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Four former public safety officers with the Village of Bald Head Island have filed a suit against the village, Village Manager Calvin Peck and Director of Public Safety Caroline Mitchell. In the suit filed on Wednesday, Thomas Cannon, Jesse Conner, Donald Koons and Nicholas Terrell allege they were wrongfully terminated by the Peck and Mitchell on August 28, 2014. Comment?
Residents on Bald Head Island south of Wilmington will decide this fall whether the village should borrow $10 million to build its own broadband network. A request for proposals from the town for a partner to help operate a new network says the current service is not fast enough and is unreliable in bad weather. Comment?
A fired employee's lawsuit against the Village of Bald Head Island will move forward in federal court, but his claims against the village manager will not. According to an opinion filed today in federal court in Greenville, Judge Malcolm Howard decided not to grant the village's request to dismiss the claims by ruling Bryant has "alleged sufficient facts to show he has suffered a stigma" after the village released his termination letter to the media but did not give him a chance to respond to the allegations, which Bryant said are false, that led to his dismissal. Comment?
This week on Throwback Thursday, it's greetings from Old Baldy! The Bald Head Island lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse in North Carolina. On August 7, 1789, the U.S. Lighthouse Act, passed by the First Congress of the United States, was signed into law by George Washington. Comment?
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is continuing shore patrols at Oak Island, following the attacks of two beach-goers Sunday. An Asheboro girl, 12, and Colorado Springs boy, 16, were attacked Sunday late afternoon. Comment?
Bald Head Island Conservancy Assistant Director Poul Lindegaard says a dead beaked whale was found on South Beach, while a baby bottle nose was found alive on East Beach almost to Fort Fisher. Lindegaard says a team from the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program came to the island and determined that the dolphin, which was just a few days old, had no chance to live. Comment?
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