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  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center recognizes hospital volunteers

    By Amy Myers
    Special to the Beacon
    SUNSET BEACH—Brunswick Novant Medical Center is recognizing the hospital’s 126 volunteers for 18,300 hours of time they contributed to the hospital in 2011.

  • The right fit: business focuses on matching employers with employees

    SHALLOTTE—In an economy where finding a job can be challenging, one local business has diversified and found a way to thrive, enabling both employers and employees to find a way to match services.

    Carolinas Staffing Solutions opened its doors for business 10 years ago in Lumberton and quickly expanded into Brunswick County. It built a name for itself with locations in Calabash, Whiteville and Lumberton. Last year, the staff decided to move the Calabash office to Shallotte.

  • Business briefs

    Clapper wins national Hardee’s award
    Patty Clapper of the Hardee’s at 5 Ocean Highway West in Supply has won the Carleton Noell Achievers award, the top award given out by the largest Hardee’s franchisee in the country, Boddie-Noell Enterprises.
    The Carleton Noell Achievers award is given annually to the company’s top 10 restaurant general managers and top district managers. This is the second time Clapper has won this award and the sixth time the restaurant has won.

  • McDonald’s raises funds for Hospice House

    McDonald’s of Shallotte recently hosted a charity night where portions of the profits for purchases made between 5-8 p.m. were donated to a local nonprofit.
    The management and staff of McDonald’s chose the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick as the recipient of its fundraising. The event also included face painting for children; the Gatorettes, the Brunswick County seniors cheerleading team; an appearance by Brunswick County’s “pink fire truck” and music by Charles Danford, a local singer and guitarist.

  • Business briefs

    Walker named new chamber membership director
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has named Jessica Walker as its membership director.
    Born and raised in Rocky Mount, Walker attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, where she active in Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society, National Kitchen and Bath Association and was involved in intramural sports.

  • Business briefs

    Brunswick Electric gives out community grants
    Twenty-six projects were selected from a field of nearly 90 applications to receive funding for programs from Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation’s Community Grants program.
    This year’s grants total $24,900. The checks have already gone out to the winning groups. The funds will be at work in the community soon.

  • Dosher Nursing Center named one of America’s Top 39 nursing homes

    Two years ago, Dosher Nursing Center was honored as “One of the Best Nursing Homes in America” in the February 2010 issue of US News & World Report magazine. In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation’s thousands of nursing homes.
    In February this year, Dosher Nursing Center received an even higher honor by being named to the honor roll of the Best Nursing Homes in America, a distinction only given to 39 nursing homes out of the 15,500 facilities reviewed by U.S. News.

  • Business briefs

    Conservation reserve signup begins
    USDA Farm Service Agency will have a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup through April 6, according to Coke Gray, the agency’s Brunswick County executive director.
    CRP has a 25-year legacy of successfully protecting the nation’s natural resources through voluntary participation, while providing significant economic and environmental benefits to rural communities across the United States.

  • Business briefs

    Regional Vendors’ Expo is March 3 at NBHS
    The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce will have its first Regional Area Vendors’ Expo (RAVE) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at North Brunswick High School, highlighting the best of this area in an endeavor to introduce the community to local businesses and emphasize the importance of shopping local.

  • Southport business plays lead role in biofuel industry

    Alganomics LLC, a Southport-based business of culturing algae for biomass, installed in cooperation with Cape Fear Solar Systems LLC, a photovoltaic solar system to offset energy used during the process of culturing algae for biofuel.
    With the aim to add new alternative energy sources to the renowned tubular photo bioreactor processes, a 4.8 kW solar electric system and hybrid windmills were installed at the algae culturing plant at Oak Island’s Wastewater Treatment Facility.