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  • Sunset Beach approves new agreement for Jaguar's Lair

    SUNSET BEACH—Following a closed session Monday, Sunset Beach Town Council has unanimously approved a new agreement with Coastal Companies, developer of unfinished Jaguar’s Lair, contingent on the bonding company endorsing the agreement.

    The new agreement sets new terms for required improvements for Phase VI Section 1, and agrees “to continue to negotiate the terms for sections 2A, 2B and 2C” in the subdivision that have not been completed.

  • Calabash debates financial management

    CALABASH—Debate has ensued about the town’s finances and how they’re being handled.

    At a special called meeting Nov. 29, town commissioner Daria Buccilli claimed $35,000 is “out of balance” in town accounts.

    Town clerk Kelley Southward said some information hasn’t been entered into the system, which is being done now by town staff.

    Buccilli cited problems with payroll, taxes and a BB&T charge card.

  • Tax-exempt financing approved for Calabash Fire Department

    CALABASH—The Calabash Fire Department should be closer to construction of a new station as the county and towns it serves consider and approve resolutions for $1.5 million in tax-exempt financing.

    Brunswick County approved a resolution in June. Calabash approved a resolution at a special called meeting Nov. 29.

    The intent of the resolution was to help the fire department close on a loan for its new station at the corner of Persimmon and Thomasboro roads, where the old station was dismantled in early November.

  • Celebrate Christmas at the Old Bridge on Monday night

    SUNSET BEACH—The old Sunset Beach bridge may be retired, but it’s still lighting up the holiday season.

    For the second year, the preserved span will be the scene of holiday festivities with Christmas at the Old Bridge, a seasonal celebration slated for 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.

    The Old Bridge Preservation Society is inviting the public to participate in an evening of caroling, Christmas treats and entertainment at the old bridge, which will be decked out in holiday finery at 109 W. Shoreline Drive.

  • SOLD OUT: Willie Nelson & Family perform Friday at BCC

    BOLIVIA—It isn’t every day Willie Nelson rolls into town.

    But come this Friday, the legendary singer and his family are on the road again, making their first bus stop ever at Brunswick Community College to fulfill a sold-out 7:30 p.m. gig in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    “We are sold out,” auditorium manager Mike Sapp said last week of ticket status in the 1,500-seat auditorium where history will be made when Nelson performs his first-ever Brunswick County concert on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7.

  • Hot ashes blamed for two Carolina Shores fires

    Two separate fires within 24 hours damaged Carolina Shores residences, and both were caused by improper disposal of hot ashes.

  • Island right-of-way abandonment on Sunset Beach agenda Monday

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is poised to discuss Monday night an idea for the North Carolina Department of Transportation to relinquish to the town Main Street and Sunset Boulevard rights-of-way on the island.

    NCDOT district engineer Anthony Law is scheduled to speak at the 7 p.m. Dec. 3 meeting, which starts at 6:45 p.m. with a 15-minute work session at town hall.

  • Second degree murder conviction in 2010 DWI death

    A verdict of second-degree murder and a sentence of 15 to 18.75 years were delivered in Brunswick County court on Friday afternoon.

    Daniel Harrison Brennick, 25, has been convicted of second-degree murder, felony death by vehicle and DWI and sentenced to 180 to 225 months in jail.

    Brennick killed Satu Harris, 38, on May 7, 2010 when his vehicle crossed the centerline and hit Harris head on. The prosecution presented testimony showing Brennick was driving erratically prior to the collision.

  • Suspects sought in armed robbery

    Brunswick County deputies are on the lookout for two armed-robbery suspects.

    At 5:44 a.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to the scene of an armed robbery reported at Winner's World, 10200 Ocean Highway in Carolina Shores.

    Suspects are described as black males, one with a heavy build, weighing about 270-300 pounds with no mask. The other suspect is described as tall and slim, weighing about 170 pounds with a mask covering his face.

    After taking an undetermined amount of cash, both suspects left in a car in an unknown direction. 

  • Rouzer concedes to McIntyre

    North Carolina Republican Sen. David Rouzer has conceded this year’s 7th-District Congressional election to Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre.

    Rouzer officially conceded Wednesday night following a recount of the Nov. 6 race in the 12 counties composing District 7, including Brunswick County.

    “Now that the recount has been completed and the tally of votes is