Phillip Hedgepeth is the new executive director of the Brunswick County Literacy Council.
He comes with 18 years of experience in the mental health field and says his experience working with adults and children with special needs will serve him well in the education of Brunswick County residents.
The literacy council is headquartered on Ocean Highway near the Supply crossroads and provides free, confidential adult basic literacy tutoring as well as GED assistance and English as a second language.
Members of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 Business and Community Recognition Awards, set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at a venue to be determined.
Nominations are being sought from chamber members for business of the year, employee of the year and citizen of the year.
The nominations will be sealed until the committee meets for selection, according to chamber officials. The committee will review the nominations and select the winners based solely on the nominations.