Monthly Archives: August 2014

Beginner’s Luck

by Dennis Frazier For the last decade, my family has vacationed on Oak Island, but, as a group, until this past June, we have never been on a fishing charter together. So when several of our family members decide to

Fitness on Demand

Written By: Teagan Macklin, Boiling Spring Lakes Parks and Recreation Senior Program Manager Within our Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, the Lakes Room was not typical anymore. There was something different about this room where a group of 20 or

“Under the Skin”

“Under the Skin” 4.5 stars Directed by: Jonathan Glazer Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay Typically, Redbox delivers mainstream successes or straight-to-video hilarity. Though this millennium’s answer to Blockbuster can be found on nearly every corner, its compact

The Model Ideal

In a quieter part of Southport, away from the thoroughfare of Howe Street, Turtlewood at Southport has been growing all summer long. Among homesites waiting to break ground, three adorable cottages in three different floor plans beckon newcomers to the

Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS®

Margaret Rudd Bishop, a Southern adventurer, vacationed with her family in Long Beach and once lived on a boat, all before putting firm roots down in Oak Island where she established her highly successful real estate company, Margaret Rudd &

Saving on School Supplies

From school supplies to dorm essentials, preparing for a new school year can be an expensive undertaking. Consider these simple back-to-school shopping tips to help you plan smart and cut costs. Set a budget—and stick to it. Determine how much

Fishing for a Reason

Believe it or not, if you fish enough and get fine-tuned with your skills of targeting and catching certain fish, you’ll find that there are opportunities to compete in tournaments. Some of these opportunities are for special reasons and some

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Imagine looking into the face of your spouse, friend or grandchild and seeing only a blurry center. This is the plight of people suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Macular degeneration is an eye disease associated with aging and is

When in Doubt

Story by Amanda Carbonell, owner of Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop and Gallery 602 N. Howe St., Southport (910) 454-0633 Choosing a wine doesn’t have to be a daunting task, even if you’re not sure what the difference

Meet the Veggie Snob

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. You could say I was a city girl. When it came to vegetables I was used to eating ones from a can or a frozen white box. It wasn’t

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