Help Brunswick County keep grease and oils out of sewer system

Local utilities company H2GO has implemented its C.O.R.E (Cooking Oil Recycling Effort) program to combat this growing environmental threat.


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — In 2015, H2GO recognized a growing environmental problem. Sewers were beginning to become filled with fats, oils and grease. Not only was this causing problems with the sewers, but it was causing problems within homeowners plumbing and home sewer systems. The next issue H2GO had to look at:  there wasn’t any sustainable […]

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Wilmington Municipal Services District designated as AT&T ‘Fiber Ready’

First in the Country, Designation Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington area’s growing technology reputation has scored another “first” as representatives of AT&T, the City of Wilmington and Wilmington Downtown Inc. announced that the Wilmington Municipal Services District has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready. Wilmington is the first municipal services district in the country to receive the designation. Last year, the ILM […]

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers ‘Family Day’ to help families heal

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SHALLOTTE — All families who have experienced the death of someone special are invited to a no cost Family Day on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 623 Village Road in Shallotte. Led by Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) counselors and trained volunteers, this transformational day combines fun activities with […]

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Brunswick County teachers recognized at NC Council for the Social Studies conference

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Two talented teachers from Brunswick County Schools left their mark during the recent conference of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS). Ms. Tara Cumbee, fourth grade teacher at Union Elementary School was named Social Studies Teacher of the Year. As the NCCSS winner of the 2017 Social Studies Teacher of […]

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Cape Fear Museum curator set to retire after 30 years of service

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WILMINGTON — For more than 100 years, Cape Fear Museum has collected, preserved and interpreted objects relating to the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. One of its most important “treasures,” Curator Barbara Rowe, will retire in this month after 30 years of service with New Hanover County. After earning a bachelor […]

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Local attorney and Habitat for Humanity team up for pro bono wills clinic

BOLIVIA — Local attorney B. Joseph (Joey) Causey Jr. participated in a pro bono wills clinic for 14 local families served by Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 4. Attorney Causey supervised law students from Wake Forest Law School as they interviewed and counseled clients. Kathy Rebeck and Nita Robertson from Habitat for Humanity hosted the […]

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This Week in History: March 13-17, 1977

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack. This Week in History, March 13-17, 1977: The number one movie is Disney’s “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.” The number one song is “Southern Nights” by Glen Campbell. R&B singer Tamar Braxton was born and American activist […]

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Wilmington student advances to National Geographic State Bee semifinals

Ella Grae Bullard

WILMINGTON — Ella Grae Bullard, a sixth grade student at the International School at Gregory, has advanced to the semifinals and is eligible to compete in the 2017 North Carolina National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held in Charlotte at Central Piedmont Community College on Friday, March 31, 2017. This is the second level […]

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