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Community News

  • 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.

  • Teen Court to compete in mock trial

    The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial Team will participate in the North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition on April 14 in Charlotte. Student volunteers will compete as lawyers, clerks and bailiffs against other county teams from around the state.

    The Brunswick County team has been training for the last five months to prepare for this year’s competition. Teen Court lawyer mentors Nancy Adelis and John Kelso are helping the students prepare for the competition.

  • BFA commodities distribution May 10

    Brunswick Family Assistance will have a commodities distribution May 10 from the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte.

    Items distributed will include dark red kidney beans, green beans, pinto beans, frozen blueberries, corn, eggs, fig pieces, fish fillets, mixed fruit, grape juice, peanut butter, pears, plums, canned pork, frozen turkey breast, great northern beans, beef stew, farina, macaroni pasta, green peas, white potatoes and vegetable soup.

  • 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.