.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • Come to the party … a pool party to celebrate whatever needs to be celebrated. Come and be with us. Celebrate the “us-ness” we are before it’s too late to remember it or too soon forgotten. Pray for sunshine to add a glow to our presence. Pray for a hold-back on rain which might evoke tears. Pray in thanksgiving for pools, parties, and people to love.

  • It’s the time of year when local clubs, organizations and church groups are getting back together for the year. Many of these groups will be planning food functions. These could be fundraising dinners, bake sales or potluck lunches for members. Food events do present food safety risks. There have been multiple outbreaks and hundreds of illnesses linked to community-based meal events in the past decade.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    Bottom. ”Thisby, the flowers of odious savours sweet, — “

    Quince. “Odours, odours.”

    Bottom. “— odours savours sweet …”

    — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 1

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Do you often find yourself bending over backwards for others in your life?

    You try your best to accommodate family members, coworkers, friends, etc. Yet, it never seems to be your turn.

    You think you’re taking “the high road,” although it doesn’t get you where you need to go. Maybe it’s time to recalculate your internal GPS.

    I don’t like going against my core instincts. None of us do.

  • Just when I think I’ve run out of April stories, another episode arrives to fill my spirit and lift my heart. I feel like those authors whose books entrance folks with tales of individuals who become as familiar as family members through the details of their lives told in stories of joy and sorrow.

  • Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash celebrate the 84th birthday of Clyde Ramon Babson, who was born Aug. 22, 1934.

  • September is National Family Meals Month, a national event designed to show the importance of family meals. One of the goals of this celebration is to challenge families to share one more meal at home each week.

  • I didn’t know if I was looking at a cocker spaniel or miniature Cujo. Gracie, a 3-year-old sweetie I’d known since puppyhood, was a hot mess of mangled fur, dripping drool and wild eyes. At that moment, she was about as sweet as a jalapeño pepper.

    “I turned my back for a second and she swiped my allergy medication off the counter. I didn’t think it would hurt her. Then she started acting like this a couple hours later. Can you help her?”

  • Labor Day weekend means arts and crafts on Oak Island.

    The Oak Island Art Guild’s 29thAnnual Arts & Crafts Festival is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, on the Middleton Park soccer field at SE 46thStreet and Dolphin Drive on Oak Island. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 2.

    Featured will be 136 artists, crafters and other vendors displaying and selling handmade wares and selling assorted food.

    This year’s creative offerings are divided into 10 categories, vendor manager Penny Prettyman said.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    It’s back-to-school time, and that means school buses on the highways while we drive to our next field trip destination. The end of summer is a good time to look for the season’s “late bloomers.” This in one of them, and it can really make a “point.”