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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach council approves new restrooms for island

     

    SUNSET BEACH—Before the next tourist season, new restrooms should be in place on the island.

    Monday night, Sunset Beach Town Council approved ordering two new restroom facilities for the gazebo area for March installation.

    The cost for the facilities will be $84,000. Council opted for beige as the color.

     

    “Secret Santa”

  • Community Calendar

    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a Stableford tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of 16.5 points were Stu Cleveland, Bob Brownley and Fred Ortiz. In second with 10 points were Gary Gutheil, Jim Beairsto, Bob Smith and Dan O’Connell. Lowest rounds for the day were Stu Cleveland 81, Reese Evans 83, Tom Culverwell 85 and Gary Gutheil 88. Lowest nets were Cleveland and Culverwell 64 and Dan O’Connell and Jim Beairsto 69. Most over their points were Stu Cleveland at 8 points and Dan O'Connell at 7 points. Stu Cleveland was voted golfer of the week.

  • Paradise on Earth: Right here in Brunswick County

    ike many of us who live on the Carolina Coast, my husband and I have had company off and on for the last few months. Family members come to visit for the holidays; friends stop by on their way north or south. Sometimes, our company leaves in the morning. I wash all the sheets and towels, send Gene to the grocery store and more company arrives in the afternoon.
    We love visitors. Each time folks come here and exclaim in delight over our fabulous area, we are reminded we really do live in a paradise.

  • In cold weather, use the proper lures

    The big cold front blew through Brunswick County last week and led to good inshore fishing last weekend.
    With sunny days and cold nights a strong possibility this weekend, the fishing should be good again. The weather is just cold enough to keep the inshore redfish and speckled trout bite going and not too cold to shut it off, which means anglers working lures to the schools when the sun is up are having good luck.

  • Holden Beach OKs terminal-groin pursuit

    HOLDEN BEACH—It’s official—the town of Holden Beach is pursuing the possibility of having a terminal groin installed on the east end of the island.

    And the first step comes with a price tag of about $300,000.

    At a special meeting Jan. 4, the town board of commissioners unanimously approved hiring Dial Cordy Associates, a Wilmington environmental consulting firm, to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS).

  • Wind insurance rates discussed at Holden Beach meeting

    Homeowners in North Carolina’s coastal counties pay wind insurance rates three, four or five times higher than those inland, said Tyler Newman, a representative for BASE (Business Alliance For a Sound Economy/Home Builders Association).

    “The assumption is most of the wind losses are in the coastal counties,” he said, “but 70 percent were west of the red line (roughly west of I-95) on the map.”

    Newman spoke at the Holden Beach commissioners meeting in town hall Tuesday night.

  • Brunswick Habitat building on accomplishments for new year

    Six families have decent roofs over their heads thanks to the efforts of Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity in the previous calendar year.

    Erecting six new homes at various sites throughout Brunswick County was just one of the local habitat chapter’s accomplishments in 2011.

    There was also a changing-of-the-guard at the local habitat chapter as Deanna Antonio stepped up from administrative associate to become its new executive director upon former director Gary Knapp’s retirement this past April.

  • Voter ID law is a no-brainer

     We support the county commissioners’ resolution asking the General Assembly to overturn the governor’s veto of the voter identification bill. If that doesn’t happen, legislators should move forward with allowing county governments the authority to mandate voter IDs.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, in a majority vote of 4-1, supports a measure that calls for members of the North Carolina General Assembly to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the voter identification bill.

  • Thanks for helping with Relay floats

    To the editor:
    The Relay For Life of Brunswick County committee would like to thank everyone involved in the Christmas parade floats for Relay.
    We are thrilled to announce that we won first place in nonprofits in Shallotte and second place in Leland.
    Thank you so much for all your help and support and we look forward to a fantastic year.
    Alicia Sides
    Relay For Life Committee 2012