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Community News

  • Civil War round table meetings will begin Sept. 7

     Sept. 7 begins the upcoming series of monthly Civil War round table meetings at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office.

    Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and programs begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

    This year’s meetings will feature an impressive lineup of prominent Civil War historians, authors, college professors and Civil War re-enactors presenting and discussing a variety of subjects relating to this important period in our country’s history.

  • Program targets removal of cigarette butts from the environment

     Keep Brunswick County Beautiful (KBCB) has targeted the town of Oak Island with its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP).

    In this case, the CLPP program is designed to educate beachgoers of the environmental impacts of tossing their butts to the ground versus disposing of cigarette litter properly. KBCB provided freestanding receptacles and ashtrays for proper cigarette butt disposal.

  • Veterans assistance set for Oct. 19

     Veterans in the Bolivia area can enroll in the VA healthcare system, receive health screenings and health information, and find out about various services available to them through the Veterans Health Administration from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

    The center’s Rural Health Team will be set up in the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension’s training/conference room from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

  • Submissions needed for Calling All Teachers

     U.S. Cellular plans to kick off the school year with the return of Calling All Teachers, a campaign that donates $1 million to fund creative and impactive classroom projects submitted by public school teachers. 

    Through Sept. 15, teachers are invited to register on DonorsChoose.org as a “U.S. Cellular Teacher” and post their requests to be considered for funding. So far, more than 1,490 teachers have signed up.

  • Volunteers needed to help with local schools

     Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) provides the Adopt-A-School and Volunteer Program to Brunswick County Schools to enhance the quality of education by bringing the community and its resources to the children. 

    Through business, church, agency and civic group partnerships brokered for each individual school, CIS helps schools in their efforts to provide a better education for the children of Brunswick County.

  • Taste of Brunswick County, gala around the corner

     Prepare your palate for an evening of culinary delights at the year’s premier dining experience—from shrimp ’n grits and crab dip to barbecue and prime rib, Brunswick County offers the best of regional cooking and more.

    And there is only one place where you can sample the culinary creations of the area’s finest chefs. Join Communities in Schools Oct. 21 for the 9th annual Benefit Gala for Children featuring A Taste of Brunswick County.

  • Rourk Branch Library celebrates Summer Reading Club

    The Summer Reading Club program has come to an end at Rourk Branch Library. The theme this year was “Make A Splash: Read!” It made a “splash” with reading and special guests.

    The Lelepali family returned again this year, getting the program off to a start with their musical talents, celebrating the diversity of the tropical islands. Readers were treated to songs and dances spanning cultures from Tahiti to Hawaii.

  • 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

    “Hitch 22” by Christopher Hitchens. The candid, personal history of a complicated man.

    “Life Is What You Make It” by Peter Buffet. Personal and revealing, this book is about transcending your circumstances, taking up the reins of your destiny and living your life to the fullest.

    FICTION

  • Weight loss program donates food equal to weight lost

    Weight Wise Women (WWW), the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation weight management class, donated more than 315 pounds of food at their final meeting to Brunswick County’s local food bank, Brunswick Family Assistance.

    The weight loss program is in partnership with the Obesity Prevention Initiative of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

  • Community news briefs

    Next JumpStart event set

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s JumpStart Speed Networking event will now be open to all business people interested in promoting their businesses.

    A hot breakfast buffet will be included, courtesy of Starz Grille at Planet Fun in Shallotte. The cost is $10 per person for non-members. Members of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce can attend at no charge.