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Community News

  • Carnival to benefit autism set for June 2

    Next Generation will celebrate its grand re-opening with a Carnival for Autism fundraiser from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. June 2 in the Big Lots shopping center parking lot in Shallotte to help raise money for the Sapphire Autism Awareness Program.
    The program is creating a day camp for autistic children in this area. Along with Dance Connection, Next Generation Paint Your Own Pottery and Coastal Academy of Martial Arts, this will be the first summer program of the year.

  • Community briefs

    Literacy council seeks volunteer tutors
    The Brunswick County Literacy Council is seeking volunteers/tutors for a volunteer orientation workshop and an ABL tutor workshop on June 11.
    The volunteer orientation workshop for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer will be from 10 a.m.-noon Monday, June 11, at the Brunswick County Literacy Council, 282 Ocean Highway East in Supply. Light snacks will be provided.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 31
    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.

  • Too Much Sylvia takes the stage at Ocean Isle Beach concert series

    Staff report

    Too Much Sylvia takes the stage this Friday to headline the summer concert series at Ocean Isle Beach.
    From 6:30-8 p.m. this Friday, June 1, Too Much Sylvia will perform in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Ocean Isle Beach.
    The family-friendly concert series is free, and the public is welcome.
    Over at Holden Beach, Gold Rush will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the pavilion on the end of Jordan Boulevard.

  • Anniversary art show

    Staff report

    CALABASH—Sunset River Marketplace gallery is observing its 10th anniversary with a month-long celebration starting Friday, June 1.
    Highlights will include free drawings for gift certificates, original paintings, prints, pottery, hand-blown glass, jewelry and other items. There will also be artist demonstrations, live music and other events June 1-30.
    The gallery at 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179) in Calabash opened its doors on June 1, 2002.

  • Moshoures named host of ATMC-TV’s ‘The Coastal Kitchen’

    Staff report

    SHALLOTTE—Beginning in June, ATMC-TV will air its newest show, “The Coastal Kitchen.”
    Karen Moshoures of Ocean Isle Beach has been named host of the new bi-monthly cooking show.
    When ATMC-TV decided to expand its programming to include a cooking show, staff asked for video auditions from the community.

  • Brunswick Novant’s mission finds many people are unaware of diabetes

    By Amy Myers
    Special to the Beacon
    BOLIVIA—One in three American adults are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, yet many don’t realize it because the debilitating, potentially deadly disease often shows few early symptoms, according to the American Diabetes Association.
    Brunswick Novant Medical Center has confronted this dilemma with an aggressive early diagnosis and education program that is identifying and informing hospital patients who have diabetes—or are at risk of contracting the disease.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 28
    Closed Memorial Day.
    Tuesday, May 29
    Beans and franks, fresh cabbage, peach cobbler, fruit cocktail, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 30
    Macaroni and cheese with diced ham, vegetable blend, Mandarin orange, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, May 31

  • Arts Council hosts nonprofit workshop

    The Brunswick Arts Council conducted a workshop for nonprofit groups/art groups that wanted to learn how they could supplement a planned or existing art project (artist in residency at a local school, art workshops, art performances, festivals, etc.) occurring between August and May 2013 in Brunswick County.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 24
    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.