Today's News

  • Proper browning techniques lead to rich, flavorful meat


    So you’re planning to make beef bourguignon, a full-flavored French stew. The first step is to brown the meat, a messy and time-consuming step. But you are short of time and decide to just skip to the next step, just dumping the raw beef chunks into the stewing liquid. Not a good idea. Your shortcut saved you time, but your great French stew will likely taste flat and lifeless.


    Secrets to browning

  • Tariffs on newsprint have impact on Beacon coverage

    Now that’s you’ve read this week’s editorial, let me tell you what it means for the Beacon.

    The people who regularly send us community news items already know we haven’t been able to publish them as promptly as we have in the past. The No. 1 reason for our community news backlog is not having enough pages. Submissions are held for a week, then two, and so on until we have enough space for them after we’ve placed all ads and news stories on our pages every week.

  • Tariffs threaten community news, events

    Editor’s note: This editorial is by National Newspaper Association  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.

    There are two things you need to know about newspapers.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we overrode the governor’s veto on two election bills, we moved local bills through committees and both chambers, and we learned about constitutional amendments to be voted on shortly.

    Many of our votes in the N.C. House last week were votes to concur with bills that had passed the House earlier, and had been sent to the Senate. There they had been changed, so we had to concur, or agree, to the Senate changes.

  • McIntyre receives state public service award

    Mike McIntyre, who served as North Carolina’s 7th District congressman for 18 year, received The Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake Jr. Public Service Award at the bar association’s awards banquet at its convention June 21 in Wilmington. The award recognizes an outstanding lawyer in North Carolina who has performed exemplary public service.

  • Fireman’s Freedom Competition June 30

    The Southport Fire Department will present the 35th annual Fireman’s Freedom Competition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Southport Fire Substation, 111 E. Nash St. in Southport.

    Since 1984, The city of Southport Fire Department has invited area fire departments to Southport to compete in the N.C. 4th of July Festival Fire Fighter Freedom Competition.

  • Willis receives statewide recognition with PAL Award

    Wanda Willis, lead nurse for Brunswick County Schools based at North Brunswick High School, is one of only three nurses in North Carolina to be honored with the 2018 Phyllis Avery Lane (PAL) Award.

    Organizers said her efforts to influence school health policy, to promote evidence-based practices and to work effectively with others are just a few of the reasons why she was selected for statewide recognition.

  • Carolina Shores schedules public hearings for July 12

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will conduct two public hearings at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores.

    The first will be to review adoption of town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Aftrerward, commissioners will consider adoption of the plan. Once adopted, it will be submitted to the Coastal Resources Commission for certification.

  • BEAT members to canvass county businesses Saturday

    Saturday, June 30, is a “Coastal Day of Action” for the Brunswick Environmental Action Team, when members will canvass businesses across Brunswick County with special attention on beach and waterfront towns.

    Teams will canvass local areas from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. asking businesses to put up “No Drill” posters.

  • BCAR issues steady growth, strong real estate market forecast

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market remains strong moving into summer, the latest data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors show.

    “Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is already hot as we move into the summer selling season,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “New listings, units sold and total sales volume are up compared to last year, while the average number of days a home stays on the market is holding steady.