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Today's News

  • Sea & Sand Band dominates Carolina Shores concert Sept. 16

    Sea & Sand Band seizes the stage of the town of Carolina Shores’ Music Monday Concert set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, on the town hall green at 200 Persimmon Road.

    The public is invited to bring a chair and food/refreshments to this free concert. Free parking will also be provided.

    Sea & Sand Band is a merry musical band of 12 who got their start less than five years ago.

  • Never forget: Events remember 9/11 on 18th anniversary

    Area firefighters, civic groups and many others are remembering to never forget the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, on the 18th anniversary Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019.

    Bob Gustavson, 9/11 coordinator for the FDNY-Carolinas Retirees Association, outlined the day’s planned schedule that starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday with a Memorial Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1100 Eighth Ave. N. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Hats off to Jessie Mae Monroe arts program

     Schools across the nation operate more and more on a shoestring budget. Administrators are forced to seek areas to reduce costs. Though school systems spend millions of dollars on test preparation materials (specifically the End of Grade state-mandated tests), when examining the upcoming school year needs, boards of education tend to look at fine arts programs as a convenient area to trim the fat.

  • Hats off to Jessie Mae Monroe arts program

     Schools across the nation operate more and more on a shoestring budget. Administrators are forced to seek areas to reduce costs. Though school systems spend millions of dollars on test preparation materials (specifically the End of Grade state-mandated tests), when examining the upcoming school year needs, boards of education tend to look at fine arts programs as a convenient area to trim the fat.

  • Women in Business offers Build Confidence Workshop Sept. 17

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business is sponsoring a Build Confidence Workshop Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shallotte Senior Center, 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte.

  • Recently hired public information officer begins stint with county

    From the dusty plains of Stillwater, Okla. to the sandy beaches of the Brunswick islands, the county’s new public information officer has a passion to match the exceptional growth of this area.

    Meagan Kascsak’s first day on the job with the Brunswick County government was Aug. 5. She replaces Amanda Hutcheson, who worked with the county until March 2019 after nearly six years as the county’s first public information officer.

    Kascsak speaks highly of her new colleagues and they see great potential in her.

  • Sea and Sand Band rocks on Mulberry, raises money for Shallotte Veterans Park

    Toes tapping, fingers snapping and hands clapping __ those attending Sunday evening’s concert in Mulberry Park seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. The evening’s entertainment, The Sea and Sand Band, donated their musical talents to help raise funds for the proposed Veterans Park in Shallotte.

    Despite overcast skies, the gentle breeze created the perfect ambience for outdoor entertainment. Though turnout was lower than hoped, the event pulled in $700, according to Paul Salerno, Elks Lodge 2854 trustee.

  • Old library building being used for storage

    The former Hickmans Crossroads Library building looks empty and unused, and a neighbor recently complained the structure and surrounding grounds are being neglected.

    The closed building, which presently isn’t occupied by humans, is being used by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for “training, storage, etc.,” BCSO spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote in an email responding to the Beacon last week.

  • Band of the Week: Blackwater Band headlines Ocean Isle Beach’s next-to-last summer concert

    Blackwater Band, the band formerly known as Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band based in Clarkton, is dedicated to live performance of beach music along with blues and funk.

    Band members’ diverse backgrounds guarantee patrons quality entertainment up and down the Carolina coast.

    Just in time for the start of Labor Day weekend, they’ll be gracing the next Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert stage at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in the Museum of Coastal Carolina parking lot at 21 E. Second St.

  • K9 Boulder meet and greet set for Thursday in Shallotte

    Come out and meet local law enforcement heroes including K9 Boulder at a meet and greet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes and Fries at 4501 Main St. in Shallotte.

    Deputy Boulder is a tremendous asset to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. He assists Sgt. T.K. Nowell when she is working in her career, visiting the Project LifeSaver participants, working with sexual trauma victims and children in the community.