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Today's News

  • Re-enactment group visits Leland Charter Day School

    The anticipation causes you to squirm, fingers in your ears, mouth open, eye squinting and the gun master yells “fire” and…baboom. The extremely loud noise from the Civil War era canon makes you jump, laugh, giggle and look around at everyone else enjoying the gut-wrenching blast. That’s the fun part. The scary part is learning just what damage these massive guns did to human lives during the Civil War.

  • Club briefs

    Beautification club to meet

    Holden Beach Beautification Club members and guests will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Holden Beach Chapel for their annual tasting luncheon.

    Each member should bring a favorite dish; the recipe for the dish should be sent to Lynda Brown. Hostesses for the event will be Dolly Mitchell, Jane Ivey, Peggy Allen, Lynda Brown and Jean Alford.

  • Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club to meet in Shallotte

    The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Nov. 11, in the fellowship hall of Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive in Shallotte.

    Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled activities.

  • Religion briefs

    Calabash Presby hosts bake sale

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Old Georgetown Road (N.C. 179) will host a craft fair and bake sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, including fall and Christmas handcrafted items. Lunch will also be available. Call 579-7356.

    Alternative Giving Market set

  • There is a universe of wonder dwelling in little things

    The event occurred many years ago, when I was a graduate student immersed in the large universe of theological thoughts and historical ramifications; however, the incident remains as vivid to me today as it was then. 

    Accompanied by a dear friend, I was strolling to the college cafeteria. It had rained hard all day and we were walking in the midst of a superfine drizzle that was dampening my spirits. I fare well in sunny weather and am a bear when the skies darken and grayness falls upon the earth.

  • West crowned All-American Lady

    Vicki West, 58, of Calabash was crowned the National All-American Lady on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. She also won the National All-American Talent title for age 40 and older with her impression of Shania Twain and received the Community Service Award for her platform “Hats for Camp Kemo.”

  • BCC names Williams to the Small Business Center Advisory Committee

    Frank Williams, a Brunswick County native and president of Pioneer Strategies Inc., has been named to the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Small Business Center Advisory Committee.

    BCC’s Small Business Center provides seminars, workshops, a resource center and local, confidential counseling for new and existing businesses.

  • Maritime Museum to have programs throughout November

    Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17: “Visitors of Southport Past” from 3-4 p.m. Free. Join some of Southport’s most spirited historical characters at the Benedict House for afternoon tea and tales of their lives in the small riverfront town. Costumed interpreters will portray Kate Stuart, Dr. and Mrs. Curtis and a Civil War soldier. Program is at the Benedict House, 1013 E. Moore St. in Southport. Details: 457-0003. 

  • Director of Hope Harbor Home Inc. graduates from SNAP training

    A Brunswick County nonprofit organization, Hope Harbor Homes Inc., recently graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Successful Nonprofit Associations and Programs (SNAP) Intensive Leadership Development training course. The graduating class included 21 organizations from eight counties. 

  • River Run Plantation to have community rain garden planting event

    Community volunteers will join the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a rain garden planting event at River Run Plantation subdivision from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 3. Residents and other volunteers will install native plants, trees and shrubs in four newly constructed rain gardens at the community boat ramp adjacent to the Lockwood Folly River.