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 […]


Free parenting classes offered by Brunswick County’s Communities in Schools

SOUTHPORT – Parents and families continue to benefit from enrolling in the evidence-based Incredible Years parenting program offered by Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS). The Incredible Years parenting class has been strengthening Brunswick County families by promoting effective positive strategies for parents to use to manage their children’s behavior for the past seven […]


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Communities In Schools: Changing lives one student at a time in Brunswick County

CIS was founded on the belief that “it’s relationships, not programs that change children.”

CIS Before and After School Programs

SOUTHPORT — Not many people or organizations can say they help change the paths of students’ lives. However, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) has been doing just that for 22 years for students and families in Brunswick County. CIS lives its mission every day to “surround students with a community of support, empowering […]


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Award winning author speaks, Civil War-era musicians entertain, at the next Civil War Round Table

john bennett music group

FORT CASWELL — On Tuesday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6 p.m., attendees at the Brunswick Civil War Round Table meeting will be in for a rare treat. The evening begins with John Bennett and his band, Masonboro Parlor, playing Civil War-period songs until 6:45 p.m. This will be followed at 7 p.m. by the incomparable Civil […]


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Explore that ‘other war’ with the Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table

SOUTHPORT — There is no shortage of clubs and tours for the War Between the States, but what about that “other war,” The American Revolutionary War. Three colonial houses are preserved in Wilmington and the first Revolutionary War engagement in the area was fought at nearby Moores Creek National Battlefield, just 20 miles away from […]


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Samara’s Village celebrates one year of positive parenting support in Brunswick County

Members of Samara's Village Board and Staff celebrate their one year anniversary.

BOILING SPRING LAKES — On Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, the board of directors and staff of Samara’s Village invited the community to join them to celebrate the organization’s one-year anniversary with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This event marked the grand opening of the nonprofit’s first Counseling and Education Center in Brunswick County. The ceremony took […]


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Dosher Memorial Hospital takes aim at ‘community wellness’

Population Health Improvement Partners Senior Director Donna Albertone (center) announced a $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment for Dosher Memorial Hospital on Tuesday. Joining Albertone (from left) are Dr. Scott Starks, Dosher Hospital Board trustee, and Tom Siemers hospital president and CEO.

SOUTHPORT — Dosher Memorial Hospital is expanding efforts to improve the health of the residents in its area with the launching of the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition. The coalition has been made possible thanks to a $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment, of Charlotte. More details about what the program will become are due […]


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 […]


Dosher Foundation receives $30,000 grant from Louis Bacon’s Orton Foundation

SOUTHPORT — Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a $30,000 grant from the Orton Foundation, the North Carolina affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, for the hospital’s Emergency Department, which treats more than 13,000 patients per year. “The Orton Foundation recognizes the excellent work that Dosher Memorial Hospital does for the community and has […]


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