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  • School board approves personnel changes

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session during their regular meeting June 5:

    Under administrative recommendations, the board approved Stephen Foster as the executive director of human resources, effective July 2.

  • World War II memories take flight during bomber visit

    OAK ISLAND — Ninety-three-year-old Jimmy Smith was among those who went to Cape Fear Regional Jetport on June 7 to see the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.

    As a civilian, Smith worked for a printing company, married his late wife Martha Smith and had four children: Cindy and Jim Jr., who live in the area, and daughters Christy and Amelia, who have since died.

    As a soldier, Smith served in World War II, having been drafted at 18.

  • Sailors recognize schools that remembered them during holidays

    WINNABOW — Students and staff at Supply and Town Creek elementary schools reached out to sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt during the holidays to show their appreciation for keeping our nation safe.

    Those sailors made sure to share their gratitude for the gesture before the 2017-18 school year was over.

     

     

     

  • Carolina Shores POA rep puts pet pig in porcine predicament

    CAROLINA SHORES — Pork Chop the potbellied pig has resided with owners Bo and Linda Dolan in their Carolina Shores community nearly as long as he’s been alive — three-and-a-half years.

    The Dolans adopted their beloved pet porcine when he was just a six-week-old piglet, and he’s been with them at their home in the Village at Calabash, along with a sibling dog named Lucky, ever since.

  • New Southwest Brunswick Branch Library opens Monday, June 18

    Thanks to a team of helpful volunteers, transformation of the new Southwest Brunswick Branch Library is nearly complete.

    The newly renamed library is scheduled to open to the public at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18, at 9400 Ocean Highway in Carolina Shores. Previously known as Hickmans Crossroads Library, the popular county book facility recently relocated from its original site two miles away on Calabash Road to this building that previously housed Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • 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.