Going To Market

Posted by - July 10, 2017

Written by Lynn Leake | Photography by CR Laine and Lynn Leake 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

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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

Written by Laura Frank | Photo by Phil Mancuso “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-ending shadow”   – Gautama Buddha 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

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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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SELF-IMAGE: The Foundation of Success

Posted by - July 10, 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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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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