Magnolia Social Café: Created From a Childhood Memory

Posted by - November 18, 2017

Written By: Debra Mccormick | Photography By: Soriano Photography   Tammy Tilghman is a determined woman. Her long, carefree blonde hair and wide, bright smile are the first qualities one notices, but after a few minutes of conversation, her inner strength becomes quite apparent. She is the owner of Magnolia Social Café, located at Riverlights,

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Mission Made Beginnings: Much more than jewelry

Posted by - November 13, 2017

Written by: Casey McAnarney | Photography provided by: Mission Made Jewelry Taking her first trip to Haiti in 2016, Executive Director of Mission Made Jewelry, Kaitlyn Hopfer met with local artisans and began forming relationships that would do more than create jobs within an impoverished community; it was an entirely new start for many. Working

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Connecting Service Members To The Coast

Posted by - November 9, 2017

Written by: Holly Coffer and Margaret Clevenger | Photography provided by the USO of NC   In 1942 with the outset of World War II, a group of Jacksonville community members — the original “Force behind the Forces” — with a passion for supporting our nation’s military, opened the doors to the USO of North

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The Shift Of Intention

Posted by - November 7, 2017

The Shift of Intention Written by: Randy Evans The holiday season is fast approaching and opportunities for charity abound. I ask, if you do something charitable, why are you doing it? When speaking about charity, intention is rarely mentioned or given much thought. Is it to feel good? Is it Christmas? Check a box on

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Harvesting Blessings

Posted by - November 6, 2017

  Reflecting on the Meaning of Thanksgiving During Challenging Times Written by: Kelly Merritt | Photography by: Brian Lantz Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest  and to celebrate the joys and good fortune of the preceding year. Although this holiday feast has historical roots in religious and

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The Big 5

Posted by - October 31, 2017

The BIG 5   What is the first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do before retiring in the evening? Being the opposite of a morning person, I stumble out of bed, get a cup of tea, and read my bible. My morning is so bleary-eyed that I started

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Wilmington Ballet Company is Raising the Barre

Posted by - October 31, 2017

Written by:  Kharin Gibson Photography by: Phil Mancuso & John Brubach   The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.   Oprah Winfrey     Sometimes people are lucky enough to discover their passion at an early age. A vision is established and a destiny is set. Then, there

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A Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Posted by - October 22, 2017

Written by: Laura Frank  “…We are ordinary people like you. We have families, jobs, hopes, and dreams….We are not what you think we are from at TV …You don’t have to be afraid of us….And please don’t try to convert us. Just give us the same right we give you–to live in peace. We are

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Make it Meaningful.  Is there a Story Behind the Stone?

Posted by - October 22, 2017

Written by: Star Sosa Imagine you are meeting your best friend for coffee and you are showing off your new ring.  Which story would be more exciting to share?  “We picked it from the big-box-factory website” or “We researched local artisans and found a talented goldsmith to co-create a one-of-a-kind ring”.  Isn’t it the ‘story”

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