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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Medical Society announces free 2017-2018 athletic pre-participation screening exams

NEW HANOVER COUNTY— Each year, all North Carolina students who plan to participate in athletics or cheerleading must undergo a state-mandated screening examination. For many years, physicians in the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society, in concert with the New Hanover County Health Department and New Hanover County Schools, have offered free screenings for New Hanover […]

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Pet portrait event set to raise money for paws4people


WILMINGTON — Eleven-year-old Mack Mejaski is planning Clicks 4 Paws, a pet portrait fundraiser for paws4people, on Sunday, March 26, at Empie Park. Mack has an assistance dog through paws4people, a chocolate lab named Monroe. As part of the process, they have the opportunity to “pay it forward” and help the next family or veteran […]

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Midtown YMCA grand opening is Saturday

The Midtown Y at the Temple Baptist Activity Center. (Courtesy of Carole Wirszylac)

WILMINGTON — Wilmington is about to get healthier in spirit, mind and body.  The Midtown Y at Temple Baptist Activity Center (709 George Anderson Drive) is preparing to officially open its doors to the Wilmington community as a new branch of the YMCA of Southeastern N.C. The community at large is invited to the Midtown Y’s Grand […]

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Help the Wilmington Lions Club give back by doing some spring cleaning


WILMINGTON — It is time for spring cleaning.  As you sort through drawers and closets this spring, remember that your used eyeglasses can bring sight to people in need in many countries in the world. Your contributions of used eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and gently used ball hats are a great help to […]

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Take the 4-H road to ‘Healthy Living’

Brunswick County 4'Hers recently attended Electric Congress at UNCW. Photo courtesy N.C. Cooperative Extension.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — In October 2016, Jillian Bowling and Amelia Apple, from Brunswick County 4-H, were chosen as the first North Carolina Healthy Living Ambassadors. As a result, they were given the opportunity to attend Walmart Youth Voice: Youth Choice (YV:YC) grant training with N.C. 4-H staff to learn about new curriculum, techniques, and activities […]

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Laney ROTC seniors nominated to U.S. Military service academies

David Rouzer and Military Academy appointees

WILMINGTON — Two Laney High School ROTC seniors were recently nominated by U.S. House Representative David Rouzer for appointment to U.S. Military Service Academies. Chase Verzaal, commander of the Laney High School Air Force ROTC, and Charles Broder, deputy commander of the Laney High School Air Force ROTC, were honored at a reception recently held […]

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