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Today's News

  • Holiday Happenings rings in the season Nov. 11

    ‘Tis time for The Brunswick Beacon’s seventh annual Holiday Happenings Christmas Show, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Shallotte Middle School at 225 Village Road.

    Featured this year are 67 vendors, including a variety of new ones, said event organizer Christy Williamson, advertising sales representative for The Brunswick Beacon.

  • Calabash Fire Department October 2017

    During the month of October 2017, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 203 calls: three structure fires, a woods/brush fire, seven fire alarms, 12 motor vehicle accidents, three mutual aid, 40 public assistance, four other and 133 EMS first-response calls.

  • Fort Anderson’s Great Pumpkin Blowout explodes with history and science

    WINNABOW — On Saturday, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site historian Jim McKee either found a way to teach visitors Civil War military, historical, tactical, engineering and technological facts by exploding pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns, or he found a way to blow stuff up at work.

    The historic site along the Cape Fear River hosted its second annual Great Pumpkin Blowout on Nov. 4.

    More than a dozen visitors paid $10 and brought their slightly overripe Halloween decorations to watch McKee turn them into pumpkin pie filling.

  • Only the turkey should be stuffed

    The big question is … will you weigh the same Jan. 1 as you do right now? Weight gain during the holidays is common and many Americans gain between one and five pounds. While that doesn’t sound like much, too often these extra pounds aren’t lost after the holidays. And this goes on year after year. This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey.

  • Reduced-price BBQ for veterans Nov. 10

    Calabash VFW Post 7288 is partnering with the Butcher of Brunswick and the new Makai Brewing Company by inviting veterans to come and have a reduced-price barbecue plate lunch for $3 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the businesses at 5850 Ocean Highway W. at Union School Road.

    The Butcher of Brunswick is offering a lunch or dinner plate of pulled pork, roll and sides at no cost to the Post, with all proceeds going to the Post and earmarked for the VFW National Home for Children, the North Carolina Cottage in Eaton Rapids, Mich.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:19 a.m. Nov. 7, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Civil Air Patrol sponsors Wreaths Across America

    The annual Wreaths Across America campaign is coming to a close. Nov. 15 is the last day to place an order. The Wreaths Across America campaign is an effort to place a holiday wreath on every veteran’s grave in every national cemetery worldwide Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon. This is a very public event and all are welcome to attend and help place wreaths on graves after the ceremonies.

  • Foundation awards grant to help end homelessness

    The Landfall Foundation awarded Good Shepherd Center $4,000 in a Nov. 2 ceremony. The funds will be used to ensure the provision of affordable housing placement, first month’s rent support, and follow-up case management to homeless disabled seniors and families with children.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:24 p.m. Nov. 6, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Duke Energy to test sirens around nuclear plant Wednesday

    The outdoor warning sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, Nov. 8, between 10 and 11 a.m. The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will sounded at least once during the test at full volume. Residents will hear an audible tone lasting for about three minutes. No public action is required.

    This full volume test is performed annually in cooperation with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.