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  • BEMC is now accepting 2011 grant applications

     Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) invites local agencies and groups to apply for a 2011 BEMC Community Grant.

    Now in its ninth year, the program provides grants to groups that provide family services programs, civic and community programs, cultural and arts programs, emergency services or community development activities. 

    Since inception, the grants program has awarded nearly $200,000 to more than 125 projects benefiting citizens all over the area.

  • Dosher puts up community tree to celebrate year-round

    The holiday season is now behind us, but at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, the year is filled with moments and causes to celebrate and commemorate.

    It is with this in mind that the hospital has established a year-round community tree. Dosher’s community tree will be decorated for a variety of holidays and events throughout the year and will remain in the main lobby of the hospital for employees, physicians, volunteers, patients and visitors alike to enjoy.

  • Wintry weather in the forecast

    Don’t put away your warm clothing just yet–wintry weather is in the forecast.
    The National Weather Service Wilmington issued a hazardous weather outlook on Friday, Jan. 7 at 3:55 p.m. for the next few days.
    “A significant winter storm is possible across the area beginning late Sunday night continuing into Monday,” the warning states.
    Precipitation is expected to spread across the area from south to north through the early morning hours on Monday. The National Weather Service expects most areas should see some snow by daybreak.

  • ATMC presents staff service awards

    ATMC recently honored its staff and board of directors at the cooperative’s 34th annual service awards banquet attended by more than 200 guests in the Carolina Ballroom at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center.

    Allen Russ, CEO/general manager, and Lyle Ray King, board president, presented the awards. 

  • 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.