• Local Belk store to take part in charity fundraising event on May 3

    Belk’s Charity Sale from 6-10 a.m. on May 3 will once again benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the company’s 16-state market area, according to a news release.

  • Mathis joins Evergreen

    Evergreen Behavioral Management Inc. in Wilmington has announced the addition of Kathy Mathis as a licensed clinical addiction specialist at its Wilmington and Bolivia offices.

  • Williams joins Evergreen

    Evergreen Behavioral Management Inc. has announced the addition of Carey Williams as its new developmentally disabled case manager at its 17th Street location in Wilmington.

  • Committee to sponsor county's first entrepreneurship conference

    One of the goals of the South Brunswick Islands Committee of 100 is to encourage county residents to go into business and successfully grow them by making sound decisions.

    That’s why committee members have organized the first Brunswick Cou

  • Local Realtor earns GRI designation

    Alan Shane Holden of Alan Holden Vacations/RE/MAX at the Beach has earned the professional designation, Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), signifying mastery of an intense training program of classroom instruction, according to a news release.

  • Business briefs

    Verity Companies hires Day

    The Verity Companies, based in Ocean Isle Beach, has announced Phil Day has been hired as business development director.

    Day’s career spans more than 35 years, as sales director for the UK and Ireland with Bell Laboratories and AT&T; as managing director for the UK and Scandinavia with MCI; and as managing director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East with Verizon.

  • Local restaurants receive Golden A awards

    The Environmental Health Food and Lodging Section of the Brunswick County Health Department presented the ninth annual Golden A awards to 95 local food establishments recently at a ceremony at the government complex in Bolivia.

    Included in the list are 29 Platinum A awards.

    “We are very pleased that so many food establishments take such great pride in their businesses and the safety of their customers,” said Don Yousey, health director. “It is not easy to receive this award. You have to work very hard.”

  • Free series provides advice for small businesses

    SHALLOTTE—A free monthly business advice session over breakfast is proving popular with local business owners.

    That’s not surprising, since according to the Employment Security Commission, 80 percent of Brunswick County’s businesses have less than 30 employees, and 90 percent have less than 20.

  • Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty honors top employees

    Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty recognized the outstanding achievements of its top sales agents for 2007 at its annual Agent Award Dinner on Feb. 19 at Brunswick Plantation.

    The company, awarded Coldwell Banker’s President’s Award of Honor, as well as the premier office designation for its Ocean Isle Beach office, was the No. 1 real estate company in Brunswick County in 2007, based on listing market share, pending market share and sold sales volume.

  • 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.