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Today's News

  • Time again to be identified by the T-shirt I wear

    Somewhere in the depths of my closet, I’ve buried a comfy gray T-shirt I haven’t worn in a long time. It hasn’t seemed appropriate to wear it in public in Brunswick County — not because it’s ill-fitting or ratty, emblazoned with profanity or promoting a potentially controversial issue, but because I’ve been so happy here at the helm of the Beacon newsroom.

  • Pest alert: Bagworms now active in landscapes

    By Sam Marshall

     

  • Advice regarding fruit and the diabetic

    When asked to bring something to share at a dinner party I usually take some sort of fresh fruit. Fruit is the kind of food that can be served as an appetizer, salad or dessert. Taking a fruit dish is always a good idea, because it assures me there will be some food at the meal I know is healthful.

    I was surprised to hear one of the other guests comment he avoids fruit because of what it does to his blood sugar. Since then, I found an article in a Food and Health Communications newsletter on this very topic written by Hollis Bass.

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    We had avocado as a mystery plant a few weeks ago, as every now and then our subject matter comes to us from the produce section of the grocery store. This week’s mystery plant is not from the grocery store, but it is related to avocado.

  • Mothers, children benefit from community baby shower

     SHALLOTTE — As a certified nursing assistant in the labor and delivery department at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, Lauren Haigler sees mothers almost every day who may not have what they need — diapers, wipes, formula, clothes and car seats — when they leave the hospital.

    Mothers could receive all of those things at more at the inaugural Brunswick Baby Shower, which Haigler hosted Saturday, July 18, at Rourk Gardens in Shallotte.

    The large turnout surprised Haigler, who began organizing the event just six weeks ago.

  • It’s summertime, and fruits and vegetables are at their peak

    Ripe produce is overflowing from our gardens. When fruits and vegetables are at the peak of their season, there’s no need to do anything fancy with them.

  • Supply man charged with felony drug violations

     A Supply man is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility after being arrested on drug charges.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested 28-year-old Corey Alexander Morgan on July 15 and charged him with conspiracy to traffic opium or heroin, four counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and four misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, jail records show.

    Morgan was in possession of 150 bindles of heroin at the time of his arrest, warrants show.

  • Two men face sex crime charges in Brunswick County

     Two men accused of sex crimes face felony charges in Brunswick County.

    Sheriff’s office detectives arrested 26-year-old Brandon Lamar Stevenson of Bolivia on Sunday, July 20, and charged him with second-degree rape and second-degree sexual offense. A warrant shows the crimes occurred the same day as the arrest.

    Stevenson is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail, jail records show.

  • Data show significant increase in county housing market

     The housing market in Brunswick County continues to trend in a positive direction, according to data released last week by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    Brunswick County’s total number of residential real estate sales, average selling price and dollar volume reached their highest point of the year so far, Brunswick County Association of Realtors interim CEO Cynthia Cumbie said in a June 16 news release. BCAR also reported the highest number of units sold and highest dollar volume in one month since 2010.

  • Calabash entertains idea of seafood festival

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have unanimously approved investigating the possibility of having a seafood festival next spring.

    Approval came at the town board’s monthly meeting July 14 following a presentation by Helen Kapalka, a member of the town’s community services committee.