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Community News

  • Museum’s horseshoe crab sheds its shell

    If you were visiting the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Friday, March 1, you witnessed a special treat when one of the horseshoe crabs in the museum’s touch tank started to molt.
    Like many animals with hard shells, a horseshoe crab must shed its shell (or molt) in order to grow larger. A horseshoe crab goes through 16-17 molts during its lifetime. With each molt, it increases in size by about 25-30 percent.

  • Blooming for a Cause gala set for April 13

    The GFWC of Holden Beach will host its fifth annual Blooming for a Cause Charity Gala from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Sea Trail Convention Center.
    A silent auction, fashion show and luncheon will benefit Hope Harbor Home, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and abuse, and Providence Home, the only emergency youth shelter in Brunswick County.

  • Community briefs

    New books at Hickmans Crossroads Library
    The following new books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library:
    “Hit Me” by Lawrence Block. With a new wife and a baby on the way, Keller, a.k.a. Nicholas Edwards, is done killing people for money until a phone call from Dot draws him back into the old game.

  • Contest benefits art gallery

    Those with a sharp eye for public gardens will have a chance to win one of three photographic prizes at Franklin Square Gallery on April 5 during the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Southport.
    Visitors will be asked to make a donation and then guess where the photo was taken in Southport.
    One of the prizes is a book of photos from Orton Plantation; another is a collage of eight photos of azaleas taken at a public location in Southport; and the third is a collage of photos taken at Orton Plantation.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 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.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    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

    New books at Hickmans Crossroads Library
    The following new books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library:
    “Alex Cross, Run” by James Patterson. Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he has made sure that no one will recognize him by giving himself a new face.
    “Three Graves Full” by Jamie Mason. There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.

  • Calendar

    Thursday,
    March 14
    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.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    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.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 7
    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.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    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

    Soil and Water board to meet March 12
    The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation district board will have its regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Brunswick County Association of Realtors, 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

  • Ocean Isle Beach home wins design competition

    Mayor Debbie Smith of Ocean Isle Beach recently unveiled a winner sign at “Long Isle” as a winner of the 2012 North Carolina Beach Rental House Design Competition for Interior Design conducted by Vacation House Review.
    After enjoying a sunny tour of the oceanfront blue-roofed rental at East 1st 210, the mayor said, “Long Isle is a wonderful beach house on Ocean Isle Beach and the design team has done an amazing job.”