A Bird’s-Eye View

Posted by - September 12, 2017

Written by: Connor Davis | Photography by: Marc St. Pierre Since its opening in 2013, High Tide Helicopters, located near Oak Island, is Wilmington’s premier helicopter flight school and touring company. Specializing in scenic sunset tours, and even personal chartered flights, this small business is widening the perspective on our beautiful coast. Owned by Jessica

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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 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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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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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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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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Harmonic Relationships

Posted by - May 9, 2017

Written by: Dr. Herbert Harris The basic principle of the universe is that of order. When order is extended over a time period, it becomes harmony. This universal harmony is like a great symphony in which all notes, vibrations, and sounds are being played at the same time, for all time. Each entity, each person,

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Aiming at Empowerment

Posted by - May 1, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photographed by:  Jonathan C. Ward More than ever before, women are making great strides toward empowerment. The possibilities for today’s female are expanding, and women are continuing to chip away at stereotypes portraying them as the vulnerable and vacuous gender. Increasingly, women are harnessing their potential and steering the direction

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Horses That Heal

Posted by - April 11, 2017

Written by: Claudia Stack | Photographed by: Virginia Gates Photography   “When I am bestride him, I soar; I am a hawk; he trots the air.”                                                                   -Shakespeare, King Henry V         When six-year-old Wren rushes up to kiss Butterball on the nose, she isn’t thinking about the fact that he was selected because he is

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Keep Pedaling!

Posted by - April 10, 2017

Written by: Kenneth Deutsch | Photographs courtesy of: Cape Fear Cyclists I moved to Wilmington several years ago and one of the first things I did was search out a local bicycling club. I soon found the Cape Fear Cyclists (CFC) and was riding with the group locally. CFC is the oldest bike club in

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