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Today's News

  • Southport businesses donate to Dosher

    The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation has received a donation in the amount of $1,041 from the Dead End Saloon & Fish Factory Grille in Southport. The donation represents the proceeds raised from the Dead End Saloon’s third annual Chili Cook-off on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 29.

  • Club brief

    Officers named for Mostly Bluegrass Society
    The Mostly Bluegrass Society has named Jim Caulder as its president for this year. Willis Alston was selected as vice president and Tom and Ellen Freeman were elected as new directors.
    The Mostly Bluegrass Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of traditional music performed live. The group meets from 5:30-8 p.m. every Friday at the Shallotte Senior Center.

  • Rotary guests win big at Las Vegas night

    The Shallotte Rotary hosted its seventh annual Las Vegas Night on Saturday, Jan. 28. It was a night of fun that raised funds and awareness for local and international charities.
    There were door prizes and silent auction gifts, culminating with the drawing of door prizes and the awarding of a seven-day/six-night Las Vegas vacation.

  • African-American soldiers are focus of museum talk

    Join the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport and The Friends of the Museum from 7-9 p.m Tuesday, Feb. 21, as Retired Master Sergeant Clyde Wilson, U.S. Army, and Civil War re-enactor and researcher, will discuss the role of African-American soldiers in campaigns of the Lower Cape Fear Region.
    Learn about the 27th U.S. Colored Troops who played a key role in accepting the surrender of Fort Fisher and was the first U.S. unit to garrison Fort Johnston after Confederate abandonment.

  • Religion briefs

    Black History to be celebrated Feb. 18
    Holy Covenant United Holy Church, 237 Snowfield Road SE in Leland (Snowfield Community), will host a Black History celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, featuring keynote speaker Nicole Williams. The theme will be “Lift Every Voice.” Local music groups will also be performing.
    There will be a special missionary service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, with guests the Rev. Angela Collins and Price Cathedral AME Zion Church in Wilmington. For more information, call 763-2282.

  • Local actress chases her dreams

     

    SHALLOTTE—No dream is to big for one aspiring young actress.

    Tara Goodman is a senior at West Brunswick High School, but her dreams are of legends.

    Goodman relocated with her family to Shallotte her freshmen year of high school. She remembers auditioning for a part in the school’s production of “Nightmare Before Christmas.”

    “I didn’t get the part,” Goodman said. “In 10th grade I got a part in ‘Fame’ and I knew that is what I wanted to do the rest of my life.”

  • Have you a clue that God winks at you every day?

    Coincidence? Providence? Is there a difference? In my view, providence is the road taken. It is also the road not taken. Everything in life is providential, if our perspective is divine and if we give ourselves time to look, see, hear and receive God’s voice.
    A friend thought I’d enjoy reading a book she recently acquired. Its title is intriguing: “When God Winks at You: How God Speaks Directly to You Through the Power of Coincidence,” written by Squire Rushnell. She told me the book shouted out at her because her life is one big God wink.

  • Elementary students take part in science fair

    Have you ever wondered if ants prefer cheese or sugar or ever wanted to know more about intestinal gases? Inquisitive elementary students in Brunswick County surely did and through participation in the district science fair discovered the answers to these and many more questions.
    The annual science fair, a highly anticipated event at Odell Williamson Auditorium, takes place during a two-day period.

  • Middle, high school students win at science fair

    Brunswick County middle and high school students competed in a science fair on Feb. 1. Winners include:
    Biological A
    First place: Katy Rollings, South Brunswick Middle, for Eat your iron.
    Second place: Lilah Foster, South Brunswick Middle, for Baldhead Island deer population estimation.
    Third place: Christian Smith, Cedar Grove Middle, for The mighty egg.
    Biological B
    First place: Maddie Winchester, Leland Middle, for Burning up.
    Second place: Alexandra Szalkiewicz, NBHS, for You can run, but you can’t stop making CO2.

  • Local talent takes the stage

    SHALLOTTE—The scene was much like “American Idol” or “The Voice” on Saturday morning at Planet Fun. The only thing missing was the judges.

    David Pickett, executive producer of “unDISCOVERED,” was filming a pilot for what he hopes will become a monthly talent show in Brunswick County.

    On Saturday eight acts performed a variety of entertainment from comedy to rapping and singing. The show was filmed by Pickett’s crew with the hopes of being edited into a 30-minute pilot to be aired locally in the near future.