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.
Senior site menus
Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
Monday, Dec. 24
Tuesday, Dec. 25
Wednesday, Dec. 26
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Nov. 10, Providence Home, the Brunswick County Family Emergency Teen Shelter, hosted a dinner/dance fundraiser at Silver Coast Winery. The dinner was catered by The Purple Onion in Shallotte and music for the dancing was provided by Hooked on Dancin’ with Wanda and Jim York.
The event featured Silver Coast fine wines, as well as a Chinese auction and a silent auction. Drs. Daniel and Anna Blizzard and their practice, Ocean Isle Family Medicine, sponsored the event.
On Nov. 28, volunteers and staff of the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium gathered together to honor Louise Ingram with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of service.
Ingram was instrumental in founding the museum and planetarium with her late husband, Stuart, and is still actively involved with both facilities.
Executive director Terry Bryant expressed her appreciation and presented Ingram with the award.
Thursday, Dec. 13
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.