Today's Features

  • Almost every morning, millions of Americans reach for that cup of “Joe” to help wake up. At our house, it sometimes takes two pots to be able to speak or think clearly.
    Not only is coffee the beverage of choice for most Americans to help jump start their days, but when consumed in moderation, coffee also has many health benefits.
    It’s not just for drinking anymore. With its strong, earthy, slightly bitter flavor, coffee can help to create complex flavors and add those flavors to many different dishes.

  • Sept. 29 dinner benefits charity fund
    The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will serve a comfort food dinner to benefit the council’s charity fund from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Saint Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W. in Shallotte.
    The menu will consist of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green peas, a green salad, fresh baked bread, carrot cake and iced tea, hot tea or coffee. Cost is $13 per person. Dine in or take-out available.

  • BCLC needs volunteers
    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) began a 15-week campaign to recruit 50 tutors beginning on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, through Dec. 1.
    In these difficult times, raising the literacy level is essential to helping residents of Brunswick County qualify for new jobs or maintain employment. The drive to recruit 50 tutors in 15 weeks addresses the need of adult and workplace literacy programs throughout Brunswick County. Please consider becoming a tutor.

  • Thursday, Sept. 13
    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.

  • 1996

    •In January, Holden Beach town commissioners called beach erosion “the most important issue we have right now” after an oceanfront home slid off its pilings and into the surf on the island’s east end.

    •Armed with three handguns, Bobby Dennie Bruce, 64, shot and killed his wife, Brenda King Bruce, 53, on Beach Drive in Calabash on Jan. 10. He then shot himself in the head and died at a Charleston, S.C., hospital.

  • A heart-filled lineup of entertainment, including performers from Brunswick County, is the centerpiece of Friday night’s first Greater Cape Fear Variety Show in Wilmington to raise funds for the American Heart Association.

    Proceeds from the 8 p.m. show at the Scottish Rite Temple at 1415 S. 17th St. in Wilmington will benefit the Cape Fear Chapter of the Heart Association as well as the upcoming 2012 Cape Fear Heartwalk on Oct. 13.

  • 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.