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Today's News

  • School board picks Miller as chairman, Cooke as vice chairwoman

     

  • Man sentenced to more than seven years for burglary

    A Fair Bluff man will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and being a habitual felon, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office.  

    A Superior Court judge, whom the release did not name, sentenced 40-year-old Rostin Royce Bromell to between 88 and 118 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction with credit for time served.

  • Agents seize drugs, handguns from felon

     

  • ‘Mermaid House’ makes a splash in Calabash

    CALABASH — When Terri Glover met wood craftsman Al Nord at a local artisan market, it was mermaid love at first sight.

    Eyeing a carved wooden mermaid on display at the Shallotte artist’s booth, “she asked me could I make a bigger mermaid,” Nord recalled. “Could I make it into a shutter? That’s what actually started the whole mermaid thing.”

  • Man sentenced to more than three years for sex crimes involving children

    A Supply man will spend at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to five felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office.

    A Superior Court judge, whom the release did not name, sentenced 33-year-old Billy Joe Walton Jr. of Civietown Road to three consecutive sentences of 13 to 25 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction, followed by two consecutive suspended sentences of 13 to 25 months each.

  • Mulberry Branch bridge remains under construction

    SHALLOTTE — The new Mulberry Branch bridge on Bridgers Road is not yet finished, and the road that connects Whiteville Road and Smith Avenue, used by many residents as an alternative to Main Street in Shallotte, remains closed to traffic.

    Town Administrator Albert Hughes told Shallotte aldermen during their Dec. 5 meeting he thought the issue involved guardrails and they might be waiting on parts to be delivered.

  • Man involved in 2013 checkpoint shooting arrested on marijuana charges

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ross to close medical practice Dec. 31

    Dr. Gary D. Ross is closing his medical practice at 25 Union School Road in Ocean Isle Beach on Dec. 31.

    “It has truly been my privilege to have provided your health care needs over the years,” Ross said in a news release. “Please choose a new primary care physician as soon as possible so that we may transfer a copy of your records to that physician or you may obtain your records yourself by calling the office at 579-9955.”