• Brunswick County Healthcare Job Fair scheduled for Dec. 12

    Brunswick NCWorks Career Center’s inaugural Healthcare Job Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12 in partnership with Brunswick Community College at the Virginia Williamson Event Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia.

    This unique event features only employers from the health care industry that are offering current and future positions. It is geared to connecting local health care employers to health care job seekers, and connecting individuals with available area educational opportunities.

  • Brunswick County residents receive Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

    Brunswick County residents Carl and Joyce Bennett, Jim and Deb Boyce, Maureen and Kevin Cotter, Gloria and Mike Foss, Ronnie and Jenia Pickler, Bruce Stenquist and Douglas Young received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, while members of Brunswick County 4-H TiLT (Teens in Leadership Training) received the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service.

  • New Ocean Gate Plaza businesses open off U.S. 17 in Leland

    LELAND — Two new businesses have opened in Leland to christen the Ocean Gate Plaza shopping center that has been in the works for two years.

    Bridgewater Wines and Dunkin Donuts, two of the businesses touted when Ocean Gate Plaza was announced in October 2017, opened the week before Thanksgiving in the 11,163-square-foot, one-story office and retail building on a 1.42-acre property across Ocean Gate Plaza from the Murphy USA gas station in the Wal-Mart shopping center.

  • Market bounces back after brief downturn following Florence

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is back on track after being impacted by Hurricane Florence, according to the latest data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    After seeing sharp one-month declines in September, total sales volume and average sale prices both came back strong in October, exceeding last year’s marks. The inventory of available homes also remains tight, with the number of active listings at its lowest point this year.

  • BCAR real estate data reveal impacts of Hurricane Florence

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is seeing the short-term impact of Hurricane Florence, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    New listings and total sales in September were down compared with last year. The average sale price fell slightly, while the absorption rate, which measures how long it would take to sell the existing inventory at the current rate of sales, held steady at four months.

  • Renters may be eligible for federal hurricane assistance

    North Carolina renters who had uninsured or underinsured losses because of Hurricane Florence, including those in Brunswick County, may be eligible for disaster recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    The deadline to apply is Nov. 13.

    Renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with disaster-related expenses, such as:

    • Renting a home when the renter’s previous one is unsafe to live in due to the disaster or the apartment complex is under repair.

  • ‘Transformational Projects in the South Brunswick Islands’ panel set for Nov. 8

    The South Brunswick Business Development Committee, a 501(c)(3) operating under the umbrella of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, will host the second in an ongoing series of breakfast meetings branded as the ‘”BrunscoBiz Breakfast Series” at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply. The panel will showcase some of the progressive, innovative and transformative projects either under way or in the planning stages in the South Brunswick Islands communities.

  • NCDA&CS announces floodplain swine buyout program’s fifth phase

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has partnered with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to continue its program to purchase permanent conservation easements on swine operations within the 100-year floodplain.

    This will be the fifth time the state has offered this program that began in 2000 following flooding from Hurricane Floyd. The program offers an opportunity for swine production operations with a high risk of flooding to convert to other forms of agriculture more compatible with floodplain locations.

  • NCDA&CS offers soil management guidance following Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence inundated southeastern North Carolina with record rainfall and left many fields saturated and flooded for days, while fields in other areas of the state received only a few inches of rain. Although storms like this have complex effects across the landscape, two general effects are most important to consider: 1) soil disturbance, including erosion loss plus accumulation of soil and debris, and 2) soil nutrient losses.

  • Three chambers to collaborate on Building Brunsco Kids Expo

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce have announced a tri-chamber collaboration of the Building Brunsco Kids Expo. The Brunswick County Chamber piloted the Building Brunsco Kids Expo on Aug. 25 this year after eight months of planning and preparation.