Brunswick officials OK Holden land buy

By Jason Gonzales

BOLIVIA, NC (StarNews) — Brunswick County Commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to proceed with the $3.5 million purchase of nearly 35 acres for a nature park near Holden Beach, despite threats of legal action by county residents.

It was the second time the commissioners had voted to buy the property.

Commissioners voted 4-1 Nov. 12 to buy the land from Sweetwater Investments LLC, a company once owned by Commissioners Chairman Phil Norris. Commissioner Pat Sykes cast the dissenting vote, saying the money could have been better spent elsewhere.

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