Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Best Kept Secret

Tom and Jan Trivett lived part-time in Southport for four years before they finally gave up the charade and bought a house. During those years, the couple took walks throughout the historic neighborhoods of downtown, always passing the home at

Tax breaks for military families: the HEART act of 2008

Although the HEART Act passed in 2008, it still matters to military families today. Officially the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act, it created new tax benefits for military personnel. These benefits relate to retirement and education savings plans

Viewing fruits and veggies as a dietary rainbow

Summer is a great time to improve your diet with the addition of fruits and vegetables. For those of us without a green thumb or a gardener in our family, the Southport and Oak Island farmers’ markets have both restarted

Summer Wines and Sangria

July is the heart of summer, and there is really no better place to be than here in the Southport-Oak Island area. This month, we have a refreshing Red, White, and Blue Sangria for your July 4th celebration, some seafood-friendly whites,

Lessons in ‘Cafenese’

Viewing the Flying Pig Coffee Shop from the outside, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The roof commands attention, leaning on a sharp angle. The building is white, teal and pink, and usually there’s a bike resting on its kickstand,

‘Tale as Old as Time’

What: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ When: July 26-28, August 2-4 Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. • Sun., 3 p.m. Where: Odell Williamson Auditorium 50 College Rd. NE, Bolivia Cost: $6-17 Info: (910) 755-7416 The musical “Beauty and the Beast” is based

One Year Later

Since its February release, “Safe Haven” has had quite the impact on tourism in Southport. Cindy Brochure, the city’s director of tourism and economic development, shares statistics. The film reached almost $100 million in the box office worldwide against its

For the Greater Good

Southport’s tall blue and white water tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. This spring, 18 businesses within the 200 to 400 blocks of Howe Street beneath the tower joined together to form what’s now known

The Citizen’s Journey

What: Naturalization Ceremony When: Wednesday, July 3rd • 4 p.m. Where: Garrison Lawn at Fort Johnston 203 E. Bay Street, Southport Cost: Free Info: (910) 457-6964 As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Americans prepare to celebrate their independence

Celebration for the Nation

When Southport celebrated Independence Day centuries ago, ships dropped anchor in the maritime town’s harbor, firing off cannons in honor of our nation’s freedom. Today, we celebrate with fireworks shot off a barge in the waterway, amongst much more hoopla

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