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Community News

  • Plans in motion for upcoming bridal expo

    Party rentals, caters, venues, florists, cake bakeries, wine shops, video productions, disc jockeys, accommodations, photographers, transportation, wedding officials and planners all specializing in weddings will be at the Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo from
    1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Southport Community Building.

  • Wave Transit bus routes adding schools, Brunswick Forest

    LELAND—Wave Transit has added more bus routes in Leland, expanding service to Leland Middle School, North Brunswick High School and Brunswick Forest.

    At Leland’s town board meeting Dec. 20, Wave executive director Albert Eby and planning and development director Megan Matheny announced the route expansion would begin on Feb. 4, 2013.

    Wave has run a Brunswick connector from Wilmington to Leland for six years, Eby said.

  • Students sharpen art skills at Supply Elementary

    Art students at Supply Elementary School recently created oversize decorative shears that will soon adorn the walls of a Shallotte hair salon.
    Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students collaborated in art classes during the past few weeks to create scissors that won’t cut, but will add to the ambiance at Shear MaDDness.

  • Calendar

    Because of the Christmas holiday, please check with individual groups to see if meetings will take place as regularly scheduled.

  • Check out a Scotch bonnet at museum

    In 1965, North Carolina named the Scotch bonnet (Phalium granulaturm) as its official state shell. It was also the first state to designate an official state shell. At least 13 other states subsequently designated state shells.
    A Scotch bonnet is a gastropod mollusk that can be found from North Carolina to Brazil in coastal water depths of 50-150 feet. This fragile shell has short spires, large body whorls and thickened outer lips.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 24
    CLOSED
    Tuesday, Dec. 25
    CLOSED
    Wednesday, Dec. 26
    CLOSED
    Thursday, Dec. 27
    Barbecue pork on a bun, au gratin potatoes, seasoned carrots, sugar cookie, milk.
    Friday, Dec. 28
    Ziti with Italian meat sauce, broccoli, hot pears, wheat bread/margarine, milk.
    The seven sites and their hours are as follows:

  • Shrine Club welcomes new officers

    The 2013 officers of the South Brunswick Island Shrine Club were installed on Thursday, Dec. 6.
    Ron Jessie, 2012 club president, introduced officers for 2013, congratulating them on their election and wishing them the best for the coming year.
    New officers were installed by Steve Morris, potentate of the Sudan Shrine.
    The South Brunswick Island Shrine Club Officers for 2013 are Greg Smith, president; Edwin Douglas, first vice president; Gary Hamrick, second vice president; Bill McGee, secretary; and Mike Mattera, treasurer.  

  • Navassa Drum and Drill team represents town

    While Saturday’s Christmas parade stretched down Village Road, old Leland’s main street, the Navassa Drum and Drill team represented its town as part of the North Brunswick celebration.

    The local community group, organized by former members William Alston and Carlton Mosely, gives kids from the small town of 1,900 a chance to perform all around Brunswick County and the surrounding area.

  • Little Princess Ball tickets available soon

    The Little Princess Ball, a dance for young girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their adult male escorts, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at two locations: Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St. in Southport; and South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Calabash.
    This event is sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Brunswick Community College and Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

  • Champion earns Eagle Scout rank

    Wesley Champion, 14, of Clinton, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 14. He is a member of Troop 27, which is sponsored by Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church.
    In recognition of his outstanding achievement, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was convened on Oct. 21 at Grove Park Baptist Church in Clinton.