Woodmen of the World Representative Rick Kimball presented a new U.S. flag to Girl Scouts Sally Jo Logan and Rachel Hankins for the Girl Scout Hut on Burkhead Street in Whiteville. Fellow members of Girl Scout Troop 932, sponsored by the Whiteville United Methodist Women, stood behind them, while Troop Leader Terry Rundorff looked on. The troop’s other leader was Debra Hankins. The flag was donated by WOW Lodge 1284 in Riegelwood.
The Seven Sentimentalists, a local singing group during the 1950s, performed for the first time in 40 years at Strawberry Encounters. The Sentimentalists were Ann Bullock Bess, Patt Currie Houston, Pat Hinson Hyatt, Sheila Hinson Butler, Carolyn Peal Powell, Llelanie Sutton Orcutt and Jean Stroll Holland.
Columbus County Recreation Director Dempsey Herring gave final instructions to competitors in the May Fly Run held at Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Homes. The event included a 2.2-mile run/racewalk and a 10-kilometer run. Among the runners were Denny Ray Lennon of Whiteville and Julie Stocks of Lake Waccamaw, who both competed in the event for the 14th consecutive time.
Calling all ecoEXPLORERS! We need your help to show off our state’s incredible biodiversity. Join ecoEXPLORE staff from across the state for a virtual bioblitz to kickoff City Nature Challenge 2021!
City Nature Challenge is an annual event where cities across the world compete to observe the greatest number of living things. By uploading observations to ecoEXPLORE from April 30 through May 3, you can participate in this worldwide effort to document nature across the globe.
A Veterans appreciation meal, hosted by the Veterans Memorial Park of America, will be held Friday, May 28, at 4 p.m.. All Veterans should register before May 20, for this event. The meal consists of a steak dinner. Veterans are invited to eat for free and may bring one guest for $5. “We know freedom isn’t free, so we would like to show our appreciation to the men and women that serve our country.”