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Today's News

  • Town Creek elects student officers

    The N.C. Primary isn’t the only election in town. Students at Town Creek Elementary School exercised their right to vote in an historic election of the first Student Government Association (SGA) officers in the school’s three-year history.
    Fifth-grade teacher and SGA sponsor Michael Gifford said the time was right to encourage more student involvement.
    “Every year, we are trying to evolve as a school,” he said. “We feel this is something beneficial for our students.”
    Principal Helen Davis agreed.

  • Brunswick Novant’s mission finds many people are unaware of diabetes

    By Amy Myers
    Special to the Beacon
    BOLIVIA—One in three American adults are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, yet many don’t realize it because the debilitating, potentially deadly disease often shows few early symptoms, according to the American Diabetes Association.
    Brunswick Novant Medical Center has confronted this dilemma with an aggressive early diagnosis and education program that is identifying and informing hospital patients who have diabetes—or are at risk of contracting the disease.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 28
    Closed Memorial Day.
    Tuesday, May 29
    Beans and franks, fresh cabbage, peach cobbler, fruit cocktail, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 30
    Macaroni and cheese with diced ham, vegetable blend, Mandarin orange, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Thursday, May 31

  • Arts Council hosts nonprofit workshop

    The Brunswick Arts Council conducted a workshop for nonprofit groups/art groups that wanted to learn how they could supplement a planned or existing art project (artist in residency at a local school, art workshops, art performances, festivals, etc.) occurring between August and May 2013 in Brunswick County.

  • Fried shallots bring some of their own flavor to the party

    Instead of the using the traditional onion rings, why not garnish your next dish with some fried shallots? They are highly versatile, lending themselves to a variety of preparations and cooking methods.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, May 24
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.
    AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.

  • Lewis-Hewett reunion

    The George Washington Lewis and Lydia Ann Hewett 32nd annual family reunion will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach. Everyone bring a covered dish. For additional information or directions, call David Lewis at (910) 842-7972.

  • Sellers anniversary

    Donald Manley Sellers and Marilyn Knox Sellers of Leland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3 with an earlier spring trip to Asheville. The couple has two daughters, Melissa (Lynn) Barnwell and Samantha (Steve) Smella of Leland; and five grandchildren, Wyatt, Ryan, Beth, Ally Barnwell and Ethan Smella.

  • McTurner-DeMarte

    Taira D. McTurner and Nathan E. DeMarte, both of Shallotte, were married Dec. 30, 2011, at Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington.
    The Very Reverend Fr. Robert J. Kus officiated the ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Christine Broderick of Clarkton and the late Scott McTurner. The groom is the son of Tony and Constance Demarte of Sunset Beach.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

  • Blue Dogs are coming to Sharky’s for Memorial Day weekend

    CHARLESTON, S.C.—In 25 years of performing, Blue Dogs, a Charleston-based band, has released nine CDs and two DVDs.
    Now, they’re coming to Ocean Isle Beach.
    This Sunday, May 27, Blue Dogs is scheduled to perform at Sharky’s on Ocean Isle Beach.
    At 9 p.m., they will take the stage at Sharky’s, just over the bridge on Ocean Isle Beach.
    Blue Dogs are known for their Americana and country-rock sound.
    There’s no cover to hear the tunes of Blue Dogs, who will play until midnight.