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Today's News

  • Fifty apply for DSS director’s position

    The deadline to apply for director of the Brunswick County Department of Social Services has passed, and 50 people have applied for the job.

    Interim DSS director Neil Walters said, as of last week, 50 people have applied for the director’s job, not all of whom are qualified for the position.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Jan. 24-Jan 31, K-9 deputies answered 10 calls, wrote 15 citations and made nine drug arrests. Deputies patrolled the following communities: Longwood, Supply, North end, Calabash, Mulberry, Cedar Grove, Turkey Trap and McMilly Road.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects:

  • General Assembly members assigned to committees

    RALEIGH—Committee assignments have been made for members of the North Carolina General Assembly.

    Freshman Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, elected in November by the GOP caucus as freshman senate leader, was tapped as co-chair of the Senate transportation committee.

    Rabon will serve as vice-chair on the Senate finance committee and vice-chair of the appropriations subcommittee on transportations. In addition, Rabon will also serve on the healthcare, program evaluation and redistricting committees in the Senate.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following suspects last week:

    •Maria C. Cacciabaudo, 43, of 405 Navassa Court, Little River, S.C., was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Bill to lift cap on charter schools a good first step for North Carolina students

    With the North Carolina General Assembly in session, I’ll be taking an in-depth look at the bills introduced in the state House and state Senate over the next few weeks and how, if ratified, they would affect people in Brunswick County.

    When you step on the campus of Roger Bacon Charter Day School in Leland, it doesn’t take long to realize this is not the norm—that you are at an exceptional educational facility.

  • Carolina Shores makes job offer for town administrator

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board of commissioners has made a preliminary offer to a candidate to become the next town administrator.

    A board letter went out Tuesday offering the job to a candidate who is in the Carolinas, Mayor Stephen Selby said Tuesday, adding nothing has been finalized.

    “There is a man they’re very interested in,” Selby said, adding he’s trying to stay out of the process at this point until commissioners make a final decision.

    The man is one of three finalists interviewed by the town board last Thursday.

  • Single male tabby seeks similar human at Ocean Isle rescue facility

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—It’s been more than four months since Gunner was brought to Cat Tails, a no-kill feline rescue facility.

    But the large orange tabby cat apparently hasn’t forgotten the home he used to have.

    Last fall, Gunner’s former owner, a Wilmington man, gave up the 6-year-old cat after getting married. The man said his new wife was allergic to cats, and she also had dogs, according to Cat Tails workers.

  • Brunswick Stew & Que has new locale and flavor Saturday

    The area’s annual Brunswick stew cook-off will be served with a slightly different flavor this year.

    For one thing, the third annual Brunswick Stew & Que, as it’s now called, will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in a larger location—the whole left side of the parking lot at Planet Fun/Starz Grille at 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    “It’s bigger than we’ve had in the past for this event,” says Kelly Mathews, program and event director for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Meeting, retreat set next week in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Recommendations from town parking and streetscape committees are on the agenda of Sunset Beach Town Council’s regular called monthly meeting next Monday, Feb. 7.

    Council will also consider resolutions concerning the county curbside recycling concept and establishing policy to unseal closed meeting minutes.

    The meeting will include presentation of the town’s 2009-2010 auditor report, re-scheduled from January due to weather.

    The 7 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a 6:45 p.m. work session.

    RETREAT

  • Sunset Beach UDO meets Thursday, Feb. 3

    The Sunset Beach UDO Committee will meet at 9 a.m. this Thursday, Feb. 3.

    Discussion with land planner Landin Holland will be on the process for development of land use ordinances, and will be in place of the regular town planning board meeting.

    If you have any questions, call Cindy Nelson, administrator assistant in the Sunset Beach Inspections Department, at (910) 579-0068.