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Today's Features

  • Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will host Anything Goes, a multi-artist show presented by Art Matters, a studio art group that meets to paint and critique their work on Thursday afternoons at the gallery.
    The show opens Oct. 5 and runs through Nov. 3. A public reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • My definition of a casserole is a combination of foods that are cooked together slowly in an oven in the dish/pot that will be used for serving. As a cooking method, it was derived from the ancient practice of slowly stewing meat in earthenware containers.

  • Airman Daryll Chandler and Janine Dela Cruz were married July 8 near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. The bride is the daughter of Apolinario and Susana Dela Cruz from the Philippines. The groom is the son of Juan and Robin Castaneda of Shallotte. The couple celebrated their union on Sunday, Sept 30, at Calvary Baptist Church in Shallotte.
     

  • Thursday, Sept. 27
    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.

  • 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.

    1998
    •Shrimpers along the North Carolina coast flocked to Bolivia to protest a new ban on nighttime shrimp trawling between the Cape Fear River and the state line. The ban was requested by Brunswick County fisherman to “give the ocean bottom a rest” and replenish populations.

  • Shrimp lovers can celebrate the season at the Shrimp-A-Roo fall dinner this Saturday, Sept. 29, at Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown.

    Dinners will be served from 3-7 p.m. at the church at 190 Varnamtown Road.

    Plates are being served for $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger. Fried shrimp, potato salad, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and iced tea are on the dinner menu.

    Members of the church will be preparing the food, including hot, fried shrimp.

  • PetSense in Shallotte is having a Pet Adoption Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30.

    Highlights include assorted animals that will be available for adoption as well as vendors who donate to rescue groups.

    Brunswick County Animal Protective Services will be bringing dogs to the event.

    Another highlight is animal owners can bring photos of their pets—or have their pets’ photo made on-site—to be converted into life-size decals.

  • Oregon-based Christian rock band Kutless and four other groups are coming to Shallotte on Friday to perform in concert.

    The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Highest Praise Worship Center, 19 Red Bug Road in Shallotte. Doors open at 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $35 for VIP Artists Circle, $20 general admission and $15 for groups of 15 or more.

    VIP ticket-holders must arrive at 5:45 p.m. for a meet-and-greet and question-and-answer with band members in Kutless and Fireflight, another Christian group performing at the church Friday.

  • During Labor Day weekend, the Old Bridge Preservation Society (OBPS) completed another successful summer at the old bridge. Now OBPS membership is looking forward to fall events.
    Throughout the summer, OBPS volunteers were pleased that visitors recognized the positive changes to the old bridge since last summer, such as new landscaping, improvements to the tender house, and accessibility.
    Locals and visitors shared stories and memories and what this iconic bridge in Sunset Beach meant to them.

  • Tom Woods
    Agricultural Technician