A photo of the Intracoastal Waterway side of Sunset Beach on a recent rainy day. Winfield said the skies broke up near sunset and provided some lovely color over the marshes at high tide.
A Sunset Beach man hopes the town council will soon amend an ordinance banning golf carts from the strand, as the rule prevents many individuals with disabilities from being able to independently access the beach.
One of the signature events for the annual Seascape FishFest is the Kayak Rally, held each year in and around the Seascape Marina. This year was no different, although the eagerly anticipated event had a weather delay from June 3 to June 7.
The Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad (CVRS) was once a group of heroes to the community. Now, it is a mere legend.
The Calabash Lions Club will again be hosting a Patriot Day 9/11 Memorial Service at Brunswick Plantation in Calabash, in front of the Brunswick House. Beginning at 8 a.m., names of all the deceased on that day will be read. There will be a loudspeaker system for attendees to hear the names.
Shearwaters, seabirds commonly found off the North Carolina coast, have been dying along Brunswick County beaches, and across their entire habitat range, at an alarming rate this spring and summer. Research indicates this phenomenon could be a result of changing environmental factors.
Danny Galloway passed away recently. The Brunswick Beacon would like to honor his legacy and work by re-running our feature on him from back in February.
You’re probably aware of many of the potential dangers that can be found in coastal waters in Brunswick County — rip currents, sharks, alligators and so on — but there’s one potential danger that probably doesn’t immediately come to mind — bacteria.
Taliyah Daniels plans to be an advocate for all students in her new role as Student Government Association president at UNC Pembroke.
After more than a half century in the NASCAR world, there’s no slowing down for the famous gas man and racing personality Danny ‘Chocolate’ Myers, as he loves the sport the same way he always has.
Sunset Beach Mayor Shannon Phillips called a special meeting, held on Monday, June 20, to address the traffic situation at the Sunset Beach Weekly Summer Markets, which are held each Thursday during the summer season at the Sunset Beach Town Park.
The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 21, discussed allowing local vendors to operate their push carts on the town’s beach, which is not currently permitted. The commissioners will continue discussion and, potentially, vote during their July meeting on a text amendment to …
The scholarship committee of Oak Island Elks Lodge 2769 conducted an awards ceremony on Sunday, May 1, to honor six local senior high school students.
Members of Calabash Elks Lodge 2679 Veteran Affairs Committee have donated $1,200 to Brunswick Community College’s Partnership for American Veteran Employment program.
Four cadet members of Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) Brunswick County Composite Squadron performed Color Guard duties at the opening of the Southport Spring Festival on Saturday, April 16.
On April 19, Calabash Mayor Donna P. Long was installed as the newest member of the Calabash Lions Club. In addition, Calabash Town Administrator Chuck Nance talked about the new Calabash Town Park and showed members the proposed plan.
At the April 5 evening meeting of the Calabash Lions Club, Joe Stanton and Ruth Canfield gave a program on the Homeless Coalition. Stanton, president of the Homeless Coalition, mentioned that he had once had been homeless himself.
Staff at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport have shown a continued commitment to ensure all who visit feel welcome. That work has now been recognized statewide.
Brunswick Town Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution member Yvonne Brown represented the chapter at the observance of the 246th anniversary of the Halifax Resolves earlier this month in Halifax.
May is Mental Health Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about mental health and mental illness.
Members of Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach recently donated $2,800 to the Brunswick Community College Foundation.
Brunswick Town Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meet at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, May 11, in person and by Zoom.
Brunswick County native Perry Harlee Sellers will share a history of friendship quilts and how he and his wife, Bette Rae Warren, became owners of one that’s 80 years old at the next meeting of the Brunswick County Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the BEMC meeting room at 79…
Are you new to our area? Do you wonder what grows in this climate and soil? If so, members of the Coastal Garden Club invite you to join them and spend a couple of days at the “park” at the upcoming National Garden Club small-standard flower show, “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things … “
Alzheimer’s Association chapters in North Carolina, along with the Duke Dementia Family Support Program, have announced a special program, “Navigating Your Journey: Living Well with Younger-onset Alzheimer’s,” taking place statewide Thursday, May 12.
Beginning Monday, April 25, anyone ages 2 and older will be permitted to visit Novant Health facilities as long as they wear a mask and complete a COVID-19 screening.
“SeaScope: A Look Beneath the Surface,” which opened May 1 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach features the microEYE DISCOVERY, a high-quality video-microscope for public interactive spaces.
The town of Leland was once a small settlement where Village Road crossed the Augusta, Columbia and Wilmington railroad lines.
Southeastern Christian Academy, a pre-K-12 grade school at Highest Praise Church in Shallotte, had a groundbreaking ceremony for its new school on Sunday, May 1.
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will partner with several Brunswick County groups for a free community baby shower on Saturday, May 14, from 9-11 a.m. in the parking lot of the medical center at 240 Hospital Drive in Bolivia.
The Brunswick County Democratic Party welcomed a crowd of 50 to its headquarters for a rally April 6 in support of the people of Ukraine. Speakers at included acting BCDP chair Shelley Allen, third vice chair Mike Rush and Leland Town Councilman Bill McHugh. Attendees at the event were encou…
Elizabeth Nutley of Supply attended the 2022 North Carolina General Assembly Youth Legislative Session.
At its first General Session of 2022 on March 23, the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature inducted local resident Kathryn Lawler as Brunswick County’s delegate.
Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport was among dozens of hospitals that partnered with HonorBridge on Wednesday, April 6, to simultaneously hold a statewide Donate Life flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence.
A new interpretive center is coming to Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach.
The YWCA Lower Cape Fear and its Advocacy & Racial Justice Committee is partnering to present the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Red Dress Exhibit from April 28 through May 31 at various locations through the four counties YWCA serves: Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender.
Brunswick Community College will conduct an open house for prospective students, new students and those interested in learning more about BCC on Thursday, April 28, from 3-7 p.m.
SUNSET BEACH — Thanks to a workshop and dedicated team of volunteer students, rain garden construction and landscaping got underway last week in front of Sunset Beach Town Hall.
The Shallotte Moose Family Center hosted its annual Moose Kids Easter Party on Saturday, April 16, at the Lodge. There were 130 children signed up, although the weather did not cooperate with being able to hide Easter eggs outside due to rain. But the Lodge made up for it inside with lots of…
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members
The Dosher Employee Staff and Physician Giving Campaign, which ran from March 21 through April 8, raised $20,725 to benefit the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation.
The North Carolina Extension Master Gardeners of Brunswick County will have their next in-person plant sale on Friday, April 29, at the greenhouse behind the NC Cooperative Extension office, Building N, 25 Referendum Drive NE in Bolivia.
Brunswick County Literacy Council conducts a book and yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at its office building at 282 Ocean Hwy. E. in Supply.
Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) received a generous donation from the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs of the South Brunswick Islands (GFWC-SBI). The funds will be used to expand and support services for BSRI and our participants throughout the county.
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Brunswick County Schools has announced its Employees of the Year for 2022-23. Included are Teacher of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Instructional Assistant of the Year at each of the Brunswick County elementary, middle and high schools.
Red Hare Brewing Co. at 4802 Main St. in Shallotte celebrates its fourth anniversary with its first Comedy Night of the season 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 30.
The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee recently elected officers for 2022.
James “Jim” Linnell, 91, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.…
Sharon Anne (Meyer) Habel, 78, of Carolina Shores, NC, passed away on February 28,…
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