Today's News

  • Board reviews proposal to progress with parts of vision plan

    SHALLOTTE—The Shallotte Board of Aldermen heard proposed plans to move forward with a portion of the town’s vision plan on Monday afternoon during a recessed meeting.

    Allison Platt & Associates, a Goldsboro-based company specializing in urban design and landscape architecture, made a presentation to aldermen regarding a portion of land behind the current town hall. Platt presented three plans.

  • 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.

    •Discharging a bow on other’s property on Paisley Drive; suspect discharged a bow on someone else’s property.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; suspect took a golf cart without permission.

    •Domestic on Brooks Court; suspect struck victim.

  • Bolivia woman wanted

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Jessica Danielle Freeman, 30, from the Bolivia area who is wanted for obtaining property by false pretense, forgery of instrument, identity theft, financial card fraud, common law forgery, felony larceny, and worthless check.

    If anyone has knowledge on the whereabouts of this individual please contact Sgt. John Bolduc  at the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office 253-2785.

  • BCC rally stuns Cape Fear

    Three-pointers in the final 90 seconds by Quinton Morrow and Kameko Walls helped Brunswick Community College rally from a 17-point second-half deficit and beat Cape Fear 80-76 in a Region 10 basketball game Jan. 25 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Morrow, who scored two points in the first half, finished with 23 points. Walls, who scored 16 of BCC’s 34 points in the first half, finished with 21 points.

  • Rayner narrows choice to either Duke or ECU

     North Brunswick High School football player Keilin Rayner will announce on signing day, Feb. 1, which college he will attend.

    “He has narrowed it down to Duke and ECU,” his high school coach, Garry Bishop, said Jan. 25.

    “He took the ECU visit last week and the Duke visit this week. I though Carolina was in the running but he told me today he has narrowed it down to those two.”

    Rayner is 6-foot-3 and one-half inches, 240 pounds, Bishop said, and can run the 40-yard dash in the “high 4.5s, low 4.6s.”

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 10, 11, 12 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Tuesday, Jan. 10

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Jose Luis Acosta, PG no operator’s license, prayer for judgment continued.

  • Change of Watch ceremony conducted

    The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 10 conducted its Change of Watch ceremony and banquet on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Member’s Club at St. James. Capt. Anthony Popiel of the U.S. Coast Guard, Sector North Carolina, and Jeffery V Stewart Jr., district captain, USCG Auxiliary, Sector North Carolina, administered the oath of office to Elias R. Ashey, the 2012 division commander, and Christopher R Halladay, division vice commander.

  • ATMC banquet honors staff for service

    ATMC recently honored its staff and board of directors at the cooperative’s 35th annual service awards banquet.
    More than 200 guests attended the event in the Carolina Ballroom at Sea Trail Golf Resort and Conference Center. Allen Russ, CEO/general manager, and Lyle Ray King, board president, presented the awards.

  • Religion briefs

    Gospel jubilee set
    Grace Baptist Church, 340 Mulberry St. in Shallotte, will host Brunswick Gospel Jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. For more information or directions, call Billy Hill at 209-4927.

    New Hope Singers set for Jan.29
    The Rev. Richard Bradley and the congregation of Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Hwy. E. in Winnabow, will welcome the New Hope Singers from Bolton at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. All are welcome to attend and enjoy this gospel group. Call 253-9169.

  • Save Our Community has 20th Emancipation Day

    The Save Our Community (SOC) organization of Southport hosted its 20th annual Emancipation Day program at Mount Carmel AME Church on Dec. 31, 2011.
    Norman Jones, master of ceremonies, opened the program by asking the audience to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Joshua Carter of Friendship Baptist read the Scripture (Exodus 3:7-12); Christina Brown of Friendship Baptist prayed; and DeMarcus Steward of Mount Carmel AME gave the welcome. Aljean Cromartie of First Baptist reviewed the five original objectives of the organization.