In the previous four articles, The Beacon shared the issues with PFAS contamination, its effects in Brunswick County and what the county, state and Chemours were doing to mitigate and reduce the impact of this issue. We will now provide some recommendations for you, the reader, to consider.

Brunswick County now has its first and only dedicated comic book store following the opening of Marvelous Issues Comic Book Shop in Sunset Beach on Oct. 17.

What began as a meeting through mutual friends in their early 20s has led to 70 years of marriage, laughter, smiles, love and life.

The Sunset Beach Town Council voted to approve the placement location and lease agreement for a US Cellular cellular tower in town. The plan is for the tower to be located on town land near the town’s water tower on the mainland.

The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners held a public hearing and voted on the proposed relinquishment of some extraterritorial jurisdiction areas during its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, at Carolina Shores Town Hall.

During the Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting on Thursday morning, Nov. 10, the board approved allowing west end residents to use bulldozers to scrape the beach for dune replenishment.

After months of waiting and a change in plans, the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners voted not to assist the Town of Calabash and the Calabash Elks Lodge in funding a piece of playground equipment that would add accessible fun to a variety of children with needs.

Correction: The print version of this story says the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association gifted the town's police department 10 body-worn cameras. The association actually donated 12 body cams.

The Keep Brunswick County Beautiful (KBCB) non-profit organization had its monthly meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in building L at the County Complex.

The Coastal Carolina Camera Club held its November competition with the theme of “Close Ups.” Awards are given in two Divisions, A and B. Critiques are provided for all images entered by a judge through the Photographic Society of America. The judge then places images first through third for…

On Monday, Nov. 14, VFW Calabash Post 7288 Auxiliary presented a check for $500 to Waccamaw School in Ash to help supply students’ needs as part of the Auxiliary’s community outreach. Post 7288 was represented by President Wayne Waszka and Vice President Cathy Milstead

As duck hunting season ramps up across the state, officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urge waterfowl hunters to practice safety and to share best practices with someone new to the sport, especially when hunting from a vessel.

The Town of Carolina Shores has entered into agreement with Coastal Asphalt, LLC to resurface the roadways within Beacon Townes. The work is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of Nov. 28 and will consist of cleaning the asphalt and applying two coats of asphalt sealer.

Dosher Memorial Hospital will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dosher Wellness Center, 3009 Medical Plaza Lane in Southport.

The Friends of the Library (FOL) Rourk Branch wish you a wonderful holiday season. It seems that this time of year, we see ourselves coming and going, with very little time and so much to do. This is also a time of year we think of gifting our friends and family.

It is North Carolina Crunch time, Brunswick County! This was the message shared by the Brunswick Wellness Coalition (BWC) and its partners in recognition of National Farm to School Month. Elementary, middle, and high schools across the county ‘crunched’ into locally grown North Carolina gala…

The Brunswick Town DAR Chapter is accepting applications for scholarships awarded by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, available to all senior students in Brunswick County.

Brunswick County Health Services received notification that a cat tested positive for rabies recently, prompting health officials to remind residents to stay aware and take precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their pets from potentially rabid animals.

Shoreline Woods and Seaside Station in Sunset Beach will host its 2nd annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 3. Decorated golf carts, bicycles and other wheeled vehicles are welcome to participate. The parade starts at the STPOA Clubhouse at 200 Station Trial. Please arrive a bit early to line up, …

Come join the Old Bridge Historical Society as it hosts its 11th annual Christmas at the Old Bridge on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Everyone in the community, residents and visitors alike, is invited by the Old Bridge Historical Society to be a part of the tree lighting, listen to holiday musi…

Pure Markets will present its annual Sunset Beach Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Holiday Market will once again be held at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach.

Rev. Dane Deatherage will be installed as the pastor of Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church during a special service on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. We will mark this blessed event through worship and with God’s word. We rejoice that the Lord has led him and his family to our church and th…

Pure Markets will present its annual and largest OIB Black Friday Market on Friday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market has become a popular tradition for many in the area. As in years past, the market will be located next to the old OIB Town Hall at 5 W. Third Street on the island.

Members of the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) recently teamed up with Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity for a “House Party” event, during which they got their hands dirty and framed the entire new home for a future Brunswick County neighbor.

In the last installment, we explored the lack of environmental oversight from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and why that happened. In this installment, we will cover what the various agencies in Brunswick County and across the state are doing to mitigate the continued PFAS contam…

The Sunset Beach Town Council voted during their November meeting to move forward with the town’s dredging project, awarding a contract for the work to R.E. Goodson Construction, Co. Inc., to begin the project’s second phase.

Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) in Shallotte, located at 4600-10 Main Street, supports basic needs such as food, shelter, water, clothing and community love to Brunswick County families who are at least 130% below the federal poverty rate.

The Brunswick Quilters honored local United States Military veterans by presenting and giving them each a handmade quilt at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Community members and volunteers gathered around for the Rose House grand opening at 545 Hickman Road, Calabash, at 10:30 a.m. on a cloudy Saturday, Nov. 12.

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Unofficial midterm election results are in from all 27 Brunswick County precincts. Republican candidates swept all races in the county, and none of them were particularly close.

As Veterans Day fell on a Friday, Nov. 11, the Holden Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8866 brought together local veterans and their families to honor local veterans and remember fallen heroes.

The Rotary Club of the South Brunswick Islands held its 4th annual SBI Three Bridge Tour on Saturday, Nov. 5, with over 150 riders taking advantage of the beautiful weather and participating in the fundraising tour.

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There is a chill in the November air along the Shallotte River at Windy Point. As the evening sky darkens, a crowd has gathered at the Inlet View Restaurant to watch the bustling activity in the adjacent water. A horn blasts, and all at once two dozen or so boats turn on their lights. The cr…

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has recently announced it will be reducing the speed limit from 55 miles per hour (mph) to 45 mph on the section of Old Georgetown Road that stretches from the Town of Calabash to Ocean Isle Beach Road.

Brunswick County Mosquito Control Supervisor Jeff Brown has been recognized by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) with a front-page publication in their September 2022 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health (JEH).

The Shallotte Moose Lodge opened its doors wide for seniors and Veteran’s on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 9, and served a free Thanksgiving lunch with entertainment to guests.

During the Kiwanis Field of Honor opening ceremony at Mulberry Park in Shallotte on Nov. 5, the Marine Corps League Paul Ray Purgason Detachment #1005, performed the presentation of colors — something new for the detachment.

HoliDAY at the Museum is an all-day celebration of the holidays for the whole family. On Friday, Nov. 25, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for visitors to enjoy Festival of Trees viewing and voting, wreaths and wall decor for sale, along with special activities in each gallery,…

Starting Friday, Nov. 11, enjoy a unique take on the holiday season. Ingram Planetarium will present two exciting multi-sensory experiences…Laser Holiday and fan favorite, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Laser Music Show.

The Oak Island Beach Quilters have been busy making a festive Christmas quilt. This quilt will be raffled off at Southport’s Winterfest 2022 Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Franklin Square Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is bound to put everyone in the holiday spiri…

Coming into the holiday season, there is a substantial need for blood products in our region. The Red Cross and your local veterans from the American Legion Post 68 Leland, along with WWAY, are asking you for your assistance.

VFW Calabash Post 7288 hosted a joint Veterans Day and POW/MIA ceremony on Veterans Day, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the anniversary of the end of World War I. This is the day we remember the sacrifices of all U. S. veterans, living and dead, who have served in the Ar…

Coming into the holiday season, there is a substantial need for blood products in our region. The Red Cross and your local veterans from the American Legion Post 68 Leland, along with WWAY, are asking you for your assistance.