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Today's Features

  • Conservation services to meet Sept. 6
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Bolivia office, in cooperation with the Brunswick Soil and
    Water Conservation District, will have a local working group meeting from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the conference room at the Brunswick County Soil and Water Conservation District, Building F, in the Government Complex in Bolivia.

  • Thursday, Sept. 6
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Learn the history of the lighthouses, river pilots and the waters of the Lower Cape Fear in the annual Fall Into History event from
    10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. The program includes presentations, lunch and a tour of Southport’s waterfront.
    “Discover a history of people who have been here since the earliest beginnings, while enjoying lunch and great lectures,” said Lori Duppstadt, museum educator.

  • SUNSET BEACH—It’s almost country fair time at Seaside United Methodist Church.
    The annual two-day fair at the church at 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904) is scheduled for
    7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
    Highlights at this year’s country fair sale include baked goods, crafts, plants, Japanese pearl bracelets, jewelry, books, yard-sale items, clothes and appliances. There will be free children’s events and live and silent auctions.

  • Staff report

    WILMINGTON—Cinematique of Wilmington, a series of independent, classic, foreign and notable films co-sponsored by WHQR 91.3 FM Public Radio and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, has added six films to its fall slate. Admission is $8. Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays in Thalian Hall’s historic main theater.

  • Staff report

    Come join in on a journey to enhance cultural and ethnic education and harmony through the arts, music, dress, customs, books, landscape and food.
    The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is a free event. It will be 10 a.m.-
    4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the grounds of the Brunswick Community College, in front of Odell Williamson Auditorium off of U.S. 17.

  • SHALLOTTE—Citizens of Brunswick County are being called upon to say thank you soldiers who have sacrificed all for their country.

    On Friday, Sept. 28, the Coastal Carolina Tour Warrior Ride 2012 will be cycling through the area. The ride is a four-day event and is the last Warrior Ride of 2012. Rides began in late March and took place in the Carolinas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Ocean Isle Beach is receiving national television exposure.

    Last Friday Debbie Smith, mayor, spent the day with videographers from the television show “Today in America.”

    The show hosted by Terry Bradshaw set its sights on Ocean Isle Beach to be incorporated in an upcoming segment on family vacation spots.

    When Smith was contacted, she immediately went to the board of commissioners to get approval. She said she knew this would be positive exposure for the town.

  • A half-million-dollar capital campaign to fund the Matthew 25 Center of Tabor City is under way. Organizers say the project is off to an encouraging start.

    While based in Tabor City, the project encompasses Brunswick County. Board members from both Columbus and Brunswick counties are working together to build the center.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Flags at town hall are being flown at half staff as the town mourns the loss of a beloved friend and public servant.

    Mayor Pro Tem Charlie “C.D.” Delano Blythe, 74, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

    Blythe was a long-time public servant for the people of Ocean Isle Beach. He was thought of as a friend and confidant by many who knew him.