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  • 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.

  • 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!.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BCAR: Real estate market shows signs of healthy, sustained growth

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is showing steady momentum heading into summer, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Shallotte Wal-Mart remodel to be unveiled Friday

    Shallotte residents will get their first look at the newly remodeled Wal-Mart at 4540 Main St. in Shallotte on Friday, May 18.

  • N.C. Agriculture Cost Share Program signup

    The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District announced the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program signup will be July 1-Aug. 31 at the district office at the government center in Bolivia.

    The district expects to receive about $50,000 for the program year 2019, which begins July 1, 2018. The cost share program practices include, but are not limited to grassed waterways, cropland conversion of trees and perennial grasses, long-term conservation tillage, water control structures, field borders, and various other practices.

  • N.C. Labor Department recognizes area businesses for safety

    The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Castle Hayne on May 14. Commissioner Cherie Berry spoke at the banquet and presented the awards.

    The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Labor, the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Balfour Beatty, GE Aviation, Corning and BHI Energy.