A Place by the Water

Posted by - October 2, 2017

Written by:  Beth Rutledge  |  Photography provided by: RiverLights The allure of a scenic stretch on the banks of the Cape Fear River isn’t new. In fact, the water’s edge at RiverLights, one of this city’s newest planned communities, has beckoned since native people camped there, since a rice plantation regularly floated its harvests into

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Brighten Your Lifestyle: White Dental

Posted by - August 28, 2017

Summers in southeastern North Carolina are hot and when it’s hot, it’s time to slip on the swimwear and take to the water. Now, what better way to dress up that perfect swimsuit and summer body than with a healthy smile? Dr. Jim White and his team at White Dental will guide you on your

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This Topsail Twosome Is Riding the Wave of Success

Posted by - August 24, 2017

Topsail outfitter expands options for island living When visitors come to Topsail Beach, Cheryl Price says they want to spend their time enjoying the best that island living has to offer: waves to ride,    wide-open marshes to explore, quiet bicycle rides, or porch time alongside the people they came to reconnect with. But at

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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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