The Brunswick Beacon looking back: 1962 through 1966

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Five hundred men search for clothes-less missing girl

By Caroline Curran, Reporter

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a yearlong series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon. Each month we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

SHALLOTTE—A half-gallon of milk cost 35 cents. Twenty-nine cents got you a 10-pound bag of potatoes. A can of Maxwell House coffee was 69 cents.

And the hometown newspaper, first the Shallotte Press before quickly changing its name to The Brunswick Beacon, cost 5 cents.

The year was 1962.

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