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Today's News

  • Homebuilders Association installs officers

    The Brunswick County Homebuilders Association’s annual officer installation banquet was attended by about 70 members on Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, at Magnolia’s in Sea Trail, highlighted by the formal installation of the 2012 officers and board members.
    Outgoing HBA President Ron Medlin presented the following awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to the HBA in 2011:
    President’s Award: Ernie Crews, Ernest G. Crews Construction.
    Key Man Award: Cathy Six, Coldwell Banker Sloane Realty.

  • Brunswick Electric now taking grant applications

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) is now accepting applications through Feb. 15 for this year’s BEMC Community Grants program.
    Now in its 11th year, the BEMC program provides a helping hand to agencies and community organizations. Grants up to $2,500 may be awarded for community services in these key areas: family services, civic and community activities, cultural and arts programs, emergency services and economic development activities.
    Applications are accepted through Feb. 15 each year, and the awards are made by early April.

  • Colonial Dames celebrate 50 years

    Members of the National Society North Carolina Colonial Dames 17th Century, including state president Lollie Holland and other officers, traveled from Greensboro and other areas of North Carolina to help the Lord Craven Chapter celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the chapter.

  • Club briefs

    Canine Angels benefit dinner is Feb. 25
    A spaghetti dinner to benefit Canine Angels will take place 5-8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dirty Dick’s Restaurant, 1101 N. Kings Hwy. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    For a $10 donation, each patron will be served a dinner of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and soft drinks. There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 event.
    All proceeds will go to Canine Angels dogs for disabled veterans. For ticket information, call Kathy at (843) 399-2939. No tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Coastal museum presents program on nautical flags

    When the Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina gets dressed up for special occasions, colorful nautical flags flutter in the wind. These flags are not simply colorful decorations. They are part of a standard system of international maritime signal flags.
    Nautical flags have been around for centuries. Long before the invention of ship-to-shore radio, Morse code, telegraph or radar, nautical flags were used to communicate information.

  • Squadron conducts Change of Watch

    The Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron conducted its annual Change of Watch ceremony at the Jasmine Restaurant at Brunswick Plantation on Friday, Jan. 20. This annual event is scheduled to mark the changeover of squadron officers and to recognize various individuals for their outstanding service. The squadron’s primary mission is to promote boating safety for the community by providing boating classes for those new to boating, as well as to more experienced boaters.

  • Festival chowder cook-off deadline approaches

    The N.C. Fourth of July Festival is seeking individuals, groups or restaurants that would like to face-off for bragging rights at the second annual chowder cook-off from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Oak Island Moose Lodge.
    All awards will be decided by a vote of those attending the cook-off. Awards will be given for first, second and third place in the Professional Division and the Individual Division. There will also be an overall Best Decorated Booth award. There is no fee to enter the competition. Application deadline
    is Feb. 17.

  • Club briefs

    Holden Beach Seniors to meet Feb. 13
    Holden Beach Senior Citizens will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Lockwood Folly Community Building on Stanley Road. Come and enjoy a covered dish meal. Various members will present a talent show. Officers will be elected and trips will be planned. Remember to bring nonperishable foods for a local food bank.

  • Carpe diem: The live poets’ society, Poetry Revisited

    Having read the announcement in the Beacon and knowing the facilitator of the group made me curious and eager to attend. Its name, Poetry Revisited, is a bit of an affirmation of poetry, as well as another look at the individual writing presented by the participants.
    However, my intrigue leads me to offer another description. In my mind’s eye, I see a gathering of folks who have embraced the concept of carpe diem. They are seizing the day as live poets willing to put their life experiences into poetic words.

  • Religion briefs

    Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is Feb. 21
    The Family Life Center, 1629 U.S. 17 North in Little River, S.C., will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper and Mardi Gras from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
    Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, games, fun and fellowship. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children younger than 12 years of age. This event is sponsored by SPARK Youth Ministry.