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Business

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    Lineberger joins Tenn. law firm
    Brunswick County native Kelly P. Lineberger has joined the labor and employment practice of the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC in Nashville, Tenn., as an associate.
    Lineberger will counsel clients in the areas of wage and hour law and issues related to hiring, disciplining and terminating employees. She earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University and received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced at Winston & Strawn LLP in Charlotte.

  • Sunset Slush keeps growing

    Stephen and Catherine Saia, owners of Sunset Slush–Classic Italian Ice, continue to expand their business. This year marks their 10th season in business in Brunswick County.
    Since last season, the Saia’s have been diligent in signing up new independent operators, building a new warehouse facility on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach, and preparing for the 2012 tourist season.

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    Norton joins Calabash Internal Medicine
    Dr. James Moreci has announced Vanessa Norton, a certified nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience, has joined Calabash Internal Medicine.
    Vanessa Norton, RN, MSN, NP-C, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Queens College in Charlotte, and then went on to complete her master’s degree in nursing with a focus in adult chronic care from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has spent the majority of her career serving Charlotte and the surrounding communities.

  • S-OI Chamber honors its members

    The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 37th annual meeting on June 14, which gives the chamber an opportunity to look at the past year and plan for the next.
    Dennis Coffey of Dosher Memorial Hospital, 2011-2012 chamber president, presented several awards before retiring four of the 15 directors, including himself, and handed over the presidential gavel to 2012-2013 president Sam Keziah of N.C. Farm Bureau.

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    Top producers honored with dinner
    Century 21 Sunset Realty recognizes its staff for their achievements for the past year and its top producing agents at a company dinner.
    Office awards are presented to Vicki Griffith, Debbie Kinlaw, Hugh Munday, Gaye Kerr, Duane Lewis, Ruby Mew, Alice Noonan, Brad Vanderburg, John Clegg, Arnold Sanchez and Dave Nelson.
    Top Producer was Hugh Munday and Gaye Kerr and Dave Nelson both received an Award of Excellence.

    Dosher’s Stanley named ACHE Fellow

  • Nursing staff honored for program

    The nursing staff at the Brunswick County Health Department was presented an award from the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners at a recent board meeting.
    The 2011 Outstanding County Program Awards in Human Services was given to the nurses for their innovative immunization work with the Brunswick County Schools. The purpose of the health department’s School-based Influenza Vaccination Program is to increase vaccinations among school-aged children in Brunswick County.

  • Sutton earns volunteer award

    In observance of National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Columbus! presented the annual Columbus Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service during a ceremony April 25 at the Cooperative Extension Service. Any individual, group or organization in Columbus County whose volunteer activities benefit the community or the state of North Carolina in a substantial, important or unique way was eligible for this award.

  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center’s mission finds more than 90 people unaware of diabetes

    By Amy Myers

    Special to the Beacon

    BOLIVIA—One in three American adults are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, yet many don’t realize it because the debilitating, potentially deadly disease often shows few early symptoms, according to the American Diabetes Association.

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    Credit union adds Floyd to council
    Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) has announced the addition of Carol Ann Floyd to its Southern Coast Advisory Council, which comprises Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

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    Bar association hosts annual banquet
    The Brunswick County Bar Association’s second annual Law Day banquet took place on Thursday, April 19, at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply. The guest speaker was the Honorable Justice Paul M. Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
    Five $500 high school scholarships were awarded. Recipients were Kenneth Shadid and Brendan Ussery of South Brunswick High School, Amy Sapp and Matthew Emerson of West Brunswick High School and Erin Phelps of Brunswick County Early School.