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Today's Features

  • That was a close call. I felt the air whoosh against my retreating hand as the razor-clawed paw swiped past. I’d known Gabe since he was a kitten and he’d never behaved like this.

    “I don’t know what’s wrong. He did the same thing to me last night when I tried to pick him up.”

    As I allowed Gabe to chill for a few minutes, the story became clearer. Gabe was normally an indoor-only cat, but he’d managed to escape out a back door three nights ago.

  • These girls were crowned at the Miss Brunswick County Christmas Pageant on Oct. 20 at Supply Elementary School: back row, from left, Junior Miss Brunswick County Christmas Payton Britt, Teen Miss Brunswick County Christmas Hayley Britt, and Miss Brunswick County Christmas Patsy Lanier; front row, from left, Wee Miss Brunswick County Christmas Paige Williamson, Mini Miss Brunswick County Christmas Millie Scott, Little Miss Brunswick County Christmas Kali Crisco, Brunswick County Christmas Ambassador Gracyn Green and Brunswick County Christmas Star Ava Weaver.

  • Fall festival season comes to Holden Beach this weekend for the Festival By The Sea from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28

    The event kicks off with a parade down the Holden Beach causeway on Saturday, the only day of the year you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge.

    The bridge will close about 9:30 a.m. and re-open about 11 a.m.

    Arts and crafts vendors and food vendors set up under the bridge both days.

    There will also be a horseshoe tournament and a sandcastle building contest.

  • ‘Tis the season for The Brunswick Beacon’s annual Holiday Happenings show.

    The eighth annual show unfolds 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road.

    Admission is $2 for adults and free for children.

    Highlights this year include a variety of vendors including artisans, retail and nonprofit, said show organizer Christy Williamson, advertising sales representative for the Beacon.

  • Fifth annual Oktoberfest festivities get under way 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Calabash.

    This year’s event takes place at 947 Carter Drive behind the Calabash Fire Station. Admission is free.

    Outdoor festivities will be set up at a huge tent for visitors to enjoy Bavarian food and Oktoberfest beer. American food will also be available.

    The renowned Oktoberfest ensemble Harbour Towne Fest Band of Wilmington, 15 to 18 strong, will once again entertain the crowd from the stage and dance floor.

  • The Magic of Motown concert postponed from Sept. 14 because of Hurricane Florence is now set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Tickets are $40 adults and $35 seniors and students. For tickets, go to bccowa.com or call the Odell Williamson box office at 755-7416 or (800) 754-1050, ext. 7416.

  • It’s time once again for goblins and goodies.

    Area Halloween events promise to provide thrills for all ages. Here’s a closer look at what’s conjuring up.

    Planetarium Frankenstein, Fright Light

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    There you are with your gigantic “to do” list.

    Before tackling it, though, you decide to do a quick email check or scroll through social media one last time before buckling down.

    You start one article and the next thing you know, you’ve clicked through multiple links. Now, you’re off on a tangent that has nothing to do with where you started (although you may have scored some nifty “top 10” lists!).

  • 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.