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    Bar Association will award scholarships
    The Brunswick County Bar Association will award four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at North Brunswick High School, South Brunswick High School, West Brunswick High School and Early College High School. Completed applications are available at the school guidance office at each high school and should be submitted to the school’s guidance counselor office by March 1.

  • Southport businesses donate to Dosher

    The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a donation in the amount of $1,041 from the Dead End Saloon & Fish Factory Grille in Southport. The donation represents the proceeds raised from the Dead End Saloon’s third annual Chili Cook-off on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29.

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    Business Expo set for April 26
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce will host a business expo for chamber members and the public beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. Business After Hours will follow the expo from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be lots of door prizes.
    The cost per booth for exhibitors is $75. Be sure to bring either an appetizer or dessert for After Hours. Setup begins at noon and must be completed by 3:15 p.m.

  • Homebuilders Association installs officers

    The Brunswick County Homebuilders Association’s annual officer installation banquet was attended by about 70 members on Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, at Magnolia’s in Sea Trail, highlighted by the formal installation of the 2012 officers and board members.
    Outgoing HBA President Ron Medlin presented the following awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the HBA in 2011:
    President’s Award: Ernie Crews, Ernest G. Crews Construction.
    Key Man Award: Cathy Six, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.

  • Brunswick Electric now taking grant applications

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) is now accepting applications through Feb. 15 for this year’s BEMC Community Grants program.
    Now in its 11th year, the BEMC program provides a helping hand to agencies and community organizations. Grants up to $2,500 may be awarded for community services in these key areas: family services, civic and community activities, cultural and arts programs, emergency services and economic development activities.
    Applications are accepted through Feb. 15 each year, and the awards are made by early April.

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    Chamber announces award nominees
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s community award nominations were announced at the chamber’s annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. Nominees are as follows:
    Employee of the Year
    Carrie Gilliam, medical receptionist with Varnam Family Wellness Center; Mark Koval, resource development director with Communities in Schools; Gary Staley with First Federal Bank; and Gatha McKeithan, distribution system crew leader with the town of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Computers donated to Volunteer Center

    ATMC recently demonstrated its continued support of local education with a donation of personal computers and accessories to the Brunswick County Volunteer Center. The cooperative donated 30 desktop computers to the Computers for Kids project, an all-volunteer project that provides refurbished computers to students whose families may have a difficult time affording them.
    The Brunswick County Volunteer Center accepts computers from area businesses and refurbishes them so that they may be distributed to middle school and high schools students in Brunswick County.

  • County businesswoman makes her dream reality

    Home Going Gardens Inc. (HGG) was recently awarded its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service. This designation was a dream come true for its founder, Anitra Cobb.
    Because of its exempt status, HGG can qualify for various grants and gifts given by government, corporate, foundation and private sources. Monetary gifts and non-financial resources will help HGG carry out its mission by helping individuals written off by society because of a felony record. All contributions made to HGG are tax-deductible to the benefactor.

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    Enrollment for SURE program begins Nov. 14
    Enrollment for 2010 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will begin Nov. 14, according to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson.
    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) will begin Jan. 23, 2012.

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    Shop and support charity
    It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of nonprofit organizations race to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits nonprofit charities and schools, which sell tickets to the event and keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold. And shoppers have an opportunity to save 20-70 percent off purchases that day on seldom-discounted merchandise.