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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Take a tour of St. James Plantation without leaving your home


SOUTHPORT — The St. James Plantation, founded by WWII veteran and North Carolina native Homer Wright, is an award-winning planned community. For many potential guests, however, visiting the Plantation meant a long drive, taking time off from work and making other logistical arrangements. That is, until now. This week St. James Plantation went live with […]

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 […]

Southport teen takes top prize in 4-H regional horse competition


The All American Quarter (AQHA) Horse Congress is the largest single breed-horse show in the world. The show attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus, Ohio area. In addition, the largest Collegiate and Youth Judging contest is held at the Congress, with more than 60 teams of college students, 4-H, FFA and Quarter Horse […]

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Brunswick County residents now eligible for FEMA aid

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

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 […]

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