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.”
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.
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.
The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“And God Said” by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman. Tells how translations conceal the Bible’s original meaning. Sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it.
The Society of Brunswick Shaggers, a local social dance club of 200 members, has contributed $3,500 to VFW Post 10226 on Oak Island.
This money will be forwarded to department headquarters to be used by the National Military Service (NMS) directorate to aid in Operation Uplink, which purchases phone cards for servicemen and women serving overseas, allowing free communication with their families at home.
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers for tax counseling and electronic filing of returns.
Each year from Feb. 1 through April 15, Tax-Aide volunteers prepare tax returns for taxpayers with low and moderate incomes. Volunteers are needed at Leland, Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Springs Lakes, Shallotte and Calabash. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not need to be an AARP member to volunteer.
It’s time to pull out the iron grate and roast oysters over the fire pit. That means it’s time to recycle those shells, as well.
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Oyster Shell Recycling Program provides 126 drop-off centers for shellfish lovers to chuck their shucks, including new recycling sites opening Oct. 26 in Clinton. More than 70 restaurants in various counties participate in this program. Recycling oyster shells helps reduce waste flow into landfills and benefits the environment.
Are you looking for fun family activities for this weekend? Check out the Ghost Lore and Legend Walk at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Fright Light laser music show at Ingram Planetarium on Saturday, Oct. 30.
Silver Coast Winery will host an art competition for the creation of its newest wine label.
The next addition to the winery’s extensive collection will be an oak-aged port wine hand-crafted in true Mediterranean style.
Following in the footsteps of its five-time Double Gold-winning Touriga (Cape Fear Blood Wine), Dana Keeler, winemaker at Silver Coast, said, “This port will exemplify and harness the distinct character of this unusual varietal.”