David Combs of Sunset Beach took this photo around 11:45 p.m. Friday from the beach at Sunset Beach looking east toward Wilmington.The storm and lightning show went on for more than two hours. With the waxing moon and clear sky overhead it was eerie watching the cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning light up the sky and the ocean from 45 miles away as the storm relentlessly displayed its tremendous energy off the coast from Bald Head Island and Wilmington.
Gold, silver, green and sparkling crystals adorned the room with black and white tablecloths where 28 youth were honored recently at the annual 4-H achievement banquet.
Dressed in their best fancy dresses, suits, ties and hats, the honorees entered to have their photos taken. With more than 87 people in attendance, the night was one to remember, as 4-H youth entered the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office on a walkway roped off with stanchions and a green carpet runway lined with “Hall of Fame” stars.
Mount Gilead Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Highway, Winnabow, will host a barbecue fundraiser beginning at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28.
All proceeds will benefit Jerry Dean Simmons, a Winnabow native who has been diagnosed with cerebralitis. The disease has left him with a number of deficits, and he is undergoing speech, occupational, physical and vision therapy.
Cost is $6 for a chopped barbecue plate, and $6.50 for a pulled barbecue plate. Each plate will include a choice of three sides and a roll.
For information, call Pat at 253-6360 or 262-4545.