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  • Health Department receives ADA recognition

    The Brunswick County Health Department has announced the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program has received recognition by the American Diabetes Association and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded the state a three-year grant of $125,000 per year to hire a second registered dietitian to help expand the program.

    The American Diabetes Association recognition will enable the health department to bill for Diabetes Self Management Education services.

  • Food Lion sets goal to raise $4 million for Children's Miracle Network

    Food Lion stores are running the “Food Lionee For the Children” campaign to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network from now through July 2. This year’s campaign has established a goal to raise $4 million.

    Food Lion customers may participate by purchasing paper Children’s Miracle Network balloons for $1 each from any of the 1,146 Food Lion or Reid’s stores. Food Lion supports 30 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in its 11-state operating area.

  • New hospital, new name for Brunswick County

    SUPPLY—A little more than two years after Novant Health took over Brunswick Community Hospital, Brunswick County will have a new hospital.

    Novant officials hosted a construction kickoff Monday at the future site of Brunswick County’s new hospital, about three miles from the current hospital on U.S. 17 in Supply.

    When deciding on a name for the new 74-bed facility, hospital president and CEO Denise Mihal said community members urged Novant officials to keep “Brunswick” in the hospital’s name.

  • Ipock to speak at Sunset River Marketplace's 'Creative Exchange Series'

    Sunset River Marketplace’s “Creative Exchange” series continues with Ann Ipock, author, humorist and speaker, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.

    Lunch is included at no charge and RSVP’s are required due to limited seating.

    Ipock is a biweekly humor columnist with the Georgetown Times, (recently renamed The Times) South Carolina’s oldest newspaper.

  • Brunswick County restaurants receive health grades

    Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the past month.

    Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments which have two scores during the same inspection period have been regraded at the management’s request.

  • Martin joins Wakefield Development as broker at Kingfish Bay Community

    Wakefield Development Company’s Coastal Division has announced Jana Martin as a broker/sales associate for the Kingfish Bay Community in Calabash.

    “Jana brings a keen knowledge of the area and a record of success in real estate sales,” said Jim Wiseman, senior vice president of Wakefield Development Company's Coastal Division. “We are fortunate to have her join our talented sales staff and I am confident, we will continue to excel as a team.”

  • Dollar General to open new store

    Dollar General will open a new store at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at 1745 Southport Supply Drive SE, Bolivia. The grand-opening celebration will run through June 1.

    The new 9,014-square-foot store will employ six to 10 people.

    The new Dollar General layout is designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers, according to a news release.

  • Dosher Hospital's patient satisfaction rating high

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has announced patients have rated Dosher Hospital above other hospitals in the region in quality of communications, responsiveness and the ability to control pain, according to information collected as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative (HQI).

    The CMS survey represents the nation’s only standardized approach to collecting and measuring the patient’s perspective of hospital care.

  • ATMC adds more channels

    ATMC Cable has added another high definition (HD) network, bringing its total number of HD channels to 31. The company has also added a new network to the digital channel lineup.

  • Real estate sales may be on an upswing

    Is the real estate market in Brunswick County on the upswing?

    Local agents and brokers say it’s not where they want it to be, and it probably won’t return to the 2005 peak, but it’s improving. The numbers back them up.

    Most in the business believe the market is returning to a “stable” level, with home values increasing steadily rather than at the rapid rates of several years ago.