Community News

  • 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.

  • Senior sites menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Sept. 26
    Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, okra/tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Sept. 27
    Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, Italian bread, apple juice, sugar cookies, beverage.
    Wednesday, Sept. 28
    Turkey tetrazzini, field peas w/snaps, sliced beets, whole-wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, beverage.
    Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Chamber hosts networking

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosts JumpStart, a speed networking program done the chamber way, at 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Planet Fun/Starz Grille in Shallotte.
    Speed networking programs are showing up all around the world. These events tend to be a fun, exciting and effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings.

  • Stagestruck Players present ‘Fable Factory’

    Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, will present the musical “Fabulous Fable Factory,” by Thomas Tierny, with music by Joseph Robinette and directed by Stagestruck Players founder Debbie Skillman.
    Sponsored in part by a community grant from ATMC, the musical will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Road SE (N.C. 211), across from BEMC.

  • NARFE meets on Oct. 4

    The next meeting for NARFE Intracoastal will be at noon, Oct. 4, at the Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter St. in Calabash. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. All federal retirees are urged to attend to find out what is happening to your retirement benefits.

  • Navy Seabee group to meet

    The Navy Seabee Veterans of America have established a new Seabee Island in Brunswick County: Island X 5 Cape Fear.
    If you are an active Navy Seabee or have ever served with a Seabee Battalion and would like to join this new Island, the next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the VFW Hall on Village Road in Leland, about two miles west of U.S. 17 on the left.
    For more information, contact William Sraver Jr. at bsraver@atmc.net or Dennis Ruocco at gulfport67@gmail.com.