Set to open this fall, work begins at Southport Christian High School

SOUTHPORT— In 1995, the vision of the original planning committee for Southport Christian School was to offer a preschool through high school curriculum. On March 20, that vision took one step closer to becoming a reality as representatives from Southport Christian School and Moffitt Builders of Oak Island broke ground on new classroom facilities to […]

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Three people recently charged with trafficking opiate-based pills

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Three people were charged with trafficking opiate-based pills in Brunswick County this week. On Thursday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year-old David Patrick Holmes, of Durham Lane in Charlotte. He was charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, selling or delivering […]

‘Opening the Doors for Opportunity’ at the Brunswick Community College 7th annual Luncheon

Roman Gabriel III and Brunswick COommunity College baseball team

BOLIVIA — Success stories of community college graduates always bring inspiration to our Brunswick Community College (BCC) community, but those stories are even more impactful when coming from individuals who call Brunswick County home. The attendees at Wednesday’s community cuncheon had the honor of hearing two Brunswick and New Hanover County natives share how beginning […]

Historian, author, and CEO of The National Civil War Museum to speak at Brunswick Civil War Round Table

Historian Wayne Motts

CASWELL BEACH — Wayne E. Motts is the chief executive officer of The National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest museums in the country dedicated to telling the complete story of the war from the viewpoint of both sides. North Carolina played a major role in the war, […]

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Dosher Wound Care Center earns national ‘Center for Excellence’ award

SOUTHPORT — After achieving an impressive 95 percent “heal rate” during its first year in operation, the wound care team at Dosher Memorial Hospital improved performance to a 97 percent heal rate in year two. For this accomplishment, U.S. wound care authority Healogics has named Dosher as a Robert A. Warriner III, MD, “Center of Excellence” […]

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Proposed ‘brunch bill’ could allow alcohol sales before noon on Sunday in North Carolina

Local establishments believe the ability to sell alcohol before noon Sundays could help their bottom line.

RALEIGH — A long standing ban on alcohol sales before noon on Sundays in North Carolina could be lifted. A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate aims to make changes to one of the state’s “blue laws.”  Bi-partisan legislation as part of Senate Bill 155 (S155) would give counties and cities the ability to […]

‘Killing with kindness’ – where are prescription opioids coming from?


Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the people using them? Some questions remain: what is at the root of epidemic? Why is this epidemic hitting our area so hard – harder than nearly anywhere else in the nation? […]

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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