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Community News

  • Brunswick County Literacy Council receives $10K Dollar General grant

    Brunswick County Literacy Council is the recipient of a $10,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant announced by the foundation May 11 and will use the funds to support the council’s ongoing adult literacy programs.

    The award is one of more than $7.5 million in Dollar General grants to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations nationwide.

    “This grant will help the council continue to address our county’s most pressing literacy needs,” Dot Hoerr, BCLC executive director, said in a news release.

  • Foundation awards grant to Good Shepherd Center

    The Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation Inc. awarded Good Shepherd Center $14,000 during its meeting March 29. The funds will be used to continue to fund emergency food, shelter and housing placement for homeless seniors from Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

  • Patriot Hospice and Little River UMC to honor veterans

    The Veteran Pinning Ceremony is part of the We Honor Veterans Program, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

    Patriot Hospice has achieved level 4, the highest level of recognition through this program. As part of it commitment, Patriot Hospice and Palliative Care will pin almost 50 veterans in the Life Center, Little River United Methodist Church, on May 30 at 7 p.m.

  • Preservation tax credit workshops offered

    As a part of its National Preservation Month celebration, Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) will present two preservation tax credit workshops.

    They will be presented Monday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market St. in Wilmington, and Tuesday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Sunset Park Baptist Church, 231 Central Blvd. in Wilmington.

  • Volunteers donate grand piano to LCAC

    The Friends of the Leland Cultural Arts Center (FLCAC) will mark the donation of a grand piano with a dedication and short piano program to demonstrate the instrument at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to this free event, which coincides with the Exhibiting Artists’ opening at the LCAC at 6:30 p.m.

  • Blood donors urged to give in spring

    Eligible blood donors of all blood types are encouraged to give blood through the American Red Cross this spring to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients.

    Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by hospitals and must be used within 42 days of donation.

  • Blood donors sought

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month, observed in April.

    Nearly 2.8 million people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring.

  • Brunswick County Veterans Coalition to meet March 15

    The Brunswick County Veterans Coalition will meet Wednesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post 543 in Oak Island. Interested Brunswick County veteran organizations are encouraged to send a representative to meet fellow veterans from the area and learn what each of their organizations do for veterans and citizens of the county.

    Gary G. Crowden, commander of American Legion Post 543, will lead the meeting.

  • Brunswick County Community Foundation accepts grant applications

    The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, board president Barbara Patten said in a news release.

    Funds are available for nonprofits serving general charitable needs in Brunswick County. Applications are available online beginning March 3. Go to nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 4.

  • H.E.A.R.O Inc. seeks county volunteers

    H.E.A.R.O (Helping Everyone Achieve Realistic Outcome) is a community outreach organization created to meet the growing demands of health care. Its primary focus is to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and improve an individual’s overall wellbeing. They will provide advice and link individuals with necessary services to improve and promote healthy lifestyle changes.