In May, my wife Mari-Lou and I were virtually going out the door on our trip to Russia when we got an email message from United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) requesting volunteers with skills and experience in gardening, composting and water filtration for a mission to Honduras with a group from Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN).
SHALLOTTE — Mayor Walt Eccard told the town board of aldermen about his two recent trips to Raleigh to meet with legislators about a proposed sales tax redistribution that would adversely affect Shallotte and Brunswick County.
During the board’s regular meeting Sept. 1, Eccard said he was accompanied by alderman Gene Vasile on the first trip and planning board member Steve DeRose and economic development committee member (now chairman) Ron Johnson on the second trip.
Last September, Raymond Reyes, came to Sea Trail as the new golf manager. He is having a blast and making a difference.
The 25-year-old resort and residential community in Sunset Beach had been experiencing financial difficulties for several years. In 2013, a Chinese investor known only as Mr. Pan, bought Sea Trail for $8.5 million.
Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) has long been regarded as an effective means of controlling feral cat populations. I’ve been an active supporter and spayed and neutered hundreds of feral cats during the past 20 years. New research from Tufts University advocates Trap-Vasectomy-Hysterectomy-Release (TVHR) may be a better solution for wildcat populations, at least on a computer.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that dogs only see in black in white. I’ve always explained dogs can see many shades of colors, especially blues and yellows. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve then been told that, yeah, dogs see gray.
Thursday, Aug. 1
Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.