Once again, I feel compelled to voice my opposition to the development of the west end of Sunset Beach, led by developer Sammy Varnam, and now it appears the town planning board, too. For those who may not know, a barrier island helps to protect the mainland from storms, provides varied estuaries for wildlife and is always changing.
One of the most common questions I hear from pet owners is what is the best way to train their dog or cat. They are often confused by questionable “dominance” or “pack leader” techniques popular on reality television. They’ve been bamboozled by apparent quick fixes and magical cures for often complex animal behaviors an onscreen personality miraculously manages to correct within a 30-minute show. I wish.
NAVASSA — Navassa residents, lead by Mayor Eulis Willis, came out of an Aug. 18 environmental clean-up program organizing meeting skeptical that they would have a say in the project.
More than 75 people attended the informational meeting at Navassa’s Mount Calvary AME church where they learned a $23 million legal settlement will pay for repairing the ecosystem damaged by creosote that leaked into the waterways from a nearby plant.
BOLIVIA — For the first time since 2006, the federal government revised studies and developed new flood hazard areas that will affect Brunswick County residents and homeowners within the next year.
Representatives from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) presented the revised maps and studies during a public meeting, which at least 75 residents attended, at the county government complex Tuesday, Aug. 18.
As one hapless victim of our country’s depressed economy, I am always on the alert for an extra good value when making purchases.
When offered a deal involving no interest if paid off within five years, we usually take notice. But then we realize that we are required to make a payment each month in order to consummate this purchase. Where is the discount? A purchase of this type, of course, is made less frequently than most everyday buys.
Citizen demand has spurred Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center to launch a cultural arts and lecture series, starting with a performance by Brunswick Big Band at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Aug. 27.
Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Additional highlights include hors d’oeuvres and dancing.
Beacon reporters have being covering government meetings for the past several weeks where officials have told us how a possible change to the state’s sales tax distribution method would damage our local economy, maybe irreparably.
When the issue came up at Shallotte’s last board of aldermen meeting, we asked if any town officials were planning to take the cause to Raleigh because, if they were, we’d like to join them.
Late in the 17th century, a cultural group formed by early German-speaking immigrants, including Mennonites from Switzerland and Holland and the Amish, an offshoot of the Mennonites, began migrating from Europe to Pennsylvania. They tilled the land and built big barns and homes. Since then, they have come to be known as the Pennsylvania Dutch.