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Community News

  • Motown singers return to Little River church

    Fans of any age are invited to take a “trip down memory lane” with Milton Bullock, a former member of “The Platters” and Mary Tate, “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” when they return for the second time on Nov. 10 to perform at Little River United Methodist Church.
    Doors will open at
    6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

  • Community briefs

    Foundation looking for charity recipients
    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has begun accepting applications from charitable and nonprofit organizations in Brunswick County to be the recipient of a donation from the proceeds of the second annual foundation’s charity ball.
    Last year, the foundation had its first charity ball and donated $10,300 to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
    Donations will vary from year to year based on the success of the charity ball. The next ball is scheduled for late February 2013. 

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 30
    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.
    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.

  • Raleigh Ringers concert is Saturday night in Sunset Beach

    The renowned Raleigh Ringers will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Seaside United Methodist Church on N.C. 904 in Sunset Beach.
    Tickets are $15 and available through the church office or online at www.seasideumc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
    This internationally acclaimed, Raleigh-based handbell choir, formed in 1990, has toured 44 states in concert and has also appeared in France. The group has more than 300 percussion and bell types, including seven octaves of handbells.

  • Ocean Isle Beach plans sand-sculpture contest

    The Ocean Isle Beach sand sculpture contest will take place from 11 a.m.-
    1: 30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, on the beach in front of the Community Center at 44 East 1st St. at the Monroe St. beach access on Ocean Isle Beach. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 2.
     Family division rules
    1. Construction of sculptures must be confined to the contestant’s flagged area.
    2. Create anything you would like out of sand, keeping it appropriate for all ages.

  • Community briefs

    New books available at Hickmans Crossroads Library
    The new books at Hickmans Crossroads Library are:
    “The Inn at Rose Harbor” by Debbie Macomber. Jo Marie Rose opens the Rose Harbor Inn bed and breakfast in Cedar Cove to start a new life, but the inn and its first guests bring surprises into Jo’s life.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Aug. 23
    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.
    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.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Culture of the Caribbean—A Trinidadian perspective

    By George Wong-Chong
    Special to the Beacon

  • Calabash Gallery to host Wildlife Artist Society exhibition

    Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will host the 2012 N.C. Wildlife Art Society exhibition from Nov. 21, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013.
    The show, “Wild North Carolina through the Artist’s Eyes,” consists of approximately 40 pieces of art by members of the juried art association. This is the first time the North Carolina group has exhibited at Sunset River Marketplace.

  • The orb-weaving golden silk spider

    n Intricate circular webs are a sign
    of the arachnid
    If you have noticed huge, intricate spider webs lately, you are probably looking at the handiwork of a golden silk spider, also referred to as a banana spider.
    These spiders are known for weaving large, complex, circular webs, also referred to as orbs. Webs are usually attached to trees and low shrubs. Golden silk spiders can be found in the warmer regions of the world. In the U.S., they range from Texas to North Carolina.