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Community News

  • Fundraiser supports Providence Home

    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.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Dec. 17
    Cheesy broccoli noodle casserole with ground poultry, tossed salad/dressing, cornbread/margarine, brownie, milk.
    Tuesday, Dec. 18
    Hot dog/bun, chili, coleslaw, apple juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Dec. 19
    Roast turkey/gravy, dressing, candied yams, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bar, dinner roll/margarine, milk.
    Thursday, Dec. 20

  • Museum, planetarium honor Louise Ingram

    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.

  • Calendar

    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.

  • An open letter to readers

    To the editor:
    I’d like to share something with all of you
    I won’t take too much of your time.
    About a celebration I went to
    And I left there feelin’ so fine.
    I had no engraved invitation,
    Just an invite from a friend.
    I wasn’t charged any admission,
    Just hugged, and asked, “Come on in.”
    Turns out it’s a birthday party
    Filled with good cheer and emotion.
    So we clapped and sang “Happy Birthday”
    Then vowed to the host our devotion.

  • Festival draws crowd to Shallotte following parade

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce saw its first post-Christmas parade festival in Shallotte as a success.

    “We hoped to keep people out after the parade for some family fun,” Kelly Mathews, the chamber’s programs and events director, said Saturday.

    As Saturday morning’s annual parade wound down, families made their way to Shallotte Riverside park to see what was offered at the Christmas on the River festival.

  • Emergency alerts coming to cell phones

    BOLIVIA—If a phone upgrade is on your Christmas wish list, that new device may come with a new emergency alert service.

    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is the latest method put in place to notify the public of emergency warnings.

    It will bring to your cell phone the Emergency Alert System—the next generation of the emergency broadcast system, which breaks into TV programs blaring a siren to draw your attention. It often endswith the announcement, “This is only a test.”

  • Leland expands Christmas events to Friday and Saturday

    The North Carolina Christmas festival and parade in Leland celebrates 20 years this weekend by expanding to a two-day event.

    On Friday, Dec. 7, the Unity Group of North Brunswick, event organizers, will host their first street dance the night before the parade at the festival location—in the North Brunswick shopping center parking lot behind BB&T.

    Unity Group president John Crowder said the dance would be from 7-10 p.m. with local band Kicking Aces performing country, rock and other music.

  • Community briefs

    New books at Hickmans Crossroads
    The following new books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library:
    “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci. After he receives a posthumous note from his aunt hinting things are horribly amiss in her Florida Gulf Coast town, Army Special Agent John Puller uncovers a shocking conspiracy.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Dec. 6
    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.