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Community News

  • Community rallies to help couple in need

     A string of bad luck had recently descended upon the Ed Peters family of Calabash. Peters suffers from a rapid heartbeat and required the assistance of a pacemaker.

    While he was hospitalized for a pacemaker procedure, his wife Ruth suffered a fall and fractured her hip. Upon her release, she required a walker for mobility and Ed Peters needed a walker, too. 

    Suddenly, the steps leading to their home were a barrier they could not easily conquer. Fortunately for the Peters family, help was on the way.

  • Williams hosts public relations workshop

     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. 

  • Songwriting program planned at Creative Exchange event

     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.

  • Democratic rally set for July 24

     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.

  • Groups participate in flag retirement event

     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.

  • Parenting classes can benefit parents and children

     “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 training session will begin Aug. 17 in Bolivia

     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. 

  • Brunswick County Smart Start advocates travel to Raleigh

     On Tuesday, June 15, child advocates from Brunswick County traveled to the North Carolina General Assembly as part of Smart Start’s statewide Tuesdays for Tots initiative.

    Smart Start is North Carolina’s early childhood leadership network dedicated to assuring that every child reaches his or her potential and is prepared for success in a global community.

    The constituents met with the Brunswick County legislative delegation and asked members to “hold the line” and continue to invest in young children in Brunswick County. 

  • Wilmington Area Woodturners participate in national competition

     Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) is an organization of woodturners from counties throughout southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. Seventeen members of WAWA came together to develop, design and build the chapter’s second entry in the Chapter Collaborative Challenge, shown and judged at the AAW National Conference June 17-20. 

    Several Brunswick residents are members of the group.

  • South Brunswick Rotary hears about Equity House Project

    Past South Brunswick Islands Rotarian President Denny Jordan expressed an interest in developing a meaningful international project and this resulted in a partnership between the Rotary Club of Belmopan, Belize, and the South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club.
    With the combined efforts of SBI Rotarians Maribeth Achterberg, Dan Lynes, Toni Titone and Jen Vanasse, matching grant money from Rotary District 7730 and the Rotary Foundation, as well as a donation from the Belmopan Rotary Club, a SBI donation of $500 was leveraged to $10,000 of support for the Equity House.