Today's News

  • Leland rejects apartment text change

    LELAND—There was a packed house at Leland’s Dec. 20 town meeting where residents were ready to argue against a unified development ordinance text change. Many believed the change would lead to unwanted apartments near the Waterford development.

    But the town council decided one small change was unnecessary when they have a new zoning plan on the horizon.

  • Leland plans for gateway growth into a new downtown

    LELAND—Leland officials are talking about creating a new downtown.

    Officials talked about development in a planning workshop Dec. 9-12.

    Town manager David Hollis said the town approved the Flexcode zoning in 2011 to promote the mixed-use development they want to encourage in downtown Leland.

    However, Flexcode zoning is optional. Developers have been able to consider traditional zoning for the area.

    Hollis said the town intends to make Flexcode standard zoning beginning in 2013.

  • Police offer property list to help track stolen items

    The best defense against breaking and entering is a locked door.

    But with larcenies from locked and unlocked homes continually reported, the Holden Beach Police Department has a backup plan.

    The department will provide residents with a property registration form to list any items a thief might target.

    It’s a proactive measure to improve chances of recovering stolen items.

    The department started providing property registration forms about 18 months ago, Sgt. Frank Dilworth said.

  • Property owner says county’s land grab ruined development plans

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—A Boiling Spring Lakes property owner who lost one of his lots to Brunswick County because of eminent domain says the condemnation killed his development plans.

    Dan Lichty spoke to county commissioners Dec. 3. He said he was surprised to learn that morning the county was digging up a lot to install a pump station for the Boiling Spring Lakes Wastewater collection project.

  • County will seek Waccamaw Park grant, but won’t rush to renovate

    BOLIVIA—Two weeks after Brunswick County commissioners approved a Waccamaw Park master plan outlining potential improvements, the parks and recreation department is ready to start fundraising.

    On Dec. 3 commissioners approved a plan for upgrading Waccamaw Park that could cost $2.9 million, but the board didn’t commit to spending money yet.

    Parks and recreation director Jim Pryor told the board a master plan allows him to apply for grants that could cut down county costs.

    He said Parks and Recreation Trust Fund money could be available.

  • New name, logo for combined county health and social services agencies

    BOLIVIA—County commissioners combined the health and social services departments into a single agency to improve their image, but a logo for the new department has been a tough sell.

    The county board voted in September to combine the departments. After they were consolidated, a team of staff members from the health and social services departments selected a new name and image to promote the joint services the new department provides.

  • WBHS Trojan wrestlers continue to dominate

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick High School wrestling team finished 7-0-1 in recent duals.
    The Trojans wrestled five duals Dec. 15, finishing 5-0. There are West’s winners in the non-forfeit matches.

  • Roger Bacon cheerleaders win in national meet

    Staff report

    The Roger Bacon Academy Vikings cheerleaders once again have won at the Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championship, which took place recently at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla.

  • Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf group donates to First Tee

    During its annual campaign earlier this year, the Ocean Ridge Men’s Golf Association raised $5,745 for The First Tee Brunswick County. This is the sixth consecutive year ORMGA has conducted this campaign, raising more than $35,000 for TFTBC.

  • McGinnis graduates from golf academy

    Staff Report

    James McGinnis of Holden Beach joined 95 fellow students from the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, S.C. to earn an associate degree in Golf Complex Operations and Management during graduation ceremonies Dec. 14.