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Business

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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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.