Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.
    The Shallotte police department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers Street. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Jolly Mon King Classic rescheduled for June 22-24

     The 2012 Jolly Mon King Classic has been rescheduled for June 22-24.

    The original dates of June 15-17 are being postponed because of a combination of a poor weather forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the current status of the king mackerel fishery.

    This is the first time in the event’s 18-year history that dates will be postponed. However, Mother Nature reigns supreme and we all must answer to her wishes.

  • All-conference for spring sports

     Waccamaw 3A/2A Conference coaches have selected first- and second-team all-conference players for spring sports. Here are the players from the three county high schools.


    West Brunswick

    In soccer, Carla Zio, Julianna Zio and Taylor Esposito are on the first team.

    Carla Zio, a sophomore forward/defender, scored 32 goals. Julianna Zio, a senior forward, was injured most of the year and scored two goals. Esposito was a senior defender.

  • Results of flounder tourney

     Billy Lefler won the 29th annual Sudan Daredevils Flounder Tournament, catching an 8.45-pound flounder.

    The tourney, based from the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department, benefits the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club.

    Lefler won $1,500 for catching the largest flounder.

    Other results:

    Second prize: $1,000 for second-largest fish, Cody Pyatte, 6.75 pounds.

    Third prize: $600 for five-fish total weight, Tim Parnell, 20.32 pounds.

  • Shallotte bodybuilder qualifies for national meet

     Robert Simmons raises his left leg onto a stool. He rolls up a pant leg from his ankle to his knee to show a tattoo on his leg of a man in black sunglasses. After a moment, you realize you are looking at the face “The Terminator”—Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Collecting their weight in food

    Karen Ogden’s K-1 students were issued a challenge to collect their weight in food. The Tip the Scales for Food challenge was launched in late March. Each child was weighed and the collective total of their weight was 384 pounds. They immediately issued a plea to the other students and teachers in the school for help in collecting at least 384 pounds of food for the local food pantry.

  • Some high school graduations will air online and on ATMC-TV

    Graduating seniors are gearing up to don their caps and gowns, preparing to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.
    This year, for those who can’t get to Odell Williamson Auditorium on graduation day, family members and loved ones will have several opportunities to watch their favorite senior walk across the stage.
    Graduation commencement ceremonies for all three Brunswick County traditional public high schools are scheduled for Saturday, June 9.

  • Fort Fisher to offer a new visualizing history program

    On June 9, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host the first of three second Saturday programs open to the public this summer season. Model Military: Visualizing History in Scale will spotlight the use of models and miniatures in creating history in a scale format. Local artisans and hobbyists with Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers will display their creations and discuss model research and hobby tips.

  • Education briefs

    Rose earns business degree
    Ocean Isle Beach native James Rose has earned a B.S. degree in business administration/accounting from Limestone College during spring 2012 commencement exercises in the college’s Fullerton Auditorium May 10-12. Graduates represented Limestone’s traditional day student program, extended campus classroom and Internet offerings.

  • Kids peek inside at Big Toy Day

    Whether a child preferred planes, cars, trucks or animals, the fourth annual Big Toy Day had something special for everyone. Designed to provide a fun-filled educational experience for kids of all ages, the day gave a behind-the-scenes peek into the careers of pilots, truck drivers, firefighters, law enforcement agents, military services, sanitation crews, construction workers, animal trainers and more.
    More than 160 children received free airplane rides courtesy of the Brunswick County Airport Commission and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939.