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Today's News

  • Bike Week events rev up; Brunswick feels effects

    County residents see them riding up and down U.S. 17 every year at this time—leather-clad bikers heading for Myrtle Beach Bike Week.

    So does the rally have any other effect on Brunswick County? Absolutely, say local bikers and businesspeople.

    Wayne Mooney, president of the Brunswick County Concerned Bikers Association said this week all 120 chapter members make their way to the center of the Bike Week action at some point during the week.

    Mooney says the best part of the event is the camaraderie, “riding with other bikers, seeing the other bikes.”

  • ATMC to transition from analog to digital broadcast

    In less than four months, Brunswick County will transition from analog to digital broadcast TV service. Residents with ATMC Cable will not be affected by this transition.

  • Dosher makes donation to medical clinics

    Dosher Hospital, in partnership with community physicians, presented the New Hope Clinic and Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic each with checks for $4,605 to assist with patient care for the uninsured. The donated funds were raised by local doctors and matched by Dosher Hospital.

  • Business briefs

    Adams named mortgage broker

    Juli Ann Adams has been named mortgage loan officer at BB&T’s financial center at 8905 E. Oak Island Drive, according to a news release. The Brunswick County native has more than nine years of experience in mortgage consulting and construction lending.

    Coastal Printing celebrates 20 years

    Coastal Printing & Graphics of Shallotte, a family-owned and operated commercial printing company, is celebrating its 20th anniversary, according to a news release.

  • Health department restaurant grades

    Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the past month.

    Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments which have two scores during the same inspection period have been regraded at the management’s request.

  • Small business awards nominations announced

    Nominations have been closed for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year and Customer Service Awards, according to Karen Sphar of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Area businesses owners nominated for the Small Business Person of the Year are: Julie Autry and Leah Hall, Lucky Dogs; Debby Daigle, Plantation Properties; Bryan English, E. Bryan English Builders; Captain Butch Foster, Yeah Right Sportsfishing Charter; Marianne Long, Bullfrog Corner; and Jeff Satterwhite, Centerline Realty & Development.

  • Town of Calabash approves public hearing for 2008-2009 budget plans

    CALABASH—The town is readying its upcoming budget, as commissioners approved Tuesday night a June 10 public hearing for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

    Town commissioner Forrest King, acting as finance officer, said the tax rate should remain at 7 cents per $100 of valuation for the projected $1,022,950 budget that takes effect July 1.

    The overview includes $193,000 from ad valorem taxes from real and personal property, based on the town’s current 94 percent collection rate.

  • Police, speed humps on budgetary agenda in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Allocations for a future police department and speed humps are among budgetary details being mulled by town commissioners.

    At a May 5 budget workshop, commissioner Gere Dale said $50,000 is tentatively being set aside in “police department reserve” in the preliminary $1,475,844 proposed budget for 2008-2009, which takes effect July 1.

  • New books are available at Rourk Branch Library

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte.

    Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    FICTION

    “Practically Perfect” by Katie Forde. Witty and romantic.

    “Nice To Come Home To” by Rebecca Flowers. A smart, funny, entertaining novel of love, family and community.

    “Wit’s End” by Karen Joy Fowler. A sly and clever novel of mystery, intrigue and virtual reality.

  • 'Silver Review' celebrating 25 years of BLT premiers May 16

    It’s been 25 years of songs, rehearsals, makeup and lights for the various county residents who’ve been active in the Brunswick Little Theatre since its first production of the musical “Brigadoon” in 1983.

    The founding members weren’t so sure it would last this long, but now, two of the most active theater participants are honoring the company’s roots with a special tribute—a free, outdoor musical revue, or as the directors call it, a “Silver Review.”