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Today's News

  • Computers donated to Volunteer Center

    ATMC recently demonstrated its continued support of local education with a donation of personal computers and accessories to the Brunswick County Volunteer Center. The cooperative donated 30 desktop computers to the Computers for Kids project, an all-volunteer project that provides refurbished computers to students whose families may have a difficult time affording them.
    The Brunswick County Volunteer Center accepts computers from area businesses and refurbishes them so that they may be distributed to middle school and high schools students in Brunswick County.

  • Club briefs

    VFW to host dinner dance Feb. 3
    Little River VFW Post 10804 (S.C. 57 N. off S.C. 9) will host a dinner/dance at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Call (843) 399-0877 for reservations.
    The second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. is Pasta Night. Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. are Wings Night and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. are Fiesta Nights.
    All events are open to the public. Visit its website at www.vfw10804.org.

  • When did I see you? Many depend on the generosity of others

    The January meeting of the Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association began with a bang. It wasn’t the sound of a gavel calling all to order, nor a fireworks display that announced the beginning of a new year.
    It was a summons to discipleship given by two guest speakers. The message was not a novel one, but it was an entreaty begging for awareness and response. It was an appeal for us to open our eyes, ears, minds and hearts to the plight of the needy, from hungry schoolchildren to beleaguered seniors.

  • Religion briefs

    Life groups are forming for everyone
    Freedom Outreach Center, 1790 Oxpen Road in Supply, is now organizing Life Groups for the first semester (January-April).
    Life Groups are for everyone, including young married couples with children, women, men, young adults, retirees or a mixture of people.
    A Life Group is a group of three to 15 people and can meet anywhere. It is particularly important with our busy lifestyles to make time with other believers to learn about God’s Word, pray, share a meal, or fellowship, organizers say.

  • Kiwanis celebrates 18 years of service

    The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club celebrated 18 years of service to children of Brunswick County at its annual Charter Night banquet at the Southport Community Center.

  • Cash is king in 2012

     

    If there were a magic crystal ball, this would be a good time to gaze deeply into it and forecast 2012.

    While no known psychics have stepped forward to read the future of Brunswick County’s economy and real estate markets, the Beacon asked several area Realtors to make predictions about 2012.

  • Forget boring salads

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • Creating a living fence in your garden

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener

  • Moles and voles: Which is which?

    Mole problems seem to be on the rise. Tunnels and more tunnels everywhere you turn, what can be done? How can we control these critters? First, we must be sure it is indeed a mole and not a vole.

  • Poachers beware: The Green Swamp Preserve is protected land

    Charles Darwin called it “one of the most wonderful plants in the world.”

    There is only one species of the plant that grows in a small corner of the world.

    It is the Venus flytrap. And it is only found in the wild in this region.

    The Nature Conservancy is working to preserve its natural habitat, right here in Brunswick County.

    “They are only found in the wild in a 100-mile radius around Wilmington,” said Sara Babin, conservation coordinator. “This is the only place in the world they grow naturally.”