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Archive for April, 2009

Pinched drivers weigh repair bills and car payments

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Some auto repair companies are thriving these days while others are struggling. But the reason is the same – the weak economy.

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Book Review: ‘Cracker Queen’ tells poignant tale

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Someone – either Georgia author Lauretta Hannon or her publisher – had the tacky idea to try to ride the coattails of Jill Conner Browne’s Sweet Potato Queen franchise. The result is a bit like putting vinyl siding on a National Register historic home. Underneath the silliness, Hannon’s “The Cracker Queen” turns out to be a hilarious, poignant and…

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Sunset Beach sewer assessment payoffs getting more complicated

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

A Sunset Beach petition drive to request a longer period for property owners to pay sewer assessments was a success, but it might not be the best course after all, an organizer said.

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‘Keyhole’ brain surgery a relief for Leland man

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Jamie Farrow would have needed to have his hair shaved, an incision cut from ear to ear and his scalp folded down to expose the area to surgeons. A prospect that had been making him queasy ever since his doctor explained the procedure.

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Book Marks: Sale a chance to stock up, help library

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The azaleas have bloomed and the Easter Bunny has hopped back home, so it’s time once again for the spring used book sale by the Friends of the New Hanover County Public Library.

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