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.
The Porch Parrot of Ocean Isle Beach has announced artist Ann Langshaw will be the artist-in-residence.
Both she and her husband Bruce have an extensive background in the field of art and sculpture. After earning her bachelor’s of arts degree at U.C. Santa Barbara, she has spent the last 35 years in interior design and sculpture painting and design.
Langshaw established Design Work by Ann and her work is enjoyed in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, East Coast, West Coast and Canada.
Porch Parrot is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for artists for its summer regional show, a juried exhibition June 21-July 17.
Fee is $30 for two pieces of art. Entry forms are due by June 4 and work must be submitted for judging between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18.
Two nationally known artists, both now working in North Carolina, will jury the show. The 2D judge is Vae Hamilton, known for her collages. The 3D judge is Dina Wilde-Ramsing, whose pottery is in collections throughout the state.
Paws Place Animal Rescue in Boiling Spring Lakes is having a fundraising yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 12.
Donated items can be dropped off at the shelter at 3701 E. Boiling Spring Road from 9 a.m.-noon daily—no clothes, exercise equipment or computers.
Tax receipts will be given for donations. For information, call (910) 845-7297.
In the United States, nearly 740,000 people experience a stroke each year. Join Richard Crane, M.D., of Brunswick Community Hospital, at a free seminar on Thursday, May 20, to learn more about how to prevent and recognize a stroke.
The seminar, which is part of Brunswick Community Hospital’s Focus on Health lecture series, will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Brunswick Electric Community Room, 795 Ocean Highway, Shallotte. Light refreshments will be served.