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Community News

  • Bone marrow match registry swab event April 7

    Join the bone marrow match registry at a swab event Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive in Bolivia. South Brunswick High School student Kaylee Potter organized the event as part of her senior project.

    To join the registry, you must be between 18 and 44, in general good health and willing to donate to any patient you may match in the future.

    Joining is easy: paperwork and a cheek swab is all it takes.

    If unable to attend Saturday’s event, register online at joi

  • Sunset Beach Community Church announces Easter service times

    Sunset Beach Community Church, which meets at the Sea Trail POA Building, 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach, has coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m.

    Maundy Thursday communion service is at 6 p.m. March 29.

    A light Easter celebration breakfast and fellowship is at 9 a.m. followed by worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 1.

    Call 575-0553 or go to sunsetbeachchurch.org.

  • Museum of Coastal Carolina open during county spring break

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina will be open for Brunswick County spring break week (March 26-30) daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 is Family Day, a day of fun and games, with free museum admission for Brunswick County residents with valid IDs. Family Day museum admission for non-residents is $3 per person.

  • NHBMC seeks donations for community baby shower

    For the fourth year in a row, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will partner with several local Brunswick County organizations to host a free community baby shower Saturday, April 28, at Mulberry Park in Shallotte.

    Vendors will give out clothing, diapers, toys, toiletries and more. There will also be information on breastfeeding, childbirth classes and car seat safety checks.

  • Pasta for Paws March 26

    Paws-Ability will host Pasta for Paws at Twin Lakes Restaurant in Sunset Beach on Monday, March 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

    Buffet offering will include pasta with three sauces (vodka, meat sauce, Alfredo), lasagna, bread, salad, dessert and a drink.

    Tickets are available at paws-ability.org.

  • Brunswick County Community Foundation accepts grant applications

    The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, board president Barbara Patten said.

    Funds are available for nonprofits that serve general charitable needs in Brunswick County. Applications are available online beginning March 2. Go to nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 3.

  • Submission deadline approaches for annual preservation awards

    As May approaches, the Historic Wilmington Foundation is gearing up to celebrate National Preservation Month, sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation since 1973.

    To honor those who strive to preserve local history, the foundation recognizes several individuals annually who have proven exemplary in their efforts to protect and promote the Lower Cape Fear’s tangible past.

  • Free diabetes screening and education event

    YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, The Brunswick Center at Leland and the Brunswick County Health Department are offering a free diabetes screening and education event sponsored by the Brunswick Wellness Coalition on Monday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brunswick Center at Leland.

    Free diabetes screening (a simple non-fasting blood test, obtained by a finger prick) will be provided to those who qualify. There are limited supplies; first-come, first served. No appointment is needed and anyone 18 and older is invited to attend.

  • Brunswick County DSS to offer training for foster, adoptive parents

    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, April 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brunswick County Department of Social Services in the government complex in Bolivia.

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

  • League of Women Voters ‘hot topic’ presentation March 26

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear is celebrating women’s history month with a special Hot Topic meeting and luncheon Monday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N. 16th St. in Wilmington.

    The Hot Topic will be “I Can Do That — Women Seeking Public Office.”