Today's News

  • North finishes 3-0 in tourney

    The North Brunswick baseball team had the most impressive performance of the six teams in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.
    For the tournament, North pitching gave up three runs in three victories. North, a Class 2A team, won all its games against Class 4A teams.
    “Our pitching has been strong all year,” coach Randy Fennell said. “But at times we’ve just played terrible defense. But that has been coming around.”

  • ‘Puma Travels to Italy’ the first book (of many?) for local author, illustrator

    Ever think about seeing the world from your pet’s perspective? What would they enjoy seeing and experiencing on a trip to Europe or South America?

    OK. Maybe you haven’t thought of that, but it’s the kind of thing your kids and grandkids may daydream about when they spend time with your dogs and cats.

    So what better way to introduce them to geography, history and reading than by telling stories about far-off places from a dog’s-eye-view?

  • Chamber’s first 'Speed Networking' event a hit with local entrepreneurs

    It’s like speed dating, only in this case no one is trying to make a love connection. Instead, participants show up at “speed networking” events to tell as many people as possible about their businesses or organizations in the hopes of increasing visibility, meeting new people and making business connections.

    Representatives from 33 local businesses and agencies participated in the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever speed networking function last Wednesday at Planet Fun’s Starz Grille.

  • Fire causes smoke damage

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Christopher Council Scott, 27, of 2653 Free Bird Lane, Ash, with communicating threats in the Scotchman parking lot, where he threatened a victim with a brick. The incident occurred after a previous assault with a deadly weapon report from the same victim in which he accused Scott of threatening him with a knife. Scott was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $500 secured bond.

  • ‘The Ruth House’: A miracle in the making

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An acre of land set aside for God’s purposes was the first step in fulfilling a calling for busy entrepreneurs Jeff and Maribeth Achterberg.

    The couple, owners of Verity Management Solutions, thought they moved to Brunswick County from their home state of Wisconsin five years ago to get away from the cold weather, but they say a higher calling has presented itself—helping young girls break the cycle of poverty.

  • State medical board action affects two local P.A.’s

    The N.C. Medical Board has reprimanded Shallotte physician assistant Jonathan Lawrence Langston, P.A., for not completing mandated discipline requirements in the time allotted.

    Another local physician assistant has voluntarily surrendered his license.

    According to the latest disciplinary report, on Feb. 18, the board officially executed a consent order reprimanding Langston, a physician assistant at Shallotte Medical Center.

  • ATMC TV to put a spotlight on local businesswomen in advance of BCC seminar

    ATMC TV will highlight the accomplishments of several Brunswick County businesswomen in an upcoming edition of the “Brunswick Now” show as a preview to the upcoming Women in Entrepreneurship seminar set for May 5 at Brunswick Community College.

  • Brunswick County Chamber honors citizens, businesses

    SUPPLY—The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce honored its members for their hard work in a challenging economic year at its annual meeting Tuesday night at 101 Stone Chimney Place.

    Business leaders and local elected officials gathered for the dinner, awards ceremony and to witness the “passing of the gavel.” The chamber’s 2009 president Bobby Davis handed the ceremonial gavel to 2010 president Ron Watts.

  • ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ planned for CIS Benefit Gala for Children




    “Some Enchanted Evening” is planned for Oct. 21 under the Palm Court Tent at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center in Sunset Beach. As the major fundraising event for CIS, the evening will be a black tie optional event featuring “A Taste of Brunswick County” from local chefs, live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, and live music.