Kmart closing in August

KAILUA-KONA — A liquidation sale at the Kailua-Kona Kmart will begin Thursday in advance of its closure planned for early August, the store’s parent company announced Friday.

‘Aloha prevails’

KEAUHOU — Under sunny skies and steps away from the waters of Keauhou Bay, about two dozen people joined hands and shared prayers, oli and stories in support of Billy Kenoi and the people of Hawaii.

Commercial center pegged for NELHA

KAILUA-KONA — A proposal from a local company to build a commercial center at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority would give local drivers a new spot to fill up the tank and support NELHA’s mission of sustainability.

Aboard Hokule‘a

As Pualani Lincoln Maielua steered Hokule‘a into harbor Sunday evening, the call of a pu swept the sea and about a dozen canoes made their way out to greet the incoming crew.