Today's Features

  • Multi-instrumental phenomenon Dave Bennett salutes The Roots of Pop “Swing to Rock” at the next Odell Williamson Auditorium Performing Arts Subscription Season concert.

    The concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Brunswick Community College venue in Bolivia showcases the clarinet virtuoso who sings and plays electric guitar, piano and drums.

    Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Bennett’s performance covers music from the swing era to early rockabilly and country, to Elvis Presley, the Beatles and beyond.

  • Brunswick County’s Ninth Annual Fall Festival unfolds from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the government complex in Bolivia.

    The festival is free to everyone and includes hot dogs, drinks, candy, popcorn, a cake walk and haunted trail, hayride, carnival games, costume contest and face painting.

    For donations or questions contact Sgt. T.K. Nowell at (910) 253-2708 or First Sgt. Bert Reaves at (910) 253-2745.

  • Communities in Schools’ 15th Annual Benefit Gala for Children features a masquerade theme from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach.

    CIS’ black-tie-optional Evening of Elegance Masquerade Ball to benefit Brunswick County students will include cocktails and gourmet food samplings, music by Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band.

    WECT’s Jon Evans will be the evening’s announcer.

    Tickets are $125 each.

  • Instrumentalist Abbie Gardner, solo artist Jim Henry and folk artists Sedgewick headline a special Listen Up Brunswick County pre-season concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Odell Williamson Theater Live Events Center at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Gardner, described as a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile, has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past 11 years. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, Australia to Austin, the band decided to take an indefinite hiatus and Gardner struck out on her own.

  • Show off your photographic talents and share your corner of the county with others in the Brunswick Beacon’s 2016 “Brunswick Life” photo contest. Winners will receive cash prizes and inclusion in future Brunswick Beacon publications.

    There are three divisions to include all ages. The kids’ division is for 12 and younger. The teen division is for 13- to 18-year-olds, and the adult division is for photographers 19 and older. 

    Pick up your camera and show us what makes life in Brunswick County unique.

  • Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue never wastes any time celebrating the season of spooks.

    The department’s annual Station 31 Haunted Trail launches promptly at 7 p.m. this coming Saturday night, Oct. 1, continuing at the same time every subsequent Friday and Saturday in October and concluding Halloween night Monday, Oct. 31.

    Every year, the award-winning Grissettown Longwood Haunted Trail gets better and scarier, with thousands of people stopping by to brave it.

  • By John Nelson

    I hope you will remember from your introductory economic botany class that the grasses, as a family (called the Poaceae), surely represent the most important plants in the world, as far as human economy goes. Practically every human culture has developed around the growing and consumption of at least one grass species.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Do you make snap decisions? Or do you sweat it out — pondering every single detail?

    Whether you shoot from the hip or play out every possible scenario, there’s no right or wrong approach. There is, however, something within your control after you’ve made a decision. And that has to do with sticking to your guns instead of ruminating over every little thing.

  • It kicked off Tuesday with a bike-fitting and beach party, followed Wednesday by breakfast and bicycling to Southport.

    The 10-Year Anniversary Coastal Carolina Tour of the Wounded Warrior Ride is well under way this week in Brunswick County.