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  • People in the news

    McLamb joins Shallotte Police
    Cory McLamb, son of Scott and Lynne McLamb of Ocean Isle Beach, has graduated from basic law enforcement training and has advanced his career working with the Shallotte Police Department.

  • ATMC honors staff, board with service awards

    ATMC recently honored its staff and board of directors at the cooperative’s 36th annual service awards banquet in the Carolina Ballroom at Sea Trail Golf Resort & Conference Center. More than 230 guests attended the event. Allen Russ, CEO/general manager, and Lyle Ray King, board president, presented the awards.

  • SOIA Chamber will honor small businesses with award

    Is there a business in the Southport-Oak Island area that has provided you with exceptional customer service? A clerk, waiter/waitress, a plumber, electrician, realtor, lawyer or accountant that has gone that extra mile to make sure you have been served? Now is the time to recognize them.

  • Business briefs

    SOIA Chamber gets new coordinator
    The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce has named Megan Canny as its new membership sales and events coordinator.
    Canny is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.A. in communications studies and a minor in psychology.

  • Dosher adds public wireless Internet

    In keeping with its mission to continually enhance its patient and visitor experience, Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport has updated its onsite wireless network.
    It has substantially upgraded its existing wireless network throughout the hospital to a new, state-of-the-art wireless network to meet current and future Wi-Fi demands.

  • Dosher chosen for national excellence award

    Dosher Memorial Hospital was chosen from more than 1,900 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2012 T-System Client Excellence Award for Rapid Process Improvement with an Emergency Department Information System (EDIS).
    T-System Inc., the industry leader in clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency care, annually recognizes hospital and primary and urgent care clinic partners most effectively improving the quality of patient care and satisfaction, community health leadership, operational processes and financial results.

  • Kopp’s Kwik Stop opens new village post office

    John and Donnie Kopp try to provide as many conveniences in their convenience store, Kopp’s Kwik Mart, as they can.

    So on Nov. 21 they added a post office.

    The Kopp’s store is the first Village Post Office (VPO) in Brunswick County—and North Carolina.

    “We are 15 miles from the Bolivia Post Office. We’ve got a large development here, River Run, there are a lot of people here—some are seasonal—but we are wide open in the summer,” John Kopp said.

  • Coastline Insurance adds new office and staff

    Southport-based Coastline Insurance recently opened a second office on Oak Island at 8821 E. Oak Island Drive. The new branch is the only insurance agency operating on Oak Island.
    Owner Jonathan Peele said his goal is two-fold: to minimize travel for islanders while better managing the area’s increasing insurance demands. To accommodate those needs, Peele has hired two additional agents boasting a combined 16 years of experience in the industry.

  • Novant recognizes staff with awards

    Novant Health recognized local service award recipients at a banquet on Oct. 11 at The Isles Restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach. The service awards were given to employees who had reached their 10-, 15-, 20- and 30-year service anniversaries.
    Special honorees for the evening included Teresa McGinn, RN, operating room; Michael Hill, plant engineering services; and Dr. James Adams, Novant Inpatient Care Specialists Brunswick. These individuals have contributed 30 years of service to the community.

  • Veterans Day leads into Employ a Veteran Week Nov. 11-17

    After honoring military veterans for their service on Veterans Day, the next way to help is to put them to work.

    That’s the job Chuck Spangler, Veterans Employment Consultant with the N.C. Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions (formerly the N.C. Employment Security Commission) is promoting this week.

    Employ a Veteran Week runs is Nov. 11-17. During the week, job fairs and expos are being organized for veterans.