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Feb 23, 2021

Brunswick County Association Of Realtors Names Officers, Directors

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 23, 2021

The Brunswick County Association of Realtors has named Jennifer Brown as its 2021 president, according to a news release. Brown, of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, succeeds 2020 president Brooke Rudd-Gaglie, of Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc., according to a Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) news release.  “Brunswick County ...

Feb 23, 2021

Kelly Kenoyer To Join WHQR

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 23, 2021

WHQR Public Media has hired Kelly Kenoyer as part of its news team, according to a news release. Kenoyer will join as a reporter/host in April, stated the release.  Hiring Kenoyer is another step in growing the newsroom and providing more local news coverage for the region, said WHQR News Managing Editor Ben Schachtman, in the release. "What really ...

Feb 23, 2021

Cucalorus Names Board Chair

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 23, 2021

The Cucalorus Film Foundation has announced that Byron Hurt will chair the nonprofit art organization’s board of directors for 2021-22, according to a news release. Hurt has been a member of the board for two years and also been part of the Cucalours Festival, stated the release. "I look forward to being a key member of the leadership team at Cuc ...

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Poor Planning, Big Problems: The Tale Of Tom Poor

Posted Feb 18, 2021
"All those years of work are thrown away. To ease your mind is that all you can say? But what about that grandson on your knee? Them railroad songs, Tom would sing to me." –Robert Plant

Many business owners dedicate decades to making their businesses successful. Far fewer owners plan for how they and their businesses will maintain success once they leave them (by cho...read entire article
Feb 23, 2021

Rob Zapple Appointed To State Building Code Council

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 23, 2021

New Hanover County Commissioner Rob Zapple has been appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the N.C. Building Code Council, according to a news release. Zapple was appointed as the county commissioner/county manager representative member, stated the release.  Zapple is a licensed general contractor and the owner and president of Rob Zapple Design ...

Feb 22, 2021

Williams, Mann Lead Regional Transportation Committee

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 22, 2021

The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee elected officers for 2021, according to a news release. Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams was re-elected chair and Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann was re-elected vice-chair, stated the release. The two have headed the committee as chair and vice chair, respectively, since 2 ...

Feb 16, 2021

Viamark Carolinas Hires Project Manager

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 16, 2021

Taylor Overstreet has joined Viamark Carolinas, adding to the company's growing team, according to a news release. Overstreet was hired as a project manager with the company, officials said in the release. In the project manager role, she will oversee the day-to-day management of Viamark’s client base. Overstreet previously wor ...

Feb 16, 2021

Charles Kays Selected To Co-chair National Plastic Surgeon's Committee

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 16, 2021

Charles Kays, a surgeon with Wilmington Plastic Surgery, was chosen by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Quality and Performance Committee to co-chair a national workgroup of experts, according to a news release. The workgroup is tasked with developing national clinical practice guidelines for breast reconstruction after mastectomy, officials said. Member ...

Feb 16, 2021

UNCW Honors Distinguished Alumni

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 16, 2021

Four individuals were recognized by UNCW with honors as university graduates and supporters, according to a news release. "The UNCW Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize extraordinary achievement, outstanding character and exemplary service to the university and community," stated the release. The University of Nort ...

Feb 16, 2021

Mark Perez Joins NHRMC

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 16, 2021

NHRMC Physician Group – New Hanover Medical Group has welcomed Mark Perez to the practice, according to a news release. Perez will serve the group's Brunswick Forest office, where he will practice family medicine, officials said.  Perez has worked as an emergency department physician, urgent care physician and primary care physician at various pra ...

Feb 16, 2021

Cape Fear Commercial Adds To Its Brokerage Team

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 16, 2021

Lee Singleton and Rob High have joined Cape Fear Commercial's brokerage team, according to a news release. Singleton and High have joined the firm as associate brokers and have previous experience in the real estate business, officials said.  Singleton is a third-generation broker. He started working for Cape Fear Commercial full time in June 2020. & ...

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