The Good News for June 12

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The Lake Waccamaw Community Yard Sale that was postponed this past weekend due to weather will be held Saturday (June 12) starting at 6 a.m. Vendor spots are $10. The yard sale is held at the One Stop Convenience Store.

Also at the Lake, The Boys and Girls Home Country Store is now selling fresh vegetables grown at the Home. The store is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.

New Life Community Church, 107 S. Maultsby, Whiteville, opens their thrift store the second Saturday of every month, 7-11 a.m. That is this Saturday. A wide variety of clothes and household goods will be available.

New Life will also hold a ceremony Sunday honoring their high school and college graduates at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Please bring a covered dish for lunch. Everyone is welcome.

Welcome Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church in Chadbourn will hold Vacation Bible School June 23-27. Pre-registration is June 16 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Rocky Railway: Jesus Power Pulls Us Through.” There will be a minicamp Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m., all day camp June 26 from 8:30 until 5:30, and commencement on June 27 at 10:30 a.m. 

Gapway Baptist Church will hold VBS June 21-25, starting at 6:30 p.m. nightly. The theme this year is Calling All Superheroes. Dinner will be served each night. Commencement will be Friday June 25. Gapway is located at 939 Gapway Church Rd., Tabor City.

The sheriff’s office is asking people to remember to call 911 for emergencies, or 640.1428 for non-emergencies. Sheriff Jody Greene said that contacting Columbus Communications first is the first step in the process of getting assistance. Don’t try to get help via social media or by going by the sheriff’s office. The 911 Center is open 24/7, and staff is trained to help. They can quickly send the nearest officer or agency to your assistance, saving time and possibly saving a life. If you see a fire, wreck or crime in progress, call 911. For other assistance, call 640.1428.

The Columbus County Health Department has a surplus of vaccines, and is welcoming walk-ins. If possible, however, call first before coming in for a shot.  Another after hours clinic is scheduled for June 15 for folks who want a vaccination but can’t get off during regular business hours. For more information, call  640.6615 extension 7005.

Southeastern Community Action Partnership will hold a Youth and Community Pop-Up service day at the Whiteville recreation center June 19 from 11-3. There will be food, fun for the kids, music, and a backpack distribution. Specialists will be available to help with questions about hurricane recovery, Head Start, COVID relief, housing needs and career assistance. For more information, call 910.277.3511.

Black’s Tire and Auto Service of Loris  will be having their fifth annual car and truck show June 19. Proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Home of Lake Waccamaw. The event  is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food from 11:30 to 12:30. Trophies will be awarded for multiple categories including the People’s Choice and Best in Show. You can register at Set up will be from 8:30 – 9:30 am.

Speaking of car shows – WTXY KOOL 1039 will be hosting our first car show July 24 at the Hills Plaza on South Madison in Whiteville. All proceeds go to Columbus County Animal Protective Services. We’ll have more details online and on air.

Columbus Regional is hosting a blood drive June 24. Every blood donor will receive a $20 Visa gift card. The Blood Connection will be at the CRHS parking lot June 24 from 10:30 until 3:30 p.m. You need to preregister online. Visit the website for the link to preregister and more information.

Remember to send us your GOOD NEWS to We’ll share your announcements on the website, as well as during our Saturday broadcasts at 5,6,7,8,9 and noon.

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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