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Today's News

  • Old house reaps new life and homesite at Indigo Farms

    It was a crumbling old home near a busy intersection where vagrants had taken over.

    But Mark and Faye Graham saw potential in the one-story 1927 structure, especially when the old house on S.C. 90 across from the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Park and Sports Complex, along with a barn, was offered for free.

  • Newly elected board members take seats in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Three new council members and Mayor Robert Forrester took their oaths of office at the town board’s semimonthly meeting Monday night, Dec. 4, at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    After being sworn in by town clerk Lisa Anglin, Forrester, who was officially elected unopposed Nov. 7 after being appointed last year, administered oaths to incoming newly elected council members Charlie Nern, John Corbett and Jan Harris.

    Council approved appointing councilman Mark Benton to serve as mayor pro tem.

  • Carolina Shores commissioner Timothy resigns

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioner Mary Timothy resigned Monday morning after reading a letter of resignation citing several issues with the town, from concerns about feeling disrespected to employee pay.

    Timothy, 66, abruptly resigned at the last monthly town board workshop of the year Dec. 4 after serving two years of a four-year term she was elected to in November 2015.

  • Two concerts on tap this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Blues & Beach Music Concert

    The Heavy Hitters of Soul present a Blues & Beach Music Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The concert will feature Jim Quick & Coastline, Clarence Carter, Theodis Ealey and Pat Cooley.

    Tickets are $35 general and $40 premiere and available through 5:15 p.m. Dec. 8.

    Go to bccowa.com or call the Odell Williamson Auditorium box office at 755-7416.

    ‘Restless Heart Christmas’

  • Brunswick Town celebrates An 18th Century Christmas

    Visitors to Brunswick Town will once again be feted with an up-close look at how American colonists celebrated the yuletide as the state historic site stages its annual An 18th Century Christmas from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

    Highlights include costumed interpreters providing on-the-hour guided tours of St. Philips Anglican Church on the grounds of the pre-Revolutionary port site overlooking the Cape Fear River.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 20-Dec. 1 2017

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

    Nov. 20

    Injury to real property on Dogwood Drive.

    Two reports of larceny of baby formula from Food Lion.

    Nov. 22

    Larceny of baby formula from Food Lion.

    Nov. 23

    Larceny of wallet at Walgreens.

    Nov. 24

    Larceny of baby formula from Food Lion.

    Nov. 27

    Animal neglect reported on Seaside Road.

    Dec. 1

  • Leland OKs Lanvale Forest voluntary annexation

    LELAND — Leland officials reached a compromise Nov. 30 with Lanvale Forest residents to accept the voluntary annexation of a new phase of the development, which also started the process for the town-initiated annexation of the rest of Lanvale Forest.

    The town continued a public hearing from September to consider the voluntary annexation of phase three of the neighborhood and an associated zoning application submitted by the new developer, M&JM (NC) LLC, for 37.65 acres of undeveloped land off Old Forest Drive.

  • County to study water treatment options

    GenX and other contaminants in the Cape Fear River, Brunswick County Public Utilities’ source for drinking water, will be part of the department’s focus as it plans for the expansion of the Northwest Water Treatment Plant in 2018.

    County public utilities director John Nichols spoke to county commissioners at their Dec. 4 meeting about improvement options for the plant.

  • Key dates in the H2GO reverse osmosis plant timeline

    July 2011: The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District commissions a water supply feasibility study to gauge future needs based on anticipated service areas and customer growth over 20 years. The study evaluated obtaining surface water from the Cape Fear River with a new water treatment plant, developing groundwater supplies for treatment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plant or continued purchase of finished water from Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

  • Officials, agencies react to H2GO transfer

    The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board’s Nov. 28 decision to hand the utility to Belville to keep its reverse osmosis water treatment plant project alive opened the floodgates of legal activity in the past week.

    After the surprise vote by H2GO chairman Bill Browning, vice chairman Ron Jenkins and secretary Carl Antos took the power out of commissioners Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley’s hands, the board members worked the letter of state law Monday to take the board majority by swearing in candidate-elect Bill Beer.