The Good News for Jan. 27

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•  Saturday, Jan. 27,  is FAFSA day  for students across North Carolina. Southeastern Community College will be sponsoring a student aid event from 9 a.m. until noon. Students are advised to create a account, and bring all required materials with them to the free event. Specialists will be on hand to help students apply for grants and loans through College Foundation North Carolina.

  • Weather permitting, Shizzy’s Wildcat Rescue has a workday Saturday (Jan. 27). Volunteers are needed. Call 910.840.1886.

  • A Job Fair and Veterans Stand Down will be held at the county fairgrounds March 2. While the event focuses on honoring and assisting veterans, the public is welcome. Organizers are asking for donations of gift cards and door prizes for the event. Contact David Pattillo at 910.977.0762.

  • A New Beginning Home Care is collecting donations of baby supplies for Living Hope Pregnancy Support. The donations will be delivered he week of April 15, just before Living Hope’s fundraising banquet. New Beginning is located at 211 East Fifth Street in Tabor City. You can also drop donations of any kind by Living Hope at their new office at 433 South Madison Street in Whiteville.

  • If you’re looking for a new pet, Columbus County Animal Protective Services has cut the adoption fee to $20 through February. The cost does not include a spay and neuter voucher. Adoption hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • You can enjoy a spirited hockey match and help a good cause by buying an “anytime” ticket to the Fayetteville Marksmen. A portion of each online ticket sale using the promo code PARK gets you a discount as well as a ticket good for any game this season while making a donation to the Veterans Memorial Park. Go to for more.

  • Sheepdog Foundation will be hosting a Pew and Que fundraiser for its youth program, Camp Hardcharger. The day will include full training on AR platform rifles and a barbecue lunch. Cost is $125 and is open to anyone of any skill level. Call 910.742.7382 or go to sheepdogfdn.comfor more details.
  • With a new year comes new opportunities to support the veterans memorial park. The 250 club needs 3,000 people to donate $250 each toward the construction of the Veterans Community Outreach Center and monuments.  Field of Honor signs for 2024 can be ordered for $25. The park is also planning to place a new order for engraved bricks. Contact Angela Norris at 910.840.3048 for more information.
  • The Museum of Natural Science in Whiteville now features a veterinary clinic – with stuffed animals, of course. The museum is asking for suggestions for names of the clinic and its resident patients. Would-be vets can learn about caring for animals and figure out ways to take care of native species. Just drop by the museum at Columbus and Madison Street in downtown Whiteville for more.
  • Vendors are being sought for the Columbus County Community Farmers Market reopening on February 3. Locally made and sourced crafts, farm products and garden produce are welcome. Call 840.6743 for more information.

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About Jefferson Weaver 1975 Articles
Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and he can be reached at (910) 914-6056, (910) 632-4965, or by email at [email protected].