Today's News

  • SHIIP saves Medicare beneficiaries millions

    The efforts of Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) county coordinating sites helped North Carolina Medicare beneficiaries save more than $44 million in 2016, according to a news release from North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey.

    SHIIP, a division of the N.C. Department of Insurance, trains coordinators and volunteers at partnering agencies across the state to provide free, unbiased counseling about Medicare in their communities.

  • Free classes for pregnant teens

    Professional medical volunteers of Samara’s Village will offer a series of classes beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, designed to prepare pregnant teen moms for their baby’s arrival.

    The six-class program will be conducted at the Education and Counseling Center of Samara’s Village, 1450 Fifty Lakes Drive, Unit F, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Coastal Ambassador volunteers sought

    The North Carolina Coastal Federation is hosting a Coastal Ambassador training June 12 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for those interested in serving as representatives of the federation at outreach events.

    At this training, participants will meet at the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center at 309 W. Salisbury St. in Wrightsville Beach for a salt marsh field trip. They will help collect specimens for the weekly Touch Tank Tuesday program at the center, as well as learn more about the wildlife living in the waters around Wrightsville Beach.

  • ACS offers rides to treatments

    The American Cancer Society offers rides for patients to life-saving cancer treatments in the Brunswick County area. Volunteers are trained, ready and standing by to offer their services. Call (800) 227-2345 to speak to an ACS representative who can assist you.

    The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program is a curbside-to-curbside transportation service that provides free rides to cancer patients to and from treatments.

  • Leland tourism group seeks members

    Leland Town Council is seeking members to serve on the newly expanded Leland Tourism Development Authority (TDA). Those involved with businesses and entities engaged in the promotion of travel and tourism in the town of Leland are encouraged to apply.

    The TDA meets monthly and works to promote travel and tourism by advertising and marketing the town and activities therein to tourists and business travelers who may choose to visit Leland. Applications for the TDA will be accepted until June 10 for consideration by the town council at its regular June 15 meeting.

  • Rip Current Awareness Week observed

    North Carolina and South Carolina observed Rip Current Awareness Week, June 4-10.

    Rip current and beach safety information was sent through National Weather Service Wilmington social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, during the week.

    Two interns with New Hanover County Emergency Management will be stationed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Fort Fisher Aquarium during World Ocean Day and Friday, June 9, at Fort Fisher State Park to provide rip current information to the public.

  • Silver Coast Winery announces events

    Pelican Bookstore’s 2017 author tour takes place at Silver Coast Winery.

    Meet author Lisa Wingate from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 and author Mary Alice Monroe from 5 to 7 p.m. June 23. Admission is $7.50 per person. Call Pelican Bookstore at 579-8770 for more information.

    There will be line dancing in the barrel room from 2:30 to 5 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28.

    Painting Without Borders is every Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. in the Barrel Room. For more information, call Ellen Pagliaro at 755-6070.

  • Extension offers canning classes

    If you’re new to food preservation or would like to get a refresher on your skills, the NC Cooperative Extension in Brunswick County is offering a series of classes on basic food preservation this month.

  • BFA adds to Leland caseworker schedule

    Brunswick Family Assistance will have a caseworker available to take applications for energy and rental assistance in Leland on Thursdays, in addition to Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until funds are depleted.

    Services are provided on a first come, first-served basis. From this location, BFA can assist people from Leland, Winnabow, Belville, Navassa and Bolivia.

    A caseworker will conduct a full intake at the Leland office at 1492 Village Road in Leland.

  • District announces high school graduation schedules

    Brunswick County Schools announced details Tuesday afternoon about its last four high school graduation ceremonies for the 21016-17 school year at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.