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  • Now that it finally has a new facility, Paws Place Inc. nonprofit dog rescue is celebrating with its fourth annual Raise the Ruff and Beyond fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Coastline Conference Center at 501 Nutt St. on the Cape Fear Riverfront in Wilmington.

  • Meetings

    4 p.m. third Saturdays at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2586 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia

    Officers

    President/legal redress: Carl L. Parker

    Secretary/membership: Adell Bernard

    Assistant secretary: Julie Tillis

    Treasurer: Joseph Butler

    Education: Dr. Jerry Jackson

    Religious affairs: Stafford Stanley

    Freedom Fund Committee chairwoman: Anne Parker

    Contact

    P.O. Box 364, Supply NC 28462; pooker@atmc.net; 619-4974

  •  Meets: second Wednesday of each month, September to May

    Membership: Open to all communities in Carolina Shores

    President: Jane Boyle, (910) 575-6367, jboyle@atmc.net

    Vice President: Joanne Bendy

    Secretary: Jeanne Zalasko

    Treasurer: Kay Craig

    For almost four decades, the Carolina Shores Garden Club has been doing its part to cultivate beauty in the community.

    Founded in 1978 by Mary Quinlan, the club convenes monthly from September through May to cover a variety of topics having to do with gardening.

  • The town of Carolina Shores launches its first craft and car show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the South Brunswick Islands Center at 9400 Ocean Highway W. in Carolina Shores.

    The car show will take place outside while local crafters display and sell their handmade creations inside the Brunswick Community College building, said event organizer Mary Timothy, a Carolina Shores town commissioner.

  • By John Nelson

     

    This is one of the many plants that make me glad I live in the South.

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    This past week we experienced the brunt of two major hurricanes and the 16th anniversary of 9/11.

    While these kinds of events can bring the worst in terms of destruction, they can also bring the best in terms of compassion.

    Because they bring us together as one. Nature is the great equalizer. 

    Most of us remember how we stood together as Americans after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Any other labels that might have existed were stripped away.

  • Cats are curious critters. They’re fiercely independent, notably nocturnal and difficult to discern. In other words, they’re probably cleverer than many humans. Here are some of the most common kitten questions I get from cat people.

     

    1.    How long do cats live?

  • 4911 Old Shallotte Road, Shallotte

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 948, Shallotte 28459

    Email: contactus@sbisclub.com

    Officers

    President: Kirby Bellamy

    First vice president: Chris Phipps

    Second vice president: Bill Bellamy

    Secretary: William Magee

    Treasurer: Michael Mattera

    Membership: Bill Magee, membership@sbisclub.com

    Website: sbisclub.com

  • In celebration of National Estuaries Week, the North Carolina Coastal Federation plans a family-friendly event in Navassa on Saturday, Sept. 16.

  • Hayrides, pumpkins, a corn maze and a farm train are just some of the fall fun planned at Go Chicken Coop, a seasonal venture opening Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 Bell Swamp Connection in Winnabow.

    Go Chicken Coop is the rural dream of owner Ed Burnett, a Brunswick County developer who grew up on a potato farm in Water Mill, N.Y.

    “He’s used to being outdoors,” said Go Chicken Coop spokeswoman Meagan Spivey. “This is how he grew up, in the country with no electronics, none of that.”

  • By John Nelson

    The botanical easy-button has been pressed for this one. This is one of the most easily recognized of all American wildflowers. Whether you know it or not, you’ll surely be seeing red.

  • By Linda Arnold

     

    With all the talk about balance in our lives, it’s no wonder we can feel out of kilter at times.  

    Media headlines encourage us to examine our priorities. Jobs demand more of us. And then there’s the tug of family, not to mention community involvement.

    Let’s face it. A lot of you likely feel you could use more time. So, why do you keep spending more time on things that don’t yield results and less time on things that do?

  • President: Bob Gustavson, 575-2238 or bogus@atmc.net

    Meets: at Calabash Fire Station, 892 Persimmon Road (contact group for specific meeting dates)

    Open to all FDNY members, retired or active

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 15589, Surfside Beach, SC 29587-5589; web: fdnycra.org; Facebook.fdnycra

    When it comes to community, the Fire Department New York-Carolinas Retirees Association is all in.

  • The Carolina Soul Festival, presented by Community Movement Alliance, is a community-oriented health, wellness, music and art festival set in the heart of the South Brunswick Islands area. The second annual event will feature interactive vendors, a kid’s zone, a ninja warrior obstacle course for adults, yoga, tai chi classes and more.

    It will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Calabash at 9480 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) between Movement Works’ studio and the South Brunswick Island Center.

  • EDITOR'S NOTE: BECAUSE OF THE APPROACH OF HURRICANE IRMA, ORGANIZERS DECIDED SEPT. 6 TO POSTPONE THIS YEAR'S PURPLE FEET FESTIVAL AT SILVER COAST WINERY UNTIL SUNDAY, NOV. 5.

    Grape-stomping and a Lucy look-alike contest prevail once again at this year’s Purple Feet Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Silver Coast Winery.

    The 12th annual seasonal event at the winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown community will feature live music by The Imitations and master of ceremonies Tony Reese.

  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, all of the 9/11 events below have been cancelled.

    Next Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by terrorist-directed planes at three U.S. sites that have become sacred grounds.

    Brunswick County once again joins those who will never forget.

    Events launch with an 8 a.m. Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 Eighth Ave. N.  in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., with the New York Retired Firefighters Association.

  • By Linda Arnold
    Whenever I give a keynote address on the achievement of goals, I hold up a sign for the audience to fill in the blanks:

    I don’t have enough ______.

    I don’t have enough ________.

    The answers are always the same: Time and money.

  • One of my least favorite diagnoses to make in cats is type 2 diabetes. I have a deep dislike for feline diabetes because of two indisputable facts: 1) it’s largely preventable and unnecessary and 2) it’s a real challenge to treat for many owners. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes is also one of those diseases that benefit from early detection. I’d like to share my top five reasons you need to test your cat early and often for type 2 diabetes.