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Archive for August, 2009

Back to her roots, Rivenbark’s collection a recipe for hilarity

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnLine.com

‘you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning’Contrary to the title of her new collection, drink hasn’t done in Celia Rivenbark.Instead, in “You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning” – the semi-official motto of one of her Bubba friends – the Wilmington-based columnist has gone “Julie & Julia.”

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Coleman building a cult following for her cakes

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Liz BiroLiz.Biro@StarNewsOnline.com

Trim, tanned and wearing a sporty scooter skirt, Suzanne Boney Coleman seems far from the quintessential, hair-in-a-bun, Southern cake lady – until you step into her home.

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Book Marks – Writer’s career aims for the stars

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

The way Calie Voorhis tells it, when her husband comes home to a spotless house, he turns defensive and whispers, “Ooooooh – bad day?”Housecleaning is one of the ways the Wilmington resident copes with those occasional bouts of writer’s block.

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N.C. group gives free Walmart gift cards to stop syphilis spread

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Health officials are fanning out through a North Carolina neighborhood, trying to stop a sudden outbreak of syphilis.Officials in Forsyth County told the Winston-Salem Journal that the 140 cases of the sexually-transmitted disease reported so far this year is more than triple the cases reported in all of 2008.

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Composting kits come with wiggles

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

“Worms don’t escape.”That’s what Sarah Daniels said as she picked up a worm she’d dropped on her dining room floor.It’s a good thing they don’t, because she has a number of plastic bins filled with worms stacked against a wall in her house.

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