• KFC to open this week in Shallotte

    The new KFC on Whiteville Road (N.C. 130) in Shallotte will open this week, said Thomas A. Broome, president of Scottish Food Systems.

    “After months of anticipation, we are excited to open this new restaurant and look forward to serving the Shallotte community,” Broome stated.

    A grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce is planned for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5.

    The KFC supervisor is Teresa Mills, and the general manager is Brenda McClanahan.

  • Business briefs

    Waccamaw ranked among top banks

    Waccamaw Bank was ranked by U.S. Banker magazine as one of the Top 200 Community Banks in the United States, according to a news release.

    Waccamaw Bankshares was ranked as 151 out of about 9,000 banks nation-wide.

  • Local 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.

  • Realtors meet with legislators

    RALEIGH—More than 400 realtors from North Carolina descended on Raleigh for Legislative Day on June 11 to visit their legislators from each district and to discuss issues that affect the real estate industry, according to a news release.

    Those issues included two bills that would repeal the 0.4 percent local option land transfer tax, as 19 counties had land transfer tax referendums and all were soundly defeated.

    One of those counties, Gates, had the referendum twice and the margin of victory defeating the tax was even greater on the second attempt.

  • Dosher Hospital introduces plastic surgery physician

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has announced Eric L. Cole, MD, has joined its team of healthcare providers.

    After attending Stanford University and Duke University Medical School, Cole trained in plastic surgery and otolaryngology at UNC and Duke. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

    Plastic surgery is comprised of surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat both the function and appearance of the body or face.

  • Silver Coast Winery wins awards

    Silver Coast Winery won three medals in the 32nd International Eastern Wine Competition, which featured entries from 38 states, three Canadian provinces and 13 countries, according to a news release.

    Its new wines, Calabash White and Calabash Red, just released to the public at the end of February, each received a bronze medal.

    “The Calabash wines are exciting because they are great wines at a great price, something you can put on your table every night and not break the bank,” said Maryann Charlap-Azzato, winery owner and manager.

  • ATMC Cable adds new networks

    ATMC Cable has added USA HD to its lineup of high definition channels. The addition brings ATMC’s total number of HD channels to 32.

    The company has also added a new network to the digital channel lineup.

    USA HD is on channel 937 and is a simulcast of USA Network. USA HD features original series, feature movies, sports events including PGA Tour golf tournaments, entertainment events, off-net television shows and blockbuster theatrical films.

    USA HD is available at no extra cost with Expanded Basic and an HD box or DVR.

  • 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.