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Today's News

  • Calabash commissioners salute former mayor

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners kicked off their first meeting of the year Jan. 13 by paying tribute to former Mayor Keith Hardee, who died Jan. 12 at age 78 following an illness.

    Town commissioner Cecelia Herman said though she and Hardee were on opposite sides of the political spectrum, she had great respect for him.

    “Unlike other politicians, what you saw is what you got,” Herman said.

    Hardee, she said, helped move things forward and would also outline exactly where he stood on an issue.

  • Sunset Beach committee continues to mull west end plans

    SUNSET BEACH — A developer planning to build oceanfront houses on an undeveloped stretch between the Sunset Beach island and Bird Island said Brunswick County is supposed to provide water and sewer for the proposed 21-lot Sunset Beach West development.

    “As of right now, we still have a letter saying they will serve us,” developer Sammy Varnam said at a Jan. 15 town technical review committee (TRC) meeting.

  • Sunset Beach administrator gets raise

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker has merited the approval of town council and a boost in pay of nearly 6 percent after her first year on the job.

    Following a closed session of Sunset Beach Town Council’s regular monthly meeting Jan. 5 to evaluate Parker’s performance, council on Tuesday officially announced and approved a $5,000 raise for her.

  • Sunset Beach officials answer questions at community meeting

    SUNSET BEACH — The proposed Sunset Beach West development was the top topic reaping questions and answers at a Jan. 14 community meeting attended by more than 20 residents.

    Residents also asked about island parking and the possibility of a shuttle service, an island eyesore, beach canopies, dredging and speed hazards along the residential stretch of Old Georgetown Road at the informal session.

  • Winter vegetable soup is perfect for these winter months

     Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Family and Consumer Science Staff

    NC Cooperative Extension

    Brunswick County Center

    It’s cold and chilly outside. Winter is in full swing, or as I like to think about it, we’re sliding quickly toward spring. But in the meantime, what could sound better than a warming bowl of soup? Plus, many people made health resolutions earlier this month: soup is the perfect resolution food.

  • How many ways can one say ‘miserable?’

     Hospitals have limited access for visitors. Both print and televised media announce the increasing presence of a dire enemy. Bags of cough drops and boxes of tissues leave grocery and pharmacy shelves. Henny Penny’s false alarm has come true. Menacing flu with its myriad aches and pains, weakness and fever has struck.

     

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson 

     

    I hope that you are as proud of your compost pile as I am of mine. What’s that? You don’t have a compost pile?

  • Taken in moderation, beer is a very healthy food

     Beer is not just for drinking at football games and happy hour; it can be a great addition to many recipes and accentuates the flavors of meat, breads, stews and even desserts.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 5, 6, 7, and 8 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Jan. 5

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Jan. 5 during a grand jury session:

    Timothy Michael Brennick, two counts of obtain property by false pretense.

    Sherri Maria Brooks, 10 counts of larceny by employee.

    Peter Stuart Brown, two counts of failure to register as sex offender.