BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Commissioners in Brunswick County made a decision on the community hospital property on Monday night.
The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to take an upset bid on the property, which is on Highway 17 in Supply. The bid of $1.575 million came from Jacobs Real Estate Advisors in New York, and trumped the previous offer from Crown Management in Hope Mills.
Commissioners could have either accepted Jacobs' upset bid, or they would have had to start the process over again.
Crown planned to turn the hospital into a psychiatric care facility, which would bring in some new jobs.
Sholom Jacobs, from Jacobs Real Estate Advisors, said his group plans to use the hospital for "something in the healthcare industry." He said they are still looking at all the options for the property, and that there is a need for healthcare.
He said his company owns a golf course in North Carolina, and that's how they found out about the property. Jacobs also said the company intends to work with the sheriff's office and other local agencies to become a part of the community.
Commissioners also made some changes when it comes to using picnic shelters at some county parks. They voted to start charging $25 to reserve some of the larger shelters for four-hour blocks of time. Right now, all shelters are used on a first-come, first-served basis.
The larger shelters are at the Brunswick Nature Park and at parks in northwest Leland, Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte.
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