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Today's News

  • McCumbee enjoying road race competition

     Midway through his first season in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Series Challenge, Chad McCumbee is proving to be a quick learner and a competitive driver.

    “It’s been a really enjoyable year thus far,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot and feel like I’ve broadened my skill set as a driver. It’s been an eye-opener to a whole new area of the sport that I didn’t even know existed. The road racing world is a whole another world.”

  • Meet artist James Davis this Friday at Silver Coast Winery

     Staff report

    The public is invited to come and meet artist James Davis at an art reception 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Silver Coast Winery.

    Davis, known as “The Myxolydian Artist,” has a career covering almost 40 dedicated, innovative years.

    The Wilmington-based artist is founder of the Myxolydian School of Modern American Painting.

  • Sunset Beach Orchid merits an award

    SUNSET BEACH—This coastal town has its own beach, beauty and high-rise bridge.

    As if Sunset Beach didn’t already have it all, now it has its own award-winning orchid.

    The town has Atlanta resident and orchid grower David Kessler to thank for that.

    Kessler, a frequent visitor to Sunset Beach, received the coveted Award of Merit from the American Orchid Society for the photogenic, brilliant yellow-and-orange-hued orchid he developed and named “Sunset Beach.”

  • Sunset Beach police report

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents:

    •A report of breaking-or-entering motor vehicle and larceny from a motor vehicle was taken June 5 at an address on Sailfish Street. A semi-automatic handgun was reported stolen.

    •Injury to personal property was reported June 5 on Canal Drive. A plug was removed from a 23-foot fishing boat, causing it to partially sink.

    •A report of financial-transaction card fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses was taken on June 11.

  • Towns set sights on urban transportation planning

    CAROLINA SHORES—Municipal leaders have plenty of questions about Brunswick County towns becoming part of the Grand Strand Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

    They brought those questions to an informational meeting Tuesday focused on the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) based south of the border in South Carolina.

  • Summer scarves not part of Brunswick beaches fashion scene

    Our beautiful Brunswick County beaches are many things—beautiful (oops, I already said that) and not to be taken for granted (though I’m afraid I often do).

    Our beaches are a subject of envy by those who can only visit and not live here permanently, like all the special people like you and me who do get to live and work here and then hardly ever find time to actually get to the beach. But that’s another column for another day.

  • Carolina Shores comes to a stop on proposed speed reduction

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board has tabled a proposal to set the town speed limit at 25 mph after several residents spoke out against it.

    The unanimous board decision to remove from its consent agenda a proposed 5 mph speed reduction came at commissioners’ monthly meeting June 7.

    During public comment, resident Maslin Kain said she doesn’t see much difference between 30 mph—the limit in the main Carolina Shores acreage and the Village at Calabash—and 25 mph, which is already the maximum in The Farm at Brunswick.

  • From tragedy to triumph

    High school wasn’t a walk in the park for one local teen.

    There were times the recent graduate said she wanted to drop out.

    During Kelsey Moseley’s freshman year, tragedy struck her family—and the entire WBHS campus.

    On Thursday, May 7, 2009, Jacob Moseley, an 18-year-old senior at West Brunswick High School, died in a car crash on Royal Oak Road just one month before his graduation.

    There were five students in the car. Moseley was thrown from the backseat along with two other passengers.

  • Shallotte reduces bond as town works out Rivers Edge solution

     

    SHALLOTTE—Aldermen and the mayor are working together with Mark Saunders to find a solution to issues in Rivers Edge.

    At the June 5 aldermen meeting, the board took major steps toward a solution. They released bonds in the amount of $168,050, de-plated a section and approved a change to sewer lines.

    Before voting and/or discussion of the matters, Alan Lewis recused himself due to potential personal conflicts.

  • Town charged 20 times tax value for land

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The town has reluctantly agreed to purchase land for a rate 20 times its tax value.

    Tuesday at commissioners’ June meeting, concern was expressed with negotiations for a parcel of land needed by the town to complete cyclical canal dredging.

    Commissioners voted unanimously to purchase tax parcel No. 257CA03701 from Stuart Cooke and Serenity Bay LLC for $60,000, but not without consideration.