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  • Final member of the dirty dozen retires

    Sergeant Ricky E. King entered retirement by being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his years of dedicated service to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

    Sergeant King began his career with the highway patrol on September 2, 1982. He officially retired on March 1 after 28 and a half years of service.

    “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to come together to honor Ricky,” said First Sergeant Troy Pope. “It is amazing a man can get through a career like this in the Highway Patrol without any major incidents.”

  • Saying good-bye

    On Saturday afternoon traffic in Shallotte came to a halt as the funeral procession for Mayor Donald C. “Buddy” Kelly wound through Shallotte and Ash en route to New Britton Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Business owners and their patrons, motorists, residents and volunteer firefighters at the Waccamaw Fire Department abandoned their day to pause and stand along the roadways of Shallotte and Ash to show respect for a man loved by many.

  • Chamber plans annual meeting

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, celebrating 35 years of service to the community will be at 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Sea Trail Convention Center. The meeting’s theme will be “Reflections of the Past, Present and Future.”

    Tickets are $40 per person and $330 for a reserved table of eight. Current, past and present members are encouraged to attend for the passing of the gavel, awards, presentation, dinner and dancing. Business dress attire is required.

  • Business briefs

    Anderson named Chair of the Year

    Jayne Anderson was recognized as the 2010 Brunswick County Association of Realtors Committee Chair of the Year for her outstanding service as chairperson of the MLS committee at the 2010 awards ceremony and president’s inauguration on Jan. 15.

    “We’re very proud of all of Jayne’s accomplishments and dedication to our industry. Jayne truly earned this award,” said Chris Bryan, sales manager of Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.

  • Local KFC wins excellence award

    Scottish Food Systems Inc. of Laurinburg recently recognized Shallotte KFC at 348 Whiteville Road in Shallotte. The entire team at the local KFC received the Video of Excellence Award and in doing so, achieved a perfect score.

  • Storms named NCTA Ambassador

    Brunswick County resident Mary Storms was named 2010 Ambassador of the Year for the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) at its annual meeting in Durham on Jan. 24. Storms, owner of Storms Associates near Holden Beach, is a sales recruiter who works with technology companies across the USA. 

    NCTA is the statewide advocacy association for its 420-plus members and for the N.C. technology community. Storms is one of its ambassadors, the volunteers who help develop and support NCTA’s new members.

  • Storms named NCTA Ambassador

    Brunswick County resident Mary Storms was named 2010 Ambassador of the Year for the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) at its annual meeting in Durham on Jan. 24. Storms, owner of Storms Associates near Holden Beach, is a sales recruiter who works with technology companies across the USA. 

    NCTA is the statewide advocacy association for its 420-plus members and for the N.C. technology community. Storms is one of its ambassadors, the volunteers who help develop and support NCTA’s new members.

  • Chamber plans new seminar series

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has announced its new series of seminars…the Business Blue Plate.

    The first session will be “Will Your Business Safety Program Pass a NC-OSHA Safety Compliance Inspection?” 

  • Stinson goes to conference

     Linda Stinson, business coach and partner in Patriot Business Coaching, recently attended the Resource Associates Quarterly Conference and Workshop in Reading, Pa., and was recognized for her continuing achievements in the areas of leadership development and business coaching. 

  • BEMC is now accepting 2011 grant applications

     Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) invites local agencies and groups to apply for a 2011 BEMC Community Grant.

    Now in its ninth year, the program provides grants to groups that provide family services programs, civic and community programs, cultural and arts programs, emergency services or community development activities. 

    Since inception, the grants program has awarded nearly $200,000 to more than 125 projects benefiting citizens all over the area.