Today's Features

  • As organizers cook up the 38th NC Oyster Festival this weekend, we take a look back at how it all began.

    The area’s first oyster festival has origins dating back four decades ago, to late October 1978 in the same town where it’s held today.

    “Fishing and oyster eating will highlight the South Brunswick Islands annual oyster festival to be held Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 26-29,” heralded the Oct. 19, 1978, edition of The Brunswick Beacon.

  • Now that summer is over, Listen Up Brunswick County is preparing for its final performances of 2018.

    Philadelphia-born former multicultural arts teacher Vance Gilbert makes a return appearance with a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the main Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • Hurricane Florence delayed but hasn’t washed out Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue’s 10th-anniversary Haunted Trail this year.

    The annual popular spooky trek for 2018 is scheduled to launch at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 12, at the station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904) in rural Grissettown.

  • John W. “Billy Ray” Morris III will present “Eyewitness to History: Heritage Diving on Condor” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • It was only a matter of time before Nicholas Sparks set his sights on scenic Sunset Beach.

    That’s where his newest romance unfolds in “Every Breath,” the latest novel by the renowned author, whose love stories and movies are typically situated somewhere along the Carolinas coast.

  • Ingram Planetarium invites all to a free celebration of International Observe the Moon Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Visitors will learn why the moon is special in our solar system while enjoying a variety of family-friendly activities that include observing the moon itself, weather permitting. If weather is poor, visitors can still enjoy free activities in the Paul Dennis Science Hall at Ingram Planetarium.

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  • "You might not want to do that.”

    I looked up as I felt a gentle hand pull me away.

    “I don’t really recommend kissing Buttons. Her breath is kind of … let’s just say she could use a breath mint!”

    One of my favorite perks of being a veterinarian is getting kisses from my patients. I love puppy snuggles, kitty headbutts and good, old-fashioned face-lickings. Nothing gives me greater joy than the affection of the pets I serve. I wasn’t going to let this whiff warning prevent Buttons and I from smooching.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    With so much fighting going on in our world, it’s easy to focus just on getting the win. At all costs.

    I’m thinking you’ll agree there’s more division among political ranks now than in recent memory … or ever.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    What’s the difference, botanically, between a “reed” and a “cane?” I’m not sure I know: both of these are very old words that tend to refer to hollow-stemmed, grass-like plants. Here is a plant that seems to fit, and is, as well, a true member of the grass family.