• 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. 

  • Sunset Slush expands into Wrightsville Beach, Charlotte

    Sunset Slush-Classic Italian Ice of Ocean Isle Beach continues to expand this season with the opening of its ninth location at Wrightsville Beach.
    The most recent addition to the retail operation is owned and operated by Drew Sellers, a Brunswick County native and a 2008 graduate of UNC Wilmington. After graduation, he moved back to Ocean Isle Beach due to the economy and limited job opportunities. His younger brother, Devin, worked for Sunset Slush of Ocean Isle Beach and introduced his family to the Italian Ice.

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital gets MRI accreditation

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR accreditation of Dosher’s MRI service completes the hospital’s yearlong goal to gain accreditation in all of its diagnostic imaging modalities.

  • Money lender arrested

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina Department of Insurance and Department of Motor Vehicles began an investigation into a Wilmington company nearly two years ago that led to an arrest last week.

    The Department of Insurance and DMV received numerous community complaints regarding fraud and possible predatory lending processes stemming from a company named Time Finance Services. An investigation reported in December 2009 in Brunswick County led to a cooperative effort from Sheriff’s Office Detectives, DOI and DMV Inspectors.