SOUTHPORT, N.C. — On May 19 the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Southport will launch a new bi-monthly event called “Shop to the Beat”.
“Shop to the Beat” will position music or entertainment throughout the business district outside and near participating merchants. Participating merchants and restaurants will add to the evening by having specials or merchandising games during “Shop to the Beat”.
RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a license plate agency in the Southport area. The current lease for the agency has expired and is open for renewal.
The agency currently located at 4831 Port Loop Road, Unit 2 will continue to operate on a month-to-month basis until a new contract is established. DMV’s policy is to seek new applicants whenever a contract expires or ends.
SOUTHPORT, N.C. — In the wake of mounting opposition to the proposed N.C. International Terminal (NCIT) at Southport, the N.C. State Ports Authority announced today that it is placing the project on hold.
A press statement released by the Authority said:
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Southport, NC – A procession of princesses from across the county traveled through a winder wonderland to attend the sold-out 2nd Annual Little Princess Ball with the special men in their lives. A joint venture by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Communities In Schools (CIS), the Ball attracted over two hundred fifty kindergarten to fifth grade girls and their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other male role models. “For two hours my daughter had my undivided attention, something that doesn’t happen every day,” said CIS Board Member Alan Cheatham whose daughter Catherine attends Union Elementary School. “Girls from every walk of life were made to feel like princesses, and every man there can be proud of having taken the time to make them feel that way.”
Southport, NC – The Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today declared a cash dividend of 15 cents per share on the Company’s stock payable March 11, 2010, to Stockholders of record February 18, 2010. This is an increase of one cent a share.
This is ADM’s 313th consecutive quarterly payment, a record of 78 years of uninterrupted dividends. As of December 31, 2009, there were 642,567,973 shares of ADM stock outstanding.
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony announcing the new ownership of E Salon & Spa, located behind KFC/Taco Bell @ 4961 Long Beach Road, Southport.
E Salon & Spa, “Get pampered from head to toe”. Highly trained haircutting and coloring with a 2 week guarantee on your hair, if you are not happy they will fix it for free. Services include: Hair care, color, permanent waves, relaxers, special occasion services, waxing, natural nail care, facials and massage therapy.
Southport-Oak Island, NC — The Christmas by the Sea Festival includes two Home Tours. The 22nd Annual Tour of Homes on Oak Island, Sunday, December 6th from 1pm-5pm. and the Southport Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 12th from 2pm-7pm.
The Tour of Homes on Oak Island includes 6 homes, the new Yaupon Fire Department, and music and refreshments @ the Oak Island Recreation Center. Advance Tickets are $8.00 per person and are on sale at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Day of the Tour tickets available at the Oak Island Recreation Center, This tour is organized and benefits the Oak Island Beautification Club.
Southport, NC - Physicians and staff at Dosher Memorial Hospital, Southport, are keeping a watchful eye on the approaching flu season. According to Kirk Singer, hospital spokesperson, this particular flu season will especially require special attention, due to the nationwide spread of the H1N1 virus earlier this year. “The segment of the population expected to be impacted by the H1N1 strain will be different from those who are typically affected by the seasonal flu,” he said.
Members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce gathered at Eagle Pines for the September Business After Hours sponsored by Southport Realty & Eagle Pines. The next After Hours networking event will be held on Thursday, October 8th at First Citizens Bank Oak Island. A Good time was had by all. To contact the Chamber call 910.457.6964 or visit their web site: www.southport-oakisland.com
Southport, NC, – Dosher Memorial Hospital is proud to offer a free informational seminar for those individuals suffering from sleep-related breathing problems. During this seminar, you will learn about sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, insomnia and more, as well as treatment options for these and other disorders. The seminar will be conducted by pulmonologist Barton L. Schneyer, MD. A light lunch will be served.
SOUTHPORT, NC – Thirty-one years ago a group of forty community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing Southport-Oak Island area has to offer. Those community leaders signing a promissory note at a local financial institution guaranteed the $10,000 first place prize money for the first tournament – thus the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was born.
Over 125 members of the Southport Oak Island Area Chamber Of Commerce, enjoyed a warm August evening of Networking at Their Business After Hours hosted by Atlantic Realty Professionals on Oak Island. Members had a Great time in spite of the heat just look at those smiling faces. For more information on joining the Chamber call 910.4576964 or www.southport-oakisland.com
OAK ISLAND, NC — The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Crazy Cake Chicks, a new bakery located at 5119 E. Oak Island Drive on Oak Island.
