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Today's News

  • South Brunswick Charter students enjoy first week on new campus

     BOLIVIA — South Brunswick Charter School, in its second year of existence, has quite a different look this year.

    While last year’s school had 73 students and held classes at a professional center office park in Southport, the 2015-16 version of South Brunswick Charter has 197 students and moved into its brand new 45-acre campus off Sunset Harbor Road for the first day of school Monday, Aug. 24.

  • Sunset Beach project prompts petition, public records query
  • Coastal alliance sets September meeting with consultant

    HOLDEN BEACH — The Brunswick Coastal Community Alliance, formerly the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, talked taking their alliance up the coast and on to Raleigh at their quarterly meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, in Holden Beach Town Hall.

    The alliance includes former consortium members from Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Brunswick County government.

    The name change is meant to signify the towns will work together on beach protection issues, but will no longer operate under a written agreement.

  • Navassa officials skeptical of environmental cleanup site trustees

    NAVASSA — Navassa residents, lead by Mayor Eulis Willis, came out of an Aug. 18 environmental clean-up program organizing meeting skeptical that they would have a say in the project.

    More than 75 people attended the informational meeting at Navassa’s Mount Calvary AME church where they learned a $23 million legal settlement will pay for repairing the ecosystem damaged by creosote that leaked into the waterways from a nearby plant.

  • Tomatoes at heart of family’s annual summer competition

     SHALLOTTE — You say “tomato,” I say, “That’s the biggest one I’ve seen this season.”

    For a third consecutive year, Brunswick County residents Orbie Eugene Inman, Mitchell Jacobs and Thurman Jacobs competed against each other in the 2015 “Largest Tomato Grown” award competition.

    It’s no surprise the competitors each have a green thumb. Mitchell and Thurman Jacobs are brothers and their sister, Doris Inman, is the wife of the competition’s third competitor, Orbie Eugene.

  • Village at Sunset Beach expansion gets early OK
  • Committee supports splitting U.S. 17 superstreet plan

    CAROLINA SHORES — Members of the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) voted to remove U.S. 17 intersection upgrades from its 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

    But they acted only to reorganize the projects to have a better chance for funding in the 2040 LRTP.

  • Belville board supports two riverwalk park events

    BELVILLE — Belville officials agreed to support two upcoming events hosted at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Jonas Williams of the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce requested approval for a bonfire and the use of town equipment to show an outdoor movie Oct. 30 as part of the second annual Bikes, Boots and BBQ, which will run Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

    Williams said he has spoken to Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner and was told they would need to apply for a permit and provide a bond for $500,000 in liability insurance.

  • Vote on rezoning Leland’s U.S. 17 property set for September

    LELAND — For three months, Leland officials have gone back and forth on the FlexCode zoning of five parcels on U.S. 17 and will have to take up the issue a fourth time in September based on the town board’s vote during its Aug. 20 meeting.

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center hosts open house Aug. 29.

    Arts enthusiasts are invited to see what is happening at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) with an open house Saturday, Aug. 29.

    The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will feature tours of the facility, hands-on activities, door prizes, refreshments and a chance to meet the instructors.