Today's Features

  • By Linda Arnold

    Live Life Fully

    No, this isn’t an article about fitness. Or cigarettes. It’s about the countless ways we sabotage ourselves with the way we talk.

    Behold the underlying truth

    Take the common word, “but.” It’s peppered throughout our conversations. If you break the word down into its individual letters, though, B-U-T — could signal “Behold the Underlying Truth.”

  • Good intentions might not be good enough. This is especially true when cooking for a large group of people. Many community groups, volunteer organizations and churches hold big food events such as fundraising dinners, bake sales or potluck lunches for members. Even when these groups think they are doing a good job, food events present food safety risks. Over the past decade there have been multiple outbreaks and hundreds of illnesses linked to community-based meal events. You don’t want to be part of these statistics.

  • Most of us appreciate how similar humans and dogs are. We like the same foods, enjoy many of the same activities and love snuggles under the covers. In addition to sharing the finer things in life, new research reveals one of the most common types of cancer is nearly identical in both humans and dogs.

  • Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist.

  • It was known as the Gibraltar of the South, but who was tasked with building the colossal military fortress known as Fort Fisher and what was daily life like?

    Find out Saturday, Jan. 12, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosts “… And Oh How We Suffered: the 154th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher” that took place Jan. 15, 1865.

    Free and open to the public, the living history program is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer something for visitors of all ages.

  • ‘Tis that time of year — to start thinking green and what to do with that 2018 Christmas tree.

    Keep Brunswick County Beautiful, an affiliate of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, promotes its mission to empower residents for a cleaner community, including during the holidays.

  • It’s almost another new year.

    Local entities are celebrating with local events.

    The town of Calabash is once again ringing things in with its eighth annual New Year’s Eve Bonfire scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Monday, Dec. 31, in the Hurricane Fleet parking lot on the Calabash Riverfront at 9975 Nance St.

    Highlights at this free event, in addition to a roaring bonfire, include rocking and dancing to a variety of music and the oldies, hot food and the dropping of the lighted anchor at midnight with a toast to 2019.

  • It was the summer of 1969 and the Woodstock Music Festival was tuning up on a 600-acre farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York.

    Among the lineup of performers during that history-making four-day gathering of 400,000 was a fledgling trio performing its second concert ever.

    David Crosby and Stephen Stills, along with British singer-songwriter Graham Nash, took the Woodstock stage on Aug. 18, blending their voices during that hour-long performance to create a sound and style still renowned nearly a half-century later.

  • By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    There’s always something new to see, wherever you are.

    The other day I took a different route to work at the university, here in Columbia, S.C., and found a real spectacle. Garden flowers, putting on a show, and soon to be Christmas? What’s it all about?