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  • Lewis plans N.C. Supreme Court run in 2014

    Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has announced her plans to run for the N.C. Supreme Court in 2014.

    Lewis currently serves as Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in District 13 representing Brunswick County. She has been a Superior Court judge in the 13th judicial district since 2000.

    While her term does not expire until 2018, Lewis says she feels a run for the N.C. Supreme Court should be the next step for her.

    “I give my heart to my job, and I love my job, but I just feel that this is the natural progression,” she said.

  • Sunset Beach approves park development contract

    SUNSET BEACH—A split town council approved 3-2 Monday night a $95,500 park development engineering contract.

    Council members Lou DeVita, Karen Joseph and Mike Williams approved the contract with Withers & Ravenel engineering and surveying firm of Cary. Council members Carol Scott and Wilson Sherrill voted against it.

    During discussion prior to the vote, Scott said council members had not yet determined what they want to see in the new 5.2-acre Sunset Beach Town Park overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway off Sunset Boulevard.

  • Sunset Beach approves park development contract

    SUNSET BEACH—A split town council approved 3-2 Monday night a $95,500 park development engineering contract.

    Council members Lou DeVita, Karen Joseph and Mike Williams approved the contract with Withers & Ravenel engineering and surveying firm of Cary. Council members Carol Scott and Wilson Sherrill voted against it.

    During discussion prior to the vote, Scott said council members had not yet determined what they want to see in the new 5.2-acre Sunset Beach Town Park overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway off Sunset Boulevard.

  • Sunset Beach police to distribute Fourth of July fireworks fliers

    SUNSET BEACH—Same as it did last year, the Sunset Beach Police Department plans to distribute fliers to motorists this Fourth of July warning about state laws prohibiting fireworks.

    Despite complaints about tied-up traffic posed by the stops last year on the Sunset Beach island, Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker deemed the effort a success.

  • Woman sought for questioning in recent thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives ask for the public's help in identifying the woman in the attached photos. She is wanted for questioning in regard to larceny from Turtle Crossing Cupcakes in Calabash on June 23 and Bill's Seafood in Sunset Beach on June 4. If you know the identity of this female please contact BCSO Detective Tina Edwards at (910) 880-4917 or the Sunset Beach Police Department at 579-2151.

  • Wilmington Man Charged with Murder in Brunswick County

    A Leland man is dead and a suspect from Wilmington has been arrested for his murder.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested Randy Lee Anderson, 24, of Thomas C. Jervay Loop in Wilmington, for the murder of Michael James Link, 23, of Sherwood Dr., in Leland. 

    At approximately 1:15 a.m. Monday, June 24, officers responded to a 911 call about shots fired in the Deerwood Meadows mobile home park off Mt. Misery Road in Leland.

  • Suspect sought in golf thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives along with the Sunset Beach Police Department are looking for Charles Howard Peele, 38, of Pelican Roost Dr. SW in Supply.

    Peele has outstanding warrants for six counts of felony larceny, which includes nearly $18,000 in personal property, mainly golf bags and clubs. The larcenies occurred between June 14 and June 17 in the south end of Brunswick County.

  • Prince remembered on the SBHS field

    Although the school year ended June 10, hundreds of friends and family of James Prince returned to South Brunswick High School June 13 to say goodbye to the gregarious student who died June 11.

    Prince died in an apparent drowning while swimming with friends on Oak Island beach.

    “Tonight we will take a little time for people to come out and share how James touched their lives,” South Brunswick High School Principal Wayne Price said.

  • Holden Beach budget proposes water/sewer rates up, taxes steady

    Holden Beach town manager David Hewett presented a $10.25 million budget at the town board’s regular meeting in town hall June 11.

    The tax rate would remain 12.7 cents on every $100 of property valuation on a $1.2 billion tax base.

    The tax collection rate is anticipated at 96.7 percent, based on actual collection rate for fiscal year 2012.

    The budget would include a $2.4 million operating fund, $4 million water and sewer fund and $2.1 million Beach, Parks, Access and Recreation Tourism (BPART) fund.

  • County approves budget that cuts debt for capital improvement projects

    County commissioners unanimously approved the recommended 2013-14 budget at the June 17 meeting.

    County Manager Ann Hardy made only a few changes from the budget proposal presented May 20, which came down to paying for capital improvement projects as the county can afford them rather than adding more debt.

    “We are only restructuring the timing on the capital improvement plan to fund projects out of our reserves,” Hardy said. “We will have one major cultural and recreation project a year.”