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Today's News

  • Calabash OKs legal avenue for Devaun Park clear-cutting

    CALABASH—The town has approved taking legal action against developers regarding the clear-cutting of trees in Devaun Park.

    Following a closed session to discuss legal matters with town attorney Mark Lewis at its monthly meeting Jan. 10, the town board of commissioners unanimously approved taking legal action for last year’s clear-cutting violation.

  • Town Creek Park master plan available for viewing at upcoming meeting

    Everyone is invited to see what changes are in store for one of the county’s treasured parks.

    In September a survey was conducted to assess the needs and desires of Town Creek Park users. Now a master plan has been created taking into consideration the public feedback.

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation officials will share the master plan with the public at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Town Creek Park community building. Also during the meeting, the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant will be discussed and input from the public will be sought.

  • Las Vegas Night

     

    Get ready.

    The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas is headed to Brunswick County.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 7th annual Las Vegas Night fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

    Las Vegas Night began in 2005 and has become the Rotary Club’s premiere fundraising event.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Devona Michelle Yount, 40, of 2109 Seashore Hill Road, Supply, was charged with shoplifting at Walmart.

    •Vandalism by slashing tires in the Autumn Care parking lot.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Doogle Lane; suspect removed two chainsaws, a shop vac, a weed eater and a electric tiller from the victim’s storage building.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

     

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

    •Larceny on Scotland Street; someone entered master bedroom and removed jewelry including a gold chain and locket, a herringbone necklace with a 2-karat diamond, gold bracelet, charm bracelet with charms, a gold chain and a pink and white jewelry case.

    •Larceny on Second Street; subjects removed four fishing rods without permission.

  • Life brings reminders that prayers are both needed and heard

     

    It’s been one of those months where I really, really needed to hear some good news. Today as I prepared to write this column all that kept coming to me were the challenges I have been facing the last few weeks. Quite frankly I am tired of thinking about them and I surely don’t want to write about them.

    So looking for a little inspiration, I checked Facebook.

    I didn’t have to look far.

  • Tickets on sale for Feb. 25 reverse raffle banquet at West

     The popular West Brunswick Athletics Boosters Club reverse raffle banquet will take place Feb. 25 at the school cafeteria.

    Tickets are $100 for a dinner for two. The grand prize is $5,000. Contact West Brunswick athletics director John Floyd at 398-2740 to purchase tickets.

    Floyd said he hoped to sell at least 250 tickets.

    “If we sell 250, we’re rolling,” he said.

    The raffle netted about $13,000 last year, Floyd said.

  • Judge halts Warren’s removal hearing; orders temporary restraining order

    BOLIVIA—A court order has temporarily halted a hearing to remove county commissioner Charles Warren from his post on the county’s social services board.

    Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenberry on Thursday, Jan. 12, granted Warren a temporary restraining order, which protects him from removal proceedings.

  • To remember those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the families who love them

    It was my best friend’s wedding. I stood proudly at the altar in a surprisingly wearable bridesmaid’s dress as my college roommate was escorted up the aisle by her proud, beaming father.

    We were in a beautifully restored historic church in Raleigh, a perfect setting for this particular couple. Her dress, hair and jewelry matched the church magically. It was a lovely, crisp fall afternoon. They purposely selected a fall Saturday when the Wolfpack had a by-week.

    Almost everything was perfect for her perfect day.

  • Bank of America sues prominent Brunswick County developer

    Bank of America has sued prominent Brunswick County developer Mark Saunders for breach of contract.

    According to a lawsuit filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on Jan. 9, Saunders, his wife Sybil Saunders, and several of Saunders’ companies have been named in the breach-of-contract-lawsuit.