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Today's News

  • Historic Wilmington Foundation hires Rutledge to serve as executive director

    Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) announced Beth Rutledge as its new executive director, effective Dec. 18. Rutledge succeeds George Edwards, who announced his retirement earlier this year and has led the organization since 2004.

  • McLeod to host blood drive in Loris, S.C.

    McLeod Loris Seacoast is hosting a blood drive at the Center for Health & Fitness at 3207 Casey St. in Loris, S.C., on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    People can donate a pint of blood every 56 days. Blood donation requirements include a minimum weight of 115 pounds and minimum age of 17. A 16-year old can donate blood with written parental consent. There is no upper age limit for donating blood.

  • American Legion Post 550 to meet Dec. 12

    Shallotte American Legion Post 550 will meet Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside School at 221 Village Road in Shallotte.

    All members and those thinking about joining are encouraged to attend.

    For more information, email ALPost550@gmail.com or call Ron Markum at 880-9030.

  • VFW Post 8866 to present ‘Unsung Heroes of World War II’

    Holden Beach Post 8866 will begin its 2017-18 educational presentation series Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hadnot Hall at 573 Sabbath Home Road in Supply. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.

    Frank T. Stritter, professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of VFW Post 8866, will present “Unsung Heroes of World War II: Too Little, Too Late?”

  • BLT auditions for ‘The Vagina Monologues’

    Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct auditions for its first production of “The Vagina Monologues,” to be performed Feb. 2-4, 2018.

    Based on Eve Ensler’s play of the same name, “The Vagina Monologues” has grown into a worldwide phenomenon in an attempt to end violence against women and girls. For this inaugural year, BLT will partner with Coastal Horizon’s Rape Crises Center to bring TVM Southport to life.

  • BLT to hold auditions for ‘Hot Mikado’

    Brunswick Little Theater will soon have auditions for “Hot Mikado.” Production dates are scheduled for June 14, 15, 16, 17 and June 21, 22, 23, 24.

    Auditions will be on the Brunswick Little Theatre campus at 8068 River Road in Southport in classroom 1B behind the main building. Because the comedy “The Savannah Sipping Society” will begin at 7:30 in the main building Dec. 9, do not enter the theater as the actors will be preparing for the night’s show.

  • 25th annual Brunswick County Toy Run Dec. 9

    Brunswick County motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts are invited to the 25th annual Brunswick County Toy Run on Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at Brunswick Island Baptist Church at 1672 Mount Pisgah Road SW in Supply.

    Signup begins at 9 a.m. with lunch at 11 a.m. The ride starts at 12:45 p.m. followed by shopping at Wal-Mart in Southport at 3:30 p.m.

  • Interfaith prayer vigil set for Dec. 11

    Twenty-five Wilmington area faith communities and grassroots organizations will come together Monday evening, Dec. 11, for a candlelight vigil to pray for an end to gun violence and to remember the many local victims of that violence. The vigil will feature prayers for victims, their families, those working to curb gun violence in our community and for the courage to stand together against violence in all its forms.

  • Senior projects from a graduating senior’s perspective

    By Dawson Miller

    Guest Columnist

    After three years of attending West Brunswick High School, my senior year was the first that came with an extra amount of loaded responsibility, which resulted in an extra amount of loaded stress. A weight was placed on our shoulders, especially kids like myself who were taking college-level courses, and it hasn’t been the easiest thing to manage.

  • Higher standards leave little room for lowbrow humor

    Whether I’m in the office here in Shallotte, visiting my parents in the Triad or sleeping in my own bed in Sunset Beach (or Calabash; I get mail from the U.S. Postal Service with either town listed as my address), managing editor of the Beacon is a title I never remove.

    Beneath that title, though, is me.