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Community News

  • Tide Dye Tuesdays begin in Holden Beach

    Tide Dye Tuesday is held weekly on Tuesdays through Aug. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Holden Beach Pavilion, except for July 10 when it will take place at Bridgeview Park.

    Shirts are $5 each for youth XS-adult XL and $7 each for adult 2XL. All supplies are included.

    Call 842-6488 or email heather@hbtownhall.com for more information.

  • Helping Hands fundraiser/cruise-in benefit June 23

    A Helping Hands fundraiser/cruise-in will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Rourk Garden on Main Street in Shallotte, across from Jerome’s Steakhouse.

    Hot dogs, fried bologna sandwiches, chips and drinks will be sold to raise money to offset medical and other expenses for Jim Hans, owner of Jim’s Automotive on Holden Beach Road.

    Hans’ business has been closed for more than a month while he battles cancer and pneumonia.

  • Summer camp for children at NBHS

    Arts In Motion, a summer camp for children ages 4-12 (K-5) sponsored by the North Brunswick High School Band, will take place June 18-22 at NBHS at 114 Scorpion Drive in Leland. Cost is $50 per child. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

    Students are paired with grade level peers and energetic camp counselors. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

    To register, text ARTSK52018 to 81010 or contact camp director Christopher Cook at 371-2261, ext. 1147 or ccook@bcswan.net.

  • Keep Brunswick County Beautiful helps clean up Mount Pisgah Road

    Keep Brunswick County Beautiful is a local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Each year, Keep America Beautiful affiliates conduct an assessment of the overall appearance of a section of their community, using indicators such as litter, illegal signs and graffiti, using the Community Appearance Index. The data gathered is used to develop a local plan to address litter and related issues.

  • Red Cross to host open house for volunteers

    The Cape Fear Chapter of the Red Cross in Wilmington is seeking volunteers to help with its Biomedical Transportation Program. The chapter will host an open house Tuesday, June 5, for those interested in learning more.

    Volunteer transportation specialists are needed to help deliver blood products to area hospitals, a vital service in the community led by volunteers.

    The Red Cross Biomedical Transportation Volunteer Open House will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1102 S. 16th St. in Wilmington. Refreshments will be served.

  • Paws-Ability donates to three groups

    Paws-Ability founder and president Janie Withers, right, presents checks to Trish Kelly of Cat Tails, Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) and Adopt An Angel at Paws-Ability’s recent monthly meeting.

  • Panel addresses opioid crisis

    The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on the opioid crisis in Brunswick County in April. Kathryn Lawler, Hypnosis By Professionals, organized and moderated the event for the chamber.

  • Recruiting foster and adoptive parents

    The Brunswick County Department of Social Services will provide Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training to become a foster/adoptive parent beginning Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brunswick County Department of Social Services at the county government complex in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, contact Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Adult Spelling Bee set for May 22

    Brunswick County Literacy Council’s 29th annual Adult Spelling Bee will be May 22 at Virginia Williamson Event Center at Brunswick Community College. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m. and spelling begins at 7 p.m. There is no admission fee, and refreshments will be served.

    About 15 teams are expected to participate in the contest. New this year are prizes for best-costumed spellers and best cheering section. Returning to defend their 2016 and 2017 championships are Dr. Dwight Willis and Susan Eggert.

  • YMCA to offer diabetes prevention program May 14 in Leland

    Results are in from two free diabetes screening and education events provided by the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina: The Brunswick Center at Leland and the Brunswick County Health Department.

    Of those who were tested, 50 percent of individuals had elevated blood levels, indicating they were pre-diabetic.