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Today's News

  • Waccamaw Seniors voice concerns about facility in Ash

    ASH—On a recent weekday morning, a group of seniors crowded into a room inside the old Waccamaw School.

    Some worked on a jigsaw puzzle around a table. Two others exercised on equipment on the opposite side of the room.

    A quilt made by the ladies and handmade clothing ready to be sent to children in Haiti were displayed nearby. In other corners of the room are a desk for site manager Virginia Long to use and a sitting area with couches and a TV.

  • A summer full of bright stars on the main plane of the Milky Way

    The summer’s sky is full of many bright stars. The reason is simple: At the start of summer, the main plane of the Milky Way Galaxy is just above the horizon, and as the calendar approaches the middle of the summer season, the Milky Way’s main plane moves to the middle of the sky.

    More stars are along the main plane than below or above the plane; therefore, it is the position of the main plane that fills the sky with stars.

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance approved for shrimpers

    VARNAMTOWN—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a petition for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance for shrimpers.

    Jackie Varnam, co-owner of Garland’s Fresh Seafood market and president of Brunswick Catch, said she received notification last week assistance had been approved.

    That means shrimpers will be eligible for up to $12,000 in assistance, but they have to be approved, Varnam said.

  • Property damage, arrests reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated damage to property reported June 17 at Sunset Oaks subdivision.

    Someone apparently shot a utility trailer multiple times with a BB gun, shooting holes through the roof and denting the sides.

    On June 17, police also charged Natasha Edwina Farroba, 44, of Calabash, with driving while impaired and having no insurance. She was stopped on Sunset Boulevard and taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Budget, more on Sunset Beach Town Council agenda Monday

      SUNSET BEACH—Town council will meet in regular session at 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 28.

    The meeting was scheduled and approved by council at its June 7 meeting in lieu of having a July meeting.

    Council also is scheduled to adopt the town budget for fiscal year 2010-2011 at a proposed tax rate of 9 cents per $100 of valuation, to be preceded by a public hearing about the proposed budget.

  • Carolina Shores approves new deputy town clerk

    At a specially called meeting Monday, the board approved appointing Nicole Marks of Ash to fill the position that has been vacant since deputy town clerk Lisa Anglin left in May to become the new town clerk in Sunset Beach.

    Marks was chosen from a field of about 60 contenders from North and South Carolina who applied for the open position, Mayor Stephen Selby said.

  • Privilege license hearing Monday in Calabash

    The issue pertains to privilege license fees to be applied to gaming establishments.

    At their June 8 meeting, commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a $200 privilege license fee per sweepstakes machine over the current $5 fee.

    Following the privilege license fee session, the board is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday to resume its recessed June 8 meeting.

  • Carolinas artists showcased in annual summer show in Southport

    Artists from throughout the Carolinas, from the mountains to the coast, have brought their paintings and pottery to downtown Southport’s Franklin Square Gallery for its annual Summer Regional Show that opened June 21 and continues until July 17.

    This juried exhibition highlights the work of already well known artists in Brunswick and New Hanover counties and many others from throughout North and South Carolina.

  • Port opponents lobby Soles to nix state funds for NCIT study

    As the N.C. Senate debates the state budget, a concern for many locals is the chance that $5 million may be allocated to pay for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers feasibility study of the N.C. International Terminal project near Southport.

    The N.C. House budget, approved earlier this month, included an amendment to take the state’s portion of costs for the feasibility study off the table.

    The amendment, introduced by Rep. Pricey Harrison, D-Guilford, passed 104-11.

  • Community complaints lead to two drug arrests in Sunset Beach

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two suspects after community complaints in the Seaside Road area of Sunset Beach.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents answered community complaints at 210 Seaside Road, Sunset Beach, on June 15. Drug agents searched the home and seized about 25 grams of marijuana, marijuana plants, diverted prescription pills and drug paraphernalia from the home.