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Today's News

  • Varnamtown mayor calling it quits after 30 years

    VARNAMTOWN — She’s one of North Carolina’s longest-serving mayors, and soon she’ll be retiring.

    After putting in 30 unpaid years as Varnamtown mayor, Judy Lewis Galloway is ready to give up the gavel and vacate her seat so a new mayor can step in.

  • Calabash OKs proposals for waterfront parking study

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved a request for proposals for engineering services to conduct a parking study in the town’s waterfront district after several restaurateurs complained about ongoing issues.

    Approval came in two parts at the board’s Aug. 13 meeting, including adoption of a resolution to allow issuing an RFP for a professional study of parking in the waterfront district based on qualifications and fees.

  • Brunswick Sheriff’s Foundation fish fry Aug. 22

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will have its annual fundraising fish fry 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in front of the emergency services building at the Bolivia Government Complex on Old Ocean Highway.

    This fund supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees who experience hardship.

    Meals will consist of flounder, potato salad, coleslaw and bread for $8 per person. Takeout is available as is delivery to certain areas for large orders.

  • Brunswick County’s youngest entrepreneurs set up shop during Kids Expo

    SHALLOTTE — Saturday’s dismal weather did little to dampen the spirits of nearly 40 young business executives anxious to introduce Shallotte to their newest inventions and products.

    The second annual Building Brunsco Kids Expo attracted entrepreneurs to Office Depot as early as 7 a.m., ready to set up their booths, roll up their sleeves and barter with the public.

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Kids Expo.

  • Sunset Beach to fund Sunset Lakes potholes repairs

    SUNSET BEACH — Following debate town staff has agreed to providing $500 for private road repair assistance on Medcalf Road in the Sunset Lakes community.

    Town councilman Richard Cerrato initiated the request as discussed at town council’s bimonthly meeting Tuesday morning.

    He said the pothole is deep and dangerous and has a cone in it. He requested the town look at it to see if it can provide financial assistance as stated in town policy.

  • Shallotte intern cuts her teeth in local government administration

    Shallotte’s most recent addition to its governmental organization is no stranger to the area. As a matter of fact, during one of many visits to her grandmother’s Ocean Isle beach home, she lost her first tooth. The memory is one of many pleasant recollections Allison Marshall associates with her time in Brunswick County.

  • OIB town board’s actions pave way for 225 new residential sites

    The Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners approved the development of nearly 225 new home sites during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, August 13.

  • Calabash approves 3-2 rezoning lot from residential to commercial

    CALABASH — Following comments and debate, town commissioners approved 3-2 rezoning an undeveloped parcel at 1070 Little Lane from residential (R-6) to highway/commercial (HC) at the board’s Aug. 13 meeting.

    Little Lane is a residential street located off Beach Drive next to the Dollar General store.

    During public comment at the start of the meeting, an unidentified man said he was speaking on behalf of an adjacent property owner who had concerns about drainage, aesthetics, hours of operation and security lights abutting adjacent homes.

  • Sand and Sea to perform at Mulberry Park Aug. 25 to help raise funds for Veterans Park

    The Sea and Sand Band are donating their musical talents to help raise funds for the proposed Veterans Park with a free concert Sunday, August 25, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte from 5 until 8 p.m.

  • Coastal Walk Marketplace center to bring nearly 500 jobs to Shallotte

    Shallotte aldermen have approved an incentive package for developers of the proposed Coastal Walk Marketplace in exchange for 475 jobs and more than $3 million in annual sales tax revenue.

    The new shopping center will be home to nationally known tenants such as Hobby Lobby, Marshalls and PetSmart, according to the economic incentive grant application submitted by the center’s developers and approved at the town board’s Aug. 6 meeting.