Community News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why Knot Stitch? American Needlepoint Guild Chapter


    President: Peggy Campbell,

    Vice president: Gretchen Piazza,

    Secretary: Pat Grosline,

    Treasurer: Anne Peacock

    Historian: April Murphy

    Internet and newsletter: Karen Dixon


    Karen Dixon at (336) 337-4973 or email whyknotstitchchapter@needlepoint.org


    needlepoint.org; a Why Knot Stitch? Facebook page is in the works

  • McLeod Health to host blood drive Oct. 11

    The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Center for Health & Fitness in Loris, S.C., on Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Blood donors must present two forms of identification, be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health. To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org.

  • Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation fish fry set for Aug. 23

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation will host a fish fry Thursday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the county government complex in Bolivia, in front of the emergency services building.

    This event helps raise money for the foundation’s Sunshine Fund, which supports Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office employees who experience hardship.

  • Communities In Schools Back to School Supply Drive

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are hosting their annual CIS Back to School Supply Drive during August. Supplies will be collected at all four CIS Thrift Shops and the CIS main office.

  • SCC to have quarterly networking meeting Aug. 2 in Leland

    The Services Coordinating Council (SCC) will elect officers and finalize plans for its second annual Expo and Free Health Day, set for Sept. 29, at its next quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive in Leland.

    Visitors can meet representatives of area nonprofits, governmental agencies, secular and religious groups that work to provide benefits and support to struggling residents in northern Brunswick County.

    For more about SCC, go to nbservicegroups.org.

  • BFA schedules Christmas in July walk-in days and commodities distribution

    Brunswick Family Assistance Christmas in July back-to-school program has walk-in days scheduled for Aug. 1-3 between 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

    Clients must have proof of income and expenses for every household member. A Social Security card or Medicaid card is required for all children in the home. The program provides all necessary school supplies, a backpack and a new suit of clothes and shoes to all eligible children in Brunswick County.

  • Sea and Sand fundraiser July 27 to benefit BFA

    Brunswick Family Assistance is sponsoring a Sea and Sand fundraiser Friday, July 27, from 6 to 10 p.m. at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

    The Sea and Sand Band will provide live music for dancing. Cash bar and sandwiches.

    Tickets are $18 per person. Call 754-4766 by July 18.

    All proceeds benefit Brunswick Family Assistance.