Monthly Archives: January 2014

Calling All Party Animals

Because people often view their pets as members of the family, throwing birthday parties for dogs has become an increasingly popular way to celebrate man’s best friend. You can celebrate your dog’s actual birthday or the day of their adoption,

Worldly Appeal

'Om Sweet Home is decidedly coastal in outward appearances, with its shake siding, thick white trim, and gargantuan windows built to take in all the views. Though as one enters the home, three styles merge into one. Naturally, coastal, but

Biz Q&A – River Road Animal Hospital

For last year’s pet edition, Dr. Alyssa Travis of River Road Animal Hospital answered a few questions about how to care for pets, along with veterinarians of Southport Animal Hospital. This year, we get to know Dr. Travis a little

Happy Trails, Happy Tails

Man’s best friend loves to go for a ride in the car, but an enthusiastic nudge from a nose or a big tail wag can interfere with your driving. To keep yourself and your pet safe on the road, follow

Frothy Brews for a Frosty Season

I’ve long felt that winter in eastern North Carolina is a nearly unbearable season. No, we don’t have blizzards—but that’s half the problem for me. If it’s going to be cold and precipitating, it might as well snow. And once

Self-taught in Seafood

Both self-taught, Todd and Leonard of Turtle Island Restaurant and Catering are inspired by coastal cuisine from the Outer Banks to the West Indies. They bring to the menu a combination of local and traditional fares like Lowcountry shrimp and

The King’s Reign

The name "B.B. King" will resonate with the world for an eon. Its owner, now 88, has already proven himself to be the "King of the Blues." He's a master of the wailing guitar, and even though kids in generations

Adoption Round-up:

Through the dedication of shelters and organizations all across the country, America has made great steps toward ending animal overpopulation and homelessness. Follow through this link to read about local agencies and the donations they can use, as well as

Real-life Resolutions for the New Year

Happy 2014! As another January rolls in, so does the season for resolutions related to health, exercise and diet. Sometimes it can be hard to go from resolutions to reality—but I met two local individuals who committed in 2013 to

Evaluating the Treasure Trove

By: Carolyn Bowers P.E.O. Antique Appraisal Fair Sunday, Feb. 23rd 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Southport Community Center 223 E Bay St. Are you curious to know how much your antiques are worth? Now you can find out. The Southport

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