In order to be part of the cast
Movie starlets were often harassed.
Producers were certain
They had a safe curtain
Till the victims brought law suits en masse.

Some signatures have achieved fame.
They reflect your persona some claim.
There are large ones with swirls
And there are small ones with curls
And it’s rare that you can read the name.

Just as soon as we have our first freeze
We see bright colored leaves in the trees.
Annuals fade away
hey no longer display
And the cold is welcomed with a sneeze.

Holiday parade information

Lake Waccamaw – 

The Town of Lake Waccamaw is planning the 27th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2 at 10 a.m. The Town does not charge to enter the parade.  Anyone that wants to enter a unit in the parade should call Town Hall to complete an entry as soon as possible.  Everyone is welcome.  The parade will start on Columbia Ave. with the line-up beginning at 9 a.m. and ending in front of Town Hall.  You may call Town Hall at 910-646-3700 or Kathryn Foley at 910-646- 4368 for registration or questions.  

Chabourn – 

The Chadbourn Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 2 at 3 p.m. The route begins in front of McArthur Supply on East Railroad Ave., right on North Brown St., right on Strawberry Blvd., right on Howard St., and concludes at Chadbourn Baptist Church. For more information or to enter the parade, contact Olde Towne Florist at 910-654-5646.

Whiteville –

Whiteville Peace Parade is Sunday, DECEMBER 3, 2017
Line up: 2:00 PM —– Parade: 3:00 PM

PARADE ROUTE: Line up at Whiteville High School (Intersection of Lee & College
Sts) Ends at intersection of Frazier & Lee Streets. ALL entries
should enter Lee St south of Williamson St to avoid congestion
and to promote safety. Exception: 18 Wheelers please enter
Lee St off Washington St.

TO ENTER A UNIT: Entry Forms can be dropped off at The News Reporter,
Columbus Chamber of Commerce or Peace Baptist Church.
Forms may also be faxed to 910-640-2013 or
emailed to

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 Peace Parade Entry Form

Tabor City –

The Tabor City “Christmas Parade through the Lights” is Thursday, December 7 at 6 p.m. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony follows the parade at the Tabor City Library.

Fair Bluff – 

The Fair Bluff Christmas Parade and Christmas on Main Street is Saturday, December 9 at 11 a.m in downtown Fair Bluff. Lineup is on Causey Avenue at 9 a.m.


Through his diet, Jack is just zipping.
It came from a newspaper clipping.
“Fatty foods you must shun.
Eat two days, then skip one”
What is tough is that day of skipping

Direct TV sports fans are upset
The World Series their dish will not get
And for each Panther game
It is more of the same
For their big screen HD TV set.

Stanford’s labs will attempt to explain
The Las Vegas mass murderer’s brain.
Microscopic exams
And forensic programs
May help to find what drove him insane.

McDonald’s Columbus County Academic Spotlight featuring Amber Friel & Emily Faulk

First decide the goal you want to meet.
Don’t let distractions give you cold feet.
Bad thoughts are divisive.
Don’t be indecisive.
Like that squirrel that tried crossing the street.

When the lottery program was hatched
The excitement could hardly be matched.
While a lot play the games,
The director still claims
The surface has hardly been scratched.