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Today's News

  • Candidate profiles for contested races

    The Beacon asked candidates in contested races within our coverage area to fill out and return questionnaires seeking basic information for readers ahead of Nov. 6’s general election. All were asked for the same information. Each was asked to be brief in sharing their political and public service experience; to identify, in 100 words or less, the top issues in our community they plan to address; and explain, in 100 words or less, how they will address these issues if elected.

    These profiles will be published again in the Nov. 1 edition.

  • Send Santa down the parade route in appropriate style this Christmas

    I don’t want to be the one who jumps the gun on starting the Christmas season too soon. After all, the big box stores have shown tremendous restraint this year by keeping Halloween items front and center on the shopping aisles this far into October when all that real estate could already be stocked with wreaths and bells and fake trees covered in fake snow.

    But I have a Christmas wish I want to put out there early enough so that somebody in charge can make it happen.

  • You decide: what is the route for our state’s recovery from Hurricane Florence?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    Hurricane Florence will likely go down as one of the most damaging storms to ever hit North Carolina. One estimate pegs the total cost at near $50 billion, which would place Florence as the sixth most expensive hurricane in the 21st century.

  • Listen Up: First responders invited to Vance Gilbert repeat performance Oct. 20

    Now that summer is over, Listen Up Brunswick County is preparing for its final performances of 2018.

    Philadelphia-born former multicultural arts teacher Vance Gilbert makes a return appearance with a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the main Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • Listen Up: Vance Gilbert brings repeat performance Oct. 20

    Now that summer is over, Listen Up Brunswick County is preparing for its final performances of 2018.

    Philadelphia-born former multicultural arts teacher Vance Gilbert makes a return appearance with a concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the main Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • All voters must do their own homework before they cast ballots

    Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote “When You Grow Up to Vote: How Our Government Works for You” to help teach civics to young children. According to a PBS report, “In a section about voting, the book counsels, ‘You may be guided by the choices of your party, but you should also learn, on your own, the facts about the issues and the candidates.’”

  • Looking back: Original oyster festival dates to October 1978

    As organizers cook up the 38th NC Oyster Festival this weekend, we take a look back at how it all began.

    The area’s first oyster festival has origins dating back four decades ago, to late October 1978 in the same town where it’s held today.

    “Fishing and oyster eating will highlight the South Brunswick Islands annual oyster festival to be held Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 26-29,” heralded the Oct. 19, 1978, edition of The Brunswick Beacon.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Oct. 15

    Released at 10:14 a.m. Oct. 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • ‘Eyewitness to History: Heritage Diving on Condor’

    John W. “Billy Ray” Morris III will present “Eyewitness to History: Heritage Diving on Condor” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

  • International Observe the Moon Night is Oct. 20

    Ingram Planetarium invites all to a free celebration of International Observe the Moon Night at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Visitors will learn why the moon is special in our solar system while enjoying a variety of family-friendly activities that include observing the moon itself, weather permitting. If weather is poor, visitors can still enjoy free activities in the Paul Dennis Science Hall at Ingram Planetarium.