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Today's News

  • Acquisition of 5-acre park site on Sunset Beach agenda Monday

    Sunset Beach Town Council is scheduled to discuss potential acquisition of a 5-acre lot on the Intracoastal Waterway at its monthly meeting next Monday, Sept. 13.

    The discussion is listed under “new business” items on the agenda for the meeting that starts at 7 p.m.

    The topic has to do with an undeveloped 5.22-acre site behind Twin Lakes Seafood Restaurant that is being eyed by the town for a future town park. The property owner, Tidal Ventures, owned by Greg Gore and Sammy Varnam, has offered the site to the town for $3.75 million.

  • Sunset Beach meeting to go into closed session Thursday

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ronald Klein has called a special meeting of Sunset Beach Town Council for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, to go into closed session.

    According to a press release, council will meet in closed session in accordance with N.C. General Statute 143-318.11 (a) (5).

  • Carved wildfowl art featured at Sunset River Marketplace

    Exquisitely carved wildfowl art by Jim Comer is being featured at Sunset River Marketplace gallery in Calabash through Sept. 18.

    Comer’s work is among the gallery’s most popular displays, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter says.

    Comer produces only 12 to 15 pieces each year, “and they are always in demand,” she says.

  • Calabash meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners will meet in regular monthly session at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Sept. 14.

    A meeting agenda for the upcoming meeting was not available by press deadline Tuesday.

    Calabash town clerk Kelley Southward said a meeting agenda should be available by this Friday. 

  • Sept. 11 services set Saturday in Brunswick County

    Nine years ago this Saturday, America changed forever as terrorist-directed planes crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and a Pennsylvania field.

    On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 lives were lost, including 343 FDNY—New York City Fire Department—firefighters and paramedics.

  • S.C. man charged with DWI in Sunset Beach

     

    SUNSET BEACH—A South Carolina man was stopped and charged with DWI and failure to stop for a flashing red light Monday.

    Bradley Einerson, 25, of Columbia, S.C., was charged shortly before noon Sept. 6 by Sunset Beach police. 

  • Hurricane Earl stays offshore; doesn’t impact Brunswick beaches

    Hurricane Earl passed by the coast of Brunswick County Thursday, leaving little more than memories of gnarly waves for surfers in its wake.

    When Earl passed by the Brunswick coast during the evening of Thursday, Sept. 2, it was a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph.

    Late Thursday afternoon, Earl “wobbled” east, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said, which took Earl about 30 miles east of where officials had initially projected Earl would be at that time.

  • DSS bills mount as Orrock investigation continues

    Brunswick County Division of Social Services Director Jamie Orrock remains on administrative leave with the county, but legal and other bills associated with an investigation requested by the Brunswick County Social Services Board are beginning to mount.

    At their Aug. 6 meeting, members of the five-person board approved hiring a private investigator to investigate Orrock. They also voted to suspend Orrock with pay. Orrock has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 11, he said.

  • Constitutional amendment to ban felon sheriffs to be on November ballot

    A constitutional amendment to ban convicted felons from serving as sheriff in North Carolina will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

    The constitutional amendment in this year’s midterm election is the first constitutional amendment since the 2004 General Election, Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy said.

    N.C. State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, was a co-sponsor of House Bill 1959, No Felon as Sheriff, introduced in the state House on May 25.

  • Drug raid busts alleged gang leader

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit simultaneously executed two search warrants last week, leading to two arrests and the seizure of drugs, guns and money.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s office spokesperson, drug agents executed the search warrants Sept. 2 at a home at 979 Hickory Drive in Leland and at Stump Jumpers Garage at 90 Edgewood Drive in Winnabow.