Chez Barry

Posted by - February 20, 2018

Written by: Marimar McNaughton | Frank Hart Photography courtesy of Big Sky Design   “He had to have it,” says interior designer Jo Howell of Big Sky Design, recalling the day Barry Alexander set foot inside the company’s Masonboro Loop atelier — part studio, part showroom.      It was a capiz shell cylinder that hung

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The Shift in Hospitality

Posted by - February 2, 2018

Written by Randy Evans of Walking Tall Wilmington Since Walking Tall currently does not have a building, we function primarily on a mobile level. We highly depend on the surrounding community to extend different forms of hospitality toward us. One of these acts of hospitality is letting us use their buildings and we are extremely

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Over 20 Years of Smiles at Sandra Miles Family Dentistry

Posted by - February 1, 2018

Written by: Lauren Krouse || Photography by Soriano Photography At the end of a line of neighborly houses on the corner of Market and 16th streets, Sandra Miles Family Dentistry would be easy to mistake for another home if it weren’t for the bright white and blue wooden sign in the yard. Dappled in the shade

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Chill in Finland

Posted by - January 22, 2018

Written by:  Doug Franks My wife and I have seven nieces and seven nephews, and years ago we decided to do something special for each one’s eighteenth birthday: we would take them anywhere in the world they chose. To see a bit of the world was the best present we could ever give them and

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The Gem Transcends The Cut

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Written by: Debra McCormick | Photography by Mark Steelman      As humans, we are instinct-driven beings, gravitating often to beauty. We enjoy looking at perfect shapes and vibrant colors, which explains our attraction to fine gemstones. They are a significant component in the work of several award-winning gem and jewelry designers at Spectrum Fine Jewelry, a

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Karen Kane: Musical Pioneer

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Written by:  Hayley Swinson  |  Photography provided by Karen Kane        Sitting in the control room of Karen Kane’s shared Wilmington studio, watching her adjust the bright zig-zags of sound bytes jumping across the computer screen, it’s hard to imagine anyone not taking her seriously—least of all herself. But the beginning of her

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Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Written by: Cedric and LaToya Barrett          It’s December 31st at 11:59 pm and if you are like us the next 60 secs are filled with great elation because the 1-minute countdown has begun to a brand new year offering 365 days of possibilities. Will I finally get the promotion or start the business,

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Chinese New Year- The year of the Dog: Dumplings Recipe

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Chinese New Year -February 16  – The Year of the Dog Recipe provided by Szechuan 132 -419 South College Rd, Wilmington NC        In our Chinese culture, during the Chinese Spring Festival and on Chinese New Year, certain dishes are eaten for their symbolic meaning.  The food served during the fifteen day festival

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Unscripted with Dan Beck

Posted by - January 16, 2018

When did you sell your first painting and what was it of? Before I went to art school I was using my GI bill going to a traditional four-year college. I knew I was wasting my time so I tried to take some art classes there but they were pretty lame- pretty typical “do your

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Winter Blues

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Written by Shaina Frank and Caitlin Goddard, MA Counseling Psychology Students – University of Denver Photos by Nathaniel Devin      With the holiday excitement beginning to drift away from our grasp, the winter season is starting to feel a bit less enticing and a little more dreadful. If you are the kind of person

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