North Carolina Coast Host has named Karen Sphar, executive vice president of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, as its Tourism Person of the Year–Southern Region. The announcement was made at the organization’s annual membership meeting and awards luncheon at the Courtyard Marriott in Carolina Beach.
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site will re-introduce two historical time periods when it presents, “Wanted: Preparing for War: the 146th anniversary of the fall of Fort Anderson and the 245th anniversary of the Stamp Act Crisis,” on Feb. 19-20.
The site will open at 9 a.m. Saturday with three tours of Battery B planned throughout the day. Tour tickets are $5 each for ages 12 and older. Proceeds benefit the site’s gun emplacement project.
Navy Seaman Jeremy R. Johnson, son of Janet D. and John E. Johnson of Supply, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Johnson completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.
High blood pressure and cholesterol affect millions of Americans, and these issues can lead to serious heart health problems. Community members are encouraged to attend a free seminar presented by Brunswick Community Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 17.
James R. Harper, Jr., M.D., FACC, of Brunswick Heart Associates will discuss all aspects of heart health including ways to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol and prevent future heart disease.
GFWC-NC District 7 is sponsoring an arts “feminar” titled, “I’m Not Waving, I’m Drowning,” from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church in Shallotte. Pre-registration is required for lunch.
The leader of the “feminar,” Dr. Mamie McCullough from Dallas, Texas, has been influencing audiences for more than 25 years. She has overcome many obstacles in her life to become a motivational speaker.
Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, presents “Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures” from Kenneth Grahame’s literary classic “The Wind in the Willows” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26 and March 4-5 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6 at the Virginia Williamson Events Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium, on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present the first event of its 2011 Coffee with the Author series on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Becky Shuford of Wilmington, author of “Smidgens, Bits and Pieces of a Southern Family’s Life,” will be sharing family stories, anecdotes, and other charming Southern slices of life all from her own family’s piece of the pie. Her presentation at Sunset River Marketplace will feature a sweetheart dinner theme for Valentines’ Day.