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Community News

  • ‘Dream Bigger with the Arts’ workshop

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Marlow Educational and Recreational Foundation, in partnership with Godwin’s Life Coaching and the Brunswick Arts Council, will host a “Dream Bigger with the Arts” workshop Saturday, July 14, at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce in Shallotte.

    This two-hour session will help participant kick-start goals while having fun creating art.

    Onsite registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Registration fee is $7 and includes lunch and a vision board kit.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 July 23- 27, 30-31 and 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.

  • 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.