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Today's News

  • Commissioners’ meetings next week in Carolina Shores

     CAROLINA SHORES—Hazard mitigation and a town audit are on the agenda of upcoming town commissioners’ meetings next week.

    Penny Tysinger, director of planning and development services for Cape Fear Council of Governments, will present information about hazard mitigation at commissioners’ regular monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2.

    Isaac Norris is scheduled to present an audit report.

  • Sunset Beach pursuing bridge-related improvements

    SUNSET BEACH—An island streetscape plan and bicycle paths were among items on two town agendas last week as town boards scrutinized future improvements to tie in with the new Intracoastal Waterway bridge.

    At a specially called meeting Nov. 19, town council continued taking a closer look at a proposed streetscape plan in the beach business (BB-1) zone along Sunset Boulevard on the island.

  • New chairman, vice chairman for Sunset Beach Planning Board

     SUNSET BEACH—The town planning board has a new chairman and vice chairman.

    Former alternate board member Bill McDonald was elected chairman and Gene Allen was elected vice chairman at a Nov. 20 meeting.

  • Sunset Beach to consider annexation along N.C. 179

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council will meet Dec. 15 to consider a resolution of intent to annex an area west of Sunset Beach along N.C. 179.

    The specially called meeting is set for 7 p.m. at town hall, where council also will set a date for a public informational meeting for the proposed annexation.

    Council is considering a 99-acre area, the bulk of it extending along the east side of N.C. 179 from The Colony at Oyster Bay to the Calabash River, town clerk Kim Cochran said.

  • Calabash development a’comin’ and a’slowin’

     CALABASH—The pastel buildings stand dormant along a partially paved road, the beginning of a much-heralded project that came to an abrupt stop in the wake of an economic slowdown.

  • Tips for planting spring bulbs

    It is time for planting spring-flowering bulbs. Following are some tips on more effectively utilizing bulbs:

    Color Blocking

  • Even though it’s cold outside, there is still plenty to do in the garden

    Did it get cold enough for you? More importantly, did the cold get to your houseplants and tropical plants before you could bring them inside?

    Each landscape can be analyzed to find certain microclimates within. If you have some tender plants that are still alive after the hard freeze then you may have a particular warm spot (microclimate) in the landscape where tender plants may have a fighting chance to overwinter. I am not that brave anymore to keep tropical plants outdoors unless I have a spare plant just in case the one I am testing for cold tolerance dies.

  • You don’t have to be perfect to be loved

    Thanksgiving Day is here, a time to be grateful for all that we have been given and received, but the best kind of thanks comes when we realize the truth in the words of Rabbi Harold Kushner: “You don’t have to be perfect to be loved.”

    What a breath of fresh air in the stale, stupefying atmosphere of expectation!

    Of course, Rabbi Kushner was speaking of God’s unconditional love for us, a love that neither expands nor contracts according to our degree of perfection.

  • North Brunswick’s JROTC maintains its distinction

    LELAND—The North Brunswick High School JROTC is considered one of the most highly respected battalions in the area.

    The students have maintained their Honor Unit with Distinction status for the 12th straight year following the annual formal inspection on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    Cadets are individually inspected to make sure each uniform is cleaned and pressed, shoes are shined, and each ribbon and pin is in its proper place. Random questions are asked to cadets regarding areas such as ranks, titles and routines.

  • Two Oak Island men charged with area break-ins

    BOLIVIA—Two Oak Island men have been charged with breaking into several homes in Bolivia and Southport between Nov. 6 and Nov.19.

    Dustin Lynn Hensley, 24, of 311 NE 61st St., has been charged with five counts of felonious breaking and entering, three counts of larceny, four counts of felony conspiracy, three counts of felony possession of stolen goods and assault by pointing a gun. Hensley remained in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $125,000 secured bond.