The Brunswick County Relay for Life kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, with the opening ceremonies and survivors’ lap around the track at West Brunswick High School.
The annual event is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser and is designed to honor cancer survivors and remember those who lost their lives to the disease. The relay is an all-night event that goes through until 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3.
Relay teams set up tents around the track and try to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.
Brunswick Little Theatre will present “The Silver Review,” an evening under the stars listening to a compilation of 25 years of songs from musicals performed by BLT, from 1983’s Brigadoon though its last musical, Godspell, in November 2007.
Performances begin at 8 p.m. May 16-18 at the Holden Beach Pavilion, at the foot of the bridge, and May 23-25 at Franklin Square Park in Southport.
Admission is free. If there is inclement weather after 5 p.m., the show will be canceled for that night.
Lt. Col. Clarence Willie MUSC, Ret., received a letter of appreciation from county commissioner May Moore and a plaque from Judge Ola Lewis for his documentary, “Fight for Freedom,” on Sunday, March 30, during a World War II tribute and U.S.O. musical revue at the Southport Community Center attended by 250 people.
The award–winning film tells the story of the Montford Marines, the first African Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. They trained at Montford Point, a segregated section of Camp Lejeune.
SUNSET HARBOR—A single mother with five children will be the owner of a new home thanks to the generosity of Brunswick Community Hospital employees.
Chowan Simmons and her children joined with hospital employees and Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity officials last week to break ground on a new 1,300-square-foot house in the Pelican Point subdivision.
The house is one of three Novant Health employees across the state are building to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary.
SUPPLY—Driving her father to a doctor’s appointment Monday afternoon, Nancy Nixon was surprised when she saw someone putting a chain across the dirt road she lives on, preventing her from driving onto U.S. 17.
Immediately, she got out and asked the man who he was and what he was doing. He said told her he was working for the owner of the property, Estelle Varnam.
Nixon said her family had already called the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office when they saw posts had been erected on each side of the dirt path. They called again Monday.