Tobacco Farming in the Cape Fear: A Look Back

Posted by - July 15, 2017

Venture onto the rural roads that surround Wilmington and you are likely to see  tall barns that linger in the landscape, accidental monuments to an era when tobacco was the main cash crop for thousands of small farms across southeastern North Carolina.  Whether well maintained or falling in, the tobacco barns tell a story.  They

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Going To Market

Posted by - July 10, 2017

In April and October buyers for furniture stores and interior designers from around the world gather in High Point, NC to be wined and dined by furniture  manufacturers and vendors.  More than 100,00 people who are involved with home decor, furniture, or art gather in over ten million square feet of showroom space in 180

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THE BIG 5

Posted by - July 10, 2017

The Big 5 are fun, quirky questions that we ask members of the Cape Fear community each month. This is a fun, interactive way to connect the names and faces of our region with our readers. If you’d like to participate or nominate someone in the community, please send your email to the editor at

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Walking the Moonlit Path: Cancer New Moon July 2017

Posted by - July 10, 2017

Happy birthday Cancer, and a happy Cancer new moon to all. This moon became technically new on June 24th, but will be affecting us almost all month long. Those of you with late June birthdays will be impacted the most, though the July Cancers will have plenty of excitement as well. If you were born

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Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Posted by - July 10, 2017

My visit to the Chua Tung Lam Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Wilmington was greeted with a warm smile from Thay, the monk who leads services and manages the temple.  The temple is located on Gordon Road and follows the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism.  Thay began our conversation with an introduction to the Quan Am statue

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Posted by - July 10, 2017

July is a month of celebration beginning with America commemorating its birth as a nation. In this month’s issue we continue the expression of celebration with reflections of our past and reverence for accomplishments that have brought us to the present. Our feature story captures the successful undertaking between Thalian Association Community Theatre and the

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