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Today's News

  • American Legion blood drive set for Saturday, Nov. 6

    The American Legion in Calabash will host a community blood drive sponsored by the American Red Cross and Delta Air Lines from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

    Call 575-5037 for an appointment. All presenting donors will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a pair of Delta Roundup airline tickets.

    An announcement in last week’s Beacon incorrectly listed the event date as Saturday, Oct. 23.

  • Religion briefs

    Church plans homecoming

    Help celebrate homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Crystal Spring Missionary Baptist Church at 4754 Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland.

    Guest speaker will be the Rev. Gordon Griffin of Moore’s Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Currie. 

    Dinner will be served following the morning service and will include ribs, turkey wings, rice and gravy, potato salad, peas, butter beans, okra, corn on the cob, rolls and assorted desserts.

  • Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place

    Congregational chatter in the sanctuary before the dedication began indicated the delight of God’s people in their new place. The excitement rose by degrees as folks entered pews, smiling welcome and receiving greetings in turn. 

  • Baked, fried or grilled catfish is a healthy choice for dinner

    The secret to delicious catfish is not to overcook it. Once its flesh has become opaque and can be easily pierced with a fork, it’s done.

    Catfish is known to be an excellent source of vitamin B12, in addition to potassium and niacin. My doctor said I needed more vitamin D and catfish fit the bill, probably because of its tendency to eat algae and anything else along the bottom of the ponds.

  • Senior site menus

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Nov. 1

    Beef stew/vegetables, brown rice, orange juice, vanilla pudding, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Nov. 2

    Pork cutlet/gravy, sweet potatoes, turnip greens, pears, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Nov. 3

    Turkey tettrazini, field peas, peaches, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Nov. 4

  • New program will help BCC students get degrees

    An innovative new partnership will help local students stay in Brunswick County to complete some of the college studies they previously had to pursue out of the area.

    On Monday, BCC and the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced a new partnership that will allow students to finish the final two years of their elementary education degrees in Brunswick County. 

    The program will allow students to study at BCC’s Leland Center instead of having to travel to Wilmington to UNCW.

  • Get out and vote!

    The November General Election is less than a week away, but you don’t have to wait until Nov. 2 to cast your vote.

    Already some 13,000 of Brunswick County’s 77,393 registered voters have headed to the polls to cast early votes. Those voters join about 450,000 across North Carolina who have already headed to the polls.

    Voting is an important right of every American and it’s exciting to see so many people already excited about casting their votes. We hope this trend continues all the way through Election Day.

  • I thought it could be the most impressive, compact medication packaging ever

    For the last several years I’ve suffered from chronic back pain coupled with an inability to sleep regularly at night. 

    It doesn’t help I spend far more of my time at a desk working than I do exercising. It’s a problem that keeps compounding itself.

  • Community briefs

    Ghost walk set for Oct. 30

    Are you looking for fun family activities for this weekend? Check out the Ghost Lore and Legend Walk at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Fright Light laser music show at Ingram Planetarium on Saturday, Oct. 30.

  • Festival by the Sea entertainment lineup

    A band nominated for three Carolina Beach Music Awards headlines the entertainment for this year’s Festival By The Sea.

    Six bands will play at the festival on the stage of the Holden Beach Pavilion.

    Making its first appearance at the festival is the Carolina Breakers.

    “They’ve been nominated for three Cammies and new artist of the year,” said festival volunteer Barbara Andrews.