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Today's Features

  • Staff report

    Come join in on a journey to enhance cultural and ethnic education and harmony through the arts, music, dress, customs, books, landscape and food.
    The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is a free event. It will be 10 a.m.-
    4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the grounds of the Brunswick Community College, in front of Odell Williamson Auditorium off of U.S. 17.

  • SHALLOTTE—Citizens of Brunswick County are being called upon to say thank you soldiers who have sacrificed all for their country.

    On Friday, Sept. 28, the Coastal Carolina Tour Warrior Ride 2012 will be cycling through the area. The ride is a four-day event and is the last Warrior Ride of 2012. Rides began in late March and took place in the Carolinas, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Ocean Isle Beach is receiving national television exposure.

    Last Friday Debbie Smith, mayor, spent the day with videographers from the television show “Today in America.”

    The show hosted by Terry Bradshaw set its sights on Ocean Isle Beach to be incorporated in an upcoming segment on family vacation spots.

    When Smith was contacted, she immediately went to the board of commissioners to get approval. She said she knew this would be positive exposure for the town.

  • A half-million-dollar capital campaign to fund the Matthew 25 Center of Tabor City is under way. Organizers say the project is off to an encouraging start.

    While based in Tabor City, the project encompasses Brunswick County. Board members from both Columbus and Brunswick counties are working together to build the center.

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Flags at town hall are being flown at half staff as the town mourns the loss of a beloved friend and public servant.

    Mayor Pro Tem Charlie “C.D.” Delano Blythe, 74, died on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

    Blythe was a long-time public servant for the people of Ocean Isle Beach. He was thought of as a friend and confidant by many who knew him.

  • Surrounded by cheering friends, family and local dignitaries, Brunswick Beacon graphic artist Keith White unveiled his most recent artwork last week.

    White, who is also the Beacon’s editorial cartoonist, has been selected as the official artist of the 32nd Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival. This is his fourth consecutive year for the honor.

  • Take off your apron and turn off the stove, it’s time to get out of the house and let someone else cook for a change.

    The Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by The Brunswick Beacon, is set for Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    The event begins at 3:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders with a vendor show. General admission ticket-holders are admitted at 4 p.m. The vendor show concludes at 5:30 p.m., just in time for the cooking show, which starts at 6 p.m.

  • I know the buzz word with food these days is “local.” For most items, that’s a great goal; however, there are some foods that just can’t be grown close to home. One popular food that fits into this category is the banana.
    It’s estimated the average American eats about 27 pounds of bananas a year. More than 96 percent of us buy bananas at least once a month. Why not? You don’t have to wash them or cook them and they are easy to take with you for a quick snack or dessert at any time.

  • This article references Georgia but has value in North Carolina as well, especially the recommended precautions.
    —Tom Woods, Master Gardener volunteer coordinator
    West Nile virus usually peaks between Aug. 15 and Sep. 15 in Georgia, but this year, doctors are seeing an earlier start.
    Entomologists and public health officials are worried that a near record number of Georgians will be sickened with West Nile virus this year.

  • By Tom Woods
    Horticultural Technician