‘Living in the Future’s Past’ Program

July 23rd, at 6 pm, the Museum of Coastal Carolina features the film “Living in the Future’s Past”, presented by Terry Bryant.  Terry Bryant has served as the Executive Director of the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium since July of 2012.  She retired with the state of North Carolina serving in the field of education and retiring after seven years at the NC Aquarium of Fort Fisher.  During this film, join Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, as he guides us on a journey into the heart of human nature and explores how our species operates in an inescapably interconnected world.  Click HERE for further information about this program.  .

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Launch

On July, 20th from 6:30 to 8:30pm, Ingram Planetarium will be hosting an anniversary party to celebrate the big 50th since we saw the first humans step foot on a new world. The event will host activities and giveaways in addition to a special 7pm showing of the Apollo 11: Mans First Step on the Moon full dome program. The feature is general admission, but all other activities are free.  Click HERE for more information.

Ocean Islanders Shag Club July Dance

The Ocean Islanders Shag Club will hold their next dance on Saturday, July 20th, at the Brick Landing Country Club, located at 1882 Goose Creek Rd SW, OIB  28469.  The doors will open at 6:30 PM with the dance to begin at 7:00 PM.  There will be a patriotic theme for the evening, so come dressed in your best red, white, and blue attire.  Mojo Randy, The Shagging DJ, will be the DJ for evening.
Single people are very much welcome at the Ocean Islanders’ dances.  There are always numerous dance attendees interested in dancing with different partners, so everyone will have an opportunity for numerous ‘turns on the floor’.
The cost is very reasonable, so please plan to come out and join with your community friends and neighbors for a great evening of fun at a great venue dancing the night away!
Members:  $5/person     Member of other local shag club or with SOS card: $7/person     Non-member:  $10/person
Contact club president Ronnie Robinson ronnie@oceanislanders.comwith questions about the club or interest in future dance dates.

Wheelchairs Available for the Beach

Sunset Vision recently raised the funds to buy five beach “All Terrain” wheelchairs and donated them to the Town of Sunset Beach.  The wheelchairs are manufactured by MJM international and are made from healthcare grade polymer plastic to inhibit/control the growth of bacteria.  They are lead and latex free.  To reserve a chair for use during a visit to Sunset Beach, please call Town Hall at 579-6297.  For more information about Sunset Vision and they work they do click www.sunsetvision.org

NCDOT Public Meetings on Two Local U.S. 17 Interchanges

The NC Department of Transportation is holding two public meetings in July 2019. Both meetings are open to the public and will be held at Jesse Mae Monroe Elementary School Gym, 250 Pea Landing Road NW, Ash. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops.

The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be submitted via phone, email or by mail. Check the public notice site for further information and deadlines.

Public Meeting – July 8, 2019, 5-7pm
Topic: The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to convert intersection at U.S. 17 and N.C. 904 to a reduced-conflict intersection in Brunswick County. The primary purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection. Public notice, click HERE

For the NCDOT site describing a reduced-conflict intersection, click HERE

Public Meeting – July 15, 2019, 5-7pm
Topic: The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to convert the U.S. 17 / Hickman Road NW (S.R. 1303) Intersection to a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI).
Public notice, click HERE

Driving Golf Carts on Town Streets

From the Sunset Beach Police Department:

With Summer coming into full swing, and the Fourth of July nearly upon us, we’ve had a lot of questions about driving golf carts on town streets. In response, we offer the following, in the hopes of having a safe, legal summer.

– All carts must be street-legal, registered with your state’s DMV, and covered by an insurance policy.

– South Carolina carts are not exempt, and must also be registered, tagged, and insured, as seen in the photo below

– A drivers license is not required, but anyone operating a cart on a state or local street must be at LEAST 16 years of age.

– While operating a low speed vehicle, you must follow ALL TRAFFIC LAWS, as if you were driving an automobile, parking ordinances included.

– Low speed vehicles are only permitted for travel on streets with a 35mph or less speed limit.

– When operating a low speed vehicle, drivers should utilize the normal traffic lane. NOT THE BICYCLE LANE.

The specific guidelines for registering and operating a low speed vehicle in North Carolina can be found here:  https://www.ncleg.gov/…/BySection/Chapter_20/GS_20-121.1.pdf

Young Explorers Program at the Old Bridge

Every Wednesday from June 19 through August 14 at the Old Bridge at 10:30 a.m. Young Explorers will meet.  A perfect opportunity for children ages 5 to 12, must be accompanied by an adult.  Each session children will learn about a single topic, create a craft related to the topic and light refreshments will be provided.  Sample topics include environment, shells on the beach and pirates.   This program is Free.