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Today's News

  • Leland crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Pursuant to a traffic stop on Village Road, Richard Edward Nance, 22, of 2798 Maco Road, was charged with driving while license revoked. Nance was arrested and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, and placed under a $3,700 bond for 12 outstanding warrants for failure to appear, and seven different driving while license revoked charges. Nance has court date of June 2.

  • SMS students to perform 'The Wiz'

    Shallotte Middle School students will ease on down the road Thursday and Friday during their spring musical production of “The Wiz.”

    “The Wiz,” book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, is based on the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum.

    “The Wiz” originated with an all-black cast and gives a modern take on the story about a girl named Dorothy who was swept away in a tornado and taken to the land of Oz where she finds friends in a scarecrow, tin man and a lion.

  • Brunswick County Board of Education hosts forum for candidates

    The 10 candidates for the Brunswick County Board of Education discussed issues ranging from policies to performance during Thursday night’s candidate forum.

    Candidates from Districts 1, 2 and 4 gathered to introduce themselves, explain their reasons for seeking candidacy, and participate in a question and answer session.

    Running for District 1 are: Ray Gilbert, incumbent, Republican; Tracey Danka, Republican; Bud Thorsen, Republican; John Jones, Democrat; and Inger Marlowe, Democrat.

  • Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group sets field day

    The Brunswick County Homeschool Activity Group invites all homeschooling families and their children in Brunswick and Columbus counties to a free Homeschool Field Day Friday, May 23, at Lockwood Folly Park on N.C. 211 in Supply.

    Everyone who participates will receive a participation ribbon and the top three participants for each age group in the first hour’s events will receive first-, second- and third-place ribbons.

    Registration is required no later than Friday, May 2, to ensure proper planning and ordering of ribbons.

  • BCC hosts 2008 Campus Fund Drive

    SUPPLY—Brunswick Community College’s 2008 Campus Fund Drive is in full force this week.

    A hot dog sale and student games Monday kicked off GREEN MEAN$ GOAL$, an annual fundraiser which donates 100 percent of its proceeds to student needs.

    Peg Aten, accountant for the BCC foundation, said the fundraiser has been a longtime tradition at BCC and all goes to help students, whether it’s buying a student a textbook or purchasing a banner for a campus event. The annual fundraiser raised $11,000 last year and the campus hopes to exceed that number this year.

  • Education meeting highlights priorities

    SUNSET BEACH—Brunswick County Schools’ priorities include high student performance, safe schools, quality teachers, efficient operations and community partnerships, Superintendent Katie McGee told the audience at last Friday’s first “State of the Schools” event at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center.

  • Second-row property owners to see some tax relief

    HOLDEN BEACH—Some second-row property owners may get some relief beginning in 2009 on their property tax bills.

    Brunswick County Tax Administrator Tom Bagby announced a $30 million tax adjustment for Holden Beach, mainly for second-row properties.

    “Most of us were upset with the tax values,” Mayor Alan Holden said, referring to the 2007 countywide tax revaluation, which valued Holden Beach at $1.85 billion.

    “Many of you asked for relief and for something to be done,” Holden said.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers are investigating burglary, larceny and vandalism from a Starfish Street home.

    The victim reported that on April 4 more than $28,000 worth of property was stolen. Stolen items include fishing rods and reels, boating equipment, jewelry, money, electronics and tools.

    Police officers also arrested the following suspects and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Richard Daniel Wilson, 40, of 4655 Old Lantern Way, Charlotte; charged with no operator’s license and driving while impaired.

  • Residents ask town to fund part of sandbag project

    Residents of Ocean Isle Beach’s East end are taking erosion issues into their own hands.

    Chris McKenzie addressed the board of commissioners Tuesday and informed them of the newly formed East End Association, residents who have had meetings, hired attorneys, and are ready to combat erosion on the east end to protect their homes.

    McKenzie said the group’s goal is to have a continuous sandbag line from the end of Shallotte Boulevard to the end of Third Street. To do this, McKenzie said the association needs the town’s help.

  • Town of Ocean Isle to purchase extra storage for ABC store

    After discussing the need for additional storage at last month’s meeting, Ocean Isle Beach Commissioners voted Tuesday to purchase a storage building for the ABC store.

    Commissioner Dean Walters said during summer, the store receives 800-900 cases of liquor at any given time. If on sale, purchasing the brands that sell well in bulk can save the store about $7,000, he said.