Pointer Sisters coming to Wilmington

The Pointer Sisters, 2016 (Photo courtesy of Pointersisters.com)

WILMINGTON  – Cape Fear Community College has announced that the Pointer Sisters are coming to the Wilson Center in June. The show, on the campus of Cape Fear Community College at 703 North 3rd St., is Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. at capefearstage.com, or beginning at 2 […]

Warm winter may require preparing early for mosquitoes


It’s too soon to know for sure, but after a warm February and an early spring, Wilmington residents may reaching for bug spray early this year. Mosquitoes aren’t just aggravating. They also transmit diseases, from malaria to the Zika virus. So whether and when they emerge, and how strong in numbers they are when they do, is a […]



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How absorption rates affect you


Today, we’re going to talk about absorption rates and real estate.  What is the absorption rate, and why is it important?   Absorption is simply the number of months inventory on the market right now, and how long it will take to sell those particular properties if no new homes come on the market.   […]

Four more arrested in Brunswick County drug sweeps

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Four more offenders have joined the dozens arrested last weekend by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit after multiple investigations into illegal drug activity throughout the county. Last week, the Sheriff John Ingram’s Office credited community complaints and tips for triggering various investigations across Brunswick that lead arrests Sunday and […]

Trader Joe’s recalls three types of applesauce for fear of glass shards


Trader Joe’s is recalling three of its jarred apple sauces due to concerns that there may be glass in the product. The recall, announced by the Federal Food and Drug Administration on Monday, affects 24-ounce products. Two sold nationally, another sold in western states. The recall was initiated by the producer, Manzana Products Company, after customer […]

Exercise yes, pills no: Doctors unveil guidance for lower back pain

If you have lower back pain, the last thing you should do is take prescription opiates. That’s the gist of guidance released earlier this month by the American College of Physicians. The new guideline, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, says doctors should encourage patients with lower back pain to try exercise and non-drug approaches, […]

Salt therapy: ‘grandma’s’ spa secret gaining wellness converts

Salt therapy comes in two basic forms. One is halotherapy, the breathing of pulverized salt in a small space, sometimes called a salt cave. Another is flotation therapy, an updated take on what was once referred to as sensory deprivation therapy.

Another salt-based option is flotation therapy. An updated take on what was once referred to as sensory deprivation therapy, it typically involves floating in a tank or pod filled with warm water and Epsom salt. (Courtesy of Williamsburg Salt Spa)

It’s in virtually every kitchen. Nutritionists say to avoid it. Yet from the Eastern Seaboard to California, it’s being touted for health benefits, from spa customers to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. What is it? Salt. And chances are, in one form or another, it’s in a spa near you. “It is a natural […]