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Today's News

  • Economy forces founder to put SOAR pet shelter up for sale

    Jeannine Friday-Bicknell hoped it wouldn’t come to this.

    But the economy is forcing the founder of Southport /Oak Island Animal Rescue to put the three-acre nonprofit, no-kill facility up for sale.

    Financially, SOAR is in terrible shape, Friday-Bicknell said this week.

    As the economy has floundered in recent years, she said she continued to put $50,000 toward the facility to pay for its upkeep, pet care and workers’ salaries.

  • Calabash commissioners adopt UDO ordinance

    CALABASH—After four years of review and revision, the town board of commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved adopting a new Unified Development Ordinance.

    The board approved a resolution for the new code of ordinances that compose the UDO as a “standalone land development document,” as discussed at a June 22 hearing.

  • Board presented with a 400-signature petition to keep principal

    Despite showing up with 400 signatures of people requesting Patricia Rourk remain principal at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, a personnel list released Tuesday night by the Brunswick County Board of Education showed no sign of her return.

  • New West Brunswick High School principal announced

    BOLIVIA—Students at West Brunswick High School will walk into school on Aug. 25 and see a new face behind the principal’s desk.

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education named Jamal Woods as principal Tuesday night. Woods begins work July 19.

    “I’m just excited to be down here, and I look forward to working with the West Brunswick community,” Woods said.

  • Town adopts draft water shortage response plan, now accepting public comment

    HOLDEN BEACH—Town commissioners have adopted a draft water shortage response plan. They are now asking the public to review the document at town hall and make comments before the final draft is adopted.

    At Tuesday night’s town board meeting, commissioners unanimously adopted the draft, which includes several stages of shortage response including voluntary reductions, mandatory reductions, emergency reductions and water rationing in the event of a water shortage.

  • Supply man arrested for stealing truck, appliances

    A Supply man was arrested Tuesday for stealing a truck with more than $11,000 worth of appliances in it.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, detectives responded to the Kangaroo at 16 Ocean Highway West around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, when someone reported a stolen truck.

    Stanley said the truck, which is owned by Crossroads Appliances, had about $11,351 worth of appliances in the truck bed when it was stolen.

  • Vendor rules should be the same for all

    Recent news that Brunswick County will step up enforcement on existing roadside vendor regulations has some residents concerned it could put local entrepreneurs out of business.

    However, the county is doing exactly what it should—enforcing ordinances already on the books and making sure every vendor in the county is treated fairly.

  • Brunswick County grand jury

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on June 28:

    Coty Michael Alford, 18, of 1800 Clemmons Road, Bolivia: misdemeanor possession stolen goods/property, felony obtain property false pretense.

    Perry Lamont Alton, 38, of 1905 Crawford Road, Raleigh; felony obtain property false pretense.

  • Brunswick County District Docket

        The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on June 30 and July 1, 2 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, June 30

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Nonprofit interest in animal shelter considered

    A nonprofit group has expressed interest in taking over operations of the Brunswick County Animal Shelter, county health director Don Yousey says.

    Yousey, who presented the idea at a county health board meeting Monday night, said he’s willing to consider the offer by local businesswoman Cheri McLain, who’s in the process of obtaining nonprofit status for her new organization, Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.).