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  • Leadership Brunswick County accepts applications for 2018-19 class

    Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County chambers of commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.

  • BCAR issues steady growth, strong real estate market forecast

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market remains strong moving into summer, the latest data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors show.

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is already hot as we move into the summer selling season,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “New listings, units sold and total sales volume are up compared to last year, while the average number of days a home stays on the market is holding steady.

  • ATMC moving to complete expansion in Oak Island

    ATMC has completed more than half of its Oak Island FOCUS fiber optic expansion project. Fiber optic service is available from NW/SW 1st Street through NW/SW 30th Street, and from NE/SE 1st Street through NE/SE 50th Street. Residents and businesses in these areas now have access to fiber optic delivered high speed Internet with available speeds of up to 1 Gigabit as well as digital cable TV, home telephone and security with smart home solutions and automation services from ATMC.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.