I have been running wide open going from meeting to meeting, picking up gear, shooting shots and being involved in this incredible adventure known as The Iditarod.
It’s cold! On the morning of March 1, it is around 15 degrees with a 14 mph wind (which is like a sharp knife shooting in you) bringing the wind chill to around zero.
It’s 7 a.m. (11 a.m. back home) and still very dark. It looks like the middle of the night, but down below you can still see workers and volunteers setting the stage for what will be an incredible event.
Get your cholesterol checked, donate blood and receive the latest health information from local professionals at Health Expo 2008, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte.
The event is sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon.
Exhibitors will be set up in the West Brunswick gymnasium. Participants will have access to various free screenings including oxygen saturation, lung health, blood pressure, cholesterol, surface electromyography, blood sugar, vision, hearing and more. Chair massages are also available.
Free health screenings, informational lectures and a blood drive—are all part of The Brunswick Beacon’s second annual Health Expo. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at West Brunswick High School.
Exhibitors will be set up in the West Brunswick gymnasium.
Participants will have access to various free screenings including oxygen saturation, lung health, blood pressure, cholesterol, surface electromyography, blood sugar, vision, hearing and more. Chair massages are also available.
A year after his successful directorial debut with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Brunswick Little Theatre actor/director Ron Lee has reunited several of that show’s cast members to produce “Sylvia,” a romantic comedy with a decidedly weird twist.
The two-act play by A.R. Gurney, set for March 7 and 8 at Odell Williamson Auditorium, is the story of Greg and Kate, who move to New York City from the suburbs after their children move out. It results in depression for Greg and a newfound freedom for Kate.
Brunswick County Animal Services has received an “approved” status following an inspection at the shelter last week.
Animal services director Richard Cooper said a state inspector was impressed with the shelter’s new air conditioning units that have been installed in the dog kennel area, as well as the overall condition of the shelter, after the Feb. 6 inspection.
Phillip Hedgepeth is the new executive director of the Brunswick County Literacy Council.
He comes with 18 years of experience in the mental health field and says his experience working with adults and children with special needs will serve him well in the education of Brunswick County residents.
The literacy council is headquartered on Ocean Highway near the Supply crossroads and provides free, confidential adult basic literacy tutoring as well as GED assistance and English as a second language.
Members of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce are invited to submit nominations for the 2007 Business and Community Recognition Awards, set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at a venue to be determined.
Nominations are being sought from chamber members for business of the year, employee of the year and citizen of the year.
The nominations will be sealed until the committee meets for selection, according to chamber officials. The committee will review the nominations and select the winners based solely on the nominations.