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Community News

  • Dosher volunteers present check to hospital

    On Oct. 23, the Dosher Memorial Hospital volunteers presented a donation of $46,162.66 to Dosher Hospital President and CEO Edgar Haywood III at the hospital.
    The donation was made possible through the fundraising efforts of Dosher volunteers at the hospital’s gift shop and the Dosher Hospital volunteer flea market at 129 E. Moore St. in Southport.
    The check represented hospital donations made by Dosher volunteers during the last five months, from May through September.

  • Community briefs

    Nuclear plant to test sirens Nov. 14
    The annual full-volume test of the public notification sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 10 a.m.
    This test is part of Progress Energy Carolinas’ comprehensive emergency planning program performed in cooperation with the state of North Carolina and Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 8
    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.

  • Writer to speak at Sunset River Marketplace

    On Thursday, Nov. 1, North Carolina mystery writer Tom Rieber will be the guest speaker at the Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery in Calabash, the gallery’s final Coffee with the Authors event of the year.
    Rieber will talk about his second book in the Nick Thomas mystery series, “Devil’s Parody,” which follows “Nine Irony.”
    In the novel, six gamblers lured by a $5 million prize are trapped by their own greed and find themselves playing for their lives.

  • Community briefs

    Booze It and Lose It ran through Oct. 31
    The scariest part of Halloween is not in a haunted house or in a graveyard; it is behind the wheel of a car. Impaired drivers, who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, end up making the roads scarier than a horror movie.
    “It is important for those who plan to drink to find a designated driver,” said GHSP Director Becky Wallace. “The consequences of drinking and driving can be deadly.”

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 1
    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.

  • ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ events are set for Coastal Stadium 10

    Staff Report

    Frank Theatres Coastal Stadium 10 in Shallotte will have a day of fun and games in celebration of the release of the Disney animated film “Wreck-It Ralph” from 1-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. and Saturday, Nov. 3.
    “Wreck-It Ralph” is the story of Ralph, the villain of the fictional video game “Fix-It Felix,” who decides he no longer wants to be the bad guy. He spends the movie trying to be a hero.

  • SOAR into third annual Harvest Fest to aid animals

    Staff report

    Celebrate the harvest-and-Halloween season and help homeless animals at the same time.
    Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue is having its third annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
    Highlights include costumes, trick-or-treat, a silent auction, games and prizes, foods and drinks, a bake sale, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
    SOAR is at 3376 St. Charles Place off Long Beach Road (N.C. 133).

  • Arts Council names winners in annual show

    Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash hosted Brunswick Arts Council’s 2012 fall show and sale. It was judged on Sunday, Oct. 7, and opened to the public on Oct. 8.
    More than 200 works of art are included in the non-juried exhibition, including oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, collage and mixed media pieces, photography, plus three dimensional pieces in clay, wood and glass.
    Judges were Myrtle Beach, S.C., watercolorist Alex Powers and North Carolina clay artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.

  • Community briefs

    New books at Hickmans Crossroads
    The following new books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library:
    Non-Fiction
    “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president, but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.