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Today's News

  • Harlow hired as Leland’s first tourism and marketing coordinator

    Anticipating more people moving to northern Brunswick County and more visitors coming to see them at the coast, Leland has hired its first tourism and marketing coordinator.

    Jackie Harlow was hired in October from Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in Wilmington. She worked as a communications liaison for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, marketing the real estate agents and management, working on company branding and handling internal communication.

    Harlow said she pursued the role in Leland because it offered a new opportunity.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Oct. 28

    Breaking and entering and larceny of miscellaneous items from a Slater Way residence.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of $300 in worth of U.S. Treasury Bonds from an Old Fayetteville Road residence.

    Larceny of jewelry worth $2,600 from a Brookhaven Trail residence.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Oct. 23

    Shoplifting miscellaneous tools worth $1,392 from Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Richard Borelli Pearson, 40, was arrested on charges of felony larceny, shoplifting and misdemeanor trespassing.

    Oct. 23

    Jeffrey Todd Sammons, 35, was arrested on charges of felony burglary and misdemeanor larceny from a motor vehicle.

    Oct. 24

  • Five years in, five to go to 'Who are you again?'

    I met Leland’s new tourism and marketing coordinator, Jackie Harlow, who joined the town staff in October, just last week.

    She said she had lived in Wilmington about 10 years before taking the new position and is considering a move across the bridge into Brunswick County to go with her new job.

    I appreciated what she was considering giving up, that she was, so very, very close to reaching the tipping point where she was no longer new to the area and could almost be considered a part of her community.

  • Carolina Shores delays work schedule proposal

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners has delayed consideration of a proposed work schedule alternative following debate and a split vote at their workshop Monday morning, Nov. 6.

    Commissioner Mary Timothy requested the delay after objecting to the details as well as the absence of Mayor Joyce Dunn and commissioner Gere Dale at the monthly session.

  • Dixon named Brunswick County’s next planning director

    Brunswick County officials promoted from within by making Kirstie Dixon the county’s planning director, effective Nov. 6.

    Dixon succeeds Mike Hargett, who announced he would retire at the end of 2017, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

    Dixon was hired in 2004 as a planner II and supervisor of central permitting. She has held several positions within the county’s planning department, most recently working as planning manager.

  • H2GO GenX water results show higher numbers than Brunswick County, DEQ

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO released water test results Nov. 1 reporting higher GenX levels than recent results provided by Brunswick County and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

    Brunswick County supplies H2GO with finished treated water drawn from the Cape Fear River.

    H2GO spokesman Tyler Wittkofsky released perfluorinated compound results of samples of the water were taken Oct. 18. The results showed GenX levels at 59.7 parts per trillion (ppt), according to the H2GO news release.

  • Rabon, three others accused of ethics violation

    Sen. Bill Rabon of Southport is one of three state legislators accused with a Wilmington developer of an ethics violation by New Hanover County Democratic Party Chairman Richard Poole.

    Poole filed the complaint Oct. 30 accusing Rep. Holly Grange, former Rep. Chris Millis and Rabon of violating the state’s ethics act G.S. 138A that applies to legislators.

  • Council members debate ethics, violations in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town security and ethics were hot topics at Sunset Beach Town Council’s semimonthly meeting Monday night.

    “I do feel you violated our code of ethics,” Mayor Pro Tem Carol Scott told councilman Richard Cerrato, referring to council’s Oct. 17 meeting when Cerrato confronted council candidate Charlie Nern while Nern was speaking during public comment.

  • Saluting veterans at the 11th hour 11-11-17 and beyond

    Tribute will be paid during annual Veterans Day ceremonies Saturday, Nov. 11, in and around Brunswick County.

    American Legion Post 503

    American Legion Nocha White Post 503 at 10277 Beach Drive in Calabash will have a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.

    VFW Post 7288

    Calabash VFW Post 7288 will have an annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Post at 900 Carter Drive in Calabash.