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Today's News

  • On Campus with BCC: Preserving priority one at Brunswick Community College

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Brunswick Community College was one of the first North Carolina Community Colleges to have its own police department manned by sworn officers. With such, the college has promoted and enjoyed an outstanding climate of safety and security.

    For more than a decade, leadership of BCC campus police has rested primarily in the hands of Chief James L. Walton, who has a rich history of law enforcement expertise inside of the classroom and in the field.

  • Recognize hallmarks shared by addiction, suicide

    Last Friday, B.A.C.K O.F.F. of Brunswick hosted its first overdose awareness event at Shallotte’s Mulberry Park. The event coincided with International Overdose Awareness Day, held Aug. 31 to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma associated with drug-related deaths.

    It also served as an introduction to September’s observance as both National Recovery Month and Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • Thank you for supporting Beacon by opposing tariffs

    In June, we published a guest editorial on newsprint tariffs by National Newspaper Association (NNA)president Susan Rowell, publisher/regional manager of The Lancaster (S.C.) News/Carolina Gateway, which is owned by the Beacon’s parent company, Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 31-Sept. 3

    Released at 10:51 a.m. Sept. 4, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Bottom. ”Thisby, the flowers of odious savours sweet, — “

    Quince. “Odours, odours.”

    Bottom. “— odours savours sweet …”

    — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 1

  • Taking a detour from the high road

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Do you often find yourself bending over backwards for others in your life?

    You try your best to accommodate family members, coworkers, friends, etc. Yet, it never seems to be your turn.

    You think you’re taking “the high road,” although it doesn’t get you where you need to go. Maybe it’s time to recalculate your internal GPS.

    I don’t like going against my core instincts. None of us do.

  • It’s more than just another April story

    Just when I think I’ve run out of April stories, another episode arrives to fill my spirit and lift my heart. I feel like those authors whose books entrance folks with tales of individuals who become as familiar as family members through the details of their lives told in stories of joy and sorrow.

  • Clyde Babson celebrates 84th birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 84th birthday of Clyde Ramon Babson, who was born Aug. 22, 1934.

  • Eat another meal with your family during the month of September

    September is National Family Meals Month, a national event designed to show the importance of family meals. One of the goals of this celebration is to challenge families to share one more meal at home each week.

  • Cases of common medicine cabinet canine catastrophes

    I didn’t know if I was looking at a cocker spaniel or miniature Cujo. Gracie, a 3-year-old sweetie I’d known since puppyhood, was a hot mess of mangled fur, dripping drool and wild eyes. At that moment, she was about as sweet as a jalapeño pepper.

    “I turned my back for a second and she swiped my allergy medication off the counter. I didn’t think it would hurt her. Then she started acting like this a couple hours later. Can you help her?”