The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps the local needy, with financial help from United Way of Wayne County, as well as parish collections, grants, special donations from the children at St. Mary School and private donations.
On Senior’s Day at the recent Wayne County fair, I was busy taking orders for those scrumptious dogs and burgers at the booth operated by the Grantham Grange and Volunteer Fire Department. A customer recognizing “The Owl” asked if I was going to expose the Neuse Island’s witch again this year.
Now we have lost beautiful, gracious, loving Lillian Galloway. Lillian died in Wilmington last Sunday, a little more than three months after her beloved husband, Ray, died. Lillian had fallen several times in the weeks before she died, and she was in a lot of pain, but she never stopped smiling.
My friend and former colleague Marian Westbrook came up with the idea for today’s foray into language — the color idioms that “color” our speech. We associate October with pink because of the raised awareness of breast cancer in women and men, so a look at “pink” and other words of color see…
Lifestyle Calendar Items
• Teen game night for ages 13 through 18 will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive. Free. Information: Steele Memorial Library at 919-299-8105.
• Mexican Independence Day Festival, sponsored by the Arts Council of Wayne County, will be held at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18. There will be crafts, music and Mexican dancers. The family-friendly event is free.
• Cabaret 22 will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Arts Council of Wayne County, sponsored by Wayne UNC Health Care. There will be musical theater ballads and recitations from the play “Lump” in honor of breast cancer survivors and in memory of those who have lost their battle with the d…
Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s Country and Bluegrass Music event, presented by the Carolina Public Humanities and the Foundation of Wayne Community College, will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Walnut 101 at Wayne Community College. It will look at present-day bluegra…
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Sept. 21 — Final registration for Upward flag football and cheerleading (K4-8th grades) is from 5-7 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church. The basic fee is $75. For more information, contact Mike Acree at 919-920-3694.