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Chili to heat up Moose Lodge Oct. 13
The Local Heroes Chili Cook-off will take place from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Oak Island Moose Lodge. Local fire, rescue and police departments, along with the US Coast Guard, will be competing for the title of “The Best Chili in Town.”
Tickets on now sale for $10 each. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Be sure to get $2 off coupons at the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce and First Citizens Bank, Oak Island branch.
There will also be music, door prizes, games, fire truck tours and a bake sale. Proceeds from the event will help support local charities, the local fire departments and the S.E. Brunswick Civitan Scholarship Fund.
For tickets or sponsorship information, call Jonathan Peele at 454-0707 or email jonathan@coastlineinsurance.com.

R.C. Soles to be honored by Dems Sept. 27
R.C. Soles Jr. of Tabor City, who served in the N.C. Legislature for 42 years representing Brunswick and Columbus counties and parts of Bladen and New Hanover counties, will be honored for his service during a Sept. 27 dinner meeting beginning at 6 p.m. at Brunswick County Democrat Headquarters, across from Brunswick Community College.
N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will be the guest speaker. David Redwine, a Shallotte businessman and former N.C. legislator, who represented Brunswick and Columbus counties for more than two decades, will introduce him.
All Democratic men and women are invited to bring a covered dish of their favorite food and show their appreciation for Soles and his service.

Elks make picnic for Assisted Living
The Calabash Elks Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual Labor Day picnic for residents of Shallotte Assisted Living on Monday, Sept. 3. Residents were treated to hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade macaroni salad and beans, and ice cream and cookies for dessert.
Elk Frank Blue served as the grill master, while auxiliary members Floss Smith, Marylynne Blue, Barbara Harnett, Tina Megas, Elaine Ferrara and Rose Henshaw handled the serving.
The residents expressed their gratitude for the special treatment.

Auxiliary to host a Thirty-One Party
The Holden Beach VFW Ladies Auxiliary will host a Thirty-One Party from
1-4 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 29, at 573 Sabbath Home Road in Supply. The public is welcome to join in light refreshments while getting their Christmas shopping done early. Call Julie Parks at 842-5591for more information.

Railroad club sets merit badge class
The Intracoastal Model Railroad Club is sponsoring and conducting a railroad merit badge training seminar from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Odell Williamson Auditorium, on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
The seminar will prepare the Scouts for completion of the badge requirements with up-to-date and railroading presentations by the club, and railroad safety by the Operation Lifesaver group from the Sunnypoint Military Rail Operations group.
All area Scouts in both North and South Carolina are invited to attend to pursue their railroad merit badges. The signup deadline is at noon Sept. 22.
Additional information is available from Joe Rochel at 232-5538 or joerochel@yahoo.com or Don Woodwell at 910-287-6866 or drwoodwell2@aol.com.

Specialty shop will benefit CIS
Communities in Schools will open Red House Specialty Shop on Oct. 1 at 4604 Main St. in Shallotte. It is the big red building next to Burger King.
The shop, open to vendors or dealers looking to rent space to sell their merchandise, will have furniture, antiques, pottery, jewelry and novelty items for sale. There will be selection of floor spaces, locked and open cases, wall spaces and yard spaces.
The shop is now open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday for vendors to see and setup. Stop in or call 754-4442 to make an appointment.
This business venture is a resource development expansion of the existing thrift shops operated by Communities in Schools, a nonprofit organization serving Brunswick County Schools for more than 17 years.