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Today's Features

  • It’s time to show us how you view Brunswick County. What makes the area unique to you throughout the year?

    Show off your photographic talents and share your corner of the county with others in The Brunswick Beacon’s 2012 “Brunswick Life” photo contest. Winners will receive cash prizes and inclusion in future Brunswick Beacon publications including the 2013 calendar.

  • Spaghetti dinner planned for Sept. 22
    Calabash Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Menu will consist of spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Takeouts are available.

  • The Rev. Donald R. Hayes, vicar of Christ Church of the Isles in southern Brunswick County and rector of St. Patrick’s Anglican Church in Murrells Inlet, S.C., obtained his doctorate of theology from St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary in Charlotte on Aug. 25.

  • School days have begun. Teams have been practicing for the season’s sports. Volunteers are already in place to assist teachers and students with their tasks.
    Parents sigh with the mixed feelings of relief that routine has returned and sadness that their offspring will again be absent from their gaze.
    There is both a sense of eagerness in the air and one of dismay that vacation has ended. The ease of summer’s less scheduled, perhaps unscheduled, life has morphed into a continuing challenge of marked time, an ongoing impulsion to learn and grow.

  • During the month of July, a group a 4-H’ers took a trip to N.C. State’s dairy facilities. The young campers, along with their leaders, had the opportunity to learn about the campus’ own source of dairy products.

  • I know it’s early in the season, but it seems once kids are back in school and Labor Day has passed, people begin to think about those winter holidays. I had a couple phone calls and email requests about making homemade canned products for Christmas gifts.
    Please beware—while numerous recipes circulate on the Internet, in recipe blogs, and on television shows, not all of them are safe.
    Canning chocolate sauce

  • By Tom Woods
    Horticultural Technician

    The following information is courtesy of Charlotte Glen, Pender County Cooperative Extension horticultural agent.
    When areas of your lawn that were healthy in the fall fail to green up and grow right away in the spring, cold damage (often referred to as winter kill) is the likely culprit. Minimize winterkill in your lawn by applying potassium fertilizer and raising your mowing height this month.

  • Ice cream is made by mixing cream, sugar and flavorings (like chocolate or strawberry) and then carefully lowering the mixture’s temperature until it sets. Using salt to help control the temperature of the ingredients, along with the invention of the home ice cream freezer, was a major breakthrough in creating ice cream as we now know it.

  • Conservation services to meet Sept. 6
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Bolivia office, in cooperation with the Brunswick Soil and
    Water Conservation District, will have a local working group meeting from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the conference room at the Brunswick County Soil and Water Conservation District, Building F, in the Government Complex in Bolivia.

  • Thursday, Sept. 6
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.