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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‘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 […]

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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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Where We Live: Inside the Bell-Clemmons House, a Civil War-era home and bed and breakfast

Originally a privately-owned home, the house was sold for $400 in 1873 and later became a boarding house in the early 1900s. A century later in 2004, it was completely renovated and then turned into a bed and breakfast.


Where We Live: A weekly look at the homes in the Cape Fear Region SOUTHPORT — Rick and Cathi Ulrich weren’t looking to own their own business or a bed and breakfast when they were searching for their retirement home in Southport. But when Cathi Ulrich walked into the Bell-Clemmons House and saw the kitchen, […]

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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Brunswick County’s annual ‘Little Princess Ball’ provides special afternoon for local girls


SOUTHPORT — It was another memorable event for the annual Little Princess Ball sponsored by Communities In Schools (CIS) and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation in February. The Little Princess Ball is for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade accompanied by an adult male role model. Little princesses came dressed in their prettiest dresses, ball […]

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Parrot Heads unite! Southport-Oak Island Chamber announces Oak Island Lighthouse Walk/Run

OAK ISLAND — Participants will ‘flock’ to the North Carolina beach town of Oak Island to participate in the Oak Island Lighthouse Walk/Run on Saturday, April 22. The event, sponsored by Dosher Memorial Hospital, offers fitness activities on the beautiful coast for all levels with a half marathon, 10k, 5k and One Mile Fun Run. Embracing […]

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February Teen Court sets next session for Tuesday

SOUTHPORT– The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be next Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Brunswick County courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention […]

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Give blood in March in celebration of ‘Red Cross Month’

WILMINGTON — March is Red Cross month, and you can join in on the American Red Cross life-saving mission by giving blood. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and who bring hope to people facing emergencies, according to a press release from […]

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