Community News

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    Arts Council  grant winners

    The Brunswick Arts Council (BAC) has announced the recipients of the 2010-2011 Grassroots Art Grant, made available through a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

    BAC will award almost $13,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations for support of their work involving art programs in the community. The funds will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the recipient organizations. All projects will benefit citizens of Brunswick County. 

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    Civil War group to meet Dec. 7

    The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport post office. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

  • Library manager speaks to Friends of Leland Library

    Lisa Milligan, manger of the Leland Public Library, addressed the fall meeting of the Friends of the Leland Library (FOLL) on Nov. 4, presenting the current status of the library construction project and plans for the library during a planned closure period and the re-opening of the library in 2011.

    Attended by about 30 members and guests of the FOLL, the meetings allowed Milligan to also mention she is appreciative of the support and concern patrons of the library have shown, once it was known there would be a temporary closure.

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    Parks and Rec plans trip

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation is planning a community trip to Christmas at Dixie Stampede in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The cost is $50 per person for the Thursday, Dec. 9, performance and includes transportation from Bolivia and Shallotte, show admission and dinner. 

    A bus will depart Bolivia at about 2:30 p.m. with an additional pickup at the Shallotte Rest Area at 2:45 p.m. and return around 10 p.m.

  • Military news

    Bennett completes ROTC

    Brittany L. Bennett, daughter of Henry D. and Amy Bennett of Ocean Isle Beach, has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

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    Master Chorale to perform

    The Carolina Master Chorale with Timothy Koch, music director, will jazz up its annual holiday concert in three performances along the Grand Strand.

    “Christmas with the Jazz Greats” will be performed at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Calabash Presbyterian Church in Calabash.

  • Carolina Shores is sponsoring a photo contest

    The town of Carolina Shores is sponsoring a photo contest. Share your photography talents with the rest of the community. Photos of parks, trails, community events and favorite places in the town are all welcome.

    Deadline is Nov. 19. Awards will be presented on Dec. 6 at the Carolina Shores town hall, 200 Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores, at the board of commissioners meeting. A $25 gift certificate to Food Lion will be awarded to four winners.


    Contest rules

  • West crowned All-American Lady

    Vicki West, 58, of Calabash was crowned the National All-American Lady on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She also won the National All-American Talent title for age 40 and older with her impression of Shania Twain and received the Community Service Award for her platform “Hats for Camp Kemo.”

  • Maritime Museum to have programs throughout November

    Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17: “Visitors of Southport Past” from 3-4 p.m. Free. Join some of Southport’s most spirited historical characters at the Benedict House for afternoon tea and tales of their lives in the small riverfront town. Costumed interpreters will portray Kate Stuart, Dr. and Mrs. Curtis and a Civil War soldier. Program is at the Benedict House, 1013 E. Moore St. in Southport. Details: 457-0003. 

  • Director of Hope Harbor Home Inc. graduates from SNAP training

    A Brunswick County nonprofit organization, Hope Harbor Homes Inc., recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Successful Nonprofit Associations and Programs (SNAP) Intensive Leadership Development training course. The graduating class included 21 organizations from eight counties.