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Today's News

  • CIS of Brunswick County helps students in need with supply drive

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are still collecting much-needed school supplies for students in need around the county. CIS is continuing to host its annual Back to School Supply Drive during August. Supplies are being collected at all CIS thrift shop locations in Brunswick County and the CIS main office in Southport.

    There are four CIS Thrift Shops located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport and Sunset Beach that serve as school supply drop-off points.

  • Moore wins Beacon beach bag

    Angie Sutton, general manager of The Brunswick Beacon, is pictured with Janett Moore of Calabash. Moore entered a special beach bag drawing by dropping by the Beacon office and subscribing to the newspaper. The beach bag was full of fun goodies donated by local businesses.

  • Shallotte to buy Mulberry Street lot

    The Shallotte Board of Aldermen gave staff approval at a closed session Aug. 11 to negotiate a contract to buy the property at 149 Mulberry St. owned by Phillip and Cynthia King.

    Mayor Walt Eccard said they plan to use the property for additional parking for Mulberry Park.

  • Blevins receives Distinguished Service Award at national agents meeting

    Mark Blevins received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during its annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Salt Lake City.

    This award is given to agents with more than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension and have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education. This award is only presented to 2 percent of the County Extension Educators in North Carolina each year.

  • Brunswick County named SHIIP’s Southeast County of the Year

    N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey named Brunswick County as Southeast County of the Year for the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). Regional winners were announced July 25.

  • Red Cross needs blood donations

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.

    In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks, donations are urgently needed from new and current donors. Those who donated blood earlier this summer may be eligible to donate again. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court to host mini-mock trial

    Brunswick County Teen Court will host Columbus County and Bladen County Teen Court programs in the inaugural 13th District mini-mock trial competition from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Bolivia.

  • Women’s Equality Day celebration Aug. 26

    Aug. 26 marks the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Southport Indivisible-Stepping Forward and Indivisible Warrior Women for Equality in Brunswick County are observing this occasion by encouraging and empowering voters and future voters to participate this year.

    Join the public in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in Southport from 10 a.m. to noon to observe the passage of the 19th Amendment, and support women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

  • Freedom Fund Banquet Sept. 9

    The Brunswick County NAACP Branch annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Highway W. (U.S. 17) West in Carolina Shores. Keynote speaker will be state Rep. Deb Butler of House District 18.

    Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

    For tickets or information, call Carl Parker at 619-4974, Anne Parker at 612-7041 or any Freedom Fund committee member.

  • Casting shade in the garden

    One of the best ways to beat the heat in the garden is to cast a little shade on the situation. Not only will you make things more pleasant, you’ll also save 25 percent or so on your home cooling costs if that shade tree is located properly.