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Today's Features

  • North Tower, which plays the next Holden Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, has been one of the South’s great party bands for 40 years now, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk with sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire.

    North Tower launched in 1975 as an a cappella vocal quartet at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the group’s name derived from a section of Old East dormitory where some of the members lived.

  • North Tower, which plays the next Holden Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, has been one of the South’s great party bands for 40 years now, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk with sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire.

    North Tower launched in 1975 as an a cappella vocal quartet at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the group’s name derived from a section of Old East dormitory where some of the members lived.

  • North Tower, which plays the next Holden Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, has been one of the South’s great party bands for 40 years now, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk with sizzling brass, super vocals and a wide-ranging repertoire.

    North Tower launched in 1975 as an a cappella vocal quartet at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the group’s name derived from a section of Old East dormitory where some of the members lived.

  • “It doesn’t matter what you say you believe — it only matters what you do.” 

                                                             ― Robert Fulghum

  • It’s not a dogwood, but it does have a little bite.

    One of the loveliest trees of the eastern United States, it is fairly common from Pennsylvania through the Appalachians, south to Georgia, down through the Florida Panhandle and into Louisiana. It likes high ground, usually on bluffs and slopes, often in sandy woods in the company of sassafras, hickories, persimmons, blackjack oak and post oak.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Here it comes.

    You have a tremendous opportunity, and it strikes. Maybe you’ve landed a new client or mastered a powerful skill. And then those voices creep in.

    “What makes you think you can do this?” “Why would anyone pay you for this?”  “Where are your credentials?” “You don’t even know what you’re doing.”

  • You can learn a lot about your pet’s health by simply parting a few hairs and peering below. Buried beneath all that fur and whiskers is a dog or cat’s largest organ, the skin, and the stories it shares range from battling bloodsuckers and allergic attacks to infectious onslaughts and hormonal upsets. Here are some visual clues the skin reveals about illness, infections and overall health. Learn to spot these signs and you’ll enhance quality of life and become a better pet parent. 

    Is this normal?

  • How many times have you heard the words “hang on!” and felt a serious intake of breath and an equally serious sense of mortality, if not terror?

    “Hang on!” cries the driver as s/he speeds out of the range of an oncoming car whose driver had misjudged both speed and distance. And hearts beat faster.

    “Hang on!” says the preacher who is about to deliver good news which, on the surface, seems to be more pressing a challenge than we can handle.

  • Here’s another question (and answer) from the North Carolina Safe Plates Food Safety Information Center:

  • After more than two decades spurring audiences to their feet, Liquid Pleasure has flowed into a cultural icon.

    The Chapel Hill-based band will be on hand for the next Sunset Beach summer concert the last day of July — 6-8 p.m. next Wednesday, July 31.

    From the beginning and continuing to the present, Liquid Pleasure has set its own path and pace, i.e., becoming a major recording entity.