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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Restaurant Style Thanksgiving

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photos By: Lisa Chambers Photography Meet Executive Chef, Jameson Chavez, and Executive Pastry Chef, Rebeca Edelmira Alvarado-Paredes—two talented chefs from the freshest restaurant in Wilmington, manna. Since opening November 3, 2010, manna has kept a positive reputation and held true to their commitment to “buy as local as possible”

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Thanksgiving Tradition

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Illustrated and Written By: Kevin Ward We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving 395 years ago when pilgrims and the Wampanoag joined together for a three-day celebration of a successful corn harvest. So what has changed since 1621 and how did a harvest festival become our national turkey (or tofurky) day? Thanks to

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An Ode to Boats

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Written By: Travis Harrington | Photos Courtesy of SimmonsSeaSkiff.com For many residents or frequenters of coastal plain towns throughout North Carolina, there is something incredibly comforting and remarkable about the way that the surrounding bodies of water intertwine with the land. They grow into each other, but they never seem to impose. Being a Wilmington

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A Fall Favorite—The Healthier Way

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Written By: Dr. Jennifer Escarcega | Photo Courtesy of asaucykitchen.com It’s fall y’all! That means it’s time for football, crunchy leaves, cooler temps, and one of fall’s favorite beverages: the Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can enjoy this popular beverage without artificial syrups, coloring, or preservatives, and for a fraction of the cost! This is my

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Never Too Old

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photo Courtesy Of: Charlie Daniels Band You may know him from his earlier days playing bluegrass with the Misty Mountain Boys, or maybe from his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but I promise you know him or at least have heard of him. Currently touring with

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Walking the Moonlit Path: Libra New Moon

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Written