• Chamber opens Women of Impact nominations

    The Women in Business Committee of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce announced its Women of Impact awards nominations are open. The awards will be presented at its annual luncheon Monday, Nov. 5, from noon to 2 p.m. at The View at Brick Landing, 1882 Goose Creek Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • EmergeOrtho office breaks ground in Leland

    LELAND — EmergeOrtho broke ground July 26 on its second Brunswick County medical office along U.S. 17.

    The former OrthoWilmington opened a 15,000-square-foot Shallotte-based medical office for orthopedic and spine treatment, pain management and an AccessOrtho walk-in medical service in 2017.

    The Shallotte practice merged Supply and Sunset Beach offices in a building with more than 20 exam rooms and 1,700 square feet of physical therapy space.

  • 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.

  • County’s unemployment rate dips below 5 percent for April and May 2018

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in April then dipped again to 4.6 percent in May completing a full point drop from 5.6 percent in March.

    A year-to-year comparison showed Brunswick County’s unemployment rate hit 4.9 percent in April 2017 and rose to 5.1 percent in May 2017.

    The unemployment numbers for Brunswick County peaked at 6.9 percent in January, dropped to 6.4 percent for February and fell below 6 percent for the first time since November 2017 in March.

  • BCAR: Quarterly home sales volume highest total in more than a decade

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated continued strength through the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to be a healthy one as we move into the second half of 2018,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “Total sales volume in the second quarter topped $400 million, an 18.5 percent jump over last year. This is our highest quarterly total in over a decade!.”

  • Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage analyzes June median home sale prices

    Oak Island was the most affordable and active of eight popular Cape Fear beach communities with 70 homes sold in June at a median price of $267,500, up 22.8 percent and 11.7 percent, respectively, over June 2017, according to a monthly analysis of North Carolina Regional MLS data by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, which looked at closed residential sales volume in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Onslow counties year-over-year from June 2017 through June 2018.

  • SBA accepts 2019 National Small Business Week award nominations

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting nominations for its 2019 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year.

    Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities and to the nation’s economy.

    SBA Awards given in celebration of National Small Business Week on May 5-11, 2019 include

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.