Community News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Jan. 3
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Camera Club names holiday photo winners

    The Coastal Carolina Camera Club hosted its annual awards presentation and Christmas social on Dec. 11 at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.
    Jody Hazzard, publisher and editor-in-chief of Grand Strand Magazine, judged the print of the year competition, which included all winning competition prints during the year.
    Jerry Koons image, “I Have Lunch,” was selected as the winner. The photographer of the year award was also presented to Koons for accumulating the most points in bi-monthly competition.

  • Community briefs

    Deadline to enter pageant is Jan. 1
    Applications are now available for the 2013 Brunswick County Purple Ribbon Pageant that will take place Feb. 3. It is a registered Relay for Life team and is involved in other charities throughout Brunswick County.
    The pageant is a natural system, meaning no makeup, fake teeth or fake hair on little girls. Age divisions for girls include Baby Miss and Queen. Deadline to enter is Jan. 1, 2013.
    For more information or an application, contact Holly Shepard, director, at 465-5146 or email shepard2005@gmail.com.

  • Local veterinarian helps animals and victims of Hurricane Sandy

    In the days after Hurricane Sandy ripped across the East Coast, local veterinarian Dr. Patrick Terry was on the phone with a fellow vet on Long Island.
    “He said it was cold and miserable and people were really suffering,” said Terry, co-owner of Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital in Leland. “He said they just really needed help and when somebody asks for help, what makes the system work is if we go and help them.”
    So he did.

  • Calendar

    Because of the holiday, some clubs and organizations may have altered schedules. Call ahead before planning to attend.

  • 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.