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Today's News

  • County planning board revises solar farm ordinance criteria

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Planning Board members proposed new regulations for building solar farms Jan. 8 by revising recommendations turned down by county commissioners in November.

    County commissioners sent the planning board proposals back for another review after residents spoke in opposition of solar farm rules changes they saw as too restrictive during a Nov. 20 public hearing.

  • Former Holden Beach commissioner Pat Sandifer dies

    Former Holden Beach commissioner Patricia “Pat” Sandifer died unexpectedly at her home Friday morning, Jan. 5, at age 77.

    Sandifer served the town as a commissioner from 1999-2001 and 2005-2007.

    She was also the owner of Holden Beach Properties, a real estate company on the island.

  • Leland police seek TV thief

    Leland police are looking for a man who stole televisions from Wal-Mart.

    The man stole two 55-inch TVs, valued together at $822.87, from the store at 1112 New Pointe Blvd.: one Dec. 31 and another Jan. 11.

    The thief is described as a white man with a small frame, dark hair and facial hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Kazee at 371-0274.

  • Sunset at Sunset rears head in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — It was a “non-agenda” topic that dominated Sunset Beach Town Council’s first meeting of the year Monday night.

    At the start of the Jan. 8 meeting, council members approved removing from the agenda on a 3-2 vote councilman Richard Cerrato’s proposal to discuss management of the annual fall event, except for approving its date for this year of Oct. 6.

    Mayor Robert Forrester charged since 2010 Cerrato has opposed town control of the event and continues to reiterate the same things.

  • Carolina Shores lauds volunteers

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners kicked off the New Year recognizing its many volunteers at the board’s first workshop of 2018 on Monday, Jan. 8.

    Mayor Joyce Dunn presented certificates to members of the town’s volunteer environmental management advisory, business promotion and prosperity and civic health, wellness and recreation groups. She also recognized winners in the town’s photo contest and members of the Carolina Shores POA Architectural Control Committee for their contributions to the town.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks stolen truck

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a teal 2002 Ford F350 XLF Power Stroke diesel truck stolen sometime between Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 in the 8100 block of River Road, Southport.

    According to a Facebook post, the tailgate of the truck has a unique pinstripe design that can also be found on the dashboard of the truck.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brandon Fuller at 398-5335.

  • DMV begins collecting hearings fees

    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has begun collecting the state-mandated fees for administrative hearings effective Jan. 1.

    This legislation affects 19 administrative hearing types that review the revocation or suspension of vehicle license plates and licenses for drivers, inspection stations, automotive dealers and mechanics. There are no fees for medical hearings.

  • BEAT schedules Jan. 16 rally in Bolivia against offshore drilling

    Brunswick Environmental Action Team will hold a rally against offshore drilling at 5 p.m. Juesday, Jan. 16, in front of the David Sandifer Building at the County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Immediately afterward, at 6 p.m., speakers will address Brunswick County commissioners and ask them to support a resolution opposed to offshore drilling.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners remains one of two governing bodies on the East Coast unopposed to seismic blasting and offshore drilling.

  • Red Cross faces blood supply shortage

    This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to offset a winter blood donation shortage.

    In North Carolina, 23 blood drives were forced to cancel or close early because of last week’s winter storm, causing nearly 600 donations to go uncollected.

  • Redistricting forum planned for Jan. 18

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, along with several sponsors including Duke University, will sponsor a forum, “Redistricting the Fair Way,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lumina Theater in the Fisher Center at UNCW.

    Tom Ross, former chancellor of UNC and a former judge, will be the presenter and a UNCW political science professor will facilitate questions from the audience.