Authors Posts by Jo Ann Mathews

Jo Ann Mathews

Jo Ann was a freelance writer and English teacher before her husband, Steve, and she moved from Flossmoor, Illinois to Ocean Isle Beach in 2000. Both of them are Illinois natives, but Jo Ann loves to write and Steve loves to golf so Brunswick County offered the perfect venue. One of their sons is a naval officer and lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and their three sons. The other is an investment banker in San Francisco. Jo Ann enjoys swimming, jazz, needlepoint and her Kindle.

Christmas in July Book Bag Program Donates Almost 400 Bags

Bookbags in July program Leland, NC
Filled book bags line the hallway walls and occupy available space in the reception area at Brunswick Family Assistance in Shallotte. A constant stream...

Navassa and H2GO Work Together for Habitat

H2GO Navassa Helping Hands Project
Mayor Eulis Willis of Navassa received a call for assistance. After that call, he took action and started a chain of events that solved...

Brunswick County Students Broaden Experience at the Inauguration

Brunswick Early College High School Students Inauguration 2017
A whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C. during inauguration week provided lifelong images of democracy at work, including the protests, for Brunswick County students. “Our primary...

1st Breath Helps Grieving Parents

1st breath for Infant and stillborn loss
1st Breath, a nonprofit located in Leland, helps parents grieve the loss of a stillborn child. We asked Pat Flynn why she started her...

The Brunswick Riverwalk

Brunswick Riverwalk Belville NC (12)
Three walking trails, a fishing pier, an outdoor educational pavilion, a 1,480-foot boardwalk, picnic areas, an observation deck, preserved historical ruins, spectacular views along...

Making the Move: Brunswick County’s New Hospital

Later this summer, Brunswick Community Hospital will fade into the past and Brunswick Novant Medical Center will emerge as the new hospital in Brunswick...

Lowes Foods in Brunswick Forest

Lowes Food Leland NC
Matt Nowlin understands the grocery store business. His first job at age 16 was as a bagger at Lowes Foods in Mount Airy, his...

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders: North Brunswick High School JROTC

JROTC at North Brunswick High School | Leland, NC
Despite the lengthy walk from the main building at North Brunswick High School to the Army JROTC building at the back of the property,...

Meet Young Entrepreneur Chris LaCoe of Hwy 55

Chris LaCoe of Hwy 55 Burgers Leland
After finding great success with Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, Chris LaCoe gives back to Brunswick County in many ways. Meet the young entrepreneur...