Most plans for this weekend may be a washout due to Tropic Storm Ian, but the rest of the week is looking ripe for the taking. Be sure to get out there and enjoy some fall weather in Columbus.
• The Bolton Pine Tree Festival scheduled for Oct. 1 has been moved to Oct. 29. There will not be any festivities due to inclement weather this weekend. The committee is still looking for food vendors and entertainers for the event. For more information, contact Bolton Town Hall at 910.655.8945.
• Maze Craze at Galloway Farms in Hallsboro will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays of every weekend through Nov. 6. This year the 13-acre Outer Banks themed maze will lead you on a treasure as you search for OBX icons hidden along the paths. Outside of the maze, experience a laid-back on the farm atmosphere with games, tractor-pulled wagon rides, barrel train rides, live farm animals, concessions, and more.
A two-acre kid’s fun maze contains the story trails. Walk along with your children, and read the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Jack and the Cornstalk, The Three Silly Goats and Their Stuff, and sing with Farmer Alma’s Sing-Along Trail. Tickets start at $12 and grants you all the fun the farm has in store. Visit www.gallowayfarm.yapsody.com/event/index/738159/2022-maze-craze-at-galloway-farm to purchase your tickets through Nov. 5.
• The town of Lake Waccamaw is now accepting entries for their annual Christmas Parade. To put in your entry online, go to the town’s website or stop by Town Hall located at 205 Flemington.
• Most area businesses closed early yesterday due to the storm, but our friends at Sue’s Diner and Jerry’s Sandwich Shop saw a steady business, holding out until the bitter end or the end of the regular business day. Make sure you support our local businesses every chance you get, especially the hometown eateries.
• Whiteville public works crews went above and beyond the call of duty as they stayed out right up to the last minute preparing for Hurricane Ian. The crews were clearing ditches, sweeping debris off the streets to keep it out of storm drains, and making sure every waterway they could access was ready for Ian’s runoff.
• The Bolton Pine Tree Festival has been moved to Oct. 29. There will not be any festivities due to inclement weather this weekend. The committee is still looking for food vendors and performers for the event. For more information, contact Bolton Town Hall at 910.655.8945.
• If you happen to see a stranger smiling and waving at you in Whiteville, wave back. It’s probably John S. Wood, better known as Woody . The retired New Jersey truck driver loves to walk, and his number one hobby is making other people smile. You’ve probably seen him along Madison or Washington, two of his favorite routes. Whenever you see Woody, be sure to wave back.
• Columbus Regional has rescheduled its free mammogram and prostate screening events. The Mamma-GLAM party will be Oct. 14. The Tailgate for Prostate at Advanced Urology-Leland is now set for Oct. 28.
• The N.C. Yam Festival Scholarship Pageants at South Columbus have rescheduled rehearsal for Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. and the pageant for Oct. 15 starting at 9 a.m.
• The Strawberry Opry set for Friday at Brown Street Station in Chadbourn will be rescheduled.
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