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Today's News

  • How big can you build it? Commissioners answer that question and more at meeting

     

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners tackled the issue of accessory structures Monday night during a long debate.

    They eventually voted against planning board recommendations and modifying the amendment.

    Commissioners took on the wording of the amendment that read “the total square footage of all accessory structures (associated with residential uses) located on the parcel must be less than the total square footage of all primary structures located on that parcel.”

  • Criminal charges filed in parasailing deaths

    Criminal charges have been filed in the 2009 parasailing deaths of two women in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Thomas Povozan, captain of Tied High, is facing federal charges for his involvement in a parasailing incident that claimed the lives of Cynthia Collins Woodcock, 60, of Kernersville and Lorrie D. Shoup, 56, of Granby, Colo. It happened on Aug. 28, 2009.

    Povozan has been charged under the Seaman’s Manslaughter Act, which is intended to hold seafarers criminally responsible for a maritime accident resulting in death.

  • Seniors helping seniors event

     

    An event designed for seniors and their caregivers is planned for 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Last year the Seniors Helping Seniors and Their Caregivers event was in Southport. This year the event is in Carolina Shores. It will be at the South Brunswick Islands Center on the Brunswick Community College satellite campus. The address is 9400 U.S. 17.

    Event organizers said it is an opportunity to learn what services are available and to help build a better network of services to support people as they age.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests during the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Vandalism in the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot; suspect scratched victim’s vehicle.

    Larceny of a cell phone at Sunoco on Naber Drive; suspect took a cell phone from counter.

    Vandalism in Walmart parking lot; suspect keyed victim’s vehicle.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Felony larceny on Causeway Drive; suspect took a jewelry case filled with rings out of the Eagles store.

    Mike Malcolm, 31, of 8025 Footpath Road, Leland, was charged with felony larceny.

    Assault on a female on Raeford Street; subject struck victim in face.

  • Sun shines on sixth annual Sunset at Sunset this Saturday in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Residents are getting ready for the sixth annual Sunset at Sunset festivities scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 6.

    Festival hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in and around the parking lot at the Village at Sunset Beach.

    Highlights include a multitude of quality vendors, crafters, food booths and nonprofit groups, and all-day entertainment. Three bands are slated to perform.

    Organizers say it’s a day to offer residents and visitors a chance to come together as the busy tourist season draws to a close.

  • Farm Heritage Day is Saturday at Indigo Farms

    Saturday is Farm Heritage Day at Indigo Farms, with a farmyard full of planned activities.

    Events kick off at 9 a.m. with hayrides that will roll when enough people fill the wagon. The day-long activities will continue until 4 p.m.

    All-day farm exhibits include indigo dyeing and its history, paper-making, weaving and master blacksmith Meck Hartsfield.

    Walter Hill and the Horry County, S.C., Museum will demonstrate a 1915 vertical engine and 1920s gristmill.

    The Waccamaw Tractor Club will be exhibiting some of its restored tractors.

  • Second Annual Paws-Ability Poker Run is Sunday, Oct. 7

    Wheels will be rolling on Ocean Isle Beach for Paws-Ability’s Second Annual Bicycle Poker Run to benefit animals this coming Sunday, Oct. 7.

    Check-in is at 1 p.m. at the Ocean Isle Inn, 37 W. First St. The fee is $25 per rider.

    Those who are unable to ride a bicycle may participate in street-legal golf carts.

    There will be on-island stops to draw playing cards and end at the Ocean Isle Inn for burgers, hot dogs, music and fun.

  • Sunset Beach Police crime report

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Reported incidents of breaking-and-entering, larceny and injury to real property were reported Sept. 27 at two adjacent addresses on Cobia Street.

    Breaking-and-entering, larceny and injury to real property were reported Sept. 26 at an address on First Street.

    Larceny was reported Sept. 25 at Food Lion in Sunset Beach.

  • Town park still a hot topic for Sunset Beach

    Landscape architect Greg Lambert with consultant Withers & Ravenel once again summarized recent survey results and two proposed concepts for the Sunset Beach Town Park at Monday night’s council meeting.

    He reiterated 1,859 controlled surveys were returned by citizens, which he said at council’s Sept. 18 work session was a record 35 percent return rate of those sent out.