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Community News

  • Community briefs

    Stanley earns sheriff’s advanced certificate
    Officer James Adam Stanley of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission on June 6.

  • Sea Cruz is up next at Sunset Beach Concerts

    Sunset Beach is the scene this summer of a free community concert series.
    Concerts are 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Village Park at Seaside Village.
    The park is on the mainland across the street from Fibber McGees Restaurant. Just look for the small gazebo, and bring a chair. There’s typically a dance floor for concert-goers who want to get up and join in.
    Each week, a different local charity will be featured. Food and drinks are available for a donation, with funds going to the featured charity of the night.

  • Sunset River Marketplace marks 10 years

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, is noting its 10 years of operation with a month-long anniversary celebration, which includes artist demonstrations, special classes, daily drawings, art exhibition, live music and other events that began June 1 and will run through the end of the month.
    Demonstrations have been presented by potter Joe Jeffcoat, jewelry designer Janette Montgomery, pastel artist Jane Staszak, multi-media artist Babs Ludwick (collage), Sue Coley (acrylics), Elaine Bigelow (oil), and gallery owner/acrylics painter Ginny Lassiter.

  • Thursdays are for sharks

    Did you know that sharks have the most powerful jaws on the planet? Did you know each type of shark has a different shaped tooth? Do you know how many teeth a shark grows during its lifetime? You can learn all this and more by attending the Museum of Coastal Carolina’s popular Megabites! program.
    Every Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Museum of Coastal Carolina visitors gather around educator Allison Smith to learn about sharks...their size, their feeding habits, their teeth and much more.

  • Museum offers program about beach safety

    Every Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, families can learn beach safety tips that could save their lives.
    “Who Are You Swimming With?” addresses serious beach safety issues in a kid-friendly way. The goal of the program is to educate, not to scare.
    At a recent program, almost 70 people (adults and kids) listened as program leader Judy Sobota talked about what to do in various situations that any North Carolina beachgoer might face.

  • Calabash gallery to offer evening block print class

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery will offer a one-night class on block printing with instructor Janette Montgomery from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21.
    The event is part of the gallery’s Creative After Hours series designed to encourage non-artists to explore creativity in a fun and informal environment.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, June 25
    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, carrots, peaches, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, June 26
    Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 27
    Beans and franks, fresh cabbage, fruit cocktail, peach cobbler, hot dog roll/whole-wheat hot dog roll, beverage.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 21
    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.

  • Summer reading fun hits local schools and libraries

    Staff report

    Local libraries and Brunswick County Schools have lined up programs to encourage reading all summer long.
    Brunswick County Schools will be open on a set schedule to allow students to check out and return books. Participating students can win prizes, including T-shirts, and help their schools win, too.
    A complete schedule of school media center openings can be found on the Brunswick County Schools home page at www.bcswan.net.

  • Kids’ summer movies now showing

    Staff Report

    It’s kids’ summer movie time again.
    Now that school is out, Coastal Cinema 10 at 5200 Bridgers Road in Shallotte has launched its seasonal kids’ summer movie series.
    Movie showings are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 2.
    Admission for all ages is $1 per person.