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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Karen Sphar wins tourism award

    North Carolina Coast Host has named Karen Sphar, executive vice president of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, as its Tourism Person of the Year–Southern Region. The announcement was made at the organization’s annual membership meeting and awards luncheon at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach. 

  • 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?” 

  • Event will highlight history of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

    Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site will re-introduce two historical time periods when it presents, “Wanted: Preparing for War: the 146th anniversary of the fall of Fort Anderson and the 245th anniversary of the Stamp Act Crisis,” on Feb. 19-20.

    The site will open at 9 a.m. Saturday with three tours of Battery B planned throughout the day. Tour tickets are $5 each for ages 12 and older. Proceeds benefit the site’s gun emplacement project.

  • Brunswick Community College education courses are available

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7378 to register.

  • Students make honor roll at Brunswick Community College

    Brunswick Community College has announced its honor roll list for the fall 2010 semester. These students achieved a 3.00-3.49 GPA while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours:

  • Brunswick Newcomers club will meet at Southport Community Center Feb. 16

    The Brunswick Newcomers Club (BNC) will meet Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Southport Community Center, 223 E. Bay St. (between Bay and Moore streets) in Southport. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments followed by the formal meeting at 10 a.m.

    Mary Strickland, manager and curator of the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport, will talk about moving day for the museum. Sign-up sheets for various activities and trips will also be available at the meeting.

  • Kiwanis Club celebrates 17th anniversary with banquet

    The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club recently celebrated its 17th anniversary with a banquet at the Southport Community Center.

    Highlights included remarks from past Teen Court scholarship winner Samantha Schiff Fravel, who graduated cum laude in two years with a degree in political science from Pembroke University and will be entering law school next semester.