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Community News

  • Carolina Shores is sponsoring a photo contest

    The town of Carolina Shores is sponsoring a photo contest. Share your photography talents with the rest of the community. Photos of parks, trails, community events and favorite places in the town are all welcome.

    Deadline is Nov. 19. Awards will be presented on Dec. 6 at the Carolina Shores town hall, 200 Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores, at the board of commissioners meeting. A $25 gift certificate to Food Lion will be awarded to four winners.

     

    Contest rules

  • West crowned All-American Lady

    Vicki West, 58, of Calabash was crowned the National All-American Lady on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She also won the National All-American Talent title for age 40 and older with her impression of Shania Twain and received the Community Service Award for her platform “Hats for Camp Kemo.”

  • Maritime Museum to have programs throughout November

    Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17: “Visitors of Southport Past” from 3-4 p.m. Free. Join some of Southport’s most spirited historical characters at the Benedict House for afternoon tea and tales of their lives in the small riverfront town. Costumed interpreters will portray Kate Stuart, Dr. and Mrs. Curtis and a Civil War soldier. Program is at the Benedict House, 1013 E. Moore St. in Southport. Details: 457-0003. 

  • Director of Hope Harbor Home Inc. graduates from SNAP training

    A Brunswick County nonprofit organization, Hope Harbor Homes Inc., recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Successful Nonprofit Associations and Programs (SNAP) Intensive Leadership Development training course. The graduating class included 21 organizations from eight counties. 

  • 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

    “And God Said” by Dr. Joel M. Hoffman. Tells how translations conceal the Bible’s original meaning. Sheds light on the original intention of the text and the newly developed means that readers can use to get closer to it.

  • Community briefs

    SOBS donates to VFW

    The Society of Brunswick Shaggers, a local social dance club of 200 members, has contributed $3,500 to VFW Post 10226 on Oak Island.

    This money will be forwarded to department headquarters to be used by the National Military Service (NMS) directorate to aid in Operation Uplink, which purchases phone cards for servicemen and women serving overseas, allowing free communication with their families at home.

  • Wish Upon a Cure

    Relay for Life for Brunswick County–‘Wish Upon a Cure’

  • AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers

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

    Each year from Feb. 1 through April 15, Tax-Aide volunteers prepare tax returns for taxpayers with low and moderate incomes. Volunteers are needed at Leland, Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Springs Lakes, Shallotte and Calabash. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not need to be an AARP member to volunteer.

  • Support the environment this oyster season by recycling shells

    It’s time to pull out the iron grate and roast oysters over the fire pit. That means it’s time to recycle those shells, as well.

    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Oyster Shell Recycling Program provides 126 drop-off centers for shellfish lovers to chuck their shucks, including new recycling sites opening Oct. 26 in Clinton. More than 70 restaurants in various counties participate in this program. Recycling oyster shells helps reduce waste flow into landfills and benefits the environment.

  • Community briefs

    Ghost walk set for Oct. 30

    Are you looking for fun family activities for this weekend? Check out the Ghost Lore and Legend Walk at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Fright Light laser music show at Ingram Planetarium on Saturday, Oct. 30.