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Today's News

  • North Strand Sail and Power Squadron offers boat safety course March 5

    The North Strand Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons and headquartered in Little River, S.C., is offering its America’s Boating Course in a one-day format from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Little River United Methodist Church in Little River, S.C.

    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts. A light lunch will also be provided for all participants. The only cost is for materials; a spouse or friend can share a book.

  • Prescription pill drop off Feb. 24

    Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport is sponsoring a drive-through drug and medication collection event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24.

    “Operation Medicine Cabinet” is intended to give residents in and around the Brunswick County area an opportunity to safely dispose of out-of-date or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition, Dosher will be collecting pet medications and used hypodermic needles as well, according to Dosher Hospital Community Relations Director Kirk Singer. 

  • Judah publishes new book

    “More Legends: Tales and Traditions of Brunswick County and Southeastern North Carolina” is the latest book published by local author Christy Judah.

    “More Legends” provides a personal glimpse into life on the coast from the Green Swamps to Rabontown, Exum, Sunset Beach and Southport...to Leland and all points in between where the histories of unincorporated community areas are detailed.

  • 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.