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Community News

  • 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.

  • Annual Dentistry from the Heart event May 4

    Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry will host its seventh annual Dentistry from the Heart event Friday, May 4, when dental services will be provided to the community for free on a first-come, first served basis.

    The event begins at 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 3071 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) in Bolivia. Volunteers will arrive at dawn to make the day run smoothly and patients feel welcomed and comfortable while they wait to be treated. More than 200 local residents will receive treatment including exams, X-rays, cleanings or and extractions at the event.

  • WBHS JROTC food drive under way to support Loaves for Fishes

    The West Brunswick High School JROTC is hosting its 2018 food drive in support of the Brunswick Islands Baptist Church Loaves for Fishes Food Pantry. The food drive will run through May 11.

    This annual event is part of West Brunswick’s JROTC Community Service/Service Learning program. The Brunswick Island Baptist Church Food pantry feeds about 14,000 people annually.

  • Calabash Fire Department shows appreciation

    The Calabash Fire Department and its auxiliary present plaques of appreciation to Julie Lowry, manager of the Sunset Beach McDonald’s, and Melinda Sandford, owner of the Calabash Deli, for the continuous support they have given to the men and women of the Calabash Fire Department. From left are Jeanette Meckling, Irma Teger (seated), Sally Lombardo, Lowry, Camille Troisi, Chief Randy Bork, Sandford and Dennis Chiocco.

  • Sunset Vision seeks volunteers for pair of upcoming events

    Sunset Vision is looking for volunteers at two spring events to help enhance the beauty and enjoyment of Sunset Beach.