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Community News

  • 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.”

  • McLeod Hospice to offer training for volunteers

    McLeod Hospice is offering a Hospice Volunteering 101 class for those interested in helping Hospice patients or assisting the hospice support staff in Horry County, S.C.

    Volunteers play a vital role in McLeod Hospice. They may make deliveries to patients’ homes or provide companionship by visiting patients in their homes. Volunteers may also read a book, sing, or provide additional support for the patient’s caregiver(s).

  • Heart health community workshop March 3

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Marlow Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a “Matters of the Heart” health event from 2 to 4 p.m. March 3 at the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, 114 Wall St. in Shallotte. The session is free to attend, but space is limited.

  • 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.

  • Red Cross faces blood supply shortage

    This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to offset a winter blood donation shortage.

    In North Carolina, 23 blood drives were forced to cancel or close early because of last week’s winter storm, causing nearly 600 donations to go uncollected.

  • Holiday blood donations sought

    The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood.

    Donations decline during the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day when busy holiday schedules cause regular donors to be less available to give and many blood drives may be canceled because of severe winter storms.

    All blood types are needed.

    Those who come to give Dec. 21 through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Foundation to host Year End celebration

    The Roosevelt and Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will have its Year End celebration beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Little Prong Community Center, 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash. Supporters, partners and friends will be recognized.

    Enjoy Christmas desserts and hot chocolate with its volunteers, donors and supporters, and don’t forget to wear your favorite Christmas sweater. All are welcome.

    For more information, call 250-8764.

  • Foundation selects charity recipients

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has selected Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, American Legion Post 543 and Samara’s Village Inc. to be the recipients of proceeds from its seventh annual Charity Ball on Friday, March 2, 2018.

  • Free AARP Tax-Aide available in county

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.