Today's Features

  • 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.”

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    Why don’t you put things back where they belong? Do you have to have every light on? Why is the TV so loud?

    Sound familiar? If resentment is hijacking your relationship, it could be a wakeup call.

    Maybe you’re frustrated and feel like your partner has changed his or her personality. Can you ever regain the magic?

    Where’s the spark?

  • Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash presents “Skies of Coastal Carolina,” works by Rachel Rourke Sunnell, from Sept. 5 through Oct. 6. Viewers will have an opportunity to meet the artist at the gallery’s Saturday open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8.


    Your eyes are not deceiving you. I did not mean to write “ayes” only to have a computer override. The fact is I have reached the age and time for the necessary but dreaded cataract surgery. A life-long optimist, I never thought my sight would be impaired to the point when I’d be subject to the wiles and work of an ophthalmologist. My eyes have had it and I’m paying the price of their discipleship!

  • I originally wrote parts of this column several years ago when everyone in Brunswick County was busy preparing for Hurricane Irene. Fortunately we were spared major damage from that storm. But, I thought it might be a good idea to share this information again, before we’re all in a hurry to get things done before another storm.

  • Chloe was at it again: ceaseless slurping and licking of her tummy, paws and legs. She would press her face against one end of the living room rug and skate across to the other side. She had removed several patches of fur from her legs and stomach and now her face was red and scabby.

  • Southport’s ninth annual Wooden Boat Show is the focus of the First Friday Reception on Sept. 7 at Franklin Square Gallery. The Associated Artists of Southport invite all to meet Tony Alderman and see his acrylic painting, “She Stood the Test,” this year’s winner of the Wooden Boat Show poster contest.

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    There’s no question you play lots of roles throughout your life — daughter, son, mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, co-worker, boss, friend, sports team member and volunteer — just to name a few.

    It can be exhausting to juggle all these roles, especially if they conflict with one another. So much energy is spent, particularly if you’re trying to live up to someone else’s vision.

  • By Mari-Lou Wong-Chong

    Guest Columnist

    Let us all journey to Southeast Asia through the sands of time. Learn a little bit of the history that identifies some of our neighbor’s culture.

  • Arts enthusiasts are invited to see what’s happening at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) at its fourth annual open house Saturday, Aug. 25, at 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will feature tours of the facility, hands-on activities, and a chance to meet the instructors, who number more than 20 now since the center’s opening in 2015.