Image may contain: 11 people, people smiling, people standing, wedding and outdoor

The folks who live in Brunswick County, NC are some of the best folks I know. Their generosity and caring was beautifully displayed during the winter storm we all experienced last week. One woman got together a group of others others who could be available to help elderly people in their neighborhood who might need assistance during the period of the winter storm.  A particular plumber thawed frozen pipes for those who needed it at no charge. A woman whose neighbor had frozen pipes insisted that the neighbor take a shower in her house. A man made a huge pot of soup and shared it with those who needed a hot meal. An elderly woman who was trying to scrape the frozen snow off of her vehicle was aided by a neighbor.  I am sure these are just a few examples of the helpful, caring acts that took place all over the county. May we all keep this caring attitude as the year progresses – and remember – sometimes a person needs help but does not like to ask for it. Keep your eyes open, pay attention, and you can make life better for yourselves and others.

On Sunday and Monday, in Southport, NC, we will celebrate the life of a very special person. Martin Luther King, Jr. literally gave his life in the pursuit of equality, freedom and brotherly love. Come on out and join in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

Is 2018 the year you are planning to take the plunge and vow to share your life with the person you love most in this world? Are you already feeling frazzled at the thought of planning your wedding day? Not to worry – you can find help on Sunday at The Silver Coast Bridal Show being held on Sunday at the Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The event is free; there will be wedding professionals there to assist you; and holding your wedding at the winery (lovely as it is) is not a requirement.