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Community News

  • 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.

  • Cinematique adds six new films to fall lineup

    Staff report

    WILMINGTON—Cinematique of Wilmington, a series of independent, classic, foreign and notable films co-sponsored by WHQR 91.3 FM Public Radio and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, has added six films to its fall slate. Admission is $8. Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays in Thalian Hall’s historic main theater.

  • Festival brings world cultures together here

    Staff report

    Come join in on a journey to enhance cultural and ethnic education and harmony through the arts, music, dress, customs, books, landscape and food.
    The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is a free event. It will be 10 a.m.-
    4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the grounds of the Brunswick Community College, in front of Odell Williamson Auditorium off of U.S. 17.

  • ‘Off the wall’ art display in Southport

    Taking art “off the wall” just for fun is what Marta McCallum and Sheryl Sutherland call painting on pillows.
    Sutherland, a member of Associated Artists of Southport, and her friend McCallum have had “paintings dancing around in our heads” for the past 30 years. Now that their children are raised and they have more time, they are painting with watercolors, acrylics, oils and sometimes pastels.

  • Irene spends one year at museum

    On Aug. 27, 2011, Hurricane Irena blew into North Carolina. A few days later, Museum of Coastal Carolina volunteer coordinator Judy Sobota was walking along Ocean Isle Beach, curious to see what treasures Irene might have left. She spotted what she initially thought was a large rock. Upon closer inspection, she realized the rock was actually a large Florida horse conch that had been stranded on the beach.

  • Beach legends to play Aug. 31

    For those who like beach music, Legends of Beach is a musical experience you will not want to miss. That’s because some of the group’s members are, in large part, responsible for the sound and appeal beach music has today throughout the world. It’s all about having a good time and remembering the good old days, as well as the recent days at the beach.

  • Sunset River Marketplace announces mixed media show

    “Myrtle Beach Days: A Visual and Literary Celebration of the Grand Strand” opens at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash on Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 3.
    The show will include photography by famed Myrtle Beach, S.C., historian Jack Thompson and paintings by Gwen Dumas (oil), Steve Jameson (acrylic), and Babs Ludwick (watercolor).

  • Motown singers return to Little River church

    Fans of any age are invited to take a “trip down memory lane” with Milton Bullock, a former member of “The Platters” and Mary Tate, “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” when they return for the second time on Nov. 10 to perform at Little River United Methodist Church.
    Doors will open at
    6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.