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Community News

  • Get out and enjoy everything the spring sky has to offer

    Are you enjoying the spring weather? Are you enjoying the spring night sky? More spring star groups are coming into view for our early evening enjoyment.

  • Safety Day and Expo set for June 5

    The U.S. Coast Guard Station–Oak Island is gearing up for its fifth annual Station Oak Island Safety Day and Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. There is no admission, parking is free and close by.
    There will be exhibits by Southport, Oak Island, Caswell Beach Police, fire and EMS departments plus N.C. Fish and Wildlife officers and Brunswick County Sheriff’s office and its new helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard LifeFlyte and Sable helicopters will also be on display.

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

    The following new books are available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
    NON: FICTION
    “Americans In Paris” by Charles Glass. Tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation unfold through the eyes of the American citizens who lived through it all.
    “I Am Ozzy” by John Michael Osbourne. He was just a working-class kid from Aston who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time; the story of Ozzy Osbourne.

  • Brunswick bands to perform May 2

    The Sea Trail Convention Center will be filled with big band sound at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, when the Brunswick Big Band returns to the area for a free concert.
    In addition to featured vocalist and Sunset Beach resident Linda Ladrick, the Brunswick Concert Band will also be on the afternoon’s program.
    Brunswick Big Band has performed at Sunset at Sunset for the last two years and the Party in the Yard in the summer of 2009.

  • Camp Invention coming to schools this summer

    The Camp Invention program is coming to Brunswick County Schools this summer.
    A week of daytime excitement, children are immersed in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), history and the arts.
    The Camp Invention program helps cultivate the ideas critical to STEM by encouraging exploration and curiosity during everyday activities so children understand science is everywhere.

  • Ninja Firefly Monkeys win Coastal Envirothon competition

    The Ninja Firefly Monkeys team from the James C. School in Brunswick County won first place competing against 28 counties in the middle school division at the March 23 Coastal Envirothon event at Weyhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center in Craven County.
    The Destinasia team of the James C. School finished second in Area 6 in the high school division. Joene Helms was the advisor for both teams.
    The five main curricula of study included soils, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.

  • Blue Star Mothers seek names of those in service

     The Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers are accepting names and addresses of military service men and women to send holiday greetings to.

    They’ll be doing their first “package mailing” to troops this year Saturday, June 12, in time for them to receive by the Fourth of July.

    Please e-mail names and addresses by May 28 to grandstrandbsm@yahoo.com or call 843-390-5639.

  • ATMC to air new golf show

    ATMC will air a new show, “Tee Time with Al Arrigoni.”

    This show explores the many golf courses that Brunswick County has to offer and provides tips and advice on golf fitness, fashion, equipment and etiquette, with a new show and course featured every month. 

    Show times are every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on ATMC Cable Channel 3. 

    Segments of “Tee Time with Al Arrigoni” include:

  • Art opening at Silver Coast

    Silver Coast Winery will display the works of Suzanne C. Hunady from April 15-June 14.

    Hunady is an Ohio native and a Bowling Green State University Alumna. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at that university. She has been an educator of art at the public school level and at the collegiate level.  

    Her work reflects talent in several mediums including watercolors and acrylics. 

    For more information visit www.silvercoastwinery.com or call 287-2800.

  • Franklin Square Gallery seeks artists

    Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for vendors for its annual Garden and Art Showcase to be at Franklin Square Park from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 8. 

    Organizers are looking for seedlings, plants, shrubs, garden decor and accessories and arts and crafts.

    For information and an application, call Gay Lefebvre at 253-0539, e-mail edgewaterart@ec.rr.com or drop by the Franklin Square Gallery at 130 E. West St. to pick up a brochure.