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Today's News

  • All great religion is about what we do with our pain

      

    James Finley’s statement about great religion and pain asks us to recognize “suffering as suffering and transform our suffering into mindfulness, compassion, peace, and liberation.  … The teachings of the Buddha were not to escape from life, but to help us relate to ourselves and the world as thoroughly as possible.” 

  • Do you allow your mind to run away with you?

     By Linda Arnold

     

    So, how did that Thanksgiving holiday go?

    I’m guessing you’re either feeling ecstatic, excluded or exhausted — maybe a little of all three. Let’s just hope you don’t need to be exonerated!

    Relax — this is all normal.  It’s hard to manage your expectations when you’ve created a scenario right out of a Hallmark movie.  On the other hand, you may have just been hoping to get through the holiday without a catastrophe.

  • Spaghetti carbonara is the ultimate Italian favorite

     Carbonara, an old Italian peasant dish popularized in this country back in the ‘50s, is made with eggs, cheese (Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonara - cite_note-Gosetti-1 bacon or pancetta, and black pepper. Spaghetti is often the preferred pasta of choice, although fettuccine, rigatoni or linguine can also be used.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     By John Nelson 

    Now, as fond fathers,

    Having bound up the threatening twigs of birch,

    Only to stick it in their children's sight

    For terror, not to use…

                            Measure for Measure, Act I, Scene 3.

     

  • Baseball coaches: Mike Alderson Field one of the best

    The Mike Alderson Field at West Brunswick High School received N.C. Baseball Coaches Association Region 2 Field of the Year award Dec. 2 at the annual NCBCA banquet in Greensboro. 

     This is second year the NCBCA has started choosing Fields of the Year throughout the state.

  • West Brunswick’s McCray, Williamson get MEC top honors

    West Brunswick senior running back Anthony “Bubba” McCray and coach Kelly Williamson have received top honors from Mideastern 3A/4A football coaches.

    Coached voted McCray the MEC Offensive Player of the Year and Williamson the MEC Coach of the Year.

  • West overcomes turnover struggles to down North

    By Samone Bland

    Beacon Correspondent

    LELAND — After the technical fouls cleared and tempers cooled, it was the West Brunswick Trojans who ran away with a 68-53 road victory over their county rivals, the North Brunswick Scorpions, on Friday, Dec. 2, in Leland. The Trojans (1-1) overcame an early deficit and 17 first-half turnovers to hand the Scorpions their second loss of the season in the non-conference basketball game.

  • Scorpions improve to 5-0

    LELAND —  North Brunswick remained unbeaten by defeating West Brunswick 54-38 in a non-conference girls basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, at North.

    Senior forward Jada Bellamy scored 22 points and senior guard Taylor Perkins 19 as the Scorpions improved to 5-0.

    Unique Hines and Sarah Bell scored five points, Bailey Evans scored two points and Aliah Johnson one point.

    For West (1-2), sophomore center Breanna Mercer scored 16 points.

  • West wrestlers win Hawkins tournament

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick wrestlers won six titles out of 14 weight classes in the annual Caleb Hawkins Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3, at West.

    The Trojans also won the team title in the 10-team tournament. West scored 220 points, 76 more than second-place finisher Gray’s Creek. Richlands was third (135).

  • ATMC-TV to air holiday programming

    ATMC-TV will air two special holiday programs throughout the Christmas season on ATMC Cable Channel 3 and HD Channel 910.

    Yuletide Fireplace and Holiday Music will air Christmas Eve from 4 p.m. to midnight and Christmas Day from 12:30 to 8 p.m.

    The Shallotte Christmas Parade, hosted by Brunswick County Clerk of Court and host of ATMC-TV’s Our Hometown, Jim MacCallum, and Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce president Shannon Viera, airs Dec. 7-23 Mondays through Fridays at noon and Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 p.m.