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  • 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.

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    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.

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    ‘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.

  • Assistance is available for local farmers and fishermen

    The USDA recently announced that U.S. shrimp producers in the Gulf and South Atlantic states were certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for farmers and fishermen program benefits. 

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    Arts council plans exhibition

    Brunswick Arts Council will host its 10th annual art exhibition and sale Sept. 20-Oct. 1 at Sunset River Marketplace Gallery in Calabash. 

    Entry fee is $25/$30 to display two works.

    Artists 18 and older who are residents of Brunswick County or who are members of the supporting art organizations Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild, Waterway Art Association or Brunswick Arts Council are eligible to participate. 

  • Arts and entertainment events

    Ongoing through Sept. 18

    Jim Comer art exhibit, Sunset River Martketplace, Calabash. For hours and more information, visit www.sunsetrivermarketplace or call 575-5999.

    Sept. 2

    7-9 p.m., The Spare Change Band, Summerfest in the Garden, Rourk Gardens, Main Street, Shallotte. Free. Rain cancels. For more information, visit www.brunswickcountync.gov.

    Sept. 3

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

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

    NON-FICTION

    “Hollywood” by Larry McMurtry. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.

    FICTION

    “Burn” by Nevada Barr. A new and exciting Anna Pigeon novel.

  • Tablescaping program returns to Creative Exchange series

    Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues in 2010 with Kathy Cody, owner of Calabash Garden Tea Room. Her presentation last year, “The Art of Tablescaping,” was so well received she is back by popular demand, organizers said.

    This year’s presentation will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Cost of the event is $5 and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.