New coffee shop opens on island

A new coffee shop on St. Simons Island will hold a grand opening at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Local Brew Handcrafted Coffee, 26 Market St., across from Harris Teeter, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce, said owner Nancy Dorn.

Local Brew will be open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays.

“The center point of Local Brew is specialty coffee, espresso and American-grown tea, but we also are a place where you can meet your PTA, your Realtor or your book club for breakfast or lunch ” said Dorn. “It’s a light, contemporary space featuring local and nationally known artists, and hopefully will fill a need for the community here on the north end of St Simons.”

Hardware store to expand in Brunswick

A new hardware store is slated to open in Brunswick next year.

Harris Ace Hardware will open a new location on Perry Lane Road, about two miles from interstate 95’s exit 38, sometime in early 2019, according to a press release.

“We are excited for this new adventure and being able to serve the Golden Isle community,” owner Colby Harris said.

Harris Ace Hardware offers building supplies for an array of customers, including contractors and individuals.

Harris Ace Hardware currently has locations in Jesup, Eulonia and Hinesville. Anyone interested in employment should send a resume to

Nursing home

honored for employee satisfaction

A Brunswick nursing and rehabilitation home was recently recognized as an outstanding place to work.

GraceMore Nursing & Rehab earned the 2018 Excellence in Action award from NRC Health for “superior commitment to skilled nursing workforce satisfaction,” according to a press release.

“To be recognized in the 90th percentile for employee satisfaction tells us something many already know: GraceMore is a great place to work,” said Karen Daniel, the facility’s administrator. “We work very hard to create a positive work environment where employees feel valued, have a sense of purpose and enjoy coming to work. We couldn’t be more pleased to have earned this national distinction.”

— The Brunswick News

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