Southeastern North Carolina women team up to “Support the Girls”

Donations to Support the Girls.

Local Chapter Collects and Distributes Bras and Feminine Hygiene Products to Homeless and Financially Challenged Girls and Women Support the Girls (STG) is an international organization, which accidentally began in one woman’s basement as a passion project to donate critical items to women in need. In order to make a local impact as a part […]


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The Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in Brunswick, Pender Counties

A controlled burn by the Nature Conservancy in North Carolina (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina Facebook page)

The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in Southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the Conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus, and Onslow counties. Controlled burning is good for nature and people. Longleaf pine forests are fire dependent. Without burning, they will […]


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Out of the darkness, into the light: Fort Apache and the art of second chances (and the final resting place of Herbie the Love Bug)

"It's just unbelievable what people throw away. I'm happy to save it, make something out of it."

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SUPPLY – Fort Apache, like its owner and operator, is all about second chances. On a stretch of Brunswick county back road, a 28-acre compound is mostly hidden behind high wooden walls. In the front yard are an exceptional number of toilets, vintage cars and two buses, covered in anti-drug paraphernalia. Through a chain-link fence, […]


Archaeologists detail the process for preserving of 18th-Century cannon that’s been underwater for centuries

Looking into the tank of a Colonial-era cannon: Deputy State Underwater Archaeologist Billy Ray Morris (left), stands next to Site Manager Jim McKee, with Alan Ferrell at the end.

“This is not a hands-off operation. It requires constant monitoring …” BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Let the preservation begin. Underwater Archaeologists with the state and those at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site are working to restore an 18th-century cannon that was recovered from the Cape Fear River just before Christmas. The Colonial-era cannon was discovered […]


Local conservationist preserves his legacy in Brunswick County

WILMINGTON – While others hustled about shopping and preparing for the holidays, Marty Lanier was focused on completing a very important year-end gift to the Coastal Land Trust, the gift of a perpetual landowner agreement (also known as a conservation easement) over his 57-plus acre property in Brunswick County. “I grew up camping, playing, and […]


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FEMA extends deadline for those with Hurricane Mathew damage to seek assistance

Those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Pender and Brunswick counties now have an extra two weeks to apply for federal assistance.

A screenshot provided by the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation shows the Whiteville substation during Hurricane Matthew.

RALEIGH — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has again extended the time in which residents affected by Hurricane Matthew can apply for federal assistance. Those who want to apply for federal assistance now have until Monday, Jan. 23. The extension is the second granted to the state by FEMA. The state first requested an […]


Brunswick utilities company H2GO shares the importance of buying local

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Several studies have shown that buying local strengthens the economic base of the community. As the North Brunswick area continues to grow and more businesses are coming to the area, H2GO has decided to bring its business to local companies. In the past month, H2GO has implemented many projects to benefit their […]


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UPDATE: Witnesses spot two missing Brunswick County teens in South Carolina

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UPDATE: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Information has been received by the sheriff’s office that River Boyd and Macalya Wallace were seen at the southbound on-ramp of U.S. 95 in Hamer, South Carolina at approximately 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to an update from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. The two teens were last seen leaving South Brunswick […]


Red Cross schedules multiple blood drives in the face of blood, platelet shortages

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross.

Nearly 300 donors answered the call Thursday when SAAC partnered with the American Red Cross to hold the CAA Blood Challenge.

WILMINGTON — The American Red Cross has made an emergency plea for blood and platelets after a scarcity of donations in November and December. Overall, the Red Cross received about 37,000 fewer donations during those months than anticipated. Hectic holiday schedules and severe weather that forced about 90 blood drives to cancel were among the […]


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