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Today's News

  • When did I see you? Many depend on the generosity of others

    The January meeting of the Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association began with a bang. It wasn’t the sound of a gavel calling all to order, nor a fireworks display that announced the beginning of a new year.
    It was a summons to discipleship given by two guest speakers. The message was not a novel one, but it was an entreaty begging for awareness and response. It was an appeal for us to open our eyes, ears, minds and hearts to the plight of the needy, from hungry schoolchildren to beleaguered seniors.

  • Religion briefs

    Life groups are forming for everyone
    Freedom Outreach Center, 1790 Oxpen Road in Supply, is now organizing Life Groups for the first semester (January-April).
    Life Groups are for everyone, including young married couples with children, women, men, young adults, retirees or a mixture of people.
    A Life Group is a group of three to 15 people and can meet anywhere. It is particularly important with our busy lifestyles to make time with other believers to learn about God’s Word, pray, share a meal, or fellowship, organizers say.

  • Kiwanis celebrates 18 years of service

    The Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club celebrated 18 years of service to children of Brunswick County at its annual Charter Night banquet at the Southport Community Center.

  • Cash is king in 2012

     

    If there were a magic crystal ball, this would be a good time to gaze deeply into it and forecast 2012.

    While no known psychics have stepped forward to read the future of Brunswick County’s economy and real estate markets, the Beacon asked several area Realtors to make predictions about 2012.

  • Forget boring salads

    By Cheryle Jones Syracuse
    Family and Consumer Science Staff
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Brunswick County Center

  • Creating a living fence in your garden

    By Judy Koehly
    Master Gardener

  • Moles and voles: Which is which?

    Mole problems seem to be on the rise. Tunnels and more tunnels everywhere you turn, what can be done? How can we control these critters? First, we must be sure it is indeed a mole and not a vole.

  • Poachers beware: The Green Swamp Preserve is protected land

    Charles Darwin called it “one of the most wonderful plants in the world.”

    There is only one species of the plant that grows in a small corner of the world.

    It is the Venus flytrap. And it is only found in the wild in this region.

    The Nature Conservancy is working to preserve its natural habitat, right here in Brunswick County.

    “They are only found in the wild in a 100-mile radius around Wilmington,” said Sara Babin, conservation coordinator. “This is the only place in the world they grow naturally.”

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Feb. 6
    Pot roast/gravy, mashed potatoes, okra/tomatoes, fresh orange, dinner roll/whole-wheat roll, beverage.
    Tuesday, Feb. 7
    Fried chicken filet/gravy, brown rice, green beans, orange juice, fresh apple, cake with icing, biscuits/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, Feb. 8
    Pork roast/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, turnip greens, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll/whole-wheat roll, beverage.

  • Women of faith unite at Seaside UMC retreat

    SUNSET BEACH—A day of fellowship and faith dedicated to only women is in the works at Seaside United Methodist Church.

    The church’s women’s group is preparing for the 4th annual Women’s Day by the Sea, a spiritual event for women. This year for the first time organizers are not only from Seaside UMC.