Today's News

  • WBHS seeks a ‘mother’s touch’

    West Brunswick High School is looking for a few positive women with a motherly touch to participate in its “Mother’s Touch” mentoring program.

    If you would like to help some young ladies with that motherly touch, call Assistant Principal Caryl Fullwood at the school at 754-4338 as soon as possible, because there is a young lady who needs a “mother’s touch.”

  • Red Cross open house at Cape Fear Museum

    American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter will have an open house Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market St. in Wilmington.

    Learn about available volunteer opportunities and enjoy refreshments.

    For more information, contact Kelly Van Houten at kelly.vanhouten@redcross.org or 762-2683, ext. 361.

  • Corning Inc., Orton foundations sponsor CIS Benefit Gala

    Corning Inc. Foundation has provided a $5,000 sponsorship of the 2017 CIS “Supporting Student Success” Benefit Gala being held Nov. 2 at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

    CIS also received a sponsorship from the Orton Foundation for the event.

  • Open enrollment begins Nov. 1

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds residents that open enrollment for the 2018 Federal Health Insurance Exchange begins Wednesday, Nov. 1, and runs through Dec. 15 with coverage to start Jan. 1, 2018.

    “This is a shorter enrollment period than previous years,” Causey said in a news release. “If you do not have health insurance elsewhere, you need to take part in Open Enrollment to make sure you choose the best insurance plan to meet your needs as well as determine if you qualify for tax subsidies to offset premium costs.”

  • Clinics to host open houses for veterans, caregivers

    Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s coastal clinics — Brunswick County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, Wilmington Health Care Center and Jacksonville CBOC — are hosting open houses Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Brunswick County CBOC is at 18 Doctors Circle (Units 2 and 3), in Supply.

    The event is part of a national VA effort to expand recognition of veterans beyond Veterans Day to include the entire month of November.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 4:48 p.m. Oct. 30, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

  • Purple Feet Festival resets for Sunday, Nov. 5

    The Imitations and renowned Lucy Lookalike Contest highlight Silver Coast Winery’s 12th Purple Feet Festival rescheduled for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

    The annual event, postponed because of inclement weather in early September, also features DJ Butch Barnes, arts and crafts and food vendors, and Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue’s Safety House.

  • Dixon Chapel 63rd Oyster Roast heats up Nov. 4

    Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church at 190 Varnamtown Road in Varnamtown is once again stirring up its annual Oyster Roast for the 63rd time this year.

    The savory event celebrating freshly harvested local oysters roasted over open fires on the grounds of the church is scheduled from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

    The cost for an oyster roast is $25 adults and $10 children, which includes hushpuppies, pickles and coffee. (Bring an oyster knife and sauce of your choice.)

  • Owl Howl roosts in Belville’s riverwalk park Nov. 4

    The Cape Fear Raptor Center brings its third annual Owl Howl back to Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park on Nov. 4.

    The Cape Fear Raptor Center provides rehabilitation services to injured raptors with the goal to release them back to their natural habitat. 

    The organization also offers education programs in the Southeastern region of North Carolina on the importance that raptors serve in our ecosystem to help ensure the presence of raptors in our environment for future generations.

  • Praise in the Park to precede CROP Hunger Walk

    The South Brunswick Interchurch Council will partner with the Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association and the town of Shallotte to hold a Praise in the Park event Sunday, Nov. 5, in Mulberry Park in Shallotte. This will include the 26th annual CROP Hunger Walk, information sharing by participating churches, music and free food for participants. All are welcome.