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Community News

  • Calabash Gallery to host Wildlife Artist Society exhibition

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will host the 2012 N.C. Wildlife Art Society exhibition from Nov. 21, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013.
    The show, “Wild North Carolina through the Artist’s Eyes,” consists of approximately 40 pieces of art by members of the juried art association. This is the first time the North Carolina group has exhibited at Sunset River Marketplace.

  • The orb-weaving golden silk spider

    n Intricate circular webs are a sign
    of the arachnid
    If you have noticed huge, intricate spider webs lately, you are probably looking at the handiwork of a golden silk spider, also referred to as a banana spider.
    These spiders are known for weaving large, complex, circular webs, also referred to as orbs. Webs are usually attached to trees and low shrubs. Golden silk spiders can be found in the warmer regions of the world. In the U.S., they range from Texas to North Carolina.

  • Sunset at Sunset photo contest seeking submissions

    “North Carolina and coastal flora are perfect together and that’s why we’ve chosen that as this year’s photo contest theme,” a Sunset at Sunset committee representative said recently.
    “The Carolina coastlines are resplendent with unique and attractive plants and flowers and we know that our local photographers will capture their beauty,” added contest chairperson Judi Ballweg.

  • Food safety class set for restaurant managers

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions Sept. 5, 12 and 19 at the training center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the government center in Bolivia. The classroom sessions will are from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Students who successfully complete the class and the exam will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, often seen prominently displayed in restaurants.

  • Artists featured at Calabash gallery

    The works of Nora Mackin of Pawleys Island and Betty Morrell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., are being featured at Jewelry by Wendy-Beach House Fine Arts in Calabash. Makin, a member of the Seacoast Artist Guild, works with watercolor, oil and acrylics. Morrell paints with watercolor and oil.

  • Community briefs

    Health department issues food grades
    Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the week of July 27-Aug. 2.
    Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments on the list with their grades are:

  • Matthew’s Ministry fills backpacks each week for hungry children

    Throughout Brunswick County, children don’t have enough to eat. But there’s a little red wagon in Southport collecting food to make life a little easier for them.

    In 2010, a teacher told Kristie Disbrow about a child who didn’t have enough to eat. Disbrow offered to help.

    “But Kristie,” the teacher said, “It’s not just this one. There are many hungry families.” Dismayed, Disbrow put a bin on her front porch and started collecting food. That was the beginning of Matthew’s Ministry.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 16
    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.

  • Brunswick Intercultural Festival is Sept. 8 at BCC

    How would you like to travel the world without ever leaving Brunswick County? Join in celebrating diversity and cultural education at the ninth annual Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. It will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in front of the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • Community briefs

    Brunswick Family Assistance names new interim director
    SHALLOTTE—Brunswick Family Assistance has selected Fred Stephens as its interim executive director.
    Stephens has served as BFA board secretary for the past two-and-a-half years. As a member of the planning committee, he helped develop BFA’s new strategic plan. He has also volunteered his time and services for numerous programs.
    Stephens replaces former BFA executive director Carol Phelps.