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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A Splendid Jaunt on the Appalachian Trail: Carver’s Gap to Grassy Ridge Bald

Posted by - July 10, 2017

Written by: Doug Franks | Photography provided by: Appalachian Trail Conservancy The world’s longest hiking-only footpath, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a 2190 mile stretch, traversing fourteen states, from Mt. Springer, GA., to Mt. Katahdin, ME. Along the way it takes in the southeastern portion of the country’s highest peaks and arguably its most stunningly brilliant

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Designer’s Digs

Posted by - July 10, 2017

By: Marimar McNaughton | Photography by Mark Lohman* | Styled by Sunday Hendrickson From corporate banking to interior design, a career-driven wife and mother of three minted her personal style inside a renovated two-story 1942 Colonial Revival. Her personal design style — an eclectic Southern hybrid — blends her traditional family values with trending now

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What’s SUP ?

Posted by - July 10, 2017

Written by: Connor Davis | Photography by: Kimberly Dam On the northeastern point of Harbor Island, there is a small alcove filled with kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, and even 6-person canoes. This treasure trove of water vessels is owned and maintained by Wrightsville SUP, a local water sports equipment rental company about to start its seventh

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The Joy of Shopping at Lula Balou

Posted by - July 10, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson |Photography: Marcus Anthony Hair/Makeup:Tyler Kent | Venue/Location:Dalisay Salon and Bridal Suite There is something to be said for retail therapy. Experiencing that euphorically-charged adrenaline rush while being handed colorful packages in all shapes and sizes is the guilty pleasure of most women. Of course, the stars must be aligned in order to

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SELF-IMAGE: The Foundation of Success

Posted by - July 3, 2017

by Dr. Herbert Harris How you see yourself in your own eyes determines what you get out of life. Self-image is your own conception of yourself. It is the mental and emotional picture you hold in your own consciousness of who you are, what you are, and what you represent. Your self-image is important because

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Memory Over Matter: Local Comic Book Store Continues Spreading the Word

Posted by - June 29, 2017

Written by: Katelynn Watkins | Photography by: Arthur Green As technology grows more prevalent in our world, medical advances, tools that benefit teachers and students, and countless breakthroughs on all fronts move forward at breakneck speed. But some, Jake Motsinger of Memory Lane Comics included, can still see the benefit of returning to the basics:

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