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  • Community briefs

    First Friday gallery walk set

    A celebration of the upcoming opening of the new Maritime Museum will take center stage at the Franklin Square Gallery’s First Friday Gallery Walk from 5-7 p.m. April 1 as museum members will soon be moving into their new building.

  • Senior Tar Heel Legislature meets

    During the first meeting of 2011, delegates of the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) discussed Medicare changes and financial assistance for low-income beneficiaries. The new director of the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Kevin Robertson, offered some encouraging information for older adults with Medicare. 

  • Community briefs

    First Friday gallery walk set

    A celebration of the upcoming opening of the new Maritime Museum will take center stage at the Franklin Square Gallery’s First Friday Gallery Walk from 5-7 p.m. April 1 as museum members will soon be moving into their new building.

    The gallery has fashioned a nautical event for this evening, as a reception will feature special displays from the museum, as well as an array of paintings and pottery by local artists crafted with a nautical theme.

  • Precinct meetings are March 21

    All Brunswick County Democratic Party precincts that did not meet between Feb. 26 and March 11 must meet at the Brunswick County Democratic Party headquarters in Bolivia at 6:30 p.m. March 21 to elect precinct officers.

    Any precinct that fails to meet and elect precinct officers will not be able to vote at either the county or district convention. The Brunswick County Democratic Party Convention is scheduled to meet at the same location at 10 a.m. April 9.

  • Community briefs

    Artists win awards at show

    Local artists garnered the top awards at Franklin Square Gallery’s spring art show, its opening event of the season, at an evening reception during Southport’s First Friday Gallery Walk on March 4.

    Wilmington artist Terry Rosenfelder took the top prize in two-dimensional art with his painting, “Fallen Warrior.” Joe Jeffcoat of Jeffcoat Pottery in Calabash won first place:  in the three-dimensional division with his “Pitcher with Ash.”

  • Group goes on bird-watching trip

    On Thursday, Feb. 24, a group of eight Brunswick County residents went kayaking down Rice and Town creeks.

    The morning started off cool, like most late winter mornings do, but quickly warmed up to feel almost spring. Their adventure began at the wildlife boat ramp on Gordon Lewis Road. 

    Don Harty, co-owner of Mahanaim Adventures, met the group to lead them on a guided bird watching/kayaking adventure down both of these creeks.

  • Community briefs

    Dancers to compete

    Caroline McMurray, 16, and Emily Benton, 14, have been receiving dance lessons from Jamie Watson of American Stepdance Revolution for the talent portion of their pageant competitions.

  • One woman is transforming her vision for a more sensitive community into a reality

    SHALLOTTE—Last year as Regina Evans recovered from a battle with breast cancer, she decided it was time to make a difference in the local community and started a support group for the visually impaired.

    When Evans was 3 years old, her grandmother tried to show her an airplane in the sky. Evans could not see the plane. Her parents took her to the eye doctor, who was discovered Evans was visually impaired.

  • Going once, going twice, gone to the highest bidder

    SHALLOTTE—There is a new business in town where fast-talking is the norm.

    Crow’s Nest Auction House and Treasure Mall opened last week at 4606 E. Main St. in the Confederate Rose building.

    Auctioneer Kent Calvin Ward is the owner, and he hosts two weekly auctions. Auctions are on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:30. Attendees are asked to arrive around 6 p.m. in order to register for bidding. Auctions are held out back in the crow’s nest (red barn) that has been transformed into an auction barn.

  • Community briefs

    Safe boating courses set

    The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 10-05 will conduct one-day boating safety courses from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays at the Progress Energy Visitors Center, 8520 River Road SE (N.C. 87) in Southport.

    Classes are scheduled for March 19; April 9, 23; May 14, 28; June 18; July 16; and Aug. 6. Those who successfully complete the USCG Auxiliary ABS course and exam will be awarded U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary certificates and cards.