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Today's News

  • Earlier Sunday alcohol sales make sense

    Gov. Roy Cooper on June 30 signed Senate Bill 155, called the “brunch bill” because it allows the sale of alcoholic beverages starting at 10 a.m. Sundays with local government approval, into law.

    The North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association lobbied hard for passage of the bill, touted by its sponsors as an added boost to the state’s hospitality and tourism industries.

  • Sunset Beach delays park rules consideration again

    SUNSET BEACH — Heated debate including accusations and name-calling ensued as Sunset Beach Town Council once again addressed then postponed consideration of park rules and uses at the Sept. 5 meeting.

    In recent months, concern about park fees has arisen as it came to light the four owners of the for-profit Waterfront Markets LLC paid just a $25 permit fee to have weekly use of Sunset Beach Town Park for their Waterfront Market at Sunset Beach for 24 weeks.

  • Carolina Shores sets state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Irma

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners convened an emergency session last week to go over emergency plans as Hurricane Irma moved toward the United States.

    They also adopted a resolution ratifying a state of emergency for the town.

    The board’s monthly workshop and an economic development council meeting scheduled this past Monday, Sept. 11, were also canceled in anticipation of hazardous weather posed by the approaching storm.

  • Navassa lauds National Estuaries Week on Sept. 16

    In celebration of National Estuaries Week, the North Carolina Coastal Federation plans a family-friendly event in Navassa on Saturday, Sept. 16.

  • Go Chicken Coop launches farm fun Saturday

    Hayrides, pumpkins, a corn maze and a farm train are just some of the fall fun planned at Go Chicken Coop, a seasonal venture opening Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 Bell Swamp Connection in Winnabow.

    Go Chicken Coop is the rural dream of owner Ed Burnett, a Brunswick County developer who grew up on a potato farm in Water Mill, N.Y.

    “He’s used to being outdoors,” said Go Chicken Coop spokeswoman Meagan Spivey. “This is how he grew up, in the country with no electronics, none of that.”

  • Shallotte prepares for riverfront development

     SHALLOTTE — Shallotte has received a $250,000 Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) grant for its riverwalk project, Mayor Walt Eccard told town aldermen at their Sept. 5 meeting.

    At last month’s meeting, the board indicated it wanted to begin moving forward on the project by the first of the year because the town will cover the cost of the riverwalk.

    An added incentive for businesses to consider becoming part of the Shallotte riverfront may be the recent installation of FOCUS fiber optic communications by ATMC.

  • Calabash Fire Department, August 2017

    During the month of August, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 167 calls: 12 structure fires, four woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, nine fire alarms, nine motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, a mutual aid, 16 public assistance, three other and 111 EMS first-response calls.

  • District court docket for Aug. 28

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over one day of District Criminal Court on Aug. 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Aug. 28

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham-Evans:

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  • Elfleta Carlyle celebrates 82nd birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 82nd birthday of Elfleta Carlyle, who was born Sept. 6, 1935.