Community News

  • Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic to be open June 15

    The Brunswick Adult Medical Clinic will be open from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. The clinic is free, and no appointments are necessary.

    The clinic is in the social hall at Supply Baptist Church near the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211. It is open to low-income individuals who need medical help and do not have Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance.

    Volunteer doctors, nurses and others staff the clinic.

    For more information, call 755-7522 and leave a message and contact phone number. Your call will be answered as soon as possible.

  • Flag Day ceremony set in Shallotte

    The Shallotte Elks Lodge 2854 will host their annual Flag Day ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. June 14 at Shallotte Middle School.

    Participating will be the Shallotte Fire Department Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 201, Tina Sanchez from New Beginnings Community Church and speakers from the military.

    Albert Hughes will lead the singing of the National Anthem and “God Bless America.”

    The ceremony for burning flags will be the last event of the ceremony.

  • BCC, tech prep students get Career Readiness

     Brunswick Community College’s Continuing Education Department and Brunswick County Schools’ College Tech Prep Program’s collaborative effort has lead to 68 high school students receiving a state and nationally recognized Career Readiness Certificate.

  • Achterberg to host green radio program

     Jeff Achterberg of Verity Management Solutions LLC and Verity Property Maintenance & Inspections is hosting a radio program in the Wilmington area dedicated to energy efficiency building practices and other “green” topics, including products and services.

    Achterberg is host of “Going Green–Your Building Performance Experts” airing from 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on WAAV 980AM. 

  • Students make honor roll at Cedar Grove Middle School

     Cedar Grove Middle School has announced its third nine weeks awards:

    A Honor Roll

    Sixth grade: Darcy Evans, Gerard Hall, Nichole Millisock, Ian Niggles, Danny Parker II, Kaitlyn Rea, Ryan Snow.

    Seventh grade: Billie Bailey, Hannah Caison, Harrison Cheers, Courtney Cummings, Gracie Destefano, Amanda Fonseca, Shermonde Fullwood, Kanisha Grissett, Ashley Merklinger, Jackson Pickard, Annabelle Rahal, Janiqwa Small.

    Eighth grade: Austen Chestnut, Dylan Freedle, Kasi Frye.

  • Bolivia Elementary announces third nine weeks honors

     Bolivia Elementary School has announced its third nine weeks awards:

    A Honor Roll

  • Guest presenter for Civil War group

     Historian, author and UNCW professor Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Ph.D will be the guest presenter at the June 1 meeting of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table that begins at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office. Everyone is welcome.

  • New books available at Hickmans Crossroads Library

     The following books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “Kid Carolina: R.J. Reynolds Jr.” by Heidi Schnakenberg. An intimate look at the dramatic, tumultuous life and mysterious death of a Southern icon.

    “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Future” by Michael J. Fox. This optimistic volume inspires and motivates readers to work hard, achieve the most they can and maximize their abilities.


  • Leadership team project benefits Literacy Council

     Brunswick County Literacy Council is the recipient of a team project as part of Leadership Brunswick County, a nine-month program jointly sponsored by the Brunswick Community College, Brunswick County, North Brunswick and the Southport-Oak Island Area chambers of commerce.

    Graduation ceremonies took place at the Odell Williamson Auditorium Events Center on May 19. 

    Brunswick County Literacy Council board president Mari-Lou Wong-Chong and vice president Gene Vasile were on hand to cheer the graduates and especially the BCLC team.

  • Lewis, Hewett reunion set

    All relatives, friends and families of the George Washington Lewis and Lydia Ann Hewett family are invited to the 30th family reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 6, at the Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach.
    There will be a covered dish dinner.
    For more details, call David Lewis at 842-7972 or Grover Holden at 842-8313.