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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Veterans Coalition to meet Nov. 14

    The Brunswick County Veterans Coalition will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at VFW Post 10400 in Boiling Spring Lakes. Fifteen veteran organizations within Brunswick County are represented at coalition meetings.

    Guest speakers will be from Legal Aid of North Carolina, Brunswick County Veteran’s Assistance Office, Congressman David Rouzer’s office and Horseplay Farms. Any veteran organization within Brunswick County is encouraged to send a representative. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Fund assists animal shelters with Hurricane Florence expenses

    Animal shelters that incurred expenses as a result of Hurricane Florence can request reimbursement through the Animal Shelter Support Fund. Services eligible for reimbursement include veterinary, sanitation, feed, supplies and temporary housing. This fund cannot be used for administrative costs or capital expenditures.

    Shelters need to apply soon, as requests should be made within 60 days of the incurred expense.

  • Coastal Horizons receives federal funds

    Coastal Horizons Center Inc. is receiving $89,222 to establish a telehealth program to provide opioid medication assisted treatment services in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties.

    The money is part of $39.6 million awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant Program.

  • Animal collisions increase as temperatures cool

    The falling leaves and lower temperatures enjoyed in North Carolina’s autumnal seasons results in rising rates of deer collisions. Fall weather continues to correspond with high numbers of car accidents spurred by the darting of deer onto roadways, increasing the risks of vehicle damage and personal injuries.

    The reported number of animal-vehicle collisions in North Carolina in 2017 was 18,540 — 629 more than the year before. Brunswick County had the state’s 10th-highest number.

  • BFA offers hurricane relief to victims

    Limited funding is available through Brunswick Family Assistance to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

    If you are in need of financial assistance for utilities, rent, medicine or other needs directly related to the disaster, call BFA at 754-4766 or visit one of its locations in Shallotte and Leland.

    If you need home repairs, contact one of the following partner organizations: Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries (WARM), J.C. Lyle at 399-7563 or Brunswick Housing Opportunities’ Resea Willis at 253-0699.

  • Two steps to take for receiving rental assistance from FEMA

    Are you a renter who was forced out of your home by Hurricane Florence and initially was eligible for rental assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency? Do you still need FEMA’s help? If you are still eligible, you need take only two steps to get the help you need:

    1) Complete a Declaration of Continuing Need for Rental Assistance. This is a legal document mailed to all rental grant recipients 15 days after the rental assistance grant is received. Survivors with additional housing needs must complete the declaration.

  • To receive thanks is to be at the portal of giving thanks

    November rolls around with its annual invitation to give thanks for the multiple harvests of goodness in our lives. For some, perhaps for many, the wagon of gratitude overflows. There is so much goodness, so much bountifulness, in their lives because benevolence is never overlooked. Grace abounds in every nook and cranny.

  • ThanksLIVING: A holiday twist to celebrate

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, only to be surpassed by New Year’s Day — the ultimate new beginning (but that’s another column!)

    My family, friends and co-workers have been known to secretly (or not-so-secretly) groan when I’ve pulled out the traditional decorations over the years and “The First Thanksgiving” story, encouraging everyone to read a stanza while passing around the pilgrim hat to wear. One can never get too much of Miles Standish, Priscilla Alden and Squanto!

  • Holiday food rules for pets

    Welcome to the holidays! If you’re like many Americans, the day after a holiday should be called “leftovers.” For many American pets, it should be called “GI upset.” That's because too many pets will be fed too many leftover foods that will result in too many, er, potty breaks. To help your pet avoid the “leftover runs” or worse, follow my holiday food rules for pets.

  • Talking turkey in time for Thanksgiving

    Like most of you, I’m thinking about that big Thanksgiving turkey. Here are a few last-minute thoughts, reminders and a quick easy recipe for leftovers.

    Don’t wash it.