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Community News

  • Red Cross needs blood donations

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

    In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.

  • Red Cross blood shortage continues

    Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

    After issuing the emergency call, the Red Cross has experienced a 30 percent increase in blood donation appointments through mid-July. About half of the appointments were scheduled by donors using the free Blood Donor App or at redcrossblood.org.

  • Cedar Grove Improvement Association's Sunday dinner fundraiser postponed

    The fundraising committee of Cedar Grove Improvement Association (CGIA) has postponed its Sunday dinner planned for June 25.

    From 1 to 3 p.m. at its community building at 1529 Turkey Trap Road in Supply, cooks expected to dish up entrees, fresh summer vegetable side dishes and bread, with beverages and their famed homemade desserts for $10.

    However, the event had to be postponed because of a death in the community, said Perita Price, one of the organizers.

    The Sunday dinner fundraiser will be rescheduled, Price said.

  • BCLC dance party fundraiser June 24

    Brunswick County Literacy Council will present a ‘60s Oldies Dance Party featuring Mike’s Garage Band on Saturday, June 24, at 6 p.m. at Brunswick Community College, South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 Ocean Highway/U.S. 17 South, near mile marker 3 in Carolina Shores.

    Bring your own snacks, but do not bring outside beverages. There will be a cash bar with wine and beer provided by Check Six Brewing Company of Southport, soft drinks and water.

  • ‘Sunrise over America’ concerts June 24-25

    The Sea Notes Choral Society and the Brunswick Big Band are combining to present summer concerts, “Sunrise over America.”

    Concerts are planned for Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    All concerts are free. Those who need assistance being seated should call the OWA at 755-7416 at least one week in advance.

  • LCFH Sunshine Camp offers healing for grieving children

    Children who are coping with the death of a loved one are invited to Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Sunshine Camp 2017. Three Sunshine Camp sessions will be offered at the nonprofit hospice’s Wilmington campus at 1414 Physicians Drive.

    All camps are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Week one is June 26-June 30 for rising second- and third-graders. Week two is July 10-14 for rising fourth- and fifth-graders. Week three is July 24-28 for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Moose Lodge to host health screenings

    Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

    The Shallotte Moose Lodge 710 at 253 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte will host this community event July 24.

    Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; and kidney and thyroid function, and more.

  • Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show

    Sunset Vision calls on artists to showcase the beauty of Sunset Beach in its Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show, June 22-24, in the DeSoto Classic Car Showroom.

    Art can be viewed Thursday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. during the opening reception Friday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails to host Make & Take event June 21

    Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails will host a Make & Take from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at 30 Shamrock Drive SW in Sunset Beach.

    Participants can make their own products using essential oils: Lavender Milk Bath, Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm and Body Spray. Cost is $25 and includes all supplies, plus there will be some oily sweet treats and a giveaway.

    Sign up now at nextgenerationcanvasandcocktails.com, call Megan at (843) 333-5244 or email Stiltners324@gmail.com.

  • Novant Health volunteers to host fundraiser

    Collective Goods, previously known as Books Are Fun, will be at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center on Thursday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    They specialize in children’s storybooks, cookbooks, general interest books, New York Times best sellers, stationary, scrapbooking, early learning projects, educational products and top-selling tech items. Enter through the main entrance of the hospital. Collective Goods accepts cash and all major credit cards.