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Community News

  • Ash park wins azalea prize

    The Roosevelt and Ruth Marlow Memorial Park project was recently selected by NC Beautiful, WRAL-TV5 and Capitol Broadcasting to receive a prize of 50 azaleas.

    The award is part of NC Beautiful’s 32nd annual Azalea Celebration that rewards North Carolina community organizations for improving their communities through creative landscape projects.

  • BFA Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency has begun taking applications, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 6.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Health Fair events offered in Ash

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a series of community health events to encourage healthy living and wellness beginning Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash.

  • American Red Cross seeks blood donations

    As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

  • Aquarium seeks teen ocean stewards

    A new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher focuses on high school students who want to take action to protect the environment.

    Ocean stewards will focus on conservation and stewardship to better understand climate science and reduce the impacts of climate change.

    Fourteen young people will be selected to participate in monthly meetings, explore outdoors and engage in stewardship activities to conserve coastal habitats. The teens will learn about climate change and then plan and implement a project in the community.

  • Sunset River Marketplace September events

    The following events are planned for this month at Sunset River Marketplace:

    Paint & Party on Wednesday, Sept. 13, Marsh Scene; Tuesday, Sept.19, Sea Turtle; Tuesday, Oct. 3, Sunflowers; Wednesday, Oct 11, Tobacco Barn. We supply paints, canvases, aprons, snacks and everything you need, except your beverage of choice.

    Exploring Collage with instructor Babs Ludwick on Monday, Sept. 18. The class will focus on color, harmony, design and composition. You’ll work with torn paper, along with bits and pieces of life. No experience is necessary.

  • Library to host free grief program

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a no-cost grief program, Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief, on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Leland Library, 487 Village Road in Leland. Pre-registration is required by calling 796-8056.

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness, support and counseling to families and education to the community. For more information, go to lcfh.org.

  • BCLC offers beginner PC skills classes

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council at 282 Ocean Highway E. in Supply will offer an adult beginner personal computer skills class beginning Monday, Sept. 11. Classes will be every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon for four consecutive weeks. Class size will be limited to five students per class.

    This hands-on course will include PC Basics/Windows, Internet, Basic Word and Basic Excel.

    To register for this free class, call 754-7323.

  • Donations of all blood types needed

    Those who donate blood or platelets with the American Red Cross this September by can get get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.

  • CIS of Brunswick County helps students in need with supply drive

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are still collecting much-needed school supplies for students in need around the county. CIS is continuing to host its annual Back to School Supply Drive during August. Supplies are being collected at all CIS thrift shop locations in Brunswick County and the CIS main office in Southport.

    There are four CIS Thrift Shops located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport and Sunset Beach that serve as school supply drop-off points.