0 lead on the way to a 3-2 victory Monday night at home against North Brunswick in a conference high school soccer game.

    The victory avenged a 6-3 defeat at North and put West 4-3 in the conference, 5-9-1 overall, but West coach Tripp Smith was exasperated the Trojans gave up the three-goal lead.

  • First Women Build home goes up in Brunswick County

    Dana Gause gazed skyward, through the freshly installed wooden trusses of her Habitat for Humanity house where afternoon sunlight, rather than the previous week’s rains, poured through.

    “It’s a blessing,” said the Shallotte cook, recipient of Brunswick County’s first Women Build house, a Habitat project that drew more than 100 female volunteers from throughout the state for the week-long house-raising on Evans Circle that concluded Saturday. The event was orchestrated with assistance from the North Carolina Women’s Missionary Union.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate credit card fraud, break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a case of credit-card fraud reported Oct. 11.

    Someone obtained credit-card numbers and information of a Sandpiper Bay resident. The resident’s bank’s fraud department contacted her and told her someone had tried to use her card online, which was flagged.

    The victim stated she had not made the orders. A phone number used in the attempted transactions was that of another Sunset Beach resident who was not involved in the misuse of credit-card information.

  • Park property a topic at specially called Sunset Beach meeting

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will convene in a specially called session at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, to continue discussion of price negotiation and material terms for a proposed contract for acquisition of a 5.22-acre site being eyed for a future park.

    Council is also scheduled at this session to meet with the town parking committee to discuss preliminary recommendations and direction from council.

    Another topic on the meeting notice is to discuss the approach to be used in developing land-use ordinance updates.