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Community News

  • Study offers technique for feral cat control

    Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) has long been regarded as an effective means of controlling feral cat populations. I’ve been an active supporter and spayed and neutered hundreds of feral cats during  the past 20 years. New research from Tufts University advocates Trap-Vasectomy-Hysterectomy-Release (TVHR) may be a better solution for wildcat populations, at least on a computer.

  • The colorful world a dog sees

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that dogs only see in black in white. I’ve always explained dogs can see many shades of colors, especially blues and yellows. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve then been told that, yeah, dogs see gray.

  • Turtle Talk teaches trivia to Holden Beach residents, visitors

    By Sarah Sue Ingram
    Beacon correspondent

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 1
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Turtle vs. gator

    Trudy Mackrell-Metz snapped this photo Saturday, June 30, Clubhouse Road in Sea Trail, behind her Osprey Ridge condo at the Jones Golf Course hole No. 5 in Sunset Beach. “While focusing on a heron I noticed movement in my viewfinder and was stunned to see what I had captured: an alligator with a snapping turtle in its jaws!” she wrote. “I had only hoped to document the amount of rain we had received during the week but was rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime shot!”

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 2
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Community briefs

    Fostering dogs workshop set
    Rescue Animal Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) is sponsoring a workshop for individuals and families interested in learning more about the responsibilities and joys of fostering rescued dogs.
    A fostering dogs workshop is planned for 7 p.m. April 24 at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 3 West Third St. on Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 18
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Community briefs

    Lecture on diabetes scheduled April 16
    There will be a free informational lecture, “Taking Control of Diabetes,” with Owen Medd, a diabetes patient and member of the A1C Champions Program, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the second-floor classroom at Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport.
    The lecture is sponsored by Sanofi.
    Learn how to have better blood-sugar control from a real diabetes patient who understands the challenges of living with diabetes. The presentation will include time for questions and answers.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 11
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.