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Community News

  • Sunset Vision seeks volunteers for pair of upcoming events

    Sunset Vision is looking for volunteers at two spring events to help enhance the beauty and enjoyment of Sunset Beach.

  • Calabash Fire Department shows appreciation

    The Calabash Fire Department and its auxiliary present plaques of appreciation to Julie Lowry, manager of the Sunset Beach McDonald’s, and Melinda Sandford, owner of the Calabash Deli, for the continuous support they have given to the men and women of the Calabash Fire Department. From left are Jeanette Meckling, Irma Teger (seated), Sally Lombardo, Lowry, Camille Troisi, Chief Randy Bork, Sandford and Dennis Chiocco.

  • Teen Court to compete in mock trial

    The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial Team will participate in the North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition on April 14 in Charlotte. Student volunteers will compete as lawyers, clerks and bailiffs against other county teams from around the state.

    The Brunswick County team has been training for the last five months to prepare for this year’s competition. Teen Court lawyer mentors Nancy Adelis and John Kelso are helping the students prepare for the competition.

  • BFA commodities distribution May 10

    Brunswick Family Assistance will have a commodities distribution May 10 from the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte.

    Items distributed will include dark red kidney beans, green beans, pinto beans, frozen blueberries, corn, eggs, fig pieces, fish fillets, mixed fruit, grape juice, peanut butter, pears, plums, canned pork, frozen turkey breast, great northern beans, beef stew, farina, macaroni pasta, green peas, white potatoes and vegetable soup.

  • Bone marrow match registry swab event April 7

    Join the bone marrow match registry at a swab event Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive in Bolivia. South Brunswick High School student Kaylee Potter organized the event as part of her senior project.

    To join the registry, you must be between 18 and 44, in general good health and willing to donate to any patient you may match in the future.

    Joining is easy: paperwork and a cheek swab is all it takes.

    If unable to attend Saturday’s event, register online at joi

  • Sunset Beach Community Church announces Easter service times

    Sunset Beach Community Church, which meets at the Sea Trail POA Building, 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach, has coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m.

    Maundy Thursday communion service is at 6 p.m. March 29.

    A light Easter celebration breakfast and fellowship is at 9 a.m. followed by worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1.

    Call 575-0553 or go to sunsetbeachchurch.org.

  • Museum of Coastal Carolina open during county spring break

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina will be open for Brunswick County spring break week (March 26-30) daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 is Family Day, a day of fun and games, with free museum admission for Brunswick County residents with valid IDs. Family Day museum admission for non-residents is $3 per person.

  • NHBMC seeks donations for community baby shower

    For the fourth year in a row, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will partner with several local Brunswick County organizations to host a free community baby shower Saturday, April 28, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte.

    Vendors will give out clothing, diapers, toys, toiletries and more. There will also be information on breastfeeding, childbirth classes and car seat safety checks.

  • Pasta for Paws March 26

    Paws-Ability will host Pasta for Paws at Twin Lakes Restaurant in Sunset Beach on Monday, March 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

    Buffet offering will include pasta with three sauces (vodka, meat sauce, Alfredo), lasagna, bread, salad, dessert and a drink.

    Tickets are available at paws-ability.org.

  • Brunswick County Community Foundation accepts grant applications

    The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, board president Barbara Patten said.

    Funds are available for nonprofits that serve general charitable needs in Brunswick County. Applications are available online beginning March 2. Go to nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 3.