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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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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Cape Fear Independent Film Network: Working to Promote and Preserve Film in the Cape Fear Region 

Posted by - May 4, 2017

Written by: Claudia Stack | Photography provided by: Cape Fear Independent Film Network   Where in this area can independent filmmakers find talented, like-minded people and see cutting edge regional independent films? Since the year 2000, the answer to both of these questions has been: the Cape Fear Independent Film Network (CFIFN) and its namesake

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Nothing Fishy About It

Posted by - April 11, 2017

Written by: Kevin Ward | Photographed by: Billy Higginbotham In North Carolina Shrimping is a good size business, maybe it is not up there with Georgia or Louisiana, but we still catch our fair share here in the Tarheel state. In the sake of full honesty I will volunteer the information that I now and

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No Honor Among Thieves

Posted by - March 11, 2017

Written and Illustrated By: Kevin Ward “Damnation seize my soul if I give your quarters, or take any from you.” (Edward Teach) 1714 saw a surge in pirating in the Caribbean and East Coast of the Americas; the reason for this was an often forgotten conflict known as the War of Spanish Succession. This war

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THE GIBRALTAR OF THE SOUTH HAS FALLEN

Posted by - February 6, 2017

“I have come to share your fate…”-General W.H.C Whiting (January, 15th 1865) Written By: Kevin Ward | Photographed By: Arthur Green (Black & White Photographs Courtesy of New Hanover Public Library) I have been accused once or twice of being a history lover; if I am, I have come by it, honestly, from my father. He

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Under the Kudzu

Posted by - January 26, 2017

Written By: Claudia Stack Whether restored, overgrown with kudzu or demolished, Rosenwald schools changed history in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. Outside of a few alumni groups, not many people in the Cape Fear region today know that three generations ago African American families paid their taxes, then had to raise money again to

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The Rabbi and The Rector

Posted by - December 2, 2016

This is a story about two wise men—a rabbi and a rector. Written By: Lynn Ingram | Photographed By: Brendan Easlick It’s a story about celebrating what we have in common rather than focusing on our differences,and it’s a story about how making that choice can leave a legacy of love. First, a little downtown Wilmington

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Small Town Courtesies

Posted by - November 9, 2016

Written By William McNeil To many Cape Fear residents, and Americans in general, the notion of manners seems old-fashioned and stuffy, but I think the majority of Cape Fear natives appreciate the civilized niceties of good manners. Having manners is a way of showing respect to others, and making them feel appreciated and comfortable. Manners

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At the Corner of History and Architecture

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Written By: Lori Wilson On Sunday mornings, I wake up with my partner to go house hunting with our realtor. We ride from home to home thinking about acreage and square footage and always arguing about location. Though, for me, these outings have become much more than my first foray into debt. I’ve quickly realized

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