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Community News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 11
    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.
    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.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 8
    American goulash, green beans, fresh orange, dinner roll, milk.
    Tuesday, Oct. 9
    Brunswick stew, white rice, garden salad, mixed fruit, biscuit, milk.
    Wednesday, Oct. 10
    Chicken patty/creamed gravy, parsley noodles, seasoned greens, chocolate pudding, cornbread, milk.
    Thursday, Oct. 11
    Sliced turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, peas and carrots, whole-wheat bread, milk.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Oct. 4
    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.
    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.

  • CIS Gala will benefit children

    On average, a high school dropout costs $127,000 in community support services over their lifetime. This means the 137 students who dropped out of Brunswick County schools in 2010 will cost taxpayers $17,399,000.
    “Keeping kids in schools benefits everyone and, therefore, is everyone’s responsibility,” said Joan Madsen, chair of the Community in Schools’ Board of Directors. “Our Dropout Prevention Program is critical to the success of our students, their families and Brunswick County.”

  • Fall programs set at the museum

    Sept. 15 was a beautiful day for a marsh walk. Ten people joined Museum of Coastal Carolina educator Ed Ovsenik for a guided walk along an Ocean Isle Beach marsh.

  • Masons collect blood for Red Cross

    The Aug. 28 blood drive hosted by Shallotte Masonic Lodge 727 resulted in 25 units of blood collected. Among those donating were several individuals donating blood for the first time.
    The blood received at the drive was immediately typed and underwent a battery of tests in Red Cross laboratories. The blood then became available to help patients in area hospitals. Because a unit of blood can be separated into its various components, one donation can impact as many as three lives.

  • Community briefs

    Leland upcoming programs and events
    Trunk or Treat
    Want to take your kids trick or treating in a safe, fun environment? Then Leland’s Trunk or Treat event is for you. Businesses and community organizations have been asked to decorate their trunks and pass out goodies. There will be prizes for the most impressive displays.
    Northwest District Park (Andrew Jackson Highway) from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Set-up is from 3-4 p.m. This is a free event.
    CPR certification class

  • Wooden boats afloat in Southport

    Wooden boats of all makes and sizes will be on display at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport during the third annual Southport Wooden Boat Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Admission is free.
    Visitors can meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award. The nauti-kids events return and all little sailors can build their own boats and test their sea-worthiness. Face painting, tattoos, knot-tying skills return and, new this year, the Turtle Man, will keep them busy.

  • Learn about the secret life of plankton

    Plankton are the primary food source for almost all fish larvae, as well as a critical source of food for large aquatic animals such as fish and whales. Plankton plays a crucial role in maintaining the ocean’s complicated ecosystem.
    Plankton consists of any organisms that live in the water and are incapable of swimming against the current. Plankton range in size from microscopic organisms to larger organisms, such as jellyfish. Plankton are not limited to salt water; they are also found in fresh water ponds and lakes.

  • Calabash gallery plans group show

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will host Anything Goes, a multi-artist show presented by Art Matters, a studio art group that meets to paint and critique their work on Thursday afternoons at the gallery.
    The show opens Oct. 5 and runs through Nov. 3. A public reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.