Today's Features

  • Booze It and Lose It ran through Oct. 31
    The scariest part of Halloween is not in a haunted house or in a graveyard; it is behind the wheel of a car. Impaired drivers, who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol, end up making the roads scarier than a horror movie.
    “It is important for those who plan to drink to find a designated driver,” said GHSP Director Becky Wallace. “The consequences of drinking and driving can be deadly.”

  • Suzie and Johnathan Green of Shallotte are the parents of a son, Johnathan Malikhi Green, born at 1:01 p.m. Oct. 2 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
    He joins a brother, Kymani Deondr’e Green, 14 months old.
    Maternal grandparent is Sabrina Todd.
    Paternal grandparents are John Green, Karla Green and Melissa Green.
    Great-grandparent is Everlina Green.

  • Thursday, Nov. 1
    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.

  • Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jessica Y. McLamb of Calabash and Kenneth R. Powell Jr. of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Len McLamb and Sonya L. Tompkins of Calabash. She is employed at Ella’s Restaurant in Calabash and is a student in the nursing program at Southeastern Community College. The prospective groom is the son of Pastor Kenneth and Chrisa Powell of Shallotte. He is employed with the town of Shallotte. A Sept. 28, 2013, wedding is planned at Brunswick Plantation in Calabash.

  • Staff Report

    Frank Theatres Coastal Stadium 10 in Shallotte will have a day of fun and games in celebration of the release of the Disney animated film “Wreck-It Ralph” from 1-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. and Saturday, Nov. 3.
    “Wreck-It Ralph” is the story of Ralph, the villain of the fictional video game “Fix-It Felix,” who decides he no longer wants to be the bad guy. He spends the movie trying to be a hero.

  • Southport Oak Island Animal Rescue has rescheduled its Harvest Fest for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this coming Saturday, Nov. 3.

    Highlights include trick-or-treat, costumes, a bake sale featuring "pup cakes" donated by Crazy Cake Chicks and lots of great adoptable pets to meet.

    SOAR will be selling tickets on a 2013 fishing pass to the Oak Island pier with a $100 gift certificate to the
    Flying Fish Cafe. Tickets are $5 each. 

  • Are you ready to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping? Or are you looking for great decorating ideas?

    If you’re excited about the approaching holiday season, The Brunswick Beacon has something special planned for you. The Beacon’s second annual Holiday Happenings Christmas Show is around the corner.

    Again this year, the event will take place at West Brunswick High School. Doors open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, and festivities will wind up around 3 p.m. that day.

  • The Hit Men are coming to Brunswick County.

    The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 8, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    The Real “Jersey Boys”—The Hit Men—are bringing their concert tour to Brunswick County. Experience the hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s the way you remember them; performed by the original stars of mega hit groups, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, Carly Simon, Jim Croce and more.

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  • The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) was recently awarded two Destination Marketing Achievement awards from the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina (DMANC). The awards were presented at a ceremony on Sept. 27 at the Tourism Leadership Conference, a joint annual meeting of DMANC and the North Carolina Travel Industry Association (NCTIA), at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh.