• Holden goes to China on business trip

    Clarice Holden, owner of Island Breeze in Sunset Beach, recently traveled to mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to see first-hand where Brighton’s line of belts, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and small leather accessories are hand-made. 

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    Local featured in campaign ads

    Established jeans maker FDJ French Dressing, a Montreal, Canada, company, launched an online contest in search of “real women models” that will be featured in its fall 2011 campaign. 

    Nominees from across North America entered the contest on the company’s website by submitting a 200-word essay describing how they have helped shape people’s lives.

  • Chamber unveils new logo

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has developed a new logo, mission statement and tagline. The focus is on building the community and supporting businesses and the new tagline and mission statement support these concepts and is essential for future growth. 

    The new tagline is “building community and supporting business.”

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    ATMC plans to upgrade to 4G 

    In June ATMC is expected begin upgrading its countywide wireless network to High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) 4G technology.

  • Final member of the dirty dozen retires

    Sergeant Ricky E. King entered retirement by being awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his years of dedicated service to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

    Sergeant King began his career with the highway patrol on September 2, 1982. He officially retired on March 1 after 28 and a half years of service.

    “It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to come together to honor Ricky,” said First Sergeant Troy Pope. “It is amazing a man can get through a career like this in the Highway Patrol without any major incidents.”

  • Saying good-bye

    On Saturday afternoon traffic in Shallotte came to a halt as the funeral procession for Mayor Donald C. “Buddy” Kelly wound through Shallotte and Ash en route to New Britton Baptist Church Cemetery.

    Business owners and their patrons, motorists, residents and volunteer firefighters at the Waccamaw Fire Department abandoned their day to pause and stand along the roadways of Shallotte and Ash to show respect for a man loved by many.

  • Chamber plans annual meeting

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, celebrating 35 years of service to the community will be at 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Sea Trail Convention Center. The meeting’s theme will be “Reflections of the Past, Present and Future.”

    Tickets are $40 per person and $330 for a reserved table of eight. Current, past and present members are encouraged to attend for the passing of the gavel, awards, presentation, dinner and dancing. Business dress attire is required.

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    Anderson named Chair of the Year

    Jayne Anderson was recognized as the 2010 Brunswick County Association of Realtors Committee Chair of the Year for her outstanding service as chairperson of the MLS committee at the 2010 awards ceremony and president’s inauguration on Jan. 15.

    “We’re very proud of all of Jayne’s accomplishments and dedication to our industry. Jayne truly earned this award,” said Chris Bryan, sales manager of Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.

  • Local KFC wins excellence award

    Scottish Food Systems Inc. of Laurinburg recently recognized Shallotte KFC at 348 Whiteville Road in Shallotte. The entire team at the local KFC received the Video of Excellence Award and in doing so, achieved a perfect score.

  • Storms named NCTA Ambassador

    Brunswick County resident Mary Storms was named 2010 Ambassador of the Year for the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) at its annual meeting in Durham on Jan. 24. Storms, owner of Storms Associates near Holden Beach, is a sales recruiter who works with technology companies across the USA. 

    NCTA is the statewide advocacy association for its 420-plus members and for the N.C. technology community. Storms is one of its ambassadors, the volunteers who help develop and support NCTA’s new members.