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  • Education lottery’s Wilmington office moves to new site

    Lottery players in the Wilmington area looking to claim a big prize will pick up their checks in a new location in Wilmington. The new regional office and claims center will be located at 123 N. Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140, in Wilmington.

    Operations at the old office at Market Station, 5214 Market St., Suite 108, ended Dec. 7.

    All operations resumed at the North Cardinal Extension Drive location as of 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11. The office is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • ATMC-TV airs holiday programming

    ATMC-TV will air two special holiday programs throughout the Christmas season on ATMC Cable Channel 3 and HD Channel 910.

    Yuletide Fireplace and holiday music will be shown from noon to midnight on Christmas Eve and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day.

    The Shallotte Christmas Parade will be shown through Dec. 23: Mondays through Fridays at noon and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. Brunswick County Clerk of Court and host of ATMC-TV’s Our Hometown, Jim MacCallum, and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Shannon Viera host the parade.

  • Officials fight Sunday night Supply home fire, Monday morning Ash home fire

    Officials responded to two fires in Brunswick County late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

    No one was injured in either fire.

  • Two dead in two separate Sunday wrecks in Supply

    Two people are dead after two separate and unrelated wrecks on Sunday in Supply.

    Dave Robinson with Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad said the first wreck happened just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Stanbury Road and Old Ferry Connection SW, when a motorcycle and a vehicle collided.

    Personnel arrived on scene to find bystanders performing CPR on the male biker. He was successfully resuscitated on scene and transported by EMS to NHRMC, where he later died, Robinson said.

    The man's name has not yet been released.

  • Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry holiday schedule

    The N.C. Ferry Division announced the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will run alternate holiday schedules Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 25.

    Sunday, Dec. 24

    From Southport: 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 7:45, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 25

    From Southport: 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 7:45, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.

  • Old house reaps new life and homesite at Indigo Farms

    It was a crumbling old home near a busy intersection where vagrants had taken over.

    But Mark and Faye Graham saw potential in the one-story 1927 structure, especially when the old house on S.C. 90 across from the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Park and Sports Complex, along with a barn, was offered for free.

  • Newly elected board members take seats in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Three new council members and Mayor Robert Forrester took their oaths of office at the town board’s semimonthly meeting Monday night, Dec. 4, at Sunset Beach Town Hall.

    After being sworn in by town clerk Lisa Anglin, Forrester, who was officially elected unopposed Nov. 7 after being appointed last year, administered oaths to incoming newly elected council members Charlie Nern, John Corbett and Jan Harris.

    Council approved appointing councilman Mark Benton to serve as mayor pro tem.

  • Carolina Shores commissioner Timothy resigns

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioner Mary Timothy resigned Monday morning after reading a letter of resignation citing several issues with the town, from concerns about feeling disrespected to employee pay.

    Timothy, 66, abruptly resigned at the last monthly town board workshop of the year Dec. 4 after serving two years of a four-year term she was elected to in November 2015.

  • Leland OKs Lanvale Forest voluntary annexation

    LELAND — Leland officials reached a compromise Nov. 30 with Lanvale Forest residents to accept the voluntary annexation of a new phase of the development, which also started the process for the town-initiated annexation of the rest of Lanvale Forest.

    The town continued a public hearing from September to consider the voluntary annexation of phase three of the neighborhood and an associated zoning application submitted by the new developer, M&JM (NC) LLC, for 37.65 acres of undeveloped land off Old Forest Drive.

  • County to study water treatment options

    GenX and other contaminants in the Cape Fear River, Brunswick County Public Utilities’ source for drinking water, will be part of the department’s focus as it plans for the expansion of the Northwest Water Treatment Plant in 2018.

    County public utilities director John Nichols spoke to county commissioners at their Dec. 4 meeting about improvement options for the plant.