AN UNFORGETTABLE TASTE: Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival returns with sips, bites, laughs and more by Joyce Edwards, LOL contributor

  VOCAL is proud to be part of a city that reaches out every year to support their own. Wilmingtonians are extraordinary! There is no better way to celebrate such generosity than with an exceptional glass of wine, great music, delectable hors d’oeuvre, decadent chocolates and impressive artwork. 2017 rings in the 13th annual Wilmington […]

Sony MDR-1000X Headphones – The Best of Both Worlds

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( I like to listen to Hi-Res audio. And when I travel on trains and planes I like to use noise canceling headphones. But until the past year, I needed two separate sets of headphones to accomplish both. Several years ago I asked the folks at Sony […]

The iPhone 7 Plus – An Old Design Learns New Tricks

Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (   The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the latest smartphone offerings from Apple. While the basic design of the phone has now remained the same for three years, what’s under the hood has improved noticeably. This phone is considered a transitional step before what’s expected to […]

PHILANTHROPIC CHEER! Cape Fear Literacy Council presents fourth annual 12 Tastes of Christmas by JS Carver, LOL contributing editor

  The annual 12 Tastes of Christmas has raised $30,000 for the Cape Fear Literacy Council, with profits helping benefit adult literacy and English as a second language (ESL) programs. New Hanover County residents especially benefit from the cause, as 60,000 local citizens have low literacy skills. “We serve over 500 adult learners each year,” […]

2016 Holiday Stocking Stuffers

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ ( This is the portion of our gift guide where we can have some fun thinking about all of the little things that will make the holidays just a little merrier and not too expensive. Smartphone Mounting System – Quad Lock – This is the only mounting system that allows you to fully […]