Wrightsville Beach, NC – When Chris Brewster spoke to the audience, not all of his words came easily.
[Brewster] Lifeguards consider it a personal failure whenever there's a drowning in an area anywhere near them. But, um, we take any drowning that happens anywhere personally because we know what we would be able to do if we were there.
Wrightsville Beach, NC – When Sandee LaMotte left Atlanta last summer for a family vacation in the Florida panhandle, she never dreamed she would return home a widow. On the afternoon of June 8, Sandee's family was enjoying the beach while she caught up on housework. Suddenly, her two children burst through the door and told her that their father was in trouble.
Pomp, circumstance, and cell phones. Ah! The perennial traditions of Spring.
By Catherine McCall
Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Catherine's commentary.]
For some families the month of May brings a rite of passage, for others it delivers a family dream come true, for still others it marks a flat out miracle. From these contexts and so many others, this is the time of year when parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles hike up gymnasium steps to watch their suddenly older teenagers graduate from high school.
Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Dennis' commentary.]
As every observer of economic events knows, the Federal Reserve has held short term interest rates at a 46-year low of 1 percent since last June. Recently, speculation has begun that interest rates will soon rise. Indeed, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan recently said that the Bank would no longer be ?patient? in raising rates. Of course, no one ? certainly not this commentator ? knows exactly what patient means.