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  • Fourth annual Health Expo set for Feb. 27 at West Brunswick High School



    Free health screenings and a medication drop-off are among highlights at Health Expo 2010 taking place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at West Brunswick High School.

    Sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, this year’s expo will feature an array of free health screenings and services.

  • CELEBRITY WINE & DINE: 'General Hospital' actress hosting wine tastings this weekend in Calabash



    CALABASH—It isn’t every day a soap opera star visits a restaurant in the Seafood Capital.

    But that’s what’s happening this Friday and Saturday nights at Sunrise Pancake House, when “General Hospital” actress Laura Wright and her husband John host tastings introducing wines from their California winery.

  • Fried-fish Fridays: Calabash VFW heats up with Lenten dinners

    Fried fish is already a buzzword in the seafood capital, but during Lent it takes on renewed meaning at Calabash VFW Post 7288.

    On Friday, Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m., the post once again will start cooking up its annual Friday-night fish fries that continue until April 2.

    The cost is $9 per dinner and $1 for an extra cup of homemade clam chowder.

    VFW members start preparing for the weekly fish fries on Tuesdays, when increased orders of fresh haddock arrive at the post.

  • Local woman seeks to start support group for visually impaired

    Regina Evans of Shallotte is on a double mission: to educate the public that visually impaired people can lead normal lives and to provide a support system for the visually impaired and their families in Brunswick County.

    She has the experience to do just that.

    Evans lived in Georgetown, S.C., for 14 years before moving to Shallotte. There, she served on the S.C. Council for People with Disabilities, advocating for services for visually impaired children and adults.

  • Snow falls in Brunswick

    The most significant snowfall along the coast in 11 years occurred Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

    The NWS is reporting as much as 5 inches of snow in parts of Brunswick County Saturday morning.

    According to NWS reports, spotters reported 5 inches in Oak Island and Southport, 4.5 inches in Boiling Spring Lakes, 4 inches in Leland and 3 inches in Shallotte

    Local children were taking advantage of the accumulation to build snowmen, have snowball fights and make angels.

  • New dog park open in Shallotte

    The new Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Dog Park at Shallotte Park is now open to the public and pets, according to Melinda Johnson, marketing and community events coordinator.

    This project is the first of its kind in Brunswick County and is the result of collaboration between Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and a local organization named BARK.

    BARK, which stands for Brunswick Area Responsible K-9 owners, was formed by dog lovers in Brunswick County who set out to do positive work for dog owners in the community.

  • Snow in Brunswick County

    Just before 8 p.m. Friday, Brunswick County residents began reporting snow falling in the county. Reports indicate snow could be seen in Shallotte, Leland, Maco, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Supply, Sunset Beach and Shell point.

    By 8:30 readers reported snow coming down in the Longwood and Calabash areas as well. As many as 4 inches could fall tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

    Because of the weather, Brunswick County Schools has canceled all Friday evening activities and Saturday events due to the possible inclement weather.

  • Snow forecast for Brunswick this weekend

    Could Brunswick Countians wake up to snow Saturday morning? It's possible.

    On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Brunswick County. Around 4 p.m. Friday the watch will become a warning as a possible snow-producing weather system moves into the area.

  • Shallotte appoints Hughes as new town administrator

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen has appointed longtime public works director Albert Hughes as the town’s new full-time administrator.

    Hughes had been serving in the position on an interim basis since former administrator Paul Sabiston resigned last summer.

    The aldermen met Thursday night and, after about 20 minutes in closed session, returned to open session and voted to appoint Hughes to the position. Alderman Walt Eccard abstained from voting, saying he had no problem with Hughes but wanted to go through the interview process before making a decision.

  • West Brunswick performs play in honor of Black History Month

    In honor of Black History Month, West Brunswick High School will perform "Color'd Television," featuring episodes of "All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," and "A Different World."

    Director Bill Negron said the show serves as a snapshot of the past, and although on television, depicts how society has changed and grown to become more accepting of different races throughout the past several decades.

    "It's the best kind of measurement on social developments," he said.