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Business

  • Shallotte Meetings for 2011

    •The Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Shallotte Council Chambers, 110 Cheers St. The Board of Aldermen pre-agenda meeting will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the chambers. The aldermen’s regularly scheduled meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. with pre-agenda meetings beginning at 5:15 p.m.

    •The planning board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers.

  • Stories that shaped 2010: Foreclosure - What happens in a foreclosure?

    With each foreclosure the paperwork mounts and one county office feels the impact more than any other—Brunswick County’s clerk of Superior Court

    “It is a big issue for the county,” said Jim MacCallum, clerk of Superior Court. “For the last three years, foreclosures have comprised more than 90 percent of our special proceeding actions. Next in numbers are name changes, adoptions and incompetencies.”

  • Farmer's market volunteers needed

    As the Shallotte Farmers Market enters its sixth year in 2011, a volunteer market manager is sought.

    The position is available through the Downtown Shallotte committee.

    For the past three years, Linda and Jack Herrick led the way as managers. The couple, involved from the start, has watched the farmers market grow annually.

  • Do you have what it takes?

    Are you looking for a lifestyle change in 2011?

    The Shallotte Fire Department is seeking new volunteer recruits, but not everyone has what it takes.

    “This is for people who want a lifestyle change. We are talking about life and death. This isn’t a job, it’s a lifestyle,” said Shallotte Fire Chief Paul Dunwell IV.  “We are always putting ourselves at risk to save someone else. We are not the type of people who put ourselves first.”

  • It's Christmastime–Let's eat cake!

    It’s Christmastime!

    December is by far my favorite month of the entire year. The only thing that could possibly make it better is if the weather were warm enough to sit on the beach and swim in the ocean.

    During the month of December, I have one excuse after another to indulge in everything from shopping and sugar cookies to decadent birthday cake and Christmas music. The entire month always passes in a whirlwind of activity.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny of a lawnmower from 809 Kimberly Ann Lane; a push mower loaned to a tenant was removed from the property when the residence was vacated.

    •Lost wallet from the Walmart parking lot; victim may have dropped his wallet while pulling his keys out of his pocket in the parking lot.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Amanda M Davis, 28, of 2725 Callender Road, was charged with auto larceny. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond. Davis was found in a motor vehicle that had been reported stolen earlier that day from 39 Brooks Court.

  • ATMC awards education grants

    ATMC recently awarded $25,000 in grant funds to 15 educators and community organizations serving Brunswick County students and residents. 

    The cooperative honored recipients with a reception on Nov. 9 at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte. Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students. 

    Those receiving funding were:

  • New park opens, and children craft gifts for wildlife

    A new park has come to Shallotte.

    On Monday the town celebrated the opening ceremony followed by a reading time and craft session for Head Start students.

    The Rourk Library Pocket Park began three years ago as an idea discussed by the appearance committee. The group wanted to create a pocket park behind Rourk Library on Main Street. The vision was to create a usable space for residents to enjoy.

  • East Carolina Bank moves to new office

    The East Carolina Bank (ECB) recently relocated to a new office at 6278 Beach Drive, Suite 1, in the Landing at Ocean Isle Beach. 

    In celebration of the new office, ECB is hosting a month long grand-relocation celebration for its customers and is inviting customers to tour the facility and experience the new additional services the bank now has to offer.