Sweet September

Friends in need are friends indeed By Astrid Stellanova Virgo, close your eyes and think of Mars! You’re not a Martian, but this is where your energy lies. Known as good communicators, you are [...]

Revolutionary Scars

A revealing look at the cost of civil strife By Stephen E. Smith They’re called “uncle books,” popular histories you gift to your Uncle Leo so he can kick back in his easy chair and read about [...]

Lofty Glamour

The late actor Dennis Hopper’s customized loft is really a kid-friendly paradise By William Irvine   •   Photographs by Rick Ricozzi Dennis Hopper always had a soft spot for Wilmington. Beginning [...]

Blues Man

Chicago transplant Jon McDonalds’s link to the titans of Jazz By John Wolfe “The blues is a rusty nail,” the great singer Etta James once said. What exactly she meant by that, I’m not sure, but I [...]


Low Country Fun The Wrightsville Beach office of the North Carolina Coastal Federation presents a Low Country Boil & Brew on Sept. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. This annual benefit, which supports the [...]

A Jarring Truth

Grandma knows best By Clyde Edgerton A dad is at home, talking on his smartphone with his 13-year-old son, Grayson, who is across the state at Grandma’s for a week. This is Grayson’s second day. [...]

Under the Dome

The architectural genius of Rafael Guastavino By Nan Graham If you are not too jaded, you may have been hooked a few years back on the TV series of a town trapped under an invisible dome — “Under [...]

September Almanac

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. — Edwin Way Teale Soft thuds of September apples tap at the windows of [...]

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