.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Council proposes reduction in black sea bass limits

    In an effort to keep recreational fishermen from exceeding annual catch limits (ACLs) set for black sea bass in the coming fishing year, members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council approved an amendment that, if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, will reduce the recreational bag limit for black sea bass from 15 per person/day to five per person/day beginning June 1.

  • Groundbreaking for Tom Watson course

    BY CONNIE HENSLEY
    PUBIC RELATIONS TFTBC

    Britt’s Landscaping and Excavation began construction of the Tom Watson Signature double-ended driving range and nine-hole course on a 9-acre parcel donated by the McLamb family. The new expansion is adjacent to The Golf Club at Cinghiale Creek, The First Tee of Brunswick County’s golf facility.

  • 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.