Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Innkeepers’ Destiny

Linda, who worked in financial marketing, and Rick, whose background is in school administration, both possess a deep-rooted love for the antiquated. Together they almost always owned historic homes, including when they moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina in 2007.

Wealth

A plan is essential for navigating any path. Your financial plan is vital to helping keep you on track to achieve a lifetime of financial success. Many people mistakenly believe that a financial plan includes only investing for retirement. While

New Year’s Eve 2012

The Grape and Ale 8521 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island (910) 933-4384 www.thegrapeandale.com When planning your New Year’s Eve bash, typically the first thing on your to-do list after you have committed to a menu is to choose the

International Inspiration

Nestled at a cozy table with good friends and family, one can feel both “transported and at home” in Ports of Call Bistro (116 N. Howe St., Southport). Such is the goal for proprietors Jake Pfohl and Ray Aeayan. Rich

Caroling, Caroling Now We Go

Christmas has the fine-tuned ability to heat one’s chilly heart with only the sounds of the season. Carols can make us jolly, or they may make us sentimental, or they may inspire. No matter the meaning, there’s something about this

Work of Art

Crossing the bridge to leave Oak Island, to the right of the structure is an unassuming yet iconic boat yard. A bright-blue giant—a several-ton boat lift—crouches on the edge of the water. Beside her rests an old metal fish house,

The Giving Spirit

Two years ago, Kristie Disbrow joined a local Moms in Touch group—a chapter of an international non-profit in which mothers gather together to pray for their children and their children’s schools. The first request received by the Brunswick County organization

Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas

As the stockings are hung in our homes this month, the cities and towns in which we reside will be donned with their own holiday trimmings. Southport is renowned for its annual Christmas by the Sea Festival, which takes place

December 2012

In my household, we began lighting christmas candles the day after Halloween, and I swooned over scents of balsam fir, cinnamon and peppermint. I’m not certain what it is about 2012, but this year I’ve been really welcoming to December

Shop Small Saturday Sales

Below are tangible reasons to Shop Small Business Saturday, November 24th in the Southport-Oak Island Area. Shopping specials are only valid on November 24th between 9am-1pm. Although most will have additional specials the remainder of the day. The dining discounts

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