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Community News

  • H.E.A.R.O Inc. seeks county volunteers

    H.E.A.R.O (Helping Everyone Achieve Realistic Outcome) is a community outreach organization created to meet the growing demands of health care. Its primary focus is to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and improve an individual’s overall wellbeing. They will provide advice and link individuals with necessary services to improve and promote healthy lifestyle changes.

  • Keep Brunswick County Beautiful recognized nationally

    Keep Brunswick County Beautiful received the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award during the Keep America Beautiful 2017 National Conference, which took place in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

  • Red Cross needs winter blood donations

    Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.

    Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood drives across 27 states have been forced to cancel because of inclement winter weather, resulting in more than 10,500 blood and platelet donations going uncollected. Despite the weather, hospital patients still rely on transfusions.

  • Robeson County relief center needs relief

    The largest relief center in Robeson County sustained severe damage and large losses when Hurricane Matthew hit Lumberton last month.

    Robeson County Church and Community Center is asking for help because they lost almost everything in their offices and buildings. This organization assists thousands of Lumberton and Robeson County residents each year and needs to be fully functioning as soon as possible.

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations for holidays

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors in November to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.

    A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

  • Operation Christmas Child drop-off sites announced

    Several area locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

    During National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21, Brunswick County residents will donate shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and toys, such as a doll or soccer ball, for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world.

  • Master Gardener online plant sale

    The Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association is sponsoring its third annual fall online plant sale featuring a wide selection of trees, evergreens, shrubs with spectacular blooms, a diverse selection of grasses and favorites for the coastal garden.

  • African Children’s Choir to perform Sept. 18

    The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir will perform at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.

    The program will feature well-loved children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. The concert is free and open to all. Donations will be accepted at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs for education, care and relief, and development.

  • Cuddly Cat Tails cats seek loving homes

    By Michelle Tinger

    Special to the Beacon

    Have lap, will cuddle: That is the motto for these featured “lap” cats available for adoption at Cat Tails.

    Aster is a 3-year-old spayed female orange tabby who is smart and loves attention. She may be a little shy at first, so she'll need a little time and patience to get use to her new home. But the effort will be well worth it, as you will be delighted to see how happy and appreciative she is to have her chin scratched while sitting in your lap.

  • Shallotte mayor travels to Raleigh to oppose sales tax redistribution proposal

    SHALLOTTE            — Mayor Walt Eccard told the town board of aldermen about his two recent trips to Raleigh to meet with legislators about a proposed sales tax redistribution that would adversely affect Shallotte and Brunswick County.

    During the board’s regular meeting Sept. 1, Eccard said he was accompanied by alderman Gene Vasile on the first trip and planning board member Steve DeRose and economic development committee member (now chairman) Ron Johnson on the second trip.