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Today's News

  • Plant to test sirens

    Tests of the public notification sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 12, starting at 10 a.m.

  • Join Curves for free

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment.
    Throughout the month, Curves of Calabash women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

  • Vet offic gets accreditation

    Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital has earned accreditation following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) that included a quality assessment review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

  • Join Curves for free

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment.
    Throughout the month, Curves of Calabash women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

  • Join Curves for free

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment.
    Throughout the month, Curves of Calabash women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 10
    Salisbury steak/gravy, stewed potatoes, carrots, fruit cocktail, grape juice, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, Oct. 11
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, fresh cooked cabbage, fresh orange, hamburger roll/whole-wheat bum, margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, Oct. 12
    Baked ziti/meat sauce, vegetable blend, apple sauce, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Go Pink: Local salon aims to spread awareness through hair extensions

     CALABASH—A local salon is helping women start an important conversation while raising money and spreading awareness about breast cancer.

    “We wanted to reach out and do something to give back,” said Brigitte Beaugy, owner of La Coquille Hair Design. “There are so many of our clients who have had cancer or are being treated for cancer. We were looking for a charity act to give back.”

  • Shallotte to consider funding proposal, contract to re-open portions of Holden Beach Road

     

     

    SHALLOTTE—The town was asked at its October aldermen meeting to fund a concept plan in the amount $4,250 and to support a proposal to connect old N.C. 130 and the new N.C. 130.

    Harold Matthews, owner of Shallotte Auto Spa, spoke on behalf of the Holden Beach Road Concerned Citizens and Business Owners.

  • The face of foreclosure followup

     The phone calls and inquiries continue to come in so I thought it might be a good time to update Beacon readers on the story of the Hollenbeck family who lost their home to foreclosure.

    In August the Beacon brought you their story that compelled readers from all over to reach out a helping hand. The Hollenbecks lost their home in June to foreclosure and moved into tarps set up on their Brunswick County property. Bruce is a Gulf War veteran, and Adrienne is in need of a liver transplant.

  • Wig salon helps those with cancer hair loss

     BY EILEEN HENDERSON

    SPECIAL TO THE BEACON

    Marlissa Dillon is a 21-year cancer survivor. She is not defined by this but inspired by the strength and courage she sees in other survivors and those just learning about their illness and those going through treatments.

    Marlissa is a mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is also a performer, business owner and entrepreneur. Many years ago, Marlissa opened a day spa called Marlissa and Company in Calabash.