Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brotherly Love

by Jamie Shoemaker On April 24th, 2014, Providence Home—established in 1997 for Brunswick County youth who did not have an emergency residential facility available to them during a time of crisis—was visited by two young Brunswick County brothers that wanted

To Save or To Shred

Are you a “pack rat” or “purger” when it comes to your personal documents? The best approach is somewhere in between the two extremes. Try these suggestions for a sensible but streamlined way to manage your paperwork. While you’re clearing

Scales: May

By now, if you’re like me, you are ready to get a fishing trip under way, or you’ve probably already hit the water. But are you really ready to go? Is your gear in tip-top shape? You should make sure

The Visiting Fisherman

Bill Rustin and his family have been visiting Southport waters since 1958, directed to the area after fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys. “We went to a tackle shop in Wilmington, and they said, ‘Yeah, they’re in the mouth

Biz Q&A: Merry Maids

It’s a common saying: “There’s not enough time in the day.” There aren’t enough hours to work, clean, cook, spend time with family, exercise, sort mail, help the kids with homework, and get enough sleep to do it all again

Wine from Down Under

May is Aussie Wine Month in Australia—and is there ever a lot to celebrate. Australia, once known primarily for its big “fruit bomb” wines or—dare I say it, the kangaroo with the yellow tail—has come a long way in the

Feels like Home

Dry Street Pub and Pizza is a place where, literally, everybody knows your name. Owner Sheila Barbee told me right when we started chatting that, “Dry Street is the place where the locals go.” A homey feel, the restaurant is

Rock for the Ages

What: ‘American Band: Music of the Rock Revolution’ When: May 16-18, 23-25 • 8 p.m. Where: Franklin Square Park Corner of Howe and West streets, Southport Cost: FREE Info: Growing up, while my friends were listening to Backstreet Boys

Nature’s Choir

What: Birds of Southport Tour When: Wednesday, May 21st • 9 a.m. Where: Middleton Park 4601 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island Cost: FREE, early registration required Info: (910) 454-4479 Coastal dwellers are no stranger to pelicans, sea gulls

Mark of the Season

What: First Crawl Environmental Festival When: Saturday, May 17th 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Middleton Park 4601 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island Cost: FREE Info: (910) 278-5518 Designed to raise awareness about the Oak Island Sea Turtle

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