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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores can pursue single voting district

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town has been advised it can proceed with abolishing its two voting districts.

    The news came at a town commissioners workshop March 27, with commissioner Jack Csernecky citing a recent letter from town attorney Holt Moore.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday, commissioners approved the change.

    Moore wrote that in his opinion, it is “entirely legal and appropriate” for the town to adopt a resolution, hold a public hearing and pass an ordinance to amend the town charter.

    The measure would establish one at-large district.

  • Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation announces 2008 grant winners

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) has announced the winners of its 2008 BEMC Community Grants, including nine Brunswick County organizations.

  • Depositions allowed in Gilbert appeal

    Three depositions of people who testified against Brunswick County Board of Education member Ray Gilbert can be used in the appeal process, a judge ruled last Wednesday.

  • Request for contact denied in Arrowood case

    A request to lift a probationary term of former West Brunswick High School teacher David Arrowood has been denied.

  • New family fun center coming soon to Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—The board of aldermen has approved plans for a 61,000-square-foot family entertainment center next to Lowe’s on Whiteville Road.

    Owner Brian McCall told the board the Shallotte Family Entertainment Center will include a 32-lane bowling alley, laser tag, an arcade, a restaurant and sports bar, a toddler area and upstairs party rooms. The restaurant/bar will be separate from the children’s areas, which will be monitored by security guards and cameras and is where adults will be issued wristbands.

  • Sunset Beach bridge to be closed April 7-8

    The Sunset Beach bridge will be closed for maintenance from 11 p.m. Monday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 8.

  • Sewer meeting set for April 24

    A public open house meeting regarding the county’s future sewer project in Sunset Beach is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. April 24 at Seaside United Methodist Church.

    The session is designed to offer citizens a chance to review sewer plans and ask questions.

  • Sunset Beach voting precinct relocates

    Sunset Beach’s voting precinct, Shingletree I, has moved from Sunset Beach Town Hall to the Sea Trail’s Property Owners Association, 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach.

  • You don't have to wait a week for your breaking news

    When news of Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett’s suspension was breaking, I was driving back from a quick day trip to Asheville.

    It’s a bad feeling to be the editor of a newspaper and be so far away when a big story breaks. At the same time, it was a sinking feeling to know the news broke on our publication day, meaning it would be a week before the news hit our paper in print.

    We have two daily papers and another weekly paper in the market, and we know how important it is to be competitive in getting news to our readers.

  • Spring break brings family and airline troubles

    Most of my family lives northwest Indiana, just a few miles south of Chicago. Being that it’s a 14-hour car drive to Brunswick County, most of my visitors opt to fly.

    And because the cost of an airline ticket these days is not cheap, visitors are few and far between.

    But last week was my lucky week. My cousin Annie and her two little girls came out last Monday, and my parents and sister arrived Saturday.

    Since there is still snow falling back home, everyone decided to seek the warm, North Carolina sunshine during their spring breaks.