Carolina Beach to host National Night Out

National Night Out 2015 Graphic

The Carolina Beach Police Department is hosting National Night Out at the Boardwalk on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. Along with the police, local fire and EMS agencies will be present, giving demonstrations and interacting with both residents and visitors in the gazebo area. The event is part of a nationwide initiative […]


Hospice’s Festival of Trees moving to new venue

Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees is moving to a new venue. The annual decorated tree display and fundraiser will be Nov. 23-Dec. 6 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. “We’re excited about the change of venue. The North Carolina Aquarium offers a totally unique setting for the trees,” David Howell, […]


New boardwalk benches available for sponsorships

Five new wooden benches have been installed on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. The 10-foot-long benches, which are identical to the onese already in place, are located in the sidewalk area facing the ocean. Sponsorships are available for $2,200 per bench. This includes one fish tile and up to three lines of text. Sponsors can dedicate […]


Books donated to hospice

Susan Godwin recently donated two boxes of books about children’s grief and art therapy to Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s bereavement and Healing Arts program. She heard about the local nonprofit hospice and its services through a Brunswick County hospice volunteer, according to a news release from the nonprofit organization. Godwin wanted the books to have […]


Hospice earns new ‘We Honor Veterans’ certification

Lower Cape Fear Hospice has earned Partner Level Three certification in the We Honor Veterans program. We Honor Veterans is a collaborative program between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It promotes honoring veterans at end of life; understanding special needs of veterans at end of life; […]


Brunswick County Teen Court in session on Tuesday

Brunswick County Teen Court–a partnership between Communities in Schools and the District Attorney’s Office–will be in session on Tuesday. Teen court will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Brunswick County Courthouse. In teen court, a diversionary court for first-time juvenile offenders, students are trained to serve as attorneys, jurors, bailiffs, and clerks […]


Rotary Club donates rescue devices to Fort Fisher

Several miles of a local beach may be safer for the public thanks to a life-saving effort of three local groups. Volunteers from the Wilmington Cape Fear Rotary Club and staff from the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher assembled and installed 10 rescue tubes along a 5-mile stretch […]


New Hanover County seeking volunteers for boards, committees

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: New Hanover County Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee New Hanover County Board of Examiners of Electricians (independent electrical contractor) New Hanover County Library Advisory Board New Hanover County Board of Mechanical Examiners (mechanical contractor, N.C. registered mechanical […]


CFCC’s Burgaw campus graduates first class of welding students

Cape Fear Community College’s fledgling welding program at the Burgaw campus can now boast its first set of graduates–and a boost of $10,000 in grant funding. According to a release from the college, seven students–Josh Huffman, Nazareth Adams, Dennis Yott, Raymond Pickett, Sr., Mike Smith, Randall Hall and Leon Rooks–recently successfully completed the program. The […]


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