The Good News for Sept. 4-10

State Farm - Mary Williamson - Good News Banner
State Farm - Mary Williamson - Good News Banner

Columbus County will be buzzing with all kinds of activities over the next couple of weeks as folks honor the fallen and raise money for worthy causes. Celebrations, observances, and lots of good eats are in store for everyone. 

• Foundation Bible Church in Elizabethtown will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 4. The event will be from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. There will be clothes, baby items, Christmas items, and much more. All proceeds will benefit Operation Christmas Child. There will also be sausage dogs and cakes for sale. The church is located at 909 South Poplar St., Elizabethtown. 

• How would like to have breakfast for supper and support a worthy cause? The 2021 North Carolina Honey Festival Charity Pancake Sale will take place at Central Missionary Baptist Church in Whiteville this year. The drive through and pick-up dinner is from 5- 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Sept. 7. The plates are $5, and all proceeds will go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  

• Columbus Regional will host a free skin screening clinic Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. until noon at Whiteville United Methodist Church on Pinckney Street. There will be a raffle as well as other activities. The clinic is hosted by the Columbus Regional Hospital in cooperation with Atlantic Dermatology, Donayre Cancer Center, Atrium Health, and the Levine Cancer Institute.  

• The Freedom isn’t Free observance will be held Sept. 11 at Elizabeth Brinkley Park at Lake Waccamaw. The daylong event commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Activities include a 5k run, motorcycle ride, Native American dancers, live music including Peter Yurgel,  a parade at 1 p.m., children’s activities, and a candlelight vigil with speakers at sunset.   

Traxx Chic Vintiques will be having a community yard sale on September 11, from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. rain or shine. Spaces will be available to rent for $20. The  the yard sale will be at 104 N. Elm St., Clarkton across from Traxx. Call Megan Thompson at 910.876.3125 for more information. Venders and shoppers are encouraged to come buy or sell. 

Does your little one love a good book? Starting Sept. 11, every second Saturday of the month, you can bring the kiddos by the N. C. Museum of Natural Sciences to have Storytime from 10 – 11 a.m. Admission is free, and the museum is located at 415 South Madison St., Whiteville. For more information,  email Meredith Morgan at   

Tabor City Baptist Church will host its delayed Back to School Bash Sept. 12. The event was originally postponed due to bad weather. There will be games for the kids as well as other activities from 6 until 8:30 p.m. The church is located on Live Oak Street in Tabor City. 

This is the last weekend of the season for the Lake Waccamaw Resort Ministry. Sunday morning summer services start at 9 a.m. at the Pavilion next to the Camp Ground and Sailing Club. Everyone is welcome. 

The Good News is featured every Saturday morning on WTXY, and throughout the week under the Good News tab at Email with your church announcements, fundraisers, yard sales, club news, community celebrations, or just plain happy stories. There is no charge for publicizing your events. 

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