• Noble promoted to information services vice president at ATMC

    ATMC announced Jeremy Noble has been promoted to vice president of information services replacing Keith Holden, who was named ATMC’s CEO and general manager in March.

    Formerly director of information systems at ATMC, Noble has been employed with the company for more than 17 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and has more than 20 years in the information systems and technology field with a specific focus in software development.

  • Compass Pointe Golf Club in Leland under new ownership

    Bobby Harrelson, owner of CP Brunswick LLC and developer of Compass Pointe, announced the sale of the Compass Pointe Golf Club and Magnolia Greens Golf Course to Renaissance Golf Group LLC. This newly formed entity will be managed by Partner Jay Biggs, who will also serve as the president and chief operating officer. He will actively manage the daily operations and membership programs for the clubs.

  • ‘Tax Reform and Your Business’ panel May 30

    The next installment of the Brunsco Biz Breakfast Series will be Wednesday, May 30, on “Tax Reform and Your Business.”

    Congressman David Rouzer and Davis Milligan, CPA, PA, will explain how the new tax reforms signed into law last December will affect local businesses.

    Doors open at 7:30 a.m. at Virginia Williamson Event Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College, 150 College Road NE in Bolivia. The program begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are $15 and includes breakfast. Registration is required.

  • TripAdvisor names Brunswick County beaches among state’s best

    Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, Oak Island and Bald Head Island were named among TripAdvisor’s “13 Best Beaches in North Carolina for the Perfect Vacation,” list.

    “The destinations featured are among the highest rated beaches in North Carolina based on rental reviews on our website,” TripAdvisor’s Ashlee Centrella said. “To qualify, the destinations needed to have at least 1,000 traveler reviews and a minimum of 50 bookable properties.”

    Here is what TripAdvisor said about the Brunswick County sites:

  • Brunswick County unemployment rate drops below 6 percent in March

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate fell below 6 percent for the first time in 2018, reaching 5.6 percent for March.

    The unemployment numbers for Brunswick County remained above 6 percent since December 2017 but continued to drop for the second month after unemployment peaked at 6.9 percent in January.

    The unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent for February.

    A year-to-year comparison showed Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was lower a year ago at 5.5 percent in March 2017.

  • Settlement reached over improper billing for portable oxygen

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina will receive $43,671.23 as part of a $9.95 million settlement with Rotech Healthcare Inc., a Florida-based respiratory equipment supplier. This settlement comes in response to allegations that Rotech knowingly submitted false claims for portable oxygen contents to Medicaid and Medicare.

  • BCAR: Real estate market red-hot as summer approaches

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued to show steady, strong growth through the first quarter of 2018, with total sales volume outpacing the first quarter of 2017 by 26.2 percent, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • County unemployment rate drops to 6.4 percent

    The Brunswick County unemployment rate dropped for the first time in five months to 6.4 percent for February.

    Unemployment numbers have increased for Brunswick County since the September 2017 rate hit 4.9 percent, rising steadily to 5.2 percent in October, 5.8 percent in November, reaching 6.1 percent in December then starting 2018 by jumping to 6.9 percent in January.

    A year-to-year comparison showed Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in February 2017.

  • BCAR: Real estate market continues to be strong, healthy

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to show strength in early 2018, with the number of sales increasing more than 27 percent in February compared with 2017, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Job Fair for ages 55+ scheduled for May 4

    Free for job seekers, the inaugural Brunswick Senior Resources Inc./Brunswick Workforce Center job fair for people 55 and older will take place Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Brunswick Center at Shallotte at 3620 Express Drive in Shallotte.

    Brunswick Workforce Center Outreach

    Call 754-6120.

    Southport Library at 109 W. Moore St. in Southport, every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Leland Library at 487 Village Rd NE in Leland, every other Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.