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  • Verity to be Energy-Star rater

    Verity Property Maintenance & Inspections has been chosen by Southern Comfort Homes to provide the Home Energy Rater (HERS) rating on its new home now being built at Palmetto Creek Subdivision, lot 136, to qualify for the Energy Star label. 

  • Save the Cape seeks help in battle against new port

    The battle has just begun for two Brunswick County residents determined to stop the proposed North Carolina International Terminal (NCIT) port from becoming a reality.

    Former members of No Port Southport, a grassroots group created solely to stop NCIT, Toby Bronstein and Mike Rice have created Save the Cape, Inc. as a permanent group.

  • Shallotte Board of Aldermen Preview

    Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen update

     

    STAFF REPORT

     

    The monthly Town of Shallotte Board of Aldermen meeting will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Shallotte Council Chambers behind Town Hall at 106 Cheers Street.

    Meetings are typically on the first Tuesday of each month, but due to elections the meeting date was changed.

    The regular meeting agenda includes a public hearing discussing Ordinances No. 10-15 and No. 10-16. The Shallotte Board of Aldermen will vote to approve or deny the ordinances.

  • BCC names Williams to the Small Business Center Advisory Committee

    Frank Williams, a Brunswick County native and president of Pioneer Strategies Inc., has been named to the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Small Business Center Advisory Committee.

    BCC’s Small Business Center provides seminars, workshops, a resource center and local, confidential counseling for new and existing businesses.

  • North Carolina’s ‘move over law’ expands to include utility vehicles

    In July, North Carolina lawmakers expanded the state’s “move over law” to include electric utility vehicles restoring power on the sides of roadways. The “move over law” requires motorists to slow down and cautiously approach emergency vehicles with flashing lights, moving over one lane when possible.

  • ATMC hosts annual meeting

    More than 2,500 people gathered at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College for ATMC’s 53rd annual meeting. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner was served, along with homemade ice cream. 

    Members were treated to an evening of entertainment provided by the Andrew Thielen Big Band performing the greatest songs of yesterday and today. Directors Malcolm Grissett and James H. “Jamie” Milliken were each re-elected for three-year terms. Thomas Chancey of Shallotte was the grand prize winner of $500 cash.

  • ATMC to have 53rd annual meeting Oct. 8

    ATMC’s 53rd annual membership meeting will be Friday, Oct. 8, in the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Supply.

    Member registration will begin at 4 p.m. A barbecue pork and fried chicken dinner will be served outside from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Church to open own practice in Supply Medical Campus

    Dr. Lori Church, a general practitioner formerly with Sunset Beach Family Medicine, will open a practice of her own Sept. 9 at Supply Medical Campus, sharing a suite with cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey Seder.

    “I always had a desire and people were always telling my I should practice for myself,” Church said recently, as she busily prepared her new office in the main building on the campus.

    Sunset Beach Family Medicine officially shut its doors June 11, after Novant Medical Group decided not to continue its partnership with the practice.

  • Brunswick Community Hospital recognized for patient safety

    Brunswick Community Hospital was recently recognized as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety for its efforts to reduce the incidence of hospital-acquired infections, specifically Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA infections, which are difficult to treat if they develop.  

  • Tax-free weekend expected to be a boon to local retailers

    Several local retailers are looking forward to a lucrative weekend Aug. 6-8 as families take advantage of the state’s “sales tax holiday” savings opportunity to buy new clothes, new notebooks, pens and pencils and laptops.

    The tax-free weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and will last through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, offering a “holiday” from the state’s 6.75 percent sales tax rate on specific school-related items.

    South Carolina is also having a tax-free weekend at the same time.