Today's News

  • Sunset Beach continues with garbage rollback ordinance

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has indicated it will continue with its garbage rollback ordinance and subsequent $25 fine for violations.

    Island homeowner Michael Rahman spoke out against the ordinance at Monday night’s monthly town council meeting but was cut short after Mayor Ronald Klein said public comments are limited to three minutes.

    Klein said Rahman could speak again during a second public comment time at the end of the meeting, but Rahman said he had to drive back to Winston-Salem and did not stay for the remainder of the meeting.

  • 'Personal' comments faulted in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—One day before the town election, a heated exchange ensued when town commission candidate Gere Dale spoke during public comment time at a town board workshop Monday.

    Dale said he wanted to apologize to town commissioner Joyce Dunn for erroneously attributing a statement to her that was actually made by town commissioner John Russo about contacting people to see if they favor having a town events center.

  • Humane Society meeting set for Nov. 16 in Brunswick County

    The Humane Society of the United States is having a grassroots animal advocate meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. meeting room.

    HSUS will inform residents about current animal advocate issues and how to be a participant in the community. The meeting open to the public and all who are interested in animal issues and advocacy programs.

    BEMC is at 795 Ocean Highway north of Shallotte.

  • B&E, larceny investigated in Sunset Beach

    The Sunset Beach Police Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering and larceny reported Nov. 5 on Live Oak Drive.

    Items reported stolen in the incident include a self-propelled push lawn mower, a tool box with tools, a socket set and an electric pressure washer.

  • 'Fabulous Fable Factory' debuts this weekend at Playhouse 211

    Aesop’s Fables come to life in debut performances this weekend when the Stagestruck Players re-enact them and set them to music at Playhouse 211.

    Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, will present debut performances of “Fabulous Fable Factory,” a musical rendition of the stories historically renowned in literature for the morals they convey.

    Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, and the following weekend, Nov. 18-19, with 3 p.m. matinees this Sunday, Nov. 13, and the following Sunday, Nov. 20.

  • Man jailed for attempted armed robbery in Carolina Shores

    A suspect is in jail in connection with an attempted armed robbery last Friday morning in the Carolina Commons shopping center in Carolina Shores.

    Sheriff’s office spokesman Del Routh said Richard Tyler Borrelli, 21, of 356 Ridgewood Drive, Calabash, is being held in connection with an attempted armed robbery reported at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Subway restaurant, 9869 Ocean Highway West. On Tuesday, Borrelli, arrested Nov. 4, was still in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $150,000 bond. He is charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

  • Shelter dog-walking on Brunswick health agenda Monday

    “Walking the dog” could become a reality if Brunswick County health officials approve an idea to allow for such an exercise program at the local animal shelter.

    The Brunswick County environmental health committee will consider the proposal at its upcoming meeting at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, Nov. 14, in Bolivia.

    Brunswick County Health Director David Stanley said at issue is an idea to allow volunteers to participate at the shelter, which the committee will review and discuss a second time.

  • Biotechnology company to create 52 jobs in county

    A biotechnology company plans to create 52 jobs in Brunswick County.

    On Thursday, Nov. 4, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue has announced CMS Food Solutions Inc., which she described as an “owner of an innovative proprietary food safety technology,” plans to open a manufacturing facility in Leland.

    The manufacturing facility is expected to create 52 jobs, and Perdue said the company expects to invest more than $4 million in the Leland plant.

    Brunswick County Economic Development Director Jim Bradshaw said officials hope to open the plant by March 2012.

  • The difference in those who want it all rather than give it all

    I saw something on Facebook the other day that really caught my attention. No, it wasn’t a free iPad offer or people posting random fruits or colors in hopes of expressing some cryptic message with their closest 700 friends.

    It was a picture, well, two pictures really, probably aided by Photoshop or some other photo-editing software.

    If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen it by now. Two photos, side by side, the first a group of what appear to be World War II soldiers, the second a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters.

  • Commissioners approve DENR study on potable water supply

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution supporting a study by the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) into the region’s long-term potable water supply.

    Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing told commissioners the resolution had previously been adopted by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority.