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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Oasis News

A non-profit that helps kids with autism is giving newscasts a run for their money. A teacher at OASIS NC started having her students write news articles and that turned into an actual weekly newscast put on by those students.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Extraordinary Warriors

A local non-profit is making sure the men and women who serve and have serve in any capacity get the help they need to stay healthy in mind and body.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Giving Kids a Shot

We all know that kids are the future. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week is making sure kids in our area have a safe place where opportunity exists in numerous ways.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Whole Hog Hobby

25 of the best barbecue chefs in the state will go head to head in a cook off for the state title. It's the 32nd annual Whole Hog Barbecue Championship and a Brunswick County father-son duo are in the competition.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Radical Love Mural Project

Creativity is on display with love and solidarity front and center.  Snipes Academy students are taking part in a project put together by students and staff at UNCW.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Burying the Bad Apple

Social media is wonderful, magical, monster. Bad apples often get a spotlight, the stories get shared over and over, and it gives a false reality of life in general. In reality, the bag is full of more good apples than bad ones. Life is full of the good stuff too. Timothy Hutto is giving the good apples an undivided spotlight.

‘A Bike for Every Child’ to get their funding beefed up on Wednesday

The non-profit organization that makes sure there is a bike for every child is getting a little help by a local business.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Wheelchair POP Topper

Bumper stickers have long been used as a form of expression on the back on a car or truck. But in Carolina Beach, a woman has found a way to break barriers with the back of her wheelchair.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Humanity’s Waterboy

He's a musician. He's a real estate developer. He's a life saver. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week was asked to create a way for 3rd world countries to get disease free water. He answered the call with a "Living Water System".

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

It's been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.