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  • Development agreements include public parkland in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners last week squared away rezoning, development and economic development agreements with new developers of Landmark at Lighthouse Cove.

  • Missing Winnabow teen found safe

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said a Winnabow teen lhas been found safe.

     

    Jessica Marie Millis, 17, was last seen leaving her home on Potterfield Road at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • Carolina Shores issues flood maps alert for homeowners

    Carolina Shores announced new flood maps are being adopted Aug. 28 and the blackout window for flood insurance purchase before the effective date is July 28. Homeowners must purchase flood insurance by the July 28 date to qualify for a reduced rate.

    Carolina Shores homeowners are advised to check the town website on flood maps, carolinashoresnc.com/floodmapmodernization, and talk with their insurance agent about a National Flood Insurance Program policy.

  • Silver Alert issued for Navassa man canceled

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Navassa man they believed to be endangered at the request of the Navassa Police Department.

    The alert issued at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday for Harry Lee Thomas, 70, shows Thomas was last seen at his home in the 9000 block of Old Mill Road. He was wearing a tan striped button-up shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and brown glasses.

    The alert was canceled at 2:14 p.m. Wednesday.

  • CSX wants Compass Pointe fire lawsuit moved out of county to federal court

    Property owners near the Compass Pointe subdivision off U.S. 74/76 are suing CSX in Superior Court over a 2015 fire that burned 174 acres, but CSX wants the lawsuit moved out of Brunswick County and into federal court.

    Carol Shooter Redmond, Robert Michael Shooter, Pamela Solari and Sheron Anne Shooter filed a complaint April 4 claiming their property was damaged because of negligence by CSX.

    Their lawsuit claims 174 acres near Compass Pointe was destroyed April 6, 2015, in a wildfire caused by a passing train owned and operated by CSX.

  • Leland council balks at 10-year penny tax pitch

    LELAND — Town council members balked at a proposal to increase taxes by a penny every year for 10 years during discussion of the town’s 2018-19 budget proposal June 4.

    Town Manager David Hollis presented board members Monday night with a slightly adjusted, but still balanced budget proposal to keep the tax rate at 21 cents for a second consecutive year.

    Hollis reported the 2018-19 revenues and expenditures would balance out at $15,443,754 but increased the estimate for revenues that will roll over from 2017-18 to $1.3 million.

  • NCDOT seeks public input on transportation projects

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation opened public comment

    June 4 for residents to share their opinions on priorities for regional and local transportation projects.

    Those projects are outlined in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), a 10-year plan that identifies funding for projects and schedules them for construction.

  • State Outdoor Recreation Industry director seeks input from Brunswick representatives

    LELAND — The outdoor recreation industry supports 260,000 jobs in North Carolina and consumers are spending $28 billion a year on outdoor activities.

    That’s how David Knight, director of the N.C. Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, got the attention of local government officials and business owners from Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties at a May 30 meeting.

  • Team returns to excavate Gause family cemetery in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Members of the East Carolina University anthropology department returned to Sunset Beach on May 29 to search Gause Cemetery off Seaside Road and Live Oak Drive for the tomb of Revolutionary War hero William Gause Jr.

    Dr. Megan Perry brought two graduate students and a rotating group of undergrads, who are also participating in the Brunswick Town Archeological Field School in Winnabow, for a second year of study of the Gause family gravesite at the invitation of J.R. Robinson, a direct descendant of William Gause Jr. and John Julius Gause Jr.

  • County board delays fire commission standards review

    BOLIVIA — A fire chief’s email has delayed county commissioners’ approval of fire department service standards established by the fire commission they created.

    Brunswick County commissioners tasked the 19-member fire commission to generate and recommend fire department service standards.

    After nine months of meetings, fire commission members voted May 24 to approve 12 measures to submit to county commissioners.