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Stanley earns sheriff’s advanced certificate
Officer James Adam Stanley of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission on June 6.
The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission was established in September 1983 and its purpose is to upgrade the capabilities, competence, and proficiency of sheriffs’ departmental personnel through programs, standards, and procedures involving employment, improvement, career development and retention of the sheriffs’ office personnel.
The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission currently maintains certification files on more than 20,000 deputy sheriffs, detention officers and telecommunicators.
The purpose of the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate is to recognize the level of competence of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs serving North Carolina Sheriffs’ Offices, to foster increased interest in college education and professional law enforcement training and to attract highly qualified individuals into a law enforcement career. It is the highest professional certificate awarded to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in North Carolina.
To qualify for the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs must complete a combination of professional training and relevant education, as well as meet minimum experience requirements.
Authors to sign books in Little River June 30
Authors Kathryn Wright and Margaret Locklair of Little River, S.C., will be available to sign copies of their book, “Unsuitable,” from 2-4 p.m. June 30 at Books-A-Million, 10177 North Kings Highway (U.S. 17) in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Rose Kendall’s childhood has been one long attempt to pull her mother, Marcy, out of depression. But even Rose is unprepared for Marcy’s sudden interest in Jack Bradford, owner of the elite menswear shop, The Suitable. Marcy allows her fiancé to move into their beautiful old home, and Rose becomes his next victim.
Both poignant and dramatic, “Unsuitable” will refresh your faith as it reveals the power of hope in dark places.
Roberts to sign books at Jumpin Java
Oak Island resident Alecia Roberts will be available to sign copies of her book, “The Pursuit of Purpose,” from 1-3 p.m. June 30 at Jumpin Java Espresso Co., 4635 Main St. in Shallotte.
The book is the story of Alecia Roberts’s journey from brokenness to forgiveness and healing. Her story will provide inspiration and encouragement for any situation. By sharing her own journey, she shows how God’s healing, forgiveness and revelations manifest a new perspective on the purpose of miracles in life.
Family programs set at museum
Rainy day? Too much sun? Need a break from the beach? The Museum of Coastal Carolina has activities and programs.
Afternoon family programs begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday:
Monday: Family Scavenger Hunt.
Tuesday: Ocean Reef Explorer.
Wednesday: Who Are You Swimming With?
Thursday: Megabites–It’s All About Sharks!
Friday: Touch Tank Feeding and Sea Shell Identification.
Evening family programs begin at 7 p.m.:
Monday: Sea Turtles and You!
Wednesday: Pirates Ahoy!
Thursday: Snakes Alive!
A special evening program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, features Samford University professor Julie Williams talking about how her great-uncle and his family all survived the Titanic disaster.
Admission is free for museum members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students; $4 for ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger. Bring your Ingram Planetarium receipt and get $1 off. For $59, purchase a seven-day vacation pass for up to six people.
Visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 East Second St. on Ocean Isle Beach. Call 579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org for more information.
Book sale is July 2-3
The Friends of the Library Southport/Oak Island will have two book sales, including gently used purses, from 2-4 p.m. July 2 for FOL members, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 3 open to the public at Southport Realty, 727 North Howe St., next to Taylor’s Restaurant.
Most hardbacks are $1 and most paperbacks are 50 cents each. All proceeds will support the Southport and Oak Island libraries. Feel free to donate books.
Oak Island sponsors Beach Day June 30
The Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor Beach Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the soccer field (46th St. SE) and the beach cabana area.
There will be inflatables, entertainment, contests, food vendors and lots of fun for the entire family. An SK8 competition will take place in the afternoon with a band and shag contest in the evening. The day will conclude with fireworks at the Oak Island pier.
Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9 p.m., weather permitting. Call 278-5518 for more information and specific times of events.
Health fair to benefit muscular dystrophy
Dosher Peak Nutrition and Fitness, 2869 Holden Beach Road in Supply, will be conducting various activities in an effort to raise money with all proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, July 7. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Muscular Dystrophy (MD) explained in the simplest way possible is a hereditary disorder that involves muscle weakness, loss of muscle tissue and the death of muscle cells.
In the U.S. alone, approximately 500-600 males are born each year with M.D. The yearly average medical cost for patients with MD is in excess of $20,000.
The following on-site vendors/activities will be available in an effort to raise money with all proceeds going to the M.D. Association:
Family First Chiropractic, back alignments; Family First Chiropractic, massage therapist; GNC of Shallotte; Sunset Slush of Holden Beach; Kendall Winburn’s Zumba; and The Battle Field, an obstacle course challenge.
First place is a one-month free membership and two personal training sessions; second place is two free Zumba passes; and third place is one free yoga pass. Prizes are transferable to family members.
Sea turtle tales told at the museum
“What’s with all the sea turtle stuff?” asked a visitor to the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s Nature’s Treasures Gift Shop.
Those who live on or near Brunswick County beaches, or who visit them regularly know we share them with the loggerhead sea turtles that return to our shores summer after summer to dig their nests and lay their eggs. Many people are actively involved in volunteer sea turtle patrols in our communities. So it was surprising to encounter a visitor who had no idea sea turtles nested here.
If you are living or staying near Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach or Sunset Beach, here is a list of local sea turtle programs this summer:
On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., the Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program hosts a free program at the Holden Beach Town Hall at 110 Rothschild St. For more information, visit www.HBTurtleWatch.org.
Every Monday evening at 7 p.m., the Ocean Isle Beach (OIB) Sea Turtle Protection Organization hosts “Sea Turtles and You” at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. on Ocean Isle Beach. Admission is free for museum members. Non-member all-day admission to the museum, which includes admission to the afternoon and evening programs, is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger. For more information, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.
On Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., OIB Sea Turtle Protection Organization hosts a free sea turtle program at the OIB Community Center at 44 E. First St. For more information, visit www.OIBSeaTurtles.org.
The Sunset Beach Sea Turtle Watch hosts two free sea turtle programs this summer. “Sea Turtle Talk” takes place every Wednesday at noon at Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach. For more information, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.
On Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. (weather permitting), there is a free outdoor sea turtle program on Sunset Beach, next to the Sunset Beach Trading Company. For more information, visit www.SunsetBeachTurtles.org.
On July 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Holden Beach Turtle Watch Program, the OIB Turtle Protection Organization and the Sunset Beach Sea Turtle Watch join forces to host the South Brunswick Islands Sea Turtle Festival. This is a free event at the OIB Community Center, 44 E. First St. on Ocean Isle Beach.