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Community News

  • ‘Dorothy meets Alice’ this November

    What would it be like if Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Alice of “Alice in Wonderland” were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? How would the characters in their books react to each other?
    Stagestruck Players, the youth division or Brunswick Little Players, will shed some light on the possibility as to how these pairings might work in their upcoming production of “Dorothy Meets Alice.”

  • West beats East Bladen in tennis

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team beat East Bladen 8-1 on Sept. 11.
    In singles, Penny Watts (WB) beat Carolina Sarmiento 6-0, 6-0. Rachel Norton (WB) beat Samantha Bratt 6-0, 6-0. Sarah Harman (WB) beat Gabrielle Monroe 6-0, 6-0. Anna James (WB) beat Sha’Lite Campbell 6-1, 6-1. Ashley Carter (WB) beat Shamek Brooks 6-1, 6-2. Hayley Grimes (WB) beat Kristi McDowell 6-0, 6-0.

  • Gallery to showcase student art

    When John Kerr retired to Southport after many years of teaching and school administration in Connecticut, he thought he’d try his hand at painting.
    “I always had a strong feeling I could do that, if I only had the time to try.”
    He signed up for Rusty Hughes oil painting class at he Franklin Square Gallery, then the watercolor class, then figure-drawing, and now spends four days a week at his easel.

  • Rock ’n’ roll show gets encore

    Staff Report

    SOUTHPORT—The AMUZU Theatre is bringing “Rock n’ Roll Here to Stay,” back for three more weekends.
    The show sold out and people were turned away at the door, so AMUZU owners decided to keep the show going.
    It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sept. 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

  • Community briefs

    BCLC needs volunteers
    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) began a 15-week campaign to recruit 50 tutors beginning on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, through Dec. 1.
    In these difficult times, raising the literacy level is essential to helping residents of Brunswick County qualify for new jobs or maintain employment. The drive to recruit 50 tutors in 15 weeks addresses the need of adult and workplace literacy programs throughout Brunswick County. Please consider becoming a tutor.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 13
    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

    Conservation services to meet Sept. 6
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Bolivia office, in cooperation with the Brunswick Soil and
    Water Conservation District, will have a local working group meeting from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the conference room at the Brunswick County Soil and Water Conservation District, Building F, in the Government Complex in Bolivia.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 6
    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.

  • Fall into History Sept. 15

    Learn the history of the lighthouses, river pilots and the waters of the Lower Cape Fear in the annual Fall Into History event from
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. The program includes presentations, lunch and a tour of Southport’s waterfront.
    “Discover a history of people who have been here since the earliest beginnings, while enjoying lunch and great lectures,” said Lori Duppstadt, museum educator.

  • Seaside UMC Country Fair set for Sept. 14-15

    SUNSET BEACH—It’s almost country fair time at Seaside United Methodist Church.
    The annual two-day fair at the church at 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904) is scheduled for
    7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
    Highlights at this year’s country fair sale include baked goods, crafts, plants, Japanese pearl bracelets, jewelry, books, yard-sale items, clothes and appliances. There will be free children’s events and live and silent auctions.