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  • Jersey Mike’s Subs to open first Southport location

    Jersey Mike’s Subs is set to open in Southport on Feb. 21. Franchise owner Jason Kesler will host a grand opening and free sub fundraiser through Sunday, Feb. 25, to support Matthew’s Ministry.

    The new restaurant at 5130 Southport-Supply Road, is circulating 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $3 contribution to Matthew’s Ministry. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible. 

  • BCAR: County residential real estate market continues trend of steady, consistent growth

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is continuing its consistent growth in the new year, with sales volume and average sale prices increasing and the number of new listings decreasing, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • County unemployment rate jumps to 5.8 percent in November

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate increased to 5.8 percent in November from 5.2 percent for October.

    Brunswick County unemployment was at 5.8 percent in March 2017 before dropping to 5 percent unemployment in April through May.

    The unemployment rate was at its lowest in June at 4.8 percent, then rose to 5 percent in July and 5.1 percent in August and fell again to 4.9 percent for September.

    A year-to-year comparison showed Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was 6.5 percent in November 2016.

  • BCAR discusses legislative priorities for 2018

    SUPPLY — The Brunswick County Association of Realtors hosted a legislative breakfast Feb. 9 without the legislators.

    “You’re all about to see a tap dance because the elected officials we invited to be here this morning, all of them had conflicts,” said Tyler Newman, president and CEO of the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy and BCAR governmental affairs director.

    “But all of them are doing what they are supposed to be doing.”

    Newman said Congressman David Rouzer was on his way back from Washington, D.C.

  • County’s residential real estate market shows strong, steady growth in 2017

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate sales totaled $1.2 billion in 2017, crossing the billion-dollar threshold for the first time since 2005, and increased 32 percent over 2016, according to the most recent data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    The number of units sold in 2017 jumped 23 percent over the previous year, increasing from 3,746 to 4,613. The average sales price increased 8.5 percent, from $243,610 to $261,925.

  • Brunswick County unemployment rate rises above 5 percent for October

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate increased from 4.9 percent for September to 5.2 percent for October.

    Unemployment in Brunswick County was at its lowest in June at 4.8 percent, then rose to 5 percent in July and 5.1 percent in August.

    For 2017, Brunswick County unemployment started at 7.7 percent in January, fell to 6.7 percent in February and 5.8 percent in March, then dropped to 5 percent unemployment in April and stayed there through May.

  • County receives grant supporting ITI Technologies

    Brunswick County received a $175,000 grant to support ITI Technologies’ reuse of a 48,000-square-foot building in Leland vacant for five years.

    ITI Technologies is a specialty chemical company that develops applications for agriculture.

  • County’s residential market continues to show steady growth

    Colder weather may be here, but Brunswick County’s residential real estate market shows no signs of cooling down in the near future, according to data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • 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.”

  • Brunswick County unemployment rate drops below 5 percent for September

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate dropped to a near low for the year of 4.9 percent for September.

    Unemployment in Brunswick County was at its lowest in June at 4.8 percent, then rose to 5 percent in July and 5.1 percent in August.

    For 2017, Brunswick County unemployment started at 7.7 percent in January, fell to 6.7 percent in February and 5.8 percent in March, then dropped to 5 percent unemployment in April and stayed there through May.