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Business

  • County drugstore fined for price-scanner errors

    A Brunswick County drugstore is among five in the state from which the state collected fines in the first quarter of the year because of excessive price-scanner errors.

    Walgreens No. 2530 at 5098 Southport-Supply Road in Southport paid $660 in civil penalties, according to a news release from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division.

    An initial inspection in November found an error rate of 10 percent, based on five overcharges in a 50-item lot.

  • BCAR: Brunswick County’s residential real estate market shows strength

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to demonstrate strength, according to the most recent statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • Symposium shows how businesses sustain themselves, employees

    LELAND — Brunswick Community College’s sixth annual sustainability symposium Friday, March 17, covered sustainability in business.

    For several of the speakers who discussed the subject, being sustainable meant more than just making the business profitable.

    The buzzword at the symposium was maintaining the “triple bottom line” by treating employees well and using environmentally friendly processes while also staying profitable.

  • Learn.Shop.LOCAL Business Expo set for March 4

    The inaugural Live.Learn.Shop.LOCAL Business Expo, presented by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 925 Seaside Road SW, at the corner of N.C. 94 and Old Georgetown Road, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The free event will feature 70 vendors, goody bags for the first 150 people (one per family) and the option to register for a door prize. Some vendors also will have giveaways, raffles or other prizes.

  • BCAR figures show healthy residential real estate market

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is healthy, according to the most recent statistics released by Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • 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).