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Today's News

  • Kronebusch earns Military Excellence Award

    Seaman Recruit Elizabeth Kronebusch, Division 263, graduated as the top sailor from Recruit Training Command (RTC) earning the Military Excellence Award on Aug. 25.

    Kronebusch, a graduate of South Brunswick High School, joined the Navy in June.

  • Catherine Bullard celebrates 91st birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrated the 91st birthday of Catherine Bullard, who was born Aug. 6, 1926.

  • Roberta Simmons celebrates 86th birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrated the 86th birthday of Roberta Simmons, who was born Sept. 6, 1931.

  • Michelina Chiofolo celebrates 99th birthday

    Family and friends joined Michelina “Ms. Micky” Chiofolo in celebrating her 99th birthday at Autumn Care in Shallotte with cake and ice cream Sunday, Sept. 3. As an Italian-American, Ms. Micky grew up in Philadelphia where she got married and had two children. Her family says he is a special woman who has spent her life caring for her family and sharing her delicious homemade Italian gravy and meatballs with everyone near and far.

  • Aquarium seeks teen ocean stewards

    A new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher focuses on high school students who want to take action to protect the environment.

    Ocean stewards will focus on conservation and stewardship to better understand climate science and reduce the impacts of climate change.

    Fourteen young people will be selected to participate in monthly meetings, explore outdoors and engage in stewardship activities to conserve coastal habitats. The teens will learn about climate change and then plan and implement a project in the community.

  • Waterway Art Association workshops

    Waterway Art Association has announced the following workshops in coming days and months.

    All sessions are at Bellinger Art Works at 283B Koolabrew Drive NW off Calabash Road near Carolina Shores.

    Nationally known portrait artist Terry Sellers Harrison will teach an eight-week Beginner Artist Class Series, “Painting, From the Beginning,” Sept. 11 through Oct. 30.

  • Sunset River Marketplace September events

    The following events are planned for this month at Sunset River Marketplace:

    Paint & Party on Wednesday, Sept. 13, Marsh Scene; Tuesday, Sept.19, Sea Turtle; Tuesday, Oct. 3, Sunflowers; Wednesday, Oct 11, Tobacco Barn. We supply paints, canvases, aprons, snacks and everything you need, except your beverage of choice.

    Exploring Collage with instructor Babs Ludwick on Monday, Sept. 18. The class will focus on color, harmony, design and composition. You’ll work with torn paper, along with bits and pieces of life. No experience is necessary.

  • Library to host free grief program

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a no-cost grief program, Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief, on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Leland Library, 487 Village Road in Leland. Pre-registration is required by calling 796-8056.

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness, support and counseling to families and education to the community. For more information, go to lcfh.org.

  • BCLC offers beginner PC skills classes

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council at 282 Ocean Highway E. in Supply will offer an adult beginner personal computer skills class beginning Monday, Sept. 11. Classes will be every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon for four consecutive weeks. Class size will be limited to five students per class.

    This hands-on course will include PC Basics/Windows, Internet, Basic Word and Basic Excel.

    To register for this free class, call 754-7323.

  • 9/11 remembrance ceremony scheduled

    American Legion Post 543 and the St. James Fire Department will jointly conduct a remembrance ceremony to honor those lost on 9/11 at the St. James Community Center at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

    The Post 543 Honor Guard will present the colors. Bob Marks will sing the national anthem. Chief John Dahill and the fire department Board of Directors president John Young will offer their recollections in remembrance of the victims who perished.