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Communities in Schools searching for volunteers as school starts

As students gear up to return to school, one organization in Brunswick County is gearing up to recruit more volunteers.

Toys for Tots volunteers serve more than just the community

The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots are in the midst of some of their busiest days of the year and rely on their many volunteers to successfully get those toys to families.

Beach town looks to enforce equipment ordinance

North Topsail beach town leaders passed an unattended beach equipment ordinance last year, and now they're trying to educate people on what the newly enforced rule means.

Azalea Festival organizers enlist help to find volunteers

videoTens of thousands of people enjoy the Azalea Festival's concerts, fairs and special events each year and organizers need your help to make it happen this year. The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is partnering with Azalea Festival organizers in an effort to find the hundreds of the volunteers they need.

Nourish NC makes sure kids don’t go hungry over summer break

videoFifty-one percent of the students in New Hanover County are eligible for free or reduced lunch. That means, school might be the only place they get a good meal, but now school is out for the summer.

Volunteers spend Christmas Eve morning delivering dinner to the needy

videoMore than 100 volunteers spent their Christmas Eve morning at the Global River Church Administration Building disturbing and delivering home cooked meals to the needy. "Share whatever you have, how ever small it is, or large. Share it,” said Joyce Hedgepeth.

New Hanover board considering background checks on volunteers

Poke your head into the classrooms at Ogden Elementary School on any given day, and you’ll find them crawling with volunteers. But they don’t undergo a formal background check – something district officials in New Hanover County Schools want to change.

Cape Fear Red Cross looks for volunteers

videoThe Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross held a volunteer recruitment Sunday afternoon. Leaders say the role the community plays in times of disaster is huge, both in preparedness and recovery.

McIntyre announces $310,032 in federal funds for Surf City Volunteer Fire Department

Congressman Mike McIntyre announced Wednesday that the Surf City Volunteer Fire Department has received $310,032 in federal funds for operations and safety improvements.

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