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Today's News

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Nov. 15
    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.

  • Angie Sutton named Beacon general manager

    Angie Sutton has been named the general manager of The Brunswick Beacon.

    Sutton, who joined the Beacon as an advertising sales representative in May 2007, was promoted to Beacon advertising director in August 2008. Prior to joining the Beacon team, Sutton worked in retail management for six years and worked at The Robesonian newspaper in Lumberton for five years.

    In her new role as general manager, Sutton will continue to serve as advertising manager, but will also assume operational oversight of the newspaper.

  • Gardeners offer tips on holiday gifts

    By Tom Woods and Sharon Dowdy

    Newspapers are filled with holiday ads. Wrapping paper and decorations appear on department store shelves. The holiday will soon be here. If your gift-giving list includes a gardener, take some advice from a few of Brunswick County’s most experienced gardeners.

  • Community briefs

    Soil and water board to meet Nov. 19
    The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District Board will meet at
    7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District Office, Building F, in the Government Center in Bolivia.

  • Five tips to stretch your food dollars

    Before heading to the grocery store, plan your meals for the week. Include meals like stews, casseroles or stir-fries, which “stretch” expensive items into more portions. Check to see what foods you already have and make a list for what you need to buy.
    Locate the “unit price” on the shelf directly below the product. Use it to compare different brands and different sizes of the same brand to determine which is more economical.

  • It’s time to clean out your refrigerator

    In honor of Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day on Nov. 15, let’s play Food: Keep or Toss? Should you “keep” or “toss” the following food:
    1. Tacos left on the kitchen counter overnight?
    2. Meat thawed all day on the kitchen counter?
    3. Cut or peeled fruits and vegetables left at room temperature more than two hours?
    4. Leftover pizza placed in the refrigerator within two hours after it was cooked?
    5. Leftovers kept in the refrigerator for more than a week?

  • Zack Byrd: Thriving, surviving and hoping for the best

    It’s been a mixed bag for Zack Byrd this year. Highs and lows, with Murphy’s Law working overtime to thwart his efforts to become a PGA touring pro.
    Zack is from Calabash, a junior phenomenon who cut his teeth on the long, treacherous bunker-filled Carolina Shores Golf Course. Home-schooled, Zack played in junior golf events thrughout the country and went to Coastal Carolina University on a golf scholarship. During each of the four years Zack attended, CCU won the Big South Championship.

  • Golf tournaments

    Tee off for veterans set for Nov. 24
    On Nov. 24, Rolling Thunder SC3 will play its annual golf tournament at Crown Park Golf Course. It will be a captain’s choice with a shotgun start at
    10 a.m. The fee is $60 per person, $240 per team. There will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes and dinner to follow immediately after the tournament at the VFW Post 10804, 111 Highway 57, Little River, S.C. For more information, contact Bruce Hutchison at (843) 390-0196 or hutchb@sccoast.net.

  • Bergstrom and Heroux win golf club championships

    Below are profiles of the women’s golf club champions are Carolina National and Farmstead-Meadowlands.
    Carolina National—Linda Bergstrom. This champion hails form Connecticut, where she worked for 25 years selling optical equipment. She and her husband were also competitive skiers, competing in NASTAR races all over the United States and in Europe.  
    “We’re golfers now,” she said  “Skiing can be dangerous as you get older.”  

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Beachcombers