Sanjay and Sejal Patel wanted to buy a beach house within a few hours of their Wake Forest home. The oceanfront duplex they found in Carolina Beach needed some work, and a television show captured the renovation process.
Sarah Napthali is well-versed in the ways Buddhism can improve day-to-day living. After several books, including "Buddhism for Mothers" and "Buddhism for Parents on the Go," the Australian author has trained her sights on relationships. She has been with her spouse for more than 20 years and is the mother of two teenage boys, so she has much to say about weaving spirituality into the day-to-day challenges of a romantic partnership.
I was born and raised in Hawaii, where I learned to appreciate and respect a diversity of cultures as a member of its thriving Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Most of my classmates stayed in Hawaii for college or went to schools on the West Coast, but I decided to broaden my horizons by attending Purdue University in Indiana. While there, I discovered my ethnicity made me a rarity - a minority - which I had never experienced back home.
Talk about your frustrating detours. Barely 36 hours before tomorrow’s scheduled Grand Opening of Captain Poncho’s Mexican Grill in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village, a broken gas line has forced a postponement of the event. Pending repairs and re-inspection, owner Carolina Escobar now hopes to open the brick-and-mortar location of the popular Captain Poncho’s Tacos food truck by early September. The Grand Opening — an all-day celebration with live salsa music — has tentatively been rescheduled for September 10.