Today's News

  • ThanksLIVING: a year-round state of mind

     By Linda Arnold


    Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday — only surpassed by New Year’s Day, the ultimate new beginning (but that’s another column)!

  • Pearl Harbor survivors, witnesses sought for commemoration ceremony


    The World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition is seeking Pearl Harbor survivors and witnesses for southeastern North Carolina’s annual Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony scheduled for Dec. 7 at Battleship Park.

  • What is this mystery plant?

     “Sweet is the swamp with its secrets, until we meet a snake;

    ‘Tis then we sigh for houses, and our departure take.” Emily Dickinson.


  • Remembering why we give thanks

     Sometimes it’s tough to be grateful. It’s easy to forget the good in our lives when we see so much bad in the world. An encounter with a seemingly petulant pet owner reminded me how thankful we should be that we share our lives with animals.

  • Last-minute thoughts on Thanksgiving

     Each year as I write this pre-Thanksgiving column, I wonder what else can be said about holiday foods. I know the column will be published the day before, but with all the pre-holiday prep and houseguests arriving, I’m guessing that some of you are reading this after Thanksgiving.

    So here are a couple last-minute thoughts and recommendations on that holiday meal. If you’re reading this later in the weekend, I hope you’ll keep these in mind for another year.



  • A gardener’s gratitude


    Most of us spend our time racing from one thing to the next in an attempt to keep up with all of life’s demands. But our uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving is this week affording most of us the opportunity to eat too much and then fall asleep on the couch watching the Tony Romo-less Cowboys lose another game. More importantly, this is a time to reflect on the good times and people that make our lives richer. With that thought in mind and as a guy who likes to play in the dirt (OK, soil), I wondered, “What am I thankful for as a gardener?”

  • New executive director of The First Tee of Brunswick County

    After an exhaustive search and many interviews, The First Tee of Brunswick County has hired a new executive director: Don Hall.

    Hall brings a wealth of experience to the organization. He is a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., with a major in education and a minor in human services.

    His father was in the Air Force, and while growing up, Hall lived all over the United States and the world, including Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Southern flounder get protection
  • VIDEO: Finish of UNOH Battle at the Beach

    The finish of the UNOH Battle at the Beach on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

    Myatt Snider was first in the 200-lap race and earned $15,000.

    Valley Star Credit Union 300 winner Tommy Lemons Jr. was second and earned $5,000.

    Lee Pulliam finished third and earned $4,000.

    Myrtle Beach Speedway track champion Sam Yarbrough, No. 20, who started eighth, finished fourth and earned $3,500.

  • VIDEO: Opening laps of UNOH Battle at the Beach