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  • Crystal Faircloth

The Good News for Dec. 17

Updated: Dec 17, 2022

Happening this weekend in Columbus


• The Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum will be having their annual bake sale today at 9 a.m. Pound cakes, pecan pies, coconut pies, lemon pies, and pineapple cream cheese balls can be ordered ahead of time by calling 910.646.1992. All proceeds from the event will go toward the purchase of historical accession software. The depot can be found at 205 Flemington Drive in Lake Waccamaw.

• Abundant Life Assembly of God will host the last turkey shoot of the season tonight from 7 - 10 p.m. There will be concessions, ladies and kids rounds, and more. The church is at 5384 James B. White Highway South in Whiteville.

• The Whiteville Fun Factory is hosting Breakfast with Santa today (Dec. 17) from 9-11 a.m. The meal will include scrambled eggs, sausage patties, rolls, pancakes, juice, coffee, and water. Tickets are $25 per person, and spots are limited. Call 910.207.6136 to reserve your spot. The factory is located at 42 Hill Plaza.

• Have a visit with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. at Pierce and Company. The jolly ole elf and his team will be available for pictures and hearing those Christmas lists. The store can be found at 4229 Sam Potts Highway in Hallsboro.


• The Hallsboro Baptist Church will hold a live nativity Sunday, Dec. 18, from 7-8 p.m. The drive thru display will depict the Bethlehem birth of Christ. The church is located at 551 Hallsboro Road South.

• The Columbus Baptist Association and volunteers packed 600 bags for the Backpack Buddies ministry this week. The food will be sent home with Columbus County children for them to have over Christmas break.





Happening this weekend in Bladen

• This year, as part of the ‘Bladen County Christmas – 30 Days of Celebration’, the Elizabethtown – White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting activities at the Cape Fear Farmer Market on Saturdays during the month of December. The activities will be from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, and this weekend's theme is Foodie Christmas. There will be pie and cake decorating, a tasting contest, cooking demonstrations, local gift baskets and holiday drinks, and food vendors.









Donations needed

• The Boys and Girls Home of N.C. has joined the Round Up Program. Folks are invited to sign up and donate their spare change to the organization. Each time a transaction is made, the amount can be rounded up to the next dollar, and the difference will be donated to the BGHNC. Visit https://boysandgirlshomes.harnessapp.com/wv2/donate to find out how to register.

• Fix a Friend Spay Neuter Clinic in Winnabow is in need of donations. The facility is reaching out to the public for pate cat food, towels, pillowcases, office supplies, printer paper, and AA batteries.

The items can be dropped off at 6033 Ocean Highway East.







Happy events and more

• The Real Whiteville Santa is open for business once again this year. Jolly ole Saint Nick is posing for pictures and listening to those Christmas lists through Dec. 23 at the little white house next to Farm Bureau. His hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 3:30 - 7 p.m., and you can find him at 113 West Smith Street.


• Minster's Chapel First Born Church in Boardman presented the Whiteville Police Department a $400 check to help with the Christmas Cops Program. The WPD takes kids on a shopping spree at Walmart and then to lunch at McDonald's every year around the holiday season.


• Whiteville Fire Department took delivery of a new mobile air trailer on Monday, Dec. 12. WFD will have the unit in service soon.




The GOOD NEWS is featured every Saturday morning on WTXY Kool 1039FM, and throughout the week under the GOOD NEWS tab at columbuscountynews.com.

Email crystalfaircloth@columbuscounty.news 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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