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    Arts council seeks applications
    Brunswick Arts Council is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for its 11th annual fall exhibition Oct. 17-29 at Franklin Square Gallery.
    A reception is open to the public from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23.
    All Brunswick County residents 18 years and older submitting two-dimensional, three-dimensional and photography or members of Brunswick Arts Council, Oak Island Art Guild, Associated Artists of Southport, Waterway Art Association and Coastal Camera Club, are eligible to enter.

  • Candle party is set for Sept. 24

    Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8866 will sponsor a Scentsy party beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept 24, at the Post, 573 Sabbath Home Road in Supply. Scentsys are flameless, wickless candles, a perfect Christmas gift for the hard-to-buy recipient. All profits benefit “Operation Return the Favor” in support of American troops. The public is welcome.
    For more details, call 842-7120.
     

  • Coleman joins LGFCU Council

    Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) has announced the addition of Lane Coleman to its Southern Coast Advisory Council, which comprises Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.
    Coleman, parks and recreation program coordinator for the city of Whiteville, will be an integral part of LGFCU’s volunteer-driven initiative to educate people on the benefits of credit union membership, and to relay feedback to the board of directors regarding available and potential products and services, delivery of service and member needs.

  • Jewelry by Wendy opens in new location

    The grand opening for Jewelry by Wendy-Beach House of Fine Arts at 10152 Beach Drive SW in Calabash was Friday, Sept. 16. The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m.

  • ATMC issues credit refunds

    Lyle Ray King, president of the ATMC (Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation) board of directors, announced the cooperative has issued more than $1,935,000 in capital credit refunds.
    As a membership cooperative, ATMC refunds to its members portions of revenues not used for expenses in a given year. These refunds are called capital credits. In August, ATMC’s board of directors approved a refund of more than $1,935,000 dollars to current and former cooperative members who had service in 1995. Only members who had service during that year will be receiving a check.

  • ATMC issues credit refunds

    Lyle Ray King, president of the ATMC (Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation) board of directors, announced the cooperative has issued more than $1,935,000 in capital credit refunds.
    As a membership cooperative, ATMC refunds to its members portions of revenues not used for expenses in a given year. These refunds are called capital credits. In August, ATMC’s board of directors approved a refund of more than $1,935,000 dollars to current and former cooperative members who had service in 1995. Only members who had service during that year will be receiving a check.

  • Parenting classes begin Oct. 3

    A new school year brings challenges for students and their parents. Help can be found at the Communities in Schools (CIS) Incredible Years Parenting Classes started on Sept. 20 in Shallotte and will begin on Oct. 3 in Southport.
    Targeted for parents who have children ages 5-12 years old, the program is free of charge and includes dinner. Participants discuss topics such as praise and limit setting and learn when to ignore misbehavior.
    Role-playing and interactive games make the lessons fun and easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations.

  • BCC trustee named to board

    On July 1, Lynda Stanley joined the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors, a 32-member board representing the nation’s 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges.
    Stanley is one of eight new members to begin three-year terms and is the only community college trustee currently serving on the board.

  • Small shutterbugs learn photo ABCs

    Kids & Teens Only Development Workshops conducted a photo workshop that introduced Communities in School students to the ABCs of photography. The purpose of the fun, interactive photo workshop was to awaken the creative artistry in kids and teens and teach them how to take better photos.

  • Coastal museum plans programs

    The Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, has a series of family programs planned for its fall/winter schedule.
    Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger.
    For more information, call 579-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.
    During the fall and winter season, the museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

    Welcome to Green Swamp
    Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-noon.