The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Union Elementary School recently had its third nine weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:
Citizens of the Month
Kindergarten: Ciarra Lucio, Rowan Evans, Conner Parks, Bianca Rendon, Kendra Erwin, Isaac Cross, Hannah Hickman, Justin Goodman.
First grade: Brianna Croft, Ian Clark, Alex Gore, Emma Grace Hamric, Ayden Stanley, Emily Santos, Emily Cottrell, Garrett Gushman, Makoa Surigao, Teresa Callahanm, Eric Lambrakopoulos, D’miyah Stanley.
The Foundation of Brunswick Community College hosted its annual Campus and Community Fund Drive during the month of April, raising $42,494.87 for student scholarships.
The tradition of the BCC Campus and Community Fund Drive gives BCC employees the opportunity to make donations that are used to support student scholarships, with 194 employees participating and raising $20,000 toward student scholarships, exceeding the goal of $15,000.
The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) staff and volunteers spent a fun day with kids of all ages at the Up with Kids Festival at the Bill Smith Park on Oak Island on May 1. The festival was sponsored by the Ocean View Methodist Church on Oak Island.
The BCLC booth was stacked with children’s books, children reading stories to children and adults reading to children. There was something for all ages.
Other activities included a puppet show where children were the puppeteers, children’s games, puppet making and storytelling.