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Today's News

  • BLT stages open mic poetry readings, auditions

    Back by popular demand, Brunswick Little Theatre resumes open mic poetry readings at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in classroom 2B of its theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    BLT launched the readings in January 2018. They have drawn enough response that the nights have been periodically scheduled since then.

    All are invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.

    For questions call Ken Greenman at 368-3922.

    ‘A Christmas Carol’ auditions

  • What is this mystery plant?

    You may have heard of a curious plant called “rue.” You may have seen it in a garden, or grown it yourself.

    It is an odd little plant, very attractive actually with its divided leaves giving off a bluish color. The scent of rue has been appreciated for many centuries, and this plant was widely known for its medicinal and various legendary charms.

  • People aren’t really thinking about you that much

    By Linda Arnold

    How much time do you spend worrying about what other people think? Here are a few clues:

    You replay situations over and over in your head.

    You obsess over something you said.

    You misinterpret the delay in a returned phone call or email, tying it back to something you did.

    You need approval from others before you can feel good.

    Before you do something, you play out different scenarios in your mind, wondering how so-and-so will react.

  • A Second Look: A pilgrimage can be taken while sheltering in place

    When I mentioned to one of my Beacon buddies that I would be spending five days immersed in a Bible study, the response I heard was, “We’ll be waiting for a column.”

  • Common conditions that slow your pet’s mobility — Part 2

    Last week we followed Daisy, a dog suffering from obesity and her associated mobility challenges. We also reviewed some of the common bone-related disorders of puppies and kittens. This week let’s turn our focus on the medical conditions that can affect your pet’s mobility as they become adults and senior pets.

    Adult pet common mobility problems

    Pets ages 1 to 7 are usually in prime health. Mobility issues that arise are often traumatic and unexpected. Here are some adult pet movement complications you should be familiar with.

  • Residents protest town’s refusal of yard debris at waste site

    CAROLINA SHORES — Residents of a condominium complex converged at the town’s solid waste convenience site last week, bringing a trailer-load of debris and complaints with them.

    Though Fairway Villas residents have been told their yard debris can’t be deposited at the town refuse site, the leaves, grass clippings, limbs and stumps were unloaded there before a town official arrived to tell them they were in violation of the town ordinance.

  • Are baby carrots safe to eat?

    I just saw another Internet post warning people about baby carrots. I’ve heard this before, but still find it hard to believe that people think they shouldn’t eat these vegetables. OK, here’s some scoop on those little baby carrots.

  • Wooden Boat Show prelude at Franklin Square First Friday Sept. 6

    Wouldn’t you want to win a wooden boat? Here’s your chance.

    Friday, Sept. 6, at its First Friday event, Franklin Square Gallery at 130 E. West St. in Southport will have a First Friday reception as a prelude to the 10-anniversary Southport Wooden Boat Show on Nov. 2.

    Each year the event has grown bigger with more wooden boats in the water and on the streets, more educational sessions, more exhibitors and more people attending.  

  • Calabash arson suspect arrested

    A Supply man sought on arson charges in connection with an August house fire in Calabash has been arrested and incarcerated.

    Kody Devin Medford, 26, of north Tanglewood Drive in Supply, was taken into custody by local law enforcement after being located in Culpepper, Va., last week.

    The fire, reported at 3:34 a.m. Aug. 11, destroyed an unoccupied house and car at 1085 High Point Ave. in Calabash.

  • Sheriff’s office responds to gunshots in Carolina Shores

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a “shots fired call in the area” last Wednesday night, Aug. 21.

    “A gun was located in the area. No chase. No one was injured. Incident is still under investigation,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax responded in an email to the Beacon on Thursday.

    According to a sheriff’s report, the incident was reported at 8:27 p.m. in the Food Lion parking lot at 9869 Ocean Hwy./U.S. 17 at the corner of Country Club Drive.