The Oak Island Beach Quilters 17th annual quilters challenge is now on display at the Franklin Square Gallery in Southport.
There are 19 pieces in this year’s show. Visitors are asked to vote for their favorite quilt. At the end of the show, one quilter will receive the People’s Choice award. Visit the exhibit now through Aug. 21 and cast your vote.
In 1956, archaeologist Stan South conducted the first archaeological investigations at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site and established his credentials as a pioneer in the field.
His newly published book, “Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick,” is now available from the Historical Publications Section of the Office of Archives and History in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com).
The Brunswick County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, NC-170 will celebrate its first full year of operations in August.
During this period the new squadron’s all volunteer membership has grown to 22 senior members and nine cadets, many of whom have participated in training for search and rescue operations, first aid, CPR, urban direction finding, airborne scanning, cadet orientation flights and pilot qualification exercises.
Brunswick County resident Frank Williams, president of Pioneer Strategies Inc., facilitated a public relations workshop recently at the N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ inaugural conference in Raleigh.
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will host Wilmington musician Jim Quick as he presents “Inside the Song: the Making of Music” at its monthly Creative Exchange event from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11.
There is a $5 fee and, due to limited seating, reservations are required.
The Democratic Party will kick off the last 100 days to the November election with a free old-fashioned family style picnic and political rally between 3-6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Brunswick County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Highway across from Brunswick Community College.
All citizens are invited to attend regardless of party affiliation. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and sodas. Eric Hunn and the Ambassadors of Dixieland will provide music.
The Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Boy Scouts of America Southport Troop 238 participated in the 12th annual flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. on July 4 at the BB&T flagpole, at the corner of Howe and Moore streets in Southport.
Members of the Boy Scout troop demonstrated the proper procedure of retiring a flag.
“I told my mom that I’ll go to these classes, but if I don’t like it, I’m not going back,” Mark Sager said about the Communities in Schools Parenting Education Classes.
The father of a 10-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy, Sager recently completed the 12-week program.
“After the first class, I became interested and wanted to find out more because what they were telling me made sense. I began to look forward to Tuesday nights. My daughter loved coming to the program as much as I did.”
Peer Court is a joint venture between Communities in Schools of Brunswick County and District Attorney Rex Gore.
It is an alternative system of justice that offers first time juvenile offenders between the ages of 11-16 an opportunity to admit responsibility for their offenses and receive constructive sentencing from their peers.
Chargeable offenses may include truancy, disorderly conduct, simple affray, simple assault and others.