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Today's Features

  • ‘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 at 225 Village Road.

    Admission is $2 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.

  • Art, dance and music seamlessly collide with Artrageous Experience, the next show in the 2018-2019 BCCOWA Performing Arts Series at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    As soon as the audience steps into the theater, the Artrageous cast welcomes them into their world.

    Through immersive activity, their camaraderie sweeps event-goers along, offering a glimpse of what’s to come with “The Happening” and distributing souvenirs used to participate in the performance.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Staying with a Halloween theme … something spooky: it’s a brain! I showed this photo to someone who remarked that it might be MY brain … and that, after all, a botanist’s brain SHOULD be green. That may be true, but now I’m sort of hoping that my brain is a couple sizes larger than this thing.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    "Why hasn’t he returned my call?” “Did you hear what she said?” “I must have done something wrong.”

    How many times does that voice in your head cause you to second-guess yourself? And then you end up replaying a situation over and over, agonizing over it.

    Sound familiar?

    Well, here’s a news flash: Nothing other people do is about you. It’s about them. Put this on a Post-It note, and tape it to your bathroom mirror.

  • It’s over! It’s done! No more drops to dread or plastic patches to wear. No more closed eyes until the bell rings to end five minutes of patient sightlessness. I can sing along with Johnny Nash … well, in a strained, off-key mimicry of the singer and in a paraphrased poetic rendition:

    I can see clearly now, the cataracts are gone,

    I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

    It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day.

  • Several years ago a colleague from Nebraska Extension wrote an after-Halloween article on “don’t eat your jack-o-lantern.” One comment she made in this article was funny and it really stuck with me. She said something like, “Why would you want to eat something that has been sitting on your front porch as a candle holder for the past two weeks?” So true.

  • 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.