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Today's News

  • Holden Beach system development fees public hearing May 23

    The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the town hall public assembly at 110 Rothschild St. to hear a presentation on the study of system development fees the town could levy.

    This hearing, the study and the presentation are in accordance with NC Administrative Code 15A NCAC 18C.0409 and 15A NCAC 02T.011.

    McGill Associates will present the study results, which is posted on the town website, hbtownhall.com.

    All interested are invited to attend.

  • South Carolina man accused of stealing golf carts

    A Galivants Ferry, S.C., man is accused of stealing six golf carts from Brunswick County.

    Joseph Molok, 39, of Rosa Mae Lane was arrested May 16 and charged with six counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of breaking or entering, larceny after breaking and entering and two misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property.

  • Big Earl freed from Holden Beach shoreline Thursday

    Holden Beach — A week after washing ashore, Big Earl made its way back out to sea Thursday.

    Capt. Virgil Coleman was shrimping from the boat May 10 when winds blew a net into the boat’s propeller and got stuck, causing the boat out to drift to shore.

    Michael Staley of Browns Summit, a Holden Beach homeowner who was among those trying to free the boat, shared multiple posts to The Friends of Holden Beach Facebook group Thursday morning giving updates on Big Earl. The boat made it offshore about 11 a.m.

  • Shallotte development mediation paused until end of month

    At the request of Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners (TND), the developer selected for the town’s riverfront development project, the town has agreed to postpone mediation until the end of May.

    Mayor Walt Eccard said TND requested time to find a way to possibly assign its interest to another developer. The town didn’t give consent to a specific assignment, but said if TND presented another developer town officials would speak with them.

  • Holden Beach reclassifies Ferguson as assistant town manager

    Holden Beach commissioners gave a town staff member a new title to go with the duties she has taken on during her tenure.

    Christy Ferguson was hired as shoreline protection and recreation manager Aug. 11, 2014. During their May 8 meeting, commissioners named her assistant town manager at the request of Town Manager David Hewett.

    Hewett said the classification is necessary to reflect the roles and responsibilities Ferguson now has.

  • BCC invites community ‘Back to the Classroom’

    On May 30 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Brunswick Community College will welcome community members “Back to the Classroom” to celebrate the joy of learning and engage with the campus community.

    The BCC Foundation, in partnership with friends from Brunswick County and beyond, are pleased to offer the opportunity to sample two courses followed by a brief reception.

    Keeping it Local: Dishing up North Carolina ingredients with Southern flair with Kelly Holden of Holden Brothers Farm Market

  • OIB man accused of fracturing anther man’s jaw

    An Ocean Isle Beach man is accused of fracturing another man’s jaw earlier this month.

    Matthew Ryan Eubanks, 18, of Heron Point Road SW was arrested May 11 and charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury, a felony.

    Warrants show Eubanks fractured the victim’s jaw in three places during a fight May 8.

    Eubanks was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released May 11 on $5,000 bail.

  • BCC president Adams receives positive evaluation

    BOLIVIA— After a closed session following their regular meeting May 17, Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees announced they’d given a positive evaluation of college president Dr. Susanne Adams.

    “In general, the evaluation of the president, the average score was between exceeding expectations and meeting expectations,” chairman Alan Holden said. “The score was extremely positive, exemplifying the satisfaction of … the president.”

  • Oak Island reports progress on dune restoration, other projects

    After Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the town of Oak Island worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a truck haul project to restore some of the dunes lost in the storm. The project began in the spring 2017 and was halted during turtle nesting season. The project resumed in November 2017 and was completed in early March 2018.

  • Red Cross to host open house for volunteers

    The Cape Fear Chapter of the Red Cross in Wilmington is seeking volunteers to help with its Biomedical Transportation Program. The chapter will host an open house Tuesday, June 5, for those interested in learning more.

    Volunteer transportation specialists are needed to help deliver blood products to area hospitals, a vital service in the community led by volunteers.

    The Red Cross Biomedical Transportation Volunteer Open House will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1102 S. 16th St. in Wilmington. Refreshments will be served.