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Today's Features

  • Members of the National Society North Carolina Colonial Dames 17th Century, including state president Lollie Holland and other officers, traveled from Greensboro and other areas of North Carolina to help the Lord Craven Chapter celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the chapter.

  • Canine Angels benefit dinner is Feb. 25
    A spaghetti dinner to benefit Canine Angels will take place 5-8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dirty Dick’s Restaurant, 1101 N. Kings Hwy. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    For a $10 donation, each patron will be served a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and soft drinks. There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 event.
    All proceeds will go to Canine Angels dogs for disabled veterans. For ticket information, call Kathy at (843) 399-2939. No tickets will be sold at the door.

  • When the Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina gets dressed up for special occasions, colorful nautical flags flutter in the wind. These flags are not simply colorful decorations. They are part of a standard system of international maritime signal flags.
    Nautical flags have been around for centuries. Long before the invention of ship-to-shore radio, Morse code, telegraph or radar, nautical flags were used to communicate information.

  • The Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron conducted its annual Change of Watch ceremony at the Jasmine Restaurant at Brunswick Plantation on Friday, Jan. 20. This annual event is scheduled to mark the changeover of squadron officers and to recognize various individuals for their outstanding service. The squadron’s primary mission is to promote boating safety for the community by providing boating classes for those new to boating, as well as to more experienced boaters.

  • The N.C. Fourth of July Festival is seeking individuals, groups or restaurants that would like to face-off for bragging rights at the second annual chowder cook-off from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Oak Island Moose Lodge.
    All awards will be decided by a vote of those attending the cook-off. Awards will be given for first, second and third place in the Professional Division and the Individual Division. There will also be an overall Best Decorated Booth award. There is no fee to enter the competition. Application deadline
    is Feb. 17.

  • Holden Beach Seniors to meet Feb. 13
    Holden Beach Senior Citizens will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Lockwood Folly Community Building on Stanley Road. Come and enjoy a covered dish meal. Various members will present a talent show. Officers will be elected and trips will be planned. Remember to bring nonperishable foods for a local food bank.

  • Having read the announcement in the Beacon and knowing the facilitator of the group made me curious and eager to attend. Its name, Poetry Revisited, is a bit of an affirmation of poetry, as well as another look at the individual writing presented by the participants.
    However, my intrigue leads me to offer another description. In my mind’s eye, I see a gathering of folks who have embraced the concept of carpe diem. They are seizing the day as live poets willing to put their life experiences into poetic words.

  • Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is Feb. 21
    The Family Life Center, 1629 U.S. 17 North in Little River, S.C., will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and Mardi Gras from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
    Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, games, fun and fellowship. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12 years of age. This event is sponsored by SPARK Youth Ministry.

  • I would be lying if I said that this weather was not confusing. I am fighting the urge to work in the garden but I still suspect we may experience cold temperatures in the month of February.
    I have decided to put my energy toward seed selection for this spring. Growing plants from seed indoors can give you a head start on the growing season. It can also allow for more diversity in the plants you are able to find.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Feb. 13
    Herbed-baked chicken filet/gravy, brown rice, collards, fruit cocktail, orange juice, biscuit/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Feb. 14
    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, carrots, applesauce, Jell-O, whole-wheat dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, Feb. 15
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh orange, hamburger roll/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Thursday, Feb. 16