Pictured left to right: Cindy Stimson, employee; Mike Tedder, Chamber Ambassador; Karen Guenette, Chamber Ambassador; Micki Audette, Owner; Scott Gardner, Chamber Ambassador; Cindy Stroud, Owner; Barbara Olsen-Gwin, Chamber Ambassador; Jennifer Biggs- Chamber Ambassador; Susan Bruett, Chamber Ambassador; Danielle Fisher, Chamber Ambassador.
SOUTHPORT, NC — The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Custom Hydraulics & Design, Inc., located at 4805-D Southport-Supply Road SE in Southport.
Pictured left to right: Mark Loftin, Technician; Ken Ostensen, Eaton Corporation; Dan Davis, Eaton Corporation; Shannon Melton, Eaton Corporation; Sherry Watkins, Owner; Kelly Watkins, Owner; Bobby Mitchell; Karen Guenette, Chamber Ambassador.
SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND, NC — The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Classic was held May 2 at Oak Island Golf & Country Club. A field of 35 teams participated in the event, which benefits the Chamber.
Winners in the Championship Flight & 1st Flight were:
- 1st Place – Team Broadwell – Robert Spangler, Golf Classic Co-Chair; Andy Broadwell, David Register, Chris Willetts & Patrick Jones.
- 2nd Place – Team Wachovia Securities – John Lawrence,Tucker Pacula, Allen Kinney & John Hunt.
SOUTHPORT, NC — According to an e-mail from the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, “murder, intrigue, wine and good food will be served up” at the Chamber’s “Wine and Die” Mystery Dinner Theater & Auction. The event, a fundraiser for the Chamber, is set for Thursday, May 28 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Southport Community Building.
The event will feature hors d’oeuvres and entrees prepared by the chefs of the ACF (American Culinary Federation) Cape Fear Chefs, as well as a variety of auction items and a cash bar. A limited number of tickets are available.
SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND, NC — The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Down East Rent-A-John to celebrate the company’s expansion into the Southport-Oak Island area.
Pictured left to right: Glenn Moore, Down East Rent A John; Brad Fisher, Chamber Events Coordinator.
SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND, NC — Nominations have been closed for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year & Customer Service Awards.
Area businesses owners nominated for the Small Business Person of the Year are: Darcy Deal, Dance 4 Life Studio 4 the Performing Arts; Carol Hester, Cape Fear Insurance; Tom McAndrews, BellaCucina Restaurant/Bella Pizza & Pasta; Douglas A. Mieden, Carolina Business & Tax Advisors; Emma Thomas, The Adventure Company; and Tony Mickelakis, DDS, Aaron Wilharm, DDS, & Darin Harrington, DDS, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry;
SOUTHPORT, NC – Jonas Creek, a proposed residential community within a stone’s throw of Southport’s historic waterfront, marina, and shops, is currently uder review by the City of Southport’s Planning Board.
According to a press release, land planners Haden Stanziale and engineering firm Withers and Ravenel, both of Wilmington, have “laid the groundwork for the community to integrate itself within the existing street pattern and historic architectural character of the town”.
SOUTHPORT, NC — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division suspended half of the runs at the Southport-Ft. Fisher route today while mechanics work to fix the steering on the Motor Vessel Fort Fisher. An amended schedule has been implemented until the problem is fixed.
The amended schedule is as follows:
- From Southport, departure times are 5:30 a.m., 7, 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 1:45 p.m., 3:15, 4:45 and 6:15.
- Departing from Fort Fisher, the times are 6:15 a.m., 7:45, 8:30, 10, 11:30, 2:30 p.m., 4, 5:30 and 7.
The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s 11th Annual Oak Island Lighthouse 10K & 5K run/walk was held Saturday, April 18 at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. The event, which benefitted from blue skies and a light breeze, attracted a record 420 participants.
Ricky Evans prints were given out to winners in the top three overall male & female, overall male & female active military/law enforcement and top three in each of the twelve age groups.
SOUTHPORT, NC — The Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce recently distributed a press release applauding the latest efforts of insurance companies to work with the general public to reduce their risk in early bookings of vacation home rentals at the beach.
SOUTHPORT, NC — The N.C. 4th of July Festival’s entertainment committee is accepting applications for entertainment groups who are willing to play for free on the festival’s main stage. Community entertainers will play on the festival’s main stage, located in the parking lot at Waterfront Park in Southport, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, July 3 and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Interested groups are encouraged to call The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce at 910-457-6964. Groups will be asked to provide the name of the group, contact information, type of entertainment, date preference and a Web site if available.