Today's News

  • 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.

  • South Brunswick swimmers win seven events in tri-meet with West, Hoggard

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick swimmers won seven events in a tri-meet with West Brunswick and Hoggard on Nov. 30 at the Dinah E. Gore Aquatics Center.

    Senior Tyler Bowersox won the 200 freestyle in 1:49.37. No one else swam faster than 2 minutes. He won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.65.

    Senior Chris Anselmo won the 100 butterfly in 1:01.28 and the 500 freestyle in 5:43.31.

    South’s boys won the 200-yard medley in 1:46.49, beating Hoggard by 0.08 seconds. The winning team was senior Ryan Dalton, sophomore Owen Bell, Bowersox and Anselmo.

  • 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.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 16

    Check fraud to make $232.42 in purchases at Wal-Mart.

    Nov. 17

  • 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.

  • Riverwalk park electronic gate installation complete

    BELVILLE — Electronic card entry for fishing at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park could be ready to go on Christmas wish lists this week.

    At the Belville town meeting Nov. 21, commissioner Joe Breault said work to complete installation of an electronic gate could be completed before the end of November.

    Commissioners voted in July to fund the construction and selected Perimeter Access Solutions as the contractor for about $16,000 in total costs to install the electronic gate at the entrance to the park at 580 River Road SE.

  • Man accused of threatening officers at hospital

    An Ash man is accused of threatening law enforcement officers and security personnel Friday afternoon at Brunswick Health Novant Medical Center.

    Paul Hodges McKeithan, 70, of Stout Road NW, was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with being intoxicated and disruptive and three counts of communicating threats, all misdemeanors.

  • Election protest withdrawn at hearing

    BOLIVIA — An election protest claiming a Southport man voted in November’s general election both in Brunswick County and another state was withdrawn at a Nov. 22 hearing.

    Brunswick County Republican Party Chairman Joe Agovino of Southport filed the protest Nov. 17, which delayed completion of the Brunswick County Board of Elections’ canvass of the Nov. 8 general election results.