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Today's Features

  • Instead of worrying about all the candy, sugar and sweets your kids are eating during the Halloween season, take a long breath and think a little differently about this whole “candy holiday” situation. Remember it is just one night and healthy dinners and activities all year are what count.

  • "My dog hates getting his nails trimmed! I have to take him to the vet and sometimes they have to sedate him just to cut his toenails! Is there anything I do to make this easier on Oscar?”

    This is one of the most common questions I receive. While each dog has its own reasons, here is a list of some common issues I’ve observed:

    Bad experience

  • Marissa DeLuke and Daniel Blanks were recently honored at their baby shower at The Lakes of Calabash clubhouse hosted by Kimberly Abushakra and Catherine DeLuke. Special guests included the expected baby girl’s (Parker Rose) four great-grandmothers. From left are Carol Lee Talbert of Roxboro, Rose Marie DeLuke of Calabash, Marissa DeLuke (mom-to-be), Carolyn Jenks of Ocean Isle Beach and Gail Bunch of Roanoke Rapids. They said they can’t wait to meet their new great-granddaughter Nov. 22.

  • Now that summer is over, Listen Up Brunswick County is preparing for its final performances of 2018.

    Philadelphia-born former multicultural arts teacher Vance Gilbert makes a return appearance with a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the main Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • Now that summer is over, Listen Up Brunswick County is preparing for its final performances of 2018.

    Philadelphia-born former multicultural arts teacher Vance Gilbert makes a return appearance with a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the main Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • As organizers cook up the 38th NC Oyster Festival this weekend, we take a look back at how it all began.

    The area’s first oyster festival has origins dating back four decades ago, to late October 1978 in the same town where it’s held today.

    “Fishing and oyster eating will highlight the South Brunswick Islands annual oyster festival to be held Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 26-29,” heralded the Oct. 19, 1978, edition of The Brunswick Beacon.

  • John W. “Billy Ray” Morris III will present “Eyewitness to History: Heritage Diving on Condor” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • Ingram Planetarium invites all to a free celebration of International Observe the Moon Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Visitors will learn why the moon is special in our solar system while enjoying a variety of family-friendly activities that include observing the moon itself, weather permitting. If weather is poor, visitors can still enjoy free activities in the Paul Dennis Science Hall at Ingram Planetarium.

  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional health care, law enforcement, education and safety organizations to hold a medication disposal event in six counties, including Brunswick, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

    The two Brunswick County sites are NHRMC Brunswick Forest, 1333 S. Dickenson Drive, Leland, and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive NE, Bolivia.

    Medications can be prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal. Keep medications in original containers. Syringes and other sharps will be accepted.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    With so much fighting going on in our world, it’s easy to focus just on getting the win. At all costs.

    I’m thinking you’ll agree there’s more division among political ranks now than in recent memory … or ever.