• Stein announces multistate settlement with Citibank

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced June 15 a $100 million settlement with Citibank for fraudulent conduct involving U.S. Dollar (USD) LIBOR. This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers.

  • BCAR: Real estate market shows signs of healthy, sustained growth

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is showing steady momentum heading into summer, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Compass Pointe Golf Club in Leland under new ownership

    Bobby Harrelson, owner of CP Brunswick LLC and developer of Compass Pointe, announced the sale of the Compass Pointe Golf Club and Magnolia Greens Golf Course to Renaissance Golf Group LLC. This newly formed entity will be managed by Partner Jay Biggs, who will also serve as the president and chief operating officer. He will actively manage the daily operations and membership programs for the clubs.

  • Shallotte Wal-Mart remodel to be unveiled Friday

    Shallotte residents will get their first look at the newly remodeled Wal-Mart at 4540 Main St. in Shallotte on Friday, May 18.

  • N.C. Agriculture Cost Share Program signup

    The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District announced the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program signup will be July 1-Aug. 31 at the district office at the government center in Bolivia.

    The district expects to receive about $50,000 for the program year 2019, which begins July 1, 2018. The cost share program practices include, but are not limited to grassed waterways, cropland conversion of trees and perennial grasses, long-term conservation tillage, water control structures, field borders, and various other practices.

  • N.C. Labor Department recognizes area businesses for safety

    The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Castle Hayne on May 14. Commissioner Cherie Berry spoke at the banquet and presented the awards.

    The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Labor, the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Balfour Beatty, GE Aviation, Corning and BHI Energy.

  • Noble promoted to information services vice president at ATMC

    ATMC announced Jeremy Noble has been promoted to vice president of information services replacing Keith Holden, who was named ATMC’s CEO and general manager in March.

    Formerly director of information systems at ATMC, Noble has been employed with the company for more than 17 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and has more than 20 years in the information systems and technology field with a specific focus in software development.

  • ‘Tax Reform and Your Business’ panel May 30

    The next installment of the Brunsco Biz Breakfast Series will be Wednesday, May 30, on “Tax Reform and Your Business.”

    Congressman David Rouzer and Davis Milligan, CPA, PA, will explain how the new tax reforms signed into law last December will affect local businesses.

    Doors open at 7:30 a.m. at Virginia Williamson Event Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College, 150 College Road NE in Bolivia. The program begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are $15 and includes breakfast. Registration is required.

  • TripAdvisor names Brunswick County beaches among state’s best

    Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, Oak Island and Bald Head Island were named among TripAdvisor’s “13 Best Beaches in North Carolina for the Perfect Vacation,” list.

    “The destinations featured are among the highest rated beaches in North Carolina based on rental reviews on our website,” TripAdvisor’s Ashlee Centrella said. “To qualify, the destinations needed to have at least 1,000 traveler reviews and a minimum of 50 bookable properties.”

    Here is what TripAdvisor said about the Brunswick County sites:

  • Brunswick County unemployment rate drops below 6 percent in March

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate fell below 6 percent for the first time in 2018, reaching 5.6 percent for March.

    The unemployment numbers for Brunswick County remained above 6 percent since December 2017 but continued to drop for the second month after unemployment peaked at 6.9 percent in January.

    The unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent for February.

    A year-to-year comparison showed Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was lower a year ago at 5.5 percent in March 2017.