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Today's News

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ongoing

    Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

    Ongoing through Aug. 3

    Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

    Every first Friday through December

  • National exhibition at Franklin Square Gallery

    As part of the Fourth of July festivities in Southport, each year Franklin Square Gallery invites artists from across the country to participate in its July National Exhibition, a juried show.

    These artists from afar join local and regional entrants. First slides of submissions are judged for them to become part of the show, and accepted artwork is then shipped to the gallery for the exhibition. Artists are in contention for prizes totaling more than $6,000 in cash, merchandise and guaranteed purchase awards.

  • Kristin Gibson art on display at Fort Fisher

    Artwork by Kristin Gibson is on display in the lobby of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

    Two pieces called “Into the Aquarium I” and “Into the Aquarium II” feature aquatic life such as stingrays and turtles. Both are made of wax and dye on silk.

    Gibson lives in Carolina Beach with her family, and paints from her home and backyard in a space called “Saltwater Studio.” The name gives a nod to a lifetime lived by the sea and to the salt and water integral to her process.

  • Growing tomatoes can be a challenge in the Southeast

    While there are many plant diseases that make growing tomatoes a challenge in the Southeast, a relatively new disease threatens to make homegrown tomatoes almost impossible for many local gardeners.

    Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) is different from most tomato diseases because a virus, rather than a fungus or bacteria, cause it.

  • What are some good summer watering practices for the landscape?

    One of the first signs of drought stress in ornamentals and turf is wilting. Many of our favorite plants show drought related symptoms differently. The leaves of some plants may exhibit marginal leaf burn or leaf scorching while others will simply wilt.

  • Daylilies' blooms are quite beautiful

    Daylilies are tolerant of almost anything nature or humans can cast upon them—heat, cold, drought and neglect. They are remarkably resistant to diseases and pest problems.

    Daylilies require little care, increasing in number and beauty year after year. Their spectacular blooms create a palette of colors. Thirty-five thousand plus registered varieties can be found in a kaleidoscope of extravagant shades—creamy beige, lemon yellow, pale lavender, hot magenta, candy pink, pizza orange, splashy red and royal purple.

  • Realtors meet with legislators

    RALEIGH—More than 400 realtors from North Carolina descended on Raleigh for Legislative Day on June 11 to visit their legislators from each district and to discuss issues that affect the real estate industry, according to a news release.

    Those issues included two bills that would repeal the 0.4 percent local option land transfer tax, as 19 counties had land transfer tax referendums and all were soundly defeated.

    One of those counties, Gates, had the referendum twice and the margin of victory defeating the tax was even greater on the second attempt.

  • Dosher Hospital introduces plastic surgery physician

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has announced Eric L. Cole, MD, has joined its team of healthcare providers.

    After attending Stanford University and Duke University Medical School, Cole trained in plastic surgery and otolaryngology at UNC and Duke. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

    Plastic surgery is comprised of surgical and non-surgical techniques to treat both the function and appearance of the body or face.

  • Silver Coast Winery wins awards

    Silver Coast Winery won three medals in the 32nd International Eastern Wine Competition, which featured entries from 38 states, three Canadian provinces and 13 countries, according to a news release.

    Its new wines, Calabash White and Calabash Red, just released to the public at the end of February, each received a bronze medal.

    “The Calabash wines are exciting because they are great wines at a great price, something you can put on your table every night and not break the bank,” said Maryann Charlap-Azzato, winery owner and manager.

  • ATMC Cable adds new networks

    ATMC Cable has added USA HD to its lineup of high definition channels. The addition brings ATMC’s total number of HD channels to 32.

    The company has also added a new network to the digital channel lineup.

    USA HD is on channel 937 and is a simulcast of USA Network. USA HD features original series, feature movies, sports events including PGA Tour golf tournaments, entertainment events, off-net television shows and blockbuster theatrical films.

    USA HD is available at no extra cost with Expanded Basic and an HD box or DVR.