Swamp Strut and Live Music in Downtown Draws Crowds

May 16th brought an afternoon of good vibes, art and fun. The Southeastern Swamp Stewards held a Swamp Strut from Farmacy On Main to the Columbus County Arts Council. The mix and mingle at Farmacy On Main was catered by Chef Helen Holden of Penn’s Grill.

At the council building attendees were able to view an exhibit of songbirds by local artist, Bess Hinson Taylor. Following the strut and exhibit showing, Leland band, Astoria Bound, kicked off a live performance in The Alley, next to Collier’s Jewelers.

Check out the galleries from the events below:

Swamp Strut

Songbird Exhibit

Astoria Bound Performing Live In The Alley

12 Gift Ideas for Mothers’ Day 2024 …and they are all available in Downtown Whiteville!

Mothers’ Day 2024 is Sunday, May 12th. For those still looking for something special for the Moms in your life, we have a list of 12 gift shopping suggestions available in #DowntownWhiteville.

We have included photos, links, and GPS info for every store on the list. Right here in Downtown Whiteville there is amazing selection of apparel, accessories, beauty and therapeutic services and amazing gifts to choose from; all while shopping local!

1. Lee Lee’s at Madison and Main

Located at 703 S Madison St.

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2. Todd’s Clothing

Located at 800 S Madison St.

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3. Sugar & Spice

Located at 703 S S Madison St.

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4. Collier’s Jewelers & The Gift Shop

Located at 717 S Madison St.

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5. The Gift Shop

Located at 717 S Madison St.

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6. Polished Salon Hair Nails & Tans

Located at 108 East Main Street

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7. Farmacy On Main

Located at 110 E Main St.

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8. Tropical Tans

Located at 619 S Madison St.

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9. Glass Menagerie

Located at 725 S Madison St.

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10. All American Fine Coins Currency and Collectibles

Located at 622 S Madison St.

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11. Mercantile On Madison

Located at 718 S Madison St.

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12. The Tilted Bucket Florist

Located at 500 S Madison St.

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Movies On Madison (Summer Cinema Series)

Movies on Madison is an event series presented by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville. Movies will typically start at dusk, but the lawn will open at 7:00 pm so you can grab your spot, get some refreshments and explore the educational activities that will also be available.

Please note that this event is for families, no coolers are allowed, no pets, and no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

May 17th – FernGully
June 21 Lilo and Stitch
July 19 Despicable Me
August 16 Up (hopefully)
September 20 How to train your dragon

Music In The Alley

This is an event series presented as a part of the town’s Main Street program. All events are held from 7 to 9pm, in the alley way next to Colliers Jewelers. The full schedule is available on ColcoNC.com, or you can view the links to each date below:

April 4th – Jubilee
April 18th – Jason Smith & Evan Wright
May 2nd – Jeffery Simmons
May 16 – Astoria Bound
June 6 – Chris Nash
June 20 – Jeffery Simmons
July 18 – Crenshaw Trucking Band
Aug 1 – The 2 Kahones
Aug 15 – Morgan Hudson
Sept 5 – Jeffery Simmons
Sept 19 – Jubilee
Oct 3 – Luke Kiser
Oct 17 – Jason Smith & Evan Wright

Explore Downtown Whiteville’s Public Artwork

Our Downtown district is not just home to the Columbus County Arts Council; it is also home to some amazing public works of art. Check out the list below and click to pull up their GPS locations in Google Maps.

Visit The NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville

This story also appears on TheCityofWhiteville.com.

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville features a selection of permanent and interactive exhibits, plus hands-on learning areas both indoors and out, that help connect visitors to the natural world of southeastern North Carolina. Our indoor exhibits include both traditional dioramas as well as hands-on learning experiences centered on fossils and common scientific tools and concepts.

In our Naturalist Center are specimens of animals, plants, and rocks for visitors to look at and touch. Our outdoor spaces include a Nature Playspace, with several nature-based activities, a fossil pit, and the North Carolina Tree Trail.  There are regularly scheduled programs for young children up to age 8 (though older siblings are welcome!). We offer a host of program options for schools. Topics range from learning about the life cycle of animals to reading animal tracks and traces in our environment.

For more information about the programs and how to book one for your class, contact the museum at whiteville@naturalsciences.org or call 910.788.5100.