Community News

  • BCLC benefit dinner Jan. 21 at La Cucina

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council will host a wine dinner Monday, Jan. 21, at La Cucina in Sunset Beach. The chef has prepared a special menu for the event’s two seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Four courses are paired with specially selected wines. There will be two wine basket raffles at each seating.

  • ATMC accepts applications for 2019 grant programs

    ATMC is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Connections and Smart Connections Grant Programs. This year, $35,000 in Community Connections grant funds will be awarded to nonprofits serving Brunswick County and $35,000 in Smart Connections funds will be given to educators in Brunswick County and areas of Columbus County served by ATMC.

  • Angel Tree Christmas party at StAT Center

    StATUSA is hosting an Angel Tree Christmas party from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at StAT Community Resource Center, 5285 Main St., Unit 23, Shallotte. Needed are unwrapped gifts of $20 value for children through age 7 or a $20 gift card for children 8 and older.

    The drop-off point for donations is at New Life Christian Book Store at 5285 Main St., Unit 10, in Shallotte. Gift cards can be mailed to StAT USA, P.O. Box 2434, Shallotte, NC 28459.

    Donations must be received by Thursday, Dec. 13.

  • McLeod Hospice offers grief support group

    McLeod Hospice is offering a grief support group at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at McLeod Health Loris, 3655 Mitchell St., Loris, S.C., for those coping with the loss of a loved one. Anyone in the community who is dealing with a loss can participate in the support group.

    The purpose of the grief support group is to provide ways for dealing with grief, support for the process of grief, an environment to meet other people who are grieving and an opportunity to share and receive emotional support.

  • Flu mobile medical unit to visit Supply on Dec. 11

    A fourth year of funding for ECU’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will mean new ways for seniors in eastern North Carolina to access health care.

    The first ECU/Goshen Medical and flu mobile medical unit will be open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 100 Varnamtown Road in Supply. Goshen will bill insurance for patients who are insured. Walgreens will provide free flu vaccines for those without insurance. Walgreens will provide flu vaccines for those with insurance and insurance will be billed.

  • Walter Welsh Award nominations due by Dec. 11

    The Walter Welsh Award will be presented Jan. 21 during the annual M.L.K. Roundtable Breakfast sponsored by the M.L.K. Celebration Committee of Southport.

  • ‘Positive Approach to Care’ workshop Dec. 4

    “A Positive Approach to Care Workshop” is scheduled for at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte, 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte.

    The workshop, based on the Teepa Snow approach of care for those living with dementia, is free for family and unpaid caregivers, although there is a $10 charge for professionals.

  • Tax and Retirement strategies class offered at BCC Nov. 15

    First Financial Education Centers will present a tax and retirement strategies class from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Virginia Williamson Event Center, Room 2.

    The Virginia Williamson Event Center is in the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College campus at 150 College Road, Bolivia.

    John Ingraham LLC, with First Financial Education Centers, who will be one of the guest speakers along with Phyllis McCoy of Elph’s Accounting, will host the event.

  • Medication disposal event Oct. 27

    New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional health care, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties, including Brunswick, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    The two Brunswick County sites are NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Drive, Leland, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive NE, Bolivia.

    Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

  • Red Cross calls for winter blood drives

    Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.