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It's the second day of November, but it's warm and sunny as Leland Middle School sixth-graders stand shoulder-to-shoulder along the deck of the ferry, looking over the railing at the water below them, taking them ever closer to Bald Head Island just off the coast of Southport. access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Brunswick Beacon, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.


Days after a federal report issued a harsh warning about climate change, an environmental group said North Carolina's policies leave the state among the most ill-prepared on the East Coast to deal with the effects of rising seas. The Surfrider Foundation's 2017 State of the Beach Report Card gave North Carolina a cumulative D+ grade for its policies across four topics, including sediment management, coastal armoring, development and sea-level rise.


The outdoor warning sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, Nov. 8, between 10 and 11 a.m. The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will sounded at least once during the test at full volume. Residents will hear an audible tone lasting for about three minutes.


The Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation is trying to raise $2 million, and at a reception Friday, announced they've already raised a large portion of it. $1.5 million has been raised during the private portion of this campaign, which they're calling “Helping Hands for a Healthy Community.”


Dozens turned out Tuesday to celebrate four Brunswick County individuals and groups who received recognition from the Governor's Office for their volunteer efforts. William “Buzz” McManus; 4-H Volunteers Benje Jones, Amanda Barnhill, Agnes Taylor and Dawn Britt; and the Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor's Center Volunteers all received the Governor's Volunteer Service Award.


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