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  • USDA announces availability of affordable housing funds

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced federal funding is still available through its Single Family Housing Direct Loan program for eligible low-income rural residents who want to purchase or build a home. No down payment is required.

    “The Single Family Housing Direct Loan program helps improve quality of life in rural North Carolina serving low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities,” Mel Ellis, acting state director, said in a news release.

  • North Brunswick Business Expo Feb. 25

    The North Brunswick Business Expo, presented by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 10 to 3: p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    The expo featuring more than 30 vendors will include a free shred event sponsored by Corning Credit Union. Drop off documents for shredding at the shred truck between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

    Expo participants also will be able to see the current exhibit at the LCAC by Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski.

    Admission and parking are free.

  • NCDOL warns employers of poster scam

    The North Carolina Department of Labor is urging businesses across the state to be on the lookout for suspicious correspondence, after the department recently received multiple reports of people using scare tactics or threatening language in an attempt to sell labor law posters to employers.

  • County wins Process Automation Award

    Laserfiche announced five organizations, including Brunswick County, won Laserfiche Run Smarter Awards for outstanding process automation initiatives.

    “By automating key business processes, these organizations have realized tremendous benefits from saving time and enhancing efficiency to becoming better stewards of financial resources,” Chris Wacker, CEO of Laserfiche, said in a news release. “These Run Smarter Award winners’ initiatives enable a truly digital workplace, demonstrating commitment to employees and those they serve.”

  • BCAR: Market shows positive improvement

    The year-end wrap up for Brunswick County’s residential real estate market shows positive improvements in all categories, according to statistics released by Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • Dosher office relocates

    After nearly five years at 250 E. 11th St. in Southport, Dosher Patient Accounts is relocating to the hospital at 924 N. Howe St.

    Effective Friday, Jan. 27, the department will be on the second floor of the hospital, just off the elevators. This is space that had been occupied by Cardiac Rehabilitation, which relocated to the new Dosher Wellness Center last summer.

    For more information on patient accounts, call 457-3810.

  • N.C. Rate Bureau withdraws dwelling fire rate filing

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the rate filing made Nov. 30, 2016, which would have seen an increase of 19.6 percent average in North Carolina.

    The rate filing was reviewed by Department of Insurance experts who discovered data issues that needed to be resolved before the filing could move forward. The N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the filing.

  • North Carolina to receive $16M settlement from Moody’s

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina will receive $16 million of a settlement of more than $863 million with Moody’s Corp., Moody’s Investors Service Inc., and Moody’s Analytics Inc. (Moody’s).

  • Commissioner: Time to review insurance policies and coverage

    The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate insurance policies, according to the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

    “It is a new year and there are certainly things that will be changing in your life as you look forward to the rest of 2017,” Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey said in a news release. “I recommend you take this opportunity to make sure you are adequately covered by your insurance policies.”

  • UNCW selected as part of $250M biopharmaceutical partnership

    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is part of a $250 million public-private national initiative to bring safe drugs to market faster and educate a new biopharmaceutical workforce. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), based at the University of Delaware, will involve more than 150 companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government partners.