Carolina Bays Parkway Extension – North Carolina & South Carolina

You’re invited to attend a Public Meeting!

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will hold two Public Information Meetings on the proposed extension of Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31).

The project would extend Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31 from its current terminus at S.C. 9 in Horry County, SC to U.S. 17 Shallotte Bypass in Brunswick County, NC. The purposed of the project is to improve the transportation network by enhancing mobility and connectivity for traffic moving in and through the project area.

The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the project, engage with the project team and provide written comments. The meetings will be an open house format and nor formal presentation will be made.

Sunset Beach:
December 3, 2019 at 4pm – 7pm
Sea Trail Convention Center
75A Clubhouse Road
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

Little River:
December 4, 2019 at 4pm – 7pm
VFW Post 10804
111 State Highway 57 North
Little River, SC 29566

Click HERE for Invitation!

Jody Hughes Library Re-Opens

The library will re-open on Wednesday, November 20.  During the refurbishment, all aisles were widened and can now accommodate walkers and wheelchairs.  There is direct access to the back room.  The returns table is now at the front of the room to allow this access.  Thank you to Jim Stokes for all his work and help in this project, and to the many volunteers who gave so much of their time and so willingly.  Thank you to all library users for your patience.


Carol Klapp

Sadly, Carol Klapp, who was a long time STLGA member, passed away November 12th.  She is predeceased by her husband, Herb, and is survived by her son, Jeff.  Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

The Ocean Islanders Shag Club Dance

The Ocean Islanders Shag Club will hold its November dance Friday evening November 22nd at the Brick Landing Country Club, 1882 Goose Creek Rd. SW, OIB. The doors will open at 6:30 PM, with dancing to begin at 7:00 PM. The DJ for the evening will be Dennis Brumble, who has DJ’d for the club before and also does DJ work at Fat Harold’s Beach Club. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a member of the club, you are single, or you don’t shag dance but are interested and/or would just like to see what it’s all about. Plan to make it a full evening out and have dinner before the dance at the View Restaurant at Brick Landing.

Christmas at the Old Bridge

Christmas at the Old Bridge is being held Tuesday, December 3, 2019 beginning at 6 PM.  Appearance by Santa, Mrs. Claus and Puppy Claus.
Tree Lighting, music by West Brunswick High School Choral Group, Community Sing-Along, Free refreshments and Free admission.  Bring your own chair.  Click HERE for all of the details about this community yearly holiday celebration!

Vacation Disaster Preparation Safety Guide For Travel Abroad

Vacation Disaster Preparation Safety Guide

This guide contains plenty of helpful information that many residents that travel abroad might find helpful.  The guide could be a great addition to your planning such as:

  • Helpful and actionable tips and advice about travel emergencies and disaster awareness whilst travelling or vacationing abroad and what travelers can do to prepare for and stay safe in case of an emergency.
  • Key stats and figures about travel safety and natural disasters across the world, including the countries most and least at risk to calamities, different types of natural disasters, the risk of terrorism and political unrest, and examples of major and personal emergencies to prepare for.
  • Practical and useful travel safety information such as emergency hotline numbers across the world, what to do in case disaster strikes, advice if you are injured or hospitalized abroad, when to contact your embassy for assistance and other helpful advice.
  • A travel safety checklist to help you prepare for emergencies and links to other useful resources and information online about overseas travel safety and disaster preparedness.

Click HERE for the entire guide.  Click HERE for the Useful Information page where the guide can also be found.

STMA Board Officers for 2020

After the Annual Members Meeting on Saturday, November 9 the board met again and elected officers for the board for the year 2020.  They are:
Jack Phillabaum, President
Roz Dahlen, Vice President
Bob Forrester, Secretary
John Rothermel, Treasurer
Jian Zhu, At Large
Dana Connelly, At Large
Zhenquan Pan, At Large
We look forward to serving our members and having a great year.