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  • ATMC-TV to air 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 air Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to midnight and Christmas Day from 12:30 to 8 p.m.

    The Shallotte Christmas Parade, hosted by Brunswick County Clerk of Court and host of ATMC-TV’s Our Hometown, Jim MacCallum, and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce president Shannon Viera, airs Dec. 7-23 Mondays through Fridays at noon and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

  • Holden Beach makes TripAdvisor list

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is on TripAdvisor’s recently compiled list of “25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016.”

    Ashlee Centrella, digital public relations specialist for vacation rentals through TripAdvisor, said the site this year took a look at the top destinations that saw an increased interest in vacation rentals.

    Holden Beach, she said, saw a 47 percent increase in travel interest from 2015 to 2016, putting it at No. 14 on the list.

  • NCDOT launches annual customer survey

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened the department’s second annual customer survey. All citizen feedback will be collected online. Citizens wishing to participate can go to go.ncsu.edu/customerservice2016. The survey takes 15 minutes to complete and the survey link is mobile friendly.

    The N.C. General Assembly requires the survey to gauge how the transportation department is providing great customer service. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.

  • BSL resident injured in home burglary

    A Boiling Spring Lakes resident was injured after walking in on a burglary at their home Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    The victim, who was not identified, suffered lacerations to the head and face after the burglar attacked them with a comb used to clean paintbrushes, Police Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Armel Anthony Dozier, 59, of Westwood Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony breaking and entering and felony larceny, Shirley said.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes shooting ruled act of self-defense

    Boiling Spring Lakes police determined a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Nov. 25 was an act of self-defense.

    James Harold Stephens, 49, was treated for a single gunshot wound and released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Police responded to the shooting at 10:05 p.m. by Bett Lane and New Hanover Road, Shirley said.

    Before the shooting, 28-year-old William Christman, of Ladson, S.C., was with a group of hunters who were looking for a hunting dog near Bett Lane using a GPS device, Shirley said.

  • Couple sought in Shallotte break-ins arrested in Lenoir County

    Lenior County law enforcement officers arrested Wednesday a duo wanted in a series of break-ins at a Shallotte boatyard.

    Shallotte residents April Cheyenne Long, 23, of Pigott Road, and Jamie Terell Collins, 27, of Shell Point Road, each face a felony charge of breaking and entering a boat.

  • Corrected: Bolivia man accused of stealing from workplace

    A Bolivia man accused of stealing nearly $6,000 in items from the Dollar General where he worked.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Clifton Matthew Warner of Mosquito Branch Road on Friday, Nov. 25, and charged him with felony larceny by employee.

  • Holden Beach makes TripAdvisor list

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is on TripAdvisor’s recently compiled list of “25 Travel Destinations with Skyrocketing Interest in 2016.”

    Ashlee Centrella, digital public relations specialist for vacation rentals through TripAdvisor, said the site this year took a look at the top destinations that saw an increased interest in vacation rentals.

    Holden Beach, she said, saw a 47 percent increase in travel interest from 2015 to 2016, putting it at No. 14 on the list.

  • Neutral site set for H2GO water plant permit hearing

    If Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO customers want to voice an opinion on the reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant plans, they will have to go to Brunswick Community College on Dec. 7 to do it.

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a public hearing 6 p.m. Wednesday on H2GO’s request for a the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater discharge permit for the Belville-based RO plant.

  • Man gets three years of probation in motor vehicle death

    BOLIVIA — A Castle Hayne man must serve three years of supervised probation for killing his friend in a 2014 motorcycle crash resulting from impaired driving.

    James Joseph Robertson, 59, was indicted March 23, 2015, on charges of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, no motorcycle endorsement and failure to maintain lane control.

    Robertson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge each of death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired, under the terms of a plea agreement, before he was sentenced Monday, Nov. 28.