• Business briefs

    Chamber announces award nominees
    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s community award nominations were announced at the chamber’s annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19. Nominees are as follows:
    Employee of the Year
    Carrie Gilliam, medical receptionist with Varnam Family Wellness Center; Mark Koval, resource development director with Communities in Schools; Gary Staley with First Federal Bank; and Gatha McKeithan, distribution system crew leader with the town of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Computers donated to Volunteer Center

    ATMC recently demonstrated its continued support of local education with a donation of personal computers and accessories to the Brunswick County Volunteer Center. The cooperative donated 30 desktop computers to the Computers for Kids project, an all-volunteer project that provides refurbished computers to students whose families may have a difficult time affording them.
    The Brunswick County Volunteer Center accepts computers from area businesses and refurbishes them so that they may be distributed to middle school and high schools students in Brunswick County.

  • County businesswoman makes her dream reality

    Home Going Gardens Inc. (HGG) was recently awarded its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service. This designation was a dream come true for its founder, Anitra Cobb.
    Because of its exempt status, HGG can qualify for various grants and gifts given by government, corporate, foundation and private sources. Monetary gifts and non-financial resources will help HGG carry out its mission by helping individuals written off by society because of a felony record. All contributions made to HGG are tax-deductible to the benefactor.

  • Business brief

    Enrollment for SURE program begins Nov. 14
    Enrollment for 2010 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will begin Nov. 14, according to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson.
    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) will begin Jan. 23, 2012.

  • Business briefs

    Shop and support charity
    It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of nonprofit organizations race to participate in the semi-annual Belk Charity Sale from 6-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The four-hour shopping sale directly benefits nonprofit charities and schools, which sell tickets to the event and keep 100 percent of each $5 ticket sold. And shoppers have an opportunity to save 20-70 percent off purchases that day on seldom-discounted merchandise.

  • WellCare staff meets with congressman

    Residents of Brunswick County gathered in Supply to celebrate the Department of Veterans Affairs new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC). WellCare Home Health and other area health leaders hosted the event, which served a cookout-style lunch to those who came out to support the clinic and to thank Congressman Mike McIntyre for his efforts in making this resource a reality for the community. 

  • BEMC gets USDA grant

    A new 14,000-square-foot warehouse at the headquarters of Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) will now use solar power for about half of its electric needs, with the help from a grant from the USDA Rural Development program. 

  • Physical therapy interns have much to give, receive

    Providing quality physical therapy to patients recovering from an accident or injury, a stroke, suffering from a sports injury, or as part of the recovery process of joint replacement is a team effort. 

  • New office to open for Oceanside Family Medicine and Brunswick Pulmonary

    Providers and staff of Oceanside Family Medicine and Brunswick Pulmonary & Internal Medicine have announced they are moving to a new, expanded office at 5145 Sellers St., Shallotte, effective Monday, July 25.

  • ATMC awards $25,000 in community grants

    ATMC has awarded Community Connections grant funds totaling $25,000 to 17 organizations serving Brunswick County.