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Today's Features

  • At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, United States veterans are traditionally honored.

    Veterans Day ceremonies are scheduled once again this year in and around Brunswick County.

     

    Calabash

    Veterans Day ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Calabash VFW Post 7288 at 900 Carter Drive.

    Another Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled at the same time and day at American Legion Post 503 at 10277 Beach Drive in Calabash.

  • The Brunswick Beacon’s fourth annual Holiday Happenings Christmas Show will unfold from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Shallotte Middle School.

    Admission and parking at the school are free.

    Highlights this year include more than 70 unique vendor and artist/artisan booths.

    “The best Santa in the world” will also be back, arriving at 10:30 a.m. aboard a Shallotte fire engine. He will also be available for visits and free photographs with children.

  • Renowned musician Randy Linder and his band are bringing their Premier Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival to Brunswick Community College on Thursday night, Nov. 6.

    The 7:30 p.m. performance in Odell Williamson Auditorium will showcase all the hit songs of the popular 1960s-70s band also known as CCR.

  • CALABASH — At dusk on a crisp fall evening, Sam Bellamy ushered another group of youth and adults into the back of a rickety, tractor-pulled hay wagon.

    Autumn means many things at Bellamy’s historic, family-owned Indigo Farms, including old-fashioned hayrides that are a popular attraction at the farm straddling the Carolinas line.

  •  By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

     

    Do you know that game where you’re given a set of words that don’t really sound like they go together and your challenge is to figure out what they have in common? Let’s play. Here are the words: pinto, kidney and black.

    If you don’t know, here are a few more words to give you hints: cranberry, navy, lima, ajzuki, black-eyed, garbanzo, great northern, pink and red.

  •  Unless one lived in a hermitage or cave without television or newspapers, “selfie” is not a foreign word. What is strange is its creeping infallibility. Part of the modern vocabulary, selfie has become much more than a description of a cellphone snapshot verifying one’s presence at a monumental site. It is more than simple proof of one’s existence at a particular location or with a special person. Selfies can be fun, taken lightly. They can also be frighteningly indicative of a certain egoism.

  •  By John Nelson

    I could be accused of featuring plants in the mint family too often, probably. It is definitely one of my favorite plant families. This week we have yet another member, and I think you’ll agree it is worth a thought or two.

  •  Like a lot of people these days, I’m trying to watch my weight without having to give up my indulgences. Good trick if you can do it! I checked out what is called the Mediterranean diet that is associated with sensible tasty portions and slower, more enjoyable eating. Olive oil is an integral part of this diet.

  • Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity is having a Wine & Song fundraiser, “There’s No Place Like Home,” from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Silver Coast Winery on Barbeque Road near Grissettown.

    The $65 ticket price includes a wine tasting before dinner and entertainment.

    Dinner, with each course to be paired with wine, consists of a choice of champagne chicken or beef burgundy.

    The master of ceremonies for this event will be Daniel Seamans of WWAY-TV3.

  •  IF YOU GO

    What: 61st annual Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church Oyster Roast

    When: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1

    Where: Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church, 190 Varnamtown Road, Varnamtown

    Information: 842-6425, 842-6492, 842-6832, 842-9840 or the church at 842-5530. Coolers and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

    Varnamtown is getting ready for another round of roasted oysters, fish plates and a festive day of autumn fun and fundraising.