Pilgrimage across the Cape Fear Region

Posted by - June 22, 2017

  Written by: Guest Columnist, Doug Franks | Photography by: Phil Mancuso    “Our souls have sight of that immortal sea which brought us hither”- William Wordsworth   Since the beginnings of the human story, the sea has been charged with mystery, power, and mythic underpinnings. Carl Jung believed that its fathomless depths represented the

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Drink in the Beauty of Gem Water

Posted by - June 22, 2017

  Written by: Star Sosa | Photography provided by: Spectrum Fine Jewelry     For centuries, certain elements, crystals and minerals have been thought to have healing powers.  Practitioners of many different disciplines have infused them into elixirs, placed crystals strategically on the body or prescribed selected gems to be worn with the intention to

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tekMountain: Cultivating the Climb to Success

Posted by - June 15, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photography by: Arthur Green  tekMountain is an innovative and collaborative environment that encourages business development at all stages of growth, but especially fosters the evolution of entrepreneurial fledglings. Under this incubator/accelerator model, start-ups greatly benefit from the exposure and access they have to mentors, potential investors, and community engagement.  

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Walking the Moonlit Path: Gemini New Moon June 2017  

Posted by - June 8, 2017

  Happy birthday Gemini, and a happy Gemini new moon to all. This moon became technically new on May 25th, but will be affecting us almost all month long, until the end of the month. Gemini is the sign that rules the mind, curiosity, and adaptability. While they are among the most intelligent, energetic, and

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Liquid Pleasures: Four Fruit-Inspired Cocktails

Posted by - June 2, 2017

Written by: Kimberly Rhine | Photography by: Kimberly Dam | Location: Goodfella                            Blackberry Thyme Lemonade Ingredients: Distilled water Container of blackberries Fresh thyme Bag of lemons Mayhaw Jelly (Farmin’ On Front) Club soda or Sprite Tito’s Vodka Shaker Muddler Ice cube molds/tray Ice Cubes: -place

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Once Were Foes But Now They Are Friends

Posted by - June 1, 2017

Written by: Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. | Photography obtained from the Library of Congress, except where indicated Dr. Fonvielle is an associate professor in the Department of History at UNC Wilmington, and is the author of books and articles on the Civil War in North Carolina, especially Fort Fisher and Wilmington. Visit his website at

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From the Editor

Posted by - June 1, 2017

  As spring transitions into longer, sun-drenched days and cool, coastal nights we welcome the month of June. With the school year closing, children emerge like wide-eyed renegades freed from the containment of the classroom, eagerly greeting the start of summer break. The rising temperature coaxes our coastal residents into the outdoors to enjoy all

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Changin’ Ways LLC – Changes Relationships to Food

Posted by - June 1, 2017

Written by: Claudia Stack | Photography by: Kimberly Dam As much as anything else, Dave Borkowski’s mobile chicken house—big, blue, and underpinned by his old boat trailer—epitomizes how his life has changed since he retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2015. After flying fighter planes for twenty-two years, Dave now spends his days

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Wrightsville Beach Diving is Making a Splash

Posted by - May 31, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photography by: D.J. Struntz and Jonathan C. Ward Whether you are a resident or visitor to the Cape Fear region, there is a commonality that is shared. It’s in the appreciation of our coastline, and it exists in the rolling waves of the Atlantic, the lulling whisper of the ocean

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