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Community News

  • 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. 

  • ATMC awards $25,000 in community grants for education

    ATMC awarded $25,000 in grant funds to 17 educators and community organizations serving Brunswick County students and residents and honored them with a reception on Nov. 12 at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte.

    Representatives from each school talked about the programs for which the grant funds are earmarked and how these grants will positively impact area students. Checks were disbursed for Smart Connections, the educational component of the cooperative’s grant program.

    Those receiving funding were:

  • New books available at Rourk

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “Through it All” by Christine King Farris. A unique, intimate portrait of the Kings, written as only a beloved elder sibling of Dr. Martin L King Jr. could, with insight, tenderness and wisdom.

  • New books available at Hickmans Crossroads Library

    The following books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    FICTION

    “Capitol Offense” by William Bernhardt. Accused of murdering a police officer he held responsible for the tragic death of his wife, Professor Dennis Thomas implores high-profile lawyer Ben Kincaid to defend him.