Ask Amber Rubio how long she lived at her last address and she is quick to answer, “31 years.”
For her entire life, Rubio has lived at one address, the home of her grandmother who raised her.
But for what seemed like forever, she dreamed of a home of her own, a house for herself and her children.
Rubio had been everywhere, talked to everyone and tried everything, from banks to credit unions, but she could not qualify for a mortgage loan. Then she turned to Habitat for Humanity for assistance, hoping for help in getting a dream home.
GRISSETTOWN—Timothy DeMatties of Seaside has found his professional niche doing something he never thought he would—building and repairing street-legal golf carts as a mechanic at the Golf Cart Outlet.
The opportunity to train for his new career was the result of a six-month span of unemployment.
People in Brunswick County know what it’s like to come home to flooded roads and damaged homes.
Living in a coastal area, local residents have experienced the devastating effects of hurricanes and tropical storms.
That’s why members of Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte have opened their annual drive to fill “flood buckets” for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to provide aid during hurricane season.
Brunswick County code enforcement administrator Fred Morris is among more than 20 men who have signed on to compete in a womanless beauty pageant Saturday night in Little River, S.C., to benefit the Kayla Bennett Softball Scholarship Fund.
Bennett was a rising junior at North Myrtle Beach High School when she was killed July 26, 2007, in a one-vehicle crash outside Loris, S.C., attributed to speeding and drunk driving by another teen.
Of the 21 couples participating in Brunswick Community College Foundation’s “Dancing With the Brunswick County Stars,” Bidgie Sue and Jim MacCallum may have the biggest challenge. Neither are professional dancers and neither have much dance experience.
Sue, a retired high school English teacher, said she took ballet, tap and jazz classes when she was a young girl “like everybody’s mothers made them do,” and she and her husband took classes for a short time.
When starting to prepare for Brunswick Community College Foundation’s Dancing With the Stars competition, district attorney Rex Gore set four goals for himself—to have fun, be entertaining, lose weight and not drop dead of a heart attack while in rehearsal.
This week, he added one more goal to the list.
“Our goal is to let the other teams know we’re coming,” he said.
Gore was asked to participate several months ago and didn’t hesitate to say yes.