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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores administrator, P&Z chairman leaving positions

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town administrator Linda Herncane and town planning and zoning board chairman Jim Parsch are both leaving their positions.

    The announcements were made at the Nov. 4 Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners meeting.

    Herncane, reading from a prepared statement at the end of the monthly meeting Thursday afternoon, said she is retiring for health reasons that she attributed to being summoned to court last June.

    Herncane said it was the lowest point in her 12.5-year career with the town.

  • Farewell, Madame Speaker. Man up, Mr. (presumptive) Speaker-Elect

    San Francisco could have represented both London and Paris in Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities” last week.

    It was the best of times as the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series title after defeating the Texas Rangers four games to one.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect hit victim with a glass bottle.

    •Armed robbery, larceny and assault on Shell Point Road in Shallotte; suspect pointed a gun at victim and demanded money. The suspect stole $180 from victim.

  • Local shrimpers eligible to file claims related to BP oil spill

    East Coast shrimpers are eligible to file claims relating to BP’s oil spill in April off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a memo e-mailed Friday by the Southern Shrimp Alliance.

    “Everyone knows that the BP oil spill has affected shrimping in the Gulf, but it has also affected us on the East Coast,” reads the Nov. 5 e-mail from Nancy Edens and P.D. Mason with SSA-North Carolina. The message was sent to Jackie Varnam, president of Brunswick Catch.

  • Calabash to consider 45-mph speed limit on N.C. 179

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners was poised Tuesday night to consider approving a resolution establishing a 45-mph speed limit on N.C. 179 between Clariday Road and Landing II subdivision.

    The board previously approved the change Jan. 12. The North Carolina Department of Transportation never enacted the change and needs an updated resolution approved by the town to move forward, according to a meeting agenda of the monthly meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at town hall.

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

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

    From Nov. 1-7, K-9 deputies answered 12 calls, assisted various search warrants and conducted K-9 tracks.

  • Nashville musician Rickey Godfrey releases new CD, plays local dates

    Blues musician Rickey Godfrey is in the coastal Carolinas this week promoting his new CD, “Nasty Man.”

    The CD is described in a press release as “solidly blues-driven with jazz and funk influences that give it an edge and a sound that’s unique to the uber-talented musician.”

    Godfrey will be in the area promoting his new CD starting Thursday, Nov. 11, and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 14.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Overall price for new Sunset Beach high-rise closer to $44.1 million

    SUNSET BEACH—The actual cost to engineer, build and secure a location for the new Intracoastal Waterway bridge, just like the increased height of the new high-rise, has gone up.

    According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, over the previously cited $32 million construction price, the cost to erect the 65-foot-tall span between the Sunset Beach mainland and island is actually closer to $44.1 million when other costs are taken into consideration.

    That’s the amount posted on an NCDOT website outlining the overall cost of the project.

  • Striping holding up Sunset Beach bridge opening

    SUNSET BEACH—The new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge is poised to open any day now—just as soon as an out-of-state subcontractor gets here to paint striping on the span’s traffic lanes.

    Mark Hackney, project superintendent with English Construction Co., builder of the new Intracoastal Waterway span connecting the mainland and island, says when that work is done, he’ll be ready to open the bridge.