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Today's News

  • Elected officials work for you

    It appears some elected officials have forgotten or don’t care about who they work for—the people of Brunswick County.

    In Carolina Shores, the commissioners (elected officials) feel it’s their place to censure town mayor Stephen Selby (another elected official), and they think they have the right to do so without hearing what citizens think.

    On Friday, commissioners told the people of Carolina Shores they didn’t care about what they had to say by announcing the board would not take public comment during a special meeting.

  • Carolina Shores board votes 3-2 to censure mayor

    CAROLINA SHORES—After appointing former Mayor Dan Mann to fill a vacant seat and serve as mayor pro tem, town commissioners voted 3-2 Friday to censure current Mayor Stephen Selby for “inconsistent” behavior.

    Mann and commissioners Gere Dale and Tom Puls voted for the resolution at the specially called meeting. Commissioners Joseph Przywara and John Russo voted against it.

    “See you in November!” several residents called at the end of the hour-long meeting, which had to be moved to the Calabash Fire Department to accommodate the crowd.

  • Planet Fun set to open July 31

    East Coast Entertainment’s “Planet Fun” family entertainment center is scheduled to open in Shallotte July 31, according to president Brian McCall.

    The 50,000 square-foot business, located beside Lowes Home Improvement on Whiteville Road, is an entertainment center featuring 32 bowling lanes, four lanes of mini bowling, a two-story laser tag arena, nine-hole black light miniature golf, bumper cars, indoor soft playground, arcade, party rooms, concession stand, pro shop and a restaurant/bar.

  • Holden Beach Commissioners call special meeting to vote again on planning board appointments

    Holden Beach Commissioners will vote again Friday to appoint two nominees to the town’s planning and zoning board. Commissioners first voted to fill a vacant seat and an alternate seat at their monthly meeting July 14.

    But when they did, they voted by secret ballot.

    N.C. General Statute 143.318.13 states, “A public body may not vote by secret or written ballot.” While the statute allows some provisions for written ballots, secret ballots are prohibited under the N.C. Open Meetings Law.

  • The Beacon is now on Twitter and Facebook

    You can now find The Brunswick Beacon on Twitter. Follow us at www.twitter.com/brunswickbeacon for the latest news updates. Please feel free to use the site to recommend stories and share other ideas with us.

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  • Beach Plan amendment bill passes in House

    House Bill 1305, which amends North Carolina’s Beach Plan, passed in the state House Wednesday, July 15.

    The bill now moves to the Senate.

    House Bill 1305, which passed 93 votes to 23 votes, amends the Beach Plan based on a joint select study committee on the potential impact of major hurricanes on North Carolina’s insurance industry, was introduced April 9 by Rep. Hugh Hollimam, D-Davidson.

  • Calabash Town Administrator resigns

    First reported at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.

    Calabash Town Administrator Jeremy Cribb has resigned. Cribb resigned his post as town administrator Wednesday morning.

    Here is an excerpt from Cribb’s letter of resignation:

    “As of July 22, 2009 at 9 a.m., I, Jeremy L. Cribb, regretfully resign as town administrator of the Town of Calabash.

  • A tale of two resumes: After learning of a falsified resume, Calabash commissioners stand behind hiring

    CALABASH—After Calabash Town Administrator Jeremy Cribb submitted a falsified resume in his bid for the job last year, town commissioners asked him to submit a new one.

    Last week, Calabash commissioners required Cribb to submit a “true and accurate resume,” commissioner Cecelia Herman said.

    The request followed a recent board investigation into Cribb’s background where discrepancies were discovered.

  • Woman suffers shark bite at Holden Beach

    Holden Beach Police are reporting a woman was bitten by a shark while in the water at Holden Beach Wednesday afternoon.

    According to police, a 26-year-old woman was bitten by a shark around 3 p.m. Witnesses said Julia Anne Mittelberg of Morton, Ill., was in about three to four feet of water in the 400 block of Ocean Blvd. W. She reportedly felt something on her left foot in the water. After making her way to the shore, she discovered a bite wound on her left foot.

  • Rankin to help coach Trojans this season

    West Brunswick High School football players looking to test themselves against an NCAA Division I player—who also has NFL potential—will not have to attend camps or scroll Web sites evaluating their potential. All they have to do is look at the Trojan sideline on Friday nights and notice how Brandon Rankin is reacting to their efforts.