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Today's Features

  • Thursday, July 19
    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.

  • Albert Caldwell was 26 years old when he, his wife and their 10-month-old son boarded the Titanic.
    The Caldwells were on their way back to the United States after serving as missionaries in Siam (now Thailand). How they came to be aboard the Titanic, how they survived the sinking and how the ordeal affected the rest of their lives is a story told by Julie Hedgepeth Williams in her newest book, “A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.”

  • Residents in search of a native caffeinated brew need look no further than the Shallatte, a frothy blend served at Jumpin’ Java Espresso Co. at 4635 Main St. in Shallotte.

    The concoction celebrating Jumpin’ Java’s hometown is flavored with caramel, vanilla and toasted marshmallow. It’s available hot, poured over ice or blended for a delicious, beat-the-July-heat chill.

    The whipped cream is optional.

  • Editor’s note: This is the next installment in a year-long series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon, which turns 50 years old this year. Twice each month, we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

     

    Top headlines from 1988

    •Sentencing for 37 people indicted for cocaine trafficking in Brunswick County continued.

    •In January the county was blanketed with heavy snowfall as the winter proved to be the coldest in years.

  • Vocalist Linda Ladrick will light up the Old Bridge in Sunset Beach on Thursday night, July 19, with a performance of Broadway show tunes.

    “Broadway at the Old Bridge” starts at 6:30 p.m. at the new site of the old pontoon bridge at 109 Shoreline Drive West.

  • Acclaimed actress Gloria Crist is returning to Wilmington this weekend to star in the local premiere of “Master Class,” Terrence McNally’s award-winning play.

  • “To buy a car or fix a car?”

    That is the dilemma faced by many otherwise educated, bright and competent women.

    Harry can teach you how to do both.

    If you are thinking about, need to, want to or just want an evening of fun then, ladies, you have got to meet him.

  • Acclaimed actress Gloria Crist is returning to Wilmington this weekend to star in the local premiere of “Master Class,” Terrence McNally’s award-winning play.

    The play is scheduled for three performances, July 20-22, in Cape Fear Academy’s Fine Arts Building, 3900 S. College Road (Highway 132) in Wilmington.

    Friday’s 7:30 p.m. performance includes a black-tie gala reception benefiting the Thalian Association.

  • Knights of Columbus elect 2012-13 officers
    At the May 14 council meeting, members of Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9036 elected the following Knights officers for the fraternal year 2012- 2013:
    Grand Knight: John Yencik
    Deputy Grand Knight:     Richard Rismiller
    Chancellor: Richard Lombardo
    Warden: Paul Murnane
    Advocate: William Anstock
    Treasurer: Paul Lombardi
    Recorder: Robert Houser
    Inside Guard: Thomas Smed
    Outside Guard: Thomas Davin

  • On Saturday, June 16, Oak Island 4-H youth Bobbi Jane Lawrence traveled to Edgecombe County to participate in her first lamb clinic, “Learn By Doing.” She had never even touched a lamb before arriving at the Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension to take part in the annual lamb clinic, where approximately 35 youth ages 7-19 took part.