Maggie Larrimore Smith, 82, of Longwood

Maggie Larrimore Smith, 82, of Longwood, went to be with her Lord on July 12, 2016, in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. She was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Columbus County, a daughter of the late Curtis and Beatrice Grice Larrimore. Surviving are her husband, Horace Smith; two daughters, Vickie Grissett and Nancy Simmons […]

Brunswick County superintendent gets contract extension after ‘above average’ evaluation

The Brunswick County Board of Education has voted to extend Superintendent Les Tubb's contract until June 30, 2020 after a favorable first evaluation Tuesday. Courtesy photo.

The Brunswick County school district’s top leader has earned high marks for his first year of work. Tuesday, the board of education rewarded Superintendent Les Tubb for a job well done with a two-year contract extension. Tubb’s existing contract expired June 30, 2018 but following the board’s decision will now run through the end of […]

Farmin’ offers ‘sneak peek’ at new downtown grocery store

An artist rendering shows the planned storefront of the new Farmin' shop set to open on Front Street later this summer. Courtesy images.

A new locally sourced grocery store is blossoming along downtown Wilmington’s main strip. Farmin’ Brands recently released renderings of what its Farmin’ on Front shop will look like when it opens its doors later this summer. The wholesale company—which also owns an onsite bakery, Capital Creamery and Prospect Farms in Supply—announced in February that it […]

Weekly detour: this week’s construction, closures

Construction on Randall Parkway. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for July 3 – 9, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. City of Wilmington Randall Parkway – intermittent eastbound right lane closures between Marlboro Street and Kerr Avenue for road widening and construction of the Cross-City Trail New Hanover County SR 1175 (Emerson […]

CIS of Brunswick County’s fourth thrift store to open in Leland

Racks are being filled and shelves stacked in advance of CIS' newest thrift shop, set to open in Leland on July 6. Courtesy photo.

Savvy shoppers take note: A new secondhand store is opening up shop just over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County announced this week it will open its fourth thrift shop in Leland early next month. For more than two decades, CIS has worked with the school district and other […]

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