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Community News

  • Barnes named Planner of the Year

    Navassa town planner Travis Barnes is the Cape Fear region’s 2010 Planner of the Year. He received the award on Tuesday, March 29, at the annual awards banquet of the Cape Fear Council of Governments, a voluntary association of local governments in Brunswick, Columbus, Pender and New Hanover counties.

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital hosts black tie gala

    The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation, 924 North Howe St. in Southport, hosted its inaugural Black Tie Gala at the new St. James Community Center on Saturday evening, April 16. The theme for the gala was “Excellence in Medicine.”

  • Godfrey performs at Sunset River

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash featured Nashville musician Rickey Godfrey at its monthly Creative Exchange event on Wednesday, April 13.

  • Community briefs

    Benton enlists in U.S. Navy

    Ronnie W. Benton II, son of Kathy S. Benton of Leland and Ronnie W. Benton of Hampstead, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.

  • Community


    Thursday

    April 21

    WEIGHT WATCHERS, weigh in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10:30 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.
    WEIGHT WATCHERS, weigh in at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m.; St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, 4941 Main St., Shallotte. (Parking on Powell Street.) For details, call (800) 651-6000.

  • Club news briefs

    VFW president coming to N.C.
    Cortina Barnes, national president to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), will be visiting North Carolina May 15-17 and will be hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 7288 in Calabash.
    Barnes will arrive at Wilmington International Airport on May 15 where she will be greeted by the Ladies Auxiliary President Janice Butterworth, department line officers and auxiliary members. Lunch will be hosted at the Wilmington VFW Post #2573 at noon and dinner will be at 7 p.m. at Post 7288 in Calabash.

  • Community Briefs

    Flea market set for April 30
    For the 13th year, the St. James Service Club is proud to present its annual flea market on Saturday, April 30, at Brunswick Community College in Supply. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. This event is attended by hundreds of area residents.
    The St. James Service Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying and supporting the needs of the community through volunteer participation and fundraising. All proceeds from the flea market will be used to meet the mission of the St. James Service Club.

  • Community Briefs

    Safety seminar set for May 1
    The award-winning crime prevention and personal safety seminar, Refuse To Be A Victim, will be conducted from 1-5 p.m. on May 1 at the Comfort Suites Magnolia Greens, 1020 Grandiflora Drive in Leland.
    The seminar is open to the public and costs $35 to attend. Pre-registration before April 21 is required. To register, contact certified Refuse To Be A Victim instructor Rick Paxton at 805-2196 or e-mail rpaxton@safesurroundings.org.

  • Community briefs

    Child Protection plans events

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. After a successful “Flower Launch” on Tuesday, April 12, the Brunswick County Community Child Protection Team will be presenting these additional events this month:

  • Motorcycle benefit ride set for April 16

    On Saturday, April 16, Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson/Buell and Beach House Harley-Davidson will be hosting the sixth annual Officer Down Ride, one of the biggest rides of the year. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and small groups will be leaving every 15 minutes.