Searching for an unknown Confederate’s identity
By Robert Salvo
Wilmington, North Carolina, is a midsized coastal city that, while remaining a port, is today more often noted for tourism or its role in the film industry. During the War Between the States, however, it was one of the largest cities in the Confederacy, nearly rivaling Atlanta in size. Its port was a haven for smugglers and blockade runners. Guarded by the fierce Fort Fisher, this Confederate haven on the Cape Fear River held out against Union forces until late February 1865, the last major Southern port to fall.
Our chat with Lord Shaftesbury
By Robert Salvo
“These places need to be homes, they need to be loved.” That’s the core philosophy Nicholas Ashley-Cooper expresses as we discuss his recent restoration of his family’s estate, St. Giles House, in Dorset, England.
Ashley on the Arts: Broadway plays and local ballets
By Dottie Ashley
NEW YORK — I never imagined I could be mesmerized by a drama in which physics played a rather pivotal role. However, at the conclusion of the award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” I had the urge to dash back to the box office of the Barrymore Theatre, fling myself against the window and beg to buy another ticket.
Yarborough Group is bullish on ballistics
By Jeff Dennis
Whether you are already comfortable pulling the trigger on a firearm or not, the Yarborough Group is ready to serve the needs of civilians. This core group of elite ex-military types is eager to provide assistance with scenarios from long-range shooting for deer, to home invasion and disaster training. The Yarborough Group “ballistics brunch” course teaches how to control body posture and breathing before gently pulling back on the trigger and all courses include the most modern thinking when it comes to gun range safety and marksmanship.
Pet Helpers to host Oscar-themed event on February 22
By Charleston Mercury Staff
Pet Helpers is thrilled to announce their first annual Oscars bash to celebrate this year’s 87th Academy Awards.