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  • Sunset Beach candidates' forum set for Oct. 23

    A Sunset Beach candidates’ forum will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 690 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Beach.

    The forum site is in a vacant building across from Sunset Beach Town Hall at Pine View Drive.

    The event is being organized by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce community affairs committee.

    Participants are asked to RSVP no later than Friday, Oct. 11, to sviera@brunswickcountychamber.org.

    The format for this forum will include a two-minute

  • Man fights breast cancer battle

     After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Glen Miller asked himself, “Why me?”

    Since then, Miller has been an example for men and women everywhere who deal with it on a daily basis.

    An assistant golf pro at Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club in Sunset Beach, Miller has had a history of medical problems. A few years ago, Miller was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He’s also had both knees replaced.

    When he received the breast cancer diagnosis last year, he said, his “Why me?” attitude changed quickly.

  • Sales tax change draws more opposition

    Carolina Shores, Sunset Beach and Shallotte are the latest towns to voice opposition to changing the method of sales tax distribution in Brunswick County.

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners plans to have on its consent agenda Thursday, Oct. 10, a resolution expressing opposition to any change in the distribution that would adversely affect the town’s revenues.

  • Soccer players rally for teammate

     The girls’ soccer team at Cedar Grove Middle School didn’t finish the season as county champions, nor will it go down in the annals of Brunswick County as the greatest sports team to ever step foot on the field.

    But years from now, people will remember the effect the squad had on a 14-year old girl, and the impact that girl made on her community.

    Tierra Bryant, a special needs student at Cedar Grove, weighed 1 pound 11 ounces at birth.

  • Blues great B.B. King concert Jan. 11 at Brunswick Community College

    Blues legend B.B. King has signed on to perform in concert Jan. 11 at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Tickets, priced at $59.50 for balcony/mezzanine and $69.50 for orchestra seating, will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, auditorium spokesman Mike Sapp said Monday.

    OWA season subscribers also can start ordering tickets on Tuesday, Oct. 15, Sapp said.


    Willie Nelson nearing sellout Oct. 21

  • New park planned for Town Creek Park site

    Brunswick County is getting a brand new park.

    It just happens to sit where Town Creek Park used to be.

    Demolition began Sept. 4 on the yearlong $5.3 million project that’s more metamorphosis than renovation.

    Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor anticipates renovations will begin in mid-October.

  • County’s northern towns oppose sales tax distribution change

    North Brunswick’s five municipalities are sticking together to say no to any change to sales tax distributions.

    Representatives of Leland, Navassa, Belville, Northwest and Sandy Creek met at Leland’s town hall Monday night, with about 60 residents of the five towns also attending, to present a unified front in opposing the county’s distribution review.

    “This is important to the town of Leland and I hope it is important to you, as well,” Town Manager David Hollis said as he provided a brief summary of the situation.

  • Belville will take Riverwalk project to county

    Commissioner Joe Breault conceived the idea of a Riverwalk on his daily drive by the location next to Brunswick River Park every day, so the Belville town board put him in charge of day-to-day management of the project.

    At the Sept. 30 town meeting, Breault said Belville’s Riverwalk presentation received 175 surveys during three public meetings and displays at Leland’s Founders’ Day and the Brunswick Waterfest.

    “It was a resounding success,” he said.

  • Leland adds dangerous dog ordinance

    Leland’s police chief was given a long leash to decide if dogs are a threat to residents.

    The town board established a dangerous dog ordinance at its Sept. 19 meeting.

    Ernie Chance of Garden Drive spoke to the board about dogs running loose in his neighborhood.

    “I’ve lived 45 years in Leland,” Chance said of his home on Basin Street. “At the house across the street there are two pit bulls with no collars that came right up on my porch. Something needs to be done.”

  • Last phase of Southport hospital renovation better late than never

    When Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport received $8.5 million in federal funds for facility improvements, it ended a long wait to complete hospital renovations.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced in July it will provide Dosher with a low-interest loan to update 25 acute care patient beds.

    The $8.5 million covers a large portion of the hospital’s $11.2 million project to renovate its patient care unit, Kirk Singer, director of community relations said.