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Today's News

  • Roger Bacon makes technology upgrades

    “Resourceful” is a popular word at The Roger Bacon Academy’s Charter Day School. Even though they are public schools, charter schools receive less money per pupil than traditional public schools, but this has not stopped growth at one of the premier charter schools in southeast North Carolina, and technology is at the center of that growth.

    “Technology plays a tremendous role in today’s classrooms,” said Superintendent Mark Cramer, “and while it does not replace great teachers, it is an invaluable tool for learning.”

  • Club briefs

    Civil War group to meet April 5

    The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. across from the Southport post office. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission fee. Visitors are invited to become members.

  • VFW auxiliary has speaker

    As part of its Cancer Aid and Research Program, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) at Post 7288 in Calabash hosts Rebecca Long, community outreach coordinator with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center organization, at its March 8 meeting. 

  • Religion briefs

    Anchor Baptist sets services

    Anchor Baptist Church is hosting a week of special services April 3-8 featuring the Herbster Evangelistic Team, comprised of twins Mark and Mike Herbster and their wives, who will fill each service with uplifting, Christ-honoring music.

    As Mark Herbster brings a timely and powerful message from the Bible, other members of the team will lead a program for children.

  • The now is God’s present filled with his presence

    By Jean Pelletier
    Special to the Beacon

    Occasionally in Fran’s columns, she refers to “Hubby Dear” as either making a suggestion or crossing over the boarders of her guarded domain. To her faithful readers, I must confess that at the present moment, the end of the pen is in hubby’s hands. She might not rejoice at that.

  • Chamber unveils new logo

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has developed a new logo, mission statement and tagline. The focus is on building the community and supporting businesses and the new tagline and mission statement support these concepts and is essential for future growth. 

    The new tagline is “building community and supporting business.”

  • Senior Tar Heel Legislature meets

    During the first meeting of 2011, delegates of the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) discussed Medicare changes and financial assistance for low-income beneficiaries. The new director of the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Kevin Robertson, offered some encouraging information for older adults with Medicare. 

  • Military news

    Chandler joins Air Force

    Tydaryll L. Chandler, son of Mark Chandler and Rebecca Castaneda of Shallotte, has joined the United States Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year.

  • Enjoy a better night’s sleep

    Sleep is one of the most important, but often neglected, aspects of a healthy lifestyle. When Shakespeare’s Macbeth called sleep “chief nourisher of life’s feast,” he was providing some sound advice. Many surveys indicate that Americans are not getting enough sleep, which may contribute to a number of problems.

    Too little sleep has been linked to overeating and being overweight, increased risk of diabetes and heart problems, decreased attention span, poorer grades in school and more depression. 

  • Moles: There is no easy answer

    Forget the groundhog. There’s one sure sign spring is on the way popping up in yards all over eastern North Carolina: mole tunnels. Though moles tunnel actively all year, the tunnels they make in spring and fall are usually more obvious because they are closer to the soil surface. Unfortunately, there is no easy, fast solution to rid a yard of moles. Instead, effective mole control relies on patience, persistence and a little knowledge about their habits and behaviors.

    The ways of moles