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Today's News

  • ATMC addresses misconceptions about digital TV signals

    Your TV will not become obsolete on Feb. 17, 2009, and you don’t have to buy a high-definition TV set to replace it.

    But those are some of the misconceptions ATMC staffers have been hearing from their customers since the Federal Communications Commission announced its plans to prohibit TV stations from sending out analog signals in 2009.

    On Feb. 17, 2009, all local stations that transmit analog signals will be required to start sending digital signals, according to the FCC regulations.

  • Commissioner walks out of fire department meeting

    CALABASH—The board chairman of the local fire department says he was surprised when Calabash commissioner Cecelia Herman walked out of an April 15 meeting.

    But Herman said she was tired of an hour-long grilling by board members about why her town is questioning finances and has not committed to a budgetary donation to the Calabash Fire Department for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • Resident says town was 'sneaky' about voting districts

    CAROLINA SHORES—A Village at Calabash resident claims the town has been less than open about a proposal to do away with the town’s two voting districts.

    Walter Goodenough said this week the town did not notify anyone about an April 16 meeting in which commissioners met briefly to approve a public hearing for 6 p.m. Monday, May 5, to consider the matter.

    He said commissioners also scheduled the public hearing on a night when the Village has its POA meeting.

  • Carolina Shores P&Z board to OK serving as board of adjustments

    CAROLINA SHORES—Planning and zoning board members have indicated they will approve serving a dual role as the town’s board of adjustments when the need arises.

    At the April 16 workshop, board member Jonathan Miner said he has a better understanding about what the six-member board is being asked to do.

    “At last month’s meeting, this issue was brought up at the workshop, and there was gross misunderstanding on our part about what was being requested,” Miner said.

  • Remembrance celebration planned

    A remembrance celebration honoring the life of Andrew Julian Priddy will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the Shallotte Middle School gymnasium.

    Family and friends will share memories and stories, recite poems, sing songs and play music during the service.

    Andrew Priddy’s mother, Amy Priddy, said it is a time for all who loved Andrew to come together and remember him. Anyone with special memories of Andrew is welcome to attend.

    Andrew died last June as a result of an ATV accident. He was 13 and had just finished seventh grade at Shallotte Middle School.

  • Camp United Methodist Church presents 'Toybox'

    Members of Camp United Methodist Church will present the second showing of the Christian musical drama “Toybox” Sunday, April 27, at the church to raise money for the building fund.

    The cast debuted the play Sunday, April 20, to an enthusiastic crowd that packed the church sanctuary.

    Donna Williamson, who plays “Theresa,” in the drama, said other local churches’ dramas inspired her to seek out something Camp could do.

  • Willie honored for documentary on World War II

    Lt. Col. Clarence Willie MUSC, Ret., received a letter of appreciation from county commissioner May Moore and a plaque from Judge Ola Lewis for his documentary, “Fight for Freedom,” on Sunday, March 30, during a World War II tribute and U.S.O. musical revue at the Southport Community Center attended by 250 people.

    The award–winning film tells the story of the Montford Marines, the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. They trained at Montford Point, a segregated section of Camp Lejeune.

  • Credit card fraud reported in Sunset Beach area

    A case of credit card fraud was reported to local police April 16 in Sea Trail.

    A suspect fraudulently used a resident’s card to pay a cell phone bill, the victim told police.

    No arrests have been made.

    Also on April 16, police arrested Richard Morris for failure to appear for the state of North Carolina.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Shell Drive; suspect stole TV/VCR/stereo equipment.

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle and burglary on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect stole a GPS, a GPS mount and a telephone headset.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Dylan Wayne Lovin, 21, of 1321 Carlisle St., Supply; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Justin Christopher Feldt, 23, of 1784 Spruce St., Supply; charged with possession of up to ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.