Spring is definitely in the air in Brunswick County, NC. People are walking on the beaches and working in their yards readying them for the planting of new flowers. Windows are open and fans are turning and you can hear chainsaws competing with the birds that are singing and beginning to build new nests. Even indoors, people like me are turning their Spring Fever to cleaning and getting rid of things which they have been hanging onto for years. If you are clearing out, you might want to think about what you decide to do with these things. Many of us have been holding onto things that have been passed down in or families for years. Some of these things just might be valuable. If you would like to check out the value of such things, just make your way to the  PEO Annual Antique Appraisal Fair on Sunday afternoon in Southport, NC. You may find that you have been holding onto treasures.

Tomorrow morning, you can check out the most important treasure you have – yourself. Take yourself down to the Brunswick Beacon Health Expo in Shallotte, NC at the Shallotte Middle School and make sure you are healthy enough to do that yard work you so enjoy. You can also donate blood to help others in need or adopt that very special pet you have been thinking about.



Most little boys like to play at being Knights of the Round Table at sometime in their childhoods. The idea of wearing armor, sword fighting and jousting is fun and stirs their imaginations. If you are a mother, grandmother, sister or aunt to such a boy who is in kindergarten through fifth grade, you might want to call the Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center to arrange to take part in their event, “A Perfect Knight.” The event will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 4 PM until 6 PM.

Some of those same little boys, when grown up, (and some girls as well) will have found an intense interest in history – specifically U.S. history. As adults, they enjoy participating in the reenactment of historical events. If you enjoy being out in the fresh air and seeing these kinds of events take place, you might want to head out to Brunswicktown/Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow, NC on Saturday or Sunday (2/18 & 2/19), or both days if you like. There you can enjoy the Fort Anderson Civil War Living History.

If you have lots of energy and are a morning person, you might consider starting your day on Saturday by taking part in Run Oak Island before you head out to the other events. There will be an awards ceremony and a party after the race. This race will benefit the Oak Island Turtle Patrol, so get up and get out even if you only do the 1 mile fun run/walk.

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Throughout the season, Brunswick County, NC fills the air with music. You will find music emanating from the stage in Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC. You can enjoy the music of the Brunswick Concert Band and Brunswick Big Band or the  Sea Notes Choral Society at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Supply, NC – or – at the Town of St. James Community Center. You can attend music shows at the Amuzu Theater or musical productions at Brunswick Little Theater, both in Southport, NC. You can find music at restaurants most any night of the week. But during the off season, it all stops – or does it?

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Music never stops in Brunswick County, NC., folks. There is a core of really good local musicians who perform on weekends at a number of local restaurants and night spots. There are restaurants that provide karaoke as well. Some of the places in Southport, NC where you might find live music on the weekends include: Fishy Fishy CafeYacht Basin Eatery, Tiki Tavern, Check Six Brewing Company, Dead End Saloon and Slainte. In Oak Island, NC, check out the Moose Lodge and The Lazy Turtle.

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