• 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.

  • Verity to be Energy-Star rater

    Verity Property Maintenance & Inspections has been chosen by Southern Comfort Homes to provide the Home Energy Rater (HERS) rating on its new home now being built at Palmetto Creek Subdivision, lot 136, to qualify for the Energy Star label. 

  • Save the Cape seeks help in battle against new port

    The battle has just begun for two Brunswick County residents determined to stop the proposed North Carolina International Terminal (NCIT) port from becoming a reality.

    Former members of No Port Southport, a grassroots group created solely to stop NCIT, Toby Bronstein and Mike Rice have created Save the Cape, Inc. as a permanent group.

  • Shallotte Board of Aldermen Preview

    Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen update




    The monthly Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Shallotte Council Chambers behind Town Hall at 106 Cheers Street.

    Meetings are typically on the first Tuesday of each month, but due to elections the meeting date was changed.

    The regular meeting agenda includes a public hearing discussing Ordinances No. 10-15 and No. 10-16. The Shallotte Board of Aldermen will vote to approve or deny the ordinances.

  • BCC names Williams to the Small Business Center Advisory Committee

    Frank Williams, a Brunswick County native and president of Pioneer Strategies Inc., has been named to the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Small Business Center Advisory Committee.

    BCC’s Small Business Center provides seminars, workshops, a resource center and local, confidential counseling for new and existing businesses.

  • North Carolina’s ‘move over law’ expands to include utility vehicles

    In July, North Carolina lawmakers expanded the state’s “move over law” to include electric utility vehicles restoring power on the sides of roadways. The “move over law” requires motorists to slow down and cautiously approach emergency vehicles with flashing lights, moving over one lane when possible.

  • ATMC hosts annual meeting

    More than 2,500 people gathered at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College for ATMC’s 53rd annual meeting. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner was served, along with homemade ice cream. 

    Members were treated to an evening of entertainment provided by the Andrew Thielen Big Band performing the greatest songs of yesterday and today. Directors Malcolm Grissett and James H. “Jamie” Milliken were each re-elected for three-year terms. Thomas Chancey of Shallotte was the grand prize winner of $500 cash.

  • ATMC to have 53rd annual meeting Oct. 8

    ATMC’s 53rd annual membership meeting will be Friday, Oct. 8, in the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Supply.

    Member registration will begin at 4 p.m. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner will be served outside from 4:30-6:30 p.m.