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Business

  • Money lender arrested

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina Department of Insurance and Department of Motor Vehicles began an investigation into a Wilmington company nearly two years ago that led to an arrest last week.

    The Department of Insurance and DMV received numerous community complaints regarding fraud and possible predatory lending processes stemming from a company named Time Finance Services. An investigation reported in December 2009 in Brunswick County led to a cooperative effort from Sheriff’s Office Detectives, DOI and DMV Inspectors. 

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    Arbor Landing has Relay for Life Gala

    On May 5, Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle hosted its inaugural Relay for Life Gala from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets were pre-sold for $15 with all proceeds from the evening benefiting the Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle Relay for Life team.

  • Silver Coast Winery wins wine competition

    Silver Coast Winery’s 2008 Cabernet Franc, produced from grapes grown in North Carolina and 2007 Touriga, an earthy, Bordeaux-style red wine, each took a bronze medal in the 11th annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition March 26-27 at the Rochester Plaza Hotel in Rochester, N.Y.

  • Golden A awards presented to local food establishments

    The Environmental Health Food and Lodging Section of the Brunswick County Health Department presented the 12th annual Golden A awards to local food establishments at a ceremony at the Government Complex in Bolivia.

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    Bloodworth joins Martha Lee

  • Family comedian returns home to entertain

    A funny man who grew up as the ninth of 14 children on a farm along U.S. 17 in Bolivia is returning home to entertain audiences.

    Brunswick County’s own Alcindor Hankins, aka LaSalle LaSalle, will perform along with musical talent Dick Knight Express as a fundraiser for Mt. Carmel AME Church of Southport. Performances will be at the Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • Holden goes to China on business trip

    Clarice Holden, owner of Island Breeze in Sunset Beach, recently traveled to mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to see first-hand where Brighton’s line of belts, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and small leather accessories are hand-made. 

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    Local featured in campaign ads

    Established jeans maker FDJ French Dressing, a Montreal, Canada, company, launched an online contest in search of “real women models” that will be featured in its fall 2011 campaign. 

    Nominees from across North America entered the contest on the company’s website by submitting a 200-word essay describing how they have helped shape people’s lives.

  • Chamber unveils new logo

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has developed a new logo, mission statement and tagline. The focus is on building the community and supporting businesses and the new tagline and mission statement support these concepts and is essential for future growth. 

    The new tagline is “building community and supporting business.”

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    ATMC plans to upgrade to 4G 

    In June ATMC is expected begin upgrading its countywide wireless network to High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) 4G technology.