Today's Features

  • Don Eggert was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) at the June meeting of the Shallotte Lions Club.
    As recognition of humanitarian work, an MJF is awarded to those who donate $1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others, such as the local club.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 23
    Meatballs with Italian sauce, spaghetti noodles, tossed lettuce/carrot salad, green beans, whole wheat bread, low-fat salad dressing, unfrosted lemon cake, milk.
    Tuesday, July 24
    Pork chops, corn, cabbage and carrots, rice, dinner roll, milk.
    Wednesday, July 25
    Hot dogs (2) with bun, baked beans, greens, mustard, fresh orange, milk.
    Thursday, July 26

  • By Leon Applegate
    Special to the Beacon
    Have you ever watched a real expert do a job with such expertise and style that it makes you feel good just being there? Well, I had that experience when I saw Sue Hunady teach during a final rewards ceremony for a group of middle school students that had just completed three days of hard work and fun at a summer fine art camp.

  • Many years ago when I was single, I thought I knew everything about cooking, so I attempted to make my first beef stew.
    I had friends coming over in about an hour or so and I was short on time. The recipe said to brown the meat, a messy and time-consuming step, so I thought.
    I decided to ignore this instruction and just skip to the next step, just dumping the raw beef chunks into the stewing liquid.

  • Thursday, July 19
    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.

  • Albert Caldwell was 26 years old when he, his wife and their 10-month-old son boarded the Titanic.
    The Caldwells were on their way back to the United States after serving as missionaries in Siam (now Thailand). How they came to be aboard the Titanic, how they survived the sinking and how the ordeal affected the rest of their lives is a story told by Julie Hedgepeth Williams in her newest book, “A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.”

  • Residents in search of a native caffeinated brew need look no further than the Shallatte, a frothy blend served at Jumpin’ Java Espresso Co. at 4635 Main St. in Shallotte.

    The concoction celebrating Jumpin’ Java’s hometown is flavored with caramel, vanilla and toasted marshmallow. It’s available hot, poured over ice or blended for a delicious, beat-the-July-heat chill.

    The whipped cream is optional.

  • Editor’s note: This is the next installment in a year-long series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon, which turns 50 years old this year. Twice each month, we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.


    Top headlines from 1988

    •Sentencing for 37 people indicted for cocaine trafficking in Brunswick County continued.

    •In January the county was blanketed with heavy snowfall as the winter proved to be the coldest in years.

  • Vocalist Linda Ladrick will light up the Old Bridge in Sunset Beach on Thursday night, July 19, with a performance of Broadway show tunes.

    “Broadway at the Old Bridge” starts at 6:30 p.m. at the new site of the old pontoon bridge at 109 Shoreline Drive West.

  • Acclaimed actress Gloria Crist is returning to Wilmington this weekend to star in the local premiere of “Master Class,” Terrence McNally’s award-winning play.