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Today's News

  • Garden club supports new hospice house

    Long Bay Garden Club has fulfilled a $10,000 pledge to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House capital campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County. A patio garden off the Solace Room will be named in its honor.

  • Waccamaw students join ROCAME jamboree

    The Waccamaw School ROCAME team competed in the local jamboree at North Brunswick High School on Saturday, March 24. ROCAME students earned the following awards:
    First place, PowerPoint Presentaton: Tatyanna Bellamy.
    First place, Metric Mastery: Cesar Ramos and Monty Stanley.
    Second place, Oratorical Contest: Monty Stanley.
    Third place, Write It/Do It: Cheyenne Marlowe and Aaliya Gore.
    Third place, Pentathion: Nydasia Miller, Bernesha Daniels, Tashayla Daniels and Harvey Bolanos.

  • ATMC grant helps students find their way

    Have you ever wondered where on Earth you are? What is your absolute location? What are your coordinates?
    Jada Fimbel, a fourth-grade teacher at Union Elementary School, wanted her students to learn about it and also apply the information to the world around them.
    With the help of a Smart Connections Grant from ATMC, they are now on the map and can tell you exactly where on Earth they are.

  • 4-H program teaches leadership to teens

    While other Brunswick County teens were enjoying their day off on Friday, March 30, Brunswick County 4-H Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) were working hard to prepare school enrichment for kindergartners and fourth- through eighth-graders. These innovative leaders created CalciYum for Kindergartners kits and planned lessons for Health Rocks!

  • Greene honored for work with Guardian ad Litem program

    Paula Greene, attorney advocate for the Guardian ad Litem program of the 13th Judicial District, is honored for her 25 years of service to this program on April 11 during a celebratory event at the Brunswick County Courthouse with Judge Sherry Tyler presiding.

  • Dosher volunteers acknowledge donations, services

    A group of the Dosher Hospital volunteers came together following their recent monthly meeting to commemorate the organization’s recent donations to the departments and services of Dosher Memorial Hospital.
    Several hospital departments were the recipients of the Dosher volunteers’ generosity over the past five months. Volunteers donated a new centrifuge for the hospital’s laboratory and two elliptical exercise machines for cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Nantucket Band at Holden Beach Grassroots Concert on April 28

    Staff Report

    Nantucket Band, a longtime rock group formed in Jacksonville in 1969, will perform live in an outdoor concert 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Holden Beach.
    The concert, Holden Beach Grassroots Presents Nantucket Live at Holden Beach, will take place in a field at 1305 Cedar Landing Road near Provision Company Restaurant on the mainland side of Holden Beach.
    Nantucket will be playing all of its hits as well as new sounds mixed with beach and shag music.

  • Free concerts coming

    Spring has sprung and the Brunswick bands are playing sweet music. Each year, the Brunswick Concert Band and Big Band give back to the community and their supporters by performing free spring concerts in Caswell Beach and Sunset Beach.
    On Friday, May 4, the Brunswick Concert Band will perform at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach beginning at 7:30 p.m. under the direction of Steve Skillman. The program will include a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, highlights from “The Music Man” and “The Purple Carnival March.”

  • Religion briefs

    Women’s conference set for May 4-5
    New Beginnings Community Church, 730 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, will host a Women’s Conference, “Arise, O Daughter of Zion,” on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5. Speaker will be Dr. Kathy Bojanowski, worship leader Tina Sanchez and drama, the Rev. Diana Payne.
    Registration is $25 per person. For more information, call NBCC at 754-2987 or Donna Smith at 579 6853.

  • Leave a legacy and live in the hearts of those you love

    During the past few years, I have been asked when I’m going to write another book. Hard on the heels of that question came an unsolicited request. When you do, include your newspaper columns. Years ago, I was told I should write a book about the importance of leaving a legacy for future generations. As a friend of mine is wont to say, “I listened...and took it all seriously.”