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Community News

  • Teachers encouraged to apply for classroom funding

    U.S. Cellular is continuing its commitment to schools with the return of its Calling All Teachers campaign and will give $1 million to help teachers with classroom needs.
    Last year, funds were used for three projects at Leland Middle School. Brunswick teachers are encouraged to apply for this year’s program.

  • Oak Island resident earns woodworking honors

    Kip Travis of Oak Island has earned an honorable mention in an international woodworking contest sponsored by Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts, an international magazine that serves the scroll sawing public.
    Travis earned recognition for his entry into the general category of its 2009 Best Design Contest. The magazine is currently available on newsstands and features the top 25 designs, including his design.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 24
    Chili ’n beans, corn, turnip greens, applesauce, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 25
    Pork chop, rice pilaf, succotash, fresh fruit—apple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 26
    Turkey Swiss steak/gravy, sweet potatoes, Italian green beans/onions, banana pudding, whole-wheat bread/margarine, blend juice/beverage.
    Thursday, May 27

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    NON-FICTION
    “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body” by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Shows you how to boost your brain to improve your weight, skin, heart, energy and focus.
    FICTION
    “Holly Blues” by Susan Wittig Albert. Ex-lawyer and current herbalist China Bayles is known as a leader among female sleuths. In this novel, an unwelcome holiday guest creates a thorny situation for China and her husband.

  • Leland receives grant for town’s first park

    The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) Authority awarded the town of Leland a $500,000 grant to develop the town’s first major park on nearly 150 acres on the south side of U.S. 17 behind the Westgate commercial and residential area.
    The project was selected as the state’s number one overall priority project for PARTF funds and received the maximum allocation allowed through the program.

  • Calabash Elks blood drive June 12

    The Calabash Elks Lodge will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

    One pint of blood can help four people, and there is a need for blood of all types.

    The blood drive is open to all members of the community. To make an appointment, call Frank Blue at 575-8188.

  • Youth gospel revival set

    Emmanuel Outreach Church will have a youth gospel revival from 10 a.m.-3:30 Saturday May 15 at the church, 2360 Russtown Road, in the Grissettown-Longwood community.

    The event will include  praise and worship bands including the Beach Assembly of God praise band and From Death to Destiny. Two pastors will speak, Teontae Hicks and Zackary Canady.

    Lunch will be provided, and participants will also watch a video of a concert by Christian singer Carman.

  • United Country—Coastal Home ranks No. 20 in March

    United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., recently announced that United Country–Coastal Homes in Ocean Isle Beach was the No. 20 office in the United Country network for gross commissions in March.
    In 2009, United Country–Coastal Homes, owned by Terri Allen and located in Shallotte, was the No. 8 United Country office in the nation, as well as the No. 4 office in the company’s eastern division.

  • Board of Trustees donates $10,000 to Dosher Memorial Hospital

    The Board of Trustees of Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, made a $10,000 donation from the hospital to the newly formed Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation on Monday, May 3.
    The purpose for the gift was to recognize the establishment of the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation and to publicly show its support for the new area healthcare foundation. The check passing took place during a ceremony at the beginning of the regular May board meeting of the hospital trustees.

  • Brunswick Community Hospital recognizes volunteers

    At a recent volunteer appreciation banquet, Brunswick Community Hospital leaders recognized the hospital’s 59 volunteers for nearly 10,000 hours of time they contributed to the hospital in 2009.
    “Every day, you give unselfishly of yourself from the smile and the greeting at the door to the assistance that someone needs in the surgical waiting room to find out how a loved one is or to suggestions for that special gift for the new baby and mother in the gift shop,” Deborah Rochelle, manager of service excellence and volunteers for the hospital, said.