Brunswick County to start enforcing no charging policy for school lunches

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — For some Brunswick County students, no money will mean no school lunch, beginning in January.  When Brunswick County students return to school on Jan. 2, there will be some changes to the way many receive school lunch. The district on that date will begin to fully enforce the no-charge policy for high […]

Brunswick Community College Women’s Basketball receives donation from BF Pickleball Paddles

BOLVIA — On Nov. 11, the inaugural Dolphin Pickleball Tournament kicked off at the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center. The tournament, which was a three-day event, hosted several pickleball players from various Brunswick County Communities. The most important part of the tournament was that they were raising money for […]

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More than marinara: Entrepreneur Peter Lombardi honors his mother’s memory


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Peter Lombardi looked at the pot of crushed tomatoes, onions and herbs simmering on the stove, lifted his hands towards the ceiling and declared: “That’s mom. That’s all mom.” Lombardi’s mother, Rita Audra Sorrentino, taught him the recipe when he was a young boy. She learned it herself growing up in a heavily […]

Santa’s coming! Find out where with this interactive map


Santa Claus is scheduled to visit the Cape Fear area several times before Christmas night, including local tree lighting events. Find out where you can meet St. Nicholas, and get your photo taken with him, on our map below. Do you expect to have Santa Claus making an appearance at your establishment or event? We’ll update […]

Brunswick County voters approve $152 million school bond


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC — Voters approved the divisive $152 million school bond that has divided the county’s Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. After months of division, the Board of Education finally came together on the bond at the beginning of the year and in May of this year unveiled a line-item budget for […]

Brunswick County residents now eligible for FEMA aid

This screenshot provided by the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation shows the Whiteville substation during Hurricane Matthew. (Photo courtesy BEMC).

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Residents in hurricane-ravaged Brunswick County will now be getting some help from FEMA. Brunswick County, which saw catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, started receiving assistance from the federal agency on Oct. 10. However, that funding was limited to support for county and local government agencies. The new FEMA announcement […]

‘Distinguished’ Charter Day School science teacher knows how to serve his students

David Johnson leads his class at Charter Day School in Leland in October, 2016.

LELAND — David Johnson, who won the North Carolina Science Teachers Association “Distinguished Service Award” at the annual ceremony last week in Goldsboro, always wanted to teach in a way that truly engaged students. The NCSTA Award recognized The Charter Day School teacher’s ability to put that desire into practice. Johnson’s seventh-grade science class is academically […]

Leland Fire/Rescue collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Matthew


LELAND — Leland Fire/Rescue is collecting donations to distribute to those affected by the recent weather-related events in Brunswick County as well as in Cumberland, Bladen and Columbus counties. Items such as non-perishable food (canned or boxed goods, bottled water), canned or bagged pet food, clothing (must be clean and in good condition), blankets, toiletries […]

A flash flood watch is in effect for Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover counties


Heavy rains expected throughout Thursday could cause flash floods, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. The watch includes Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, Coloumbus, Bladen and Robeson counties. Cities within that area include: Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Leland, Shalotte, Boiling Spring Lakes, Ogden, Burgaw, Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro, Whitevilee, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Seagate, Sunset […]

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