Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Posted by - August 22, 2017

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Diana Walsh Pasulka, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at UNCW, on her upcoming book titled American Cosmic. The following is a description of her book to be released in early 2018  proceeded by our Q & A session: Contrary to Stephen Hawking’s statement

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Bald Head Island Conservancy

Posted by - August 17, 2017

The Bald Head Island Conservancy has served as the environmental and education beacon of BHI since its founding in 1983 by Dr. Thad Wester.  The Wester family had moved to BHI in the early 1970s as part of the ‘Generator Society’, and it was Dr. Wester’s passion for the island’s magnificent habitats and species that

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The Gatsby Gala at the Wilmington City Club

Posted by - August 15, 2017

If time would lend me only one enchanted evening, I would step back into the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age of flappers and speakeasies, back when the country looked forward with hope and giddy expectation. The Great War was finally over and we were getting our legs back. Oh boy, were we. The Charleston, the Black

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An Island Home with Modern Refinements

Posted by - August 11, 2017

Glide across the waters of the Cape Fear River to Bald Head Island, a sub-tropical hideaway, where time melts with the gradual canting of the sun and recollections of road-rage dissipate like strands of coastal clouds. It has probably been everyone’s dream, at one time or another, to be able to live on an island

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A Man of Substance, Commitment, and Vision

Posted by - August 8, 2017

I knew I was going to be interviewing a local gentleman who is revered as a luminary in the field of martial arts. John Maynard, the owner of Champion Martial Arts, and 8th degree black belt has an impressive lineage which includes notable names like Chuck Norris and Joe Lewis. His office is adorned with

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A Post of Duty: Bald Head Island in Wartime

Posted by - August 4, 2017

The enemy was hitting the beach! Colonel Thomas M. Jones was stunned by what he saw through his field glasses as he stood upon the ramparts of Fort Caswell on Oak Island. Peering eastward into the distance, he observed Union sailors going ashore on Bald Head Island. No Confederate soldiers were stationed over there, so

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Welcome to Graham’s Barber Shop

Posted by - August 3, 2017

“Well hello, welcome to Graham’s,”  is what you’ll hear when you enter Graham’s Barber Shop. Owner, William Graham has been a staple in Wilmington for 26 years. Originally from  Pennsylvania, he and wife Katherine have made North Carolina their homes for the past 50 years.  Graham’s start was very humble.  While working as a short

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Artist Spotlight

Posted by - August 1, 2017

PAUL HILL “Courage” – This piece was created for the New North Carolina Veteran’s Park in Fayetteville, NC. This piece contains WW2 military artifacts and is dedicated to the courage it takes to take care of your fallen brothers in battle. Dimensions: 16’ x 10’ x 4’… Materials: Steel, Military surplus items, colored-fused glass, aluminum  

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Walking the Moonlit Path – Leo New Moon Aug 21 2017

Posted by - August 1, 2017

Happy birthday Leo, and a happy Leo new moon to all! This month features a couple of extremely noteworthy events in both the astronomical and astrological world. The first and more minor excitement is the unusual phenomena of two Leo new moons in a row. This is a variant on  the “blue moon” idea, and

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Another World: Bald Head Island

Posted by - August 1, 2017

Two miles off the coast near Southport there’s another world. You can see Bald Head Island from the mainland, low and tree covered, the geometry of the lighthouse—Old Baldy—rising above the green and leaves. A 20-minute ferry ride will take you there, and on the way you’ll shed the weight and troubles of the mainland

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