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Road to Makatoka: Logging the Green Swamp, 1910-1930
This is a selection of historical photographs depicting the Waccamaw Lumber Co.’s logging and lumber operations in Columbus and Brunswick counties. They date to the early 20th century, sometime, I would estimate, between 1910 and 1930. They are now preserved, and available for the public to see, at Duke...
Columbus Among Counties Eligible for Casino
If a casino bill unveiled this weekend is passed, Columbus County is one of the places the Lumbee Tribe could build its gambling center — although such a project is unlikely. Republican Sen. Bill Berger’s office on Saturday revealed a proposal authorizing four more special districts where casinos could...
Family Movies this Weekend in Columbus
With some fall weather finally cooling things down in Columbus County, it may be a good time to catch an outdoor movie. Both the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville and McMullen House for Heroes with give families the opportunity to watch two feature films together on Friday and Saturday night this weekend.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Tabor City, NC
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Tabor City.
Columbus Regional Healthcare System to host Pink Party with free mammograms, hair styles
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) – Columbus Regional Healthcare System has announced a Pink Party event set for Friday, Oct. 6. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will offer free manual breast exams and free mammogram screenings for uninsured people. Some appointments will be scheduled, but there will be 16 appointments available on the day of the event.
The need for adoptions continues following Clear the Shelters campaign
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Clear the Shelters campaign helps hundreds of thousands of animals in shelters find “furever” homes. It has taken place during the month of August every year since 2015. This year, 461 animals in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties found new homes during the campaign.
Museum Gets Outdoors in September
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) at Whiteville is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and going on adventures outdoors during September. Learn about arachnids, the honeybee, and catch a movie all with Storytimes, Playspace Pop-ups, and more. Storytime at the Honey Festival. Stop by the museum on Saturday, Sept. 9,...
Bladen Extension Hosts Beekeeping Class
It’s not just Columbus County spreading beekeeping education in the area. The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Bladen County will be getting in on the act too. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Better Bladen Series will be hosting an Intro to Beekeeping class. The program is geared...
‘FED’ Art Teacher Needs Donations
The art teacher at West Columbus School responsible for the ‘FED’ pottery program needs help with another quest for her education journey. Jennifer Sams teaches kindergarten, first, and fifth through eighth grades at WCS, and she’s launching the ‘Power of Positivity’ in her classroom. The idea is to teach her youngsters what the positive effect of respecting each other can do.
Renowned Author and Silhouette Artist Clay Rice Hosted Book Reading Event in Bladenboro, North Carolina
Bladenboro, North Carolina – On Thursday, September 7th, Bladenboro, North Carolina, hosted Clay Rice, the celebrated silhouette artist and award-winning children’s author. The event started at Bridger Memorial Library. Following the book readings at the library, Rice paid a visit to Market on Main. Attendees had the chance to meet Rice, engage in an interactive book reading session, and get their silhouettes made by the famous artist.