Community News

  • Community briefs

    Charity walk for hospital

    There will be a charity walk to benefit Duke Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 23. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Shallotte Point Volunteer Fire Department.

    Donations are $10 to walk or $20 to walk that includes a T-shirt. There will be a silent auction, raffle and classic car display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Inlet View Restaurant. 

    For more information, call Barbara at 754-3050.

  • Free tax help available from AARP

    AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free volunteer run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers in Brunswick County for tax counseling and electronic filing of returns.

    Tax-Aide helps low and moderate income taxpayers at six sites in the county, including Leland, Boiling Spring Lakes, Southport, Oak Island, Shallotte and Calabash. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not have to be a member of AARP to volunteer.

  • Wag Shag set for Oct. 24 at Sea Trail

    Paws-Ability’s third annual Wag Shag is set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Sea Trail Convention Center.

    Paws-Ability founder Janie Withers is promising it will be bigger and better than ever.

    In fact, she says, it is the largest social event for canines and their humans in the state.

    Wag Shag “has grown to be quite the social event for dogs to see and be seen this year,” Withers says, adding it allows attendees—both canine and human—to come decked out in their Halloween finery.

  • Community briefs

    Blue Star Mothers seek names

    The Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers are collecting names and addresses of deployed service men and women for their annual Christmas box mailing. 

    Submit name(s) to Grandstrandbsm@yahoo.com or call (843) 390-5639. These names can be family members or friends. Submit names by Nov. 15.

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  • Presentation will focus on plants in Brunswick

    Some of these names you would recognize (Venus Flytrap, Ginseng), others are more obscure and slightly mystical (Queen of the prairie, small whorled pogonia), but they are all native to North Carolina and they are rare.

    These plants and more, totaling 412 endangered, threatened and special concern species, belong to all of the citizens of North Carolina, but are protected by only a small staff at the Department of Agriculture.

  • Community news briefs

    Democratic meet and greet set

    There will be a Democratic candidate meet and greet, including a free barbecue dinner, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Waccamaw Community Center in Waccamaw Park in Ash.

    Leland’s Little Learners starts

    The own of Leland is launching a new, free weekly educational program for children ages 3-5 that began Oct. 5.

  • Coastal Hounds Walk set for Oct. 9

     Shallotte Rotary Club’s second annual Coastal Hounds Walk the Town dog walk is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Shallotte Middle School.

    All of the registration fees will go to Carolina Canines for Veterans, a program that provides service dogs to wounded warriors. As of May 2010, Carolina Canines, located in Wilmington, has placed 10 service dogs to Wounded Warriors at no charge to the veteran.

    The length of the walk is 1.25 miles for the Bassett hound track and 2 miles for the top hound track.

  • New books available at Rourk

     The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

  • Community briefs

    BFA accepting applications 

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will begin taking applications on Oct. 1, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 12.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Victory Free Will Baptist Church and Family Resource Center in Leland.

  • Community briefs

    ‘Shipwrecks’ book released

    Local authors Fred David and Vern Bender have released a new book “Shipwreck Diving Southeast North Carolina: Calabash to Southport.” 

    The book features stories and pictures about ships that have sunk offshore this area since the early 1800s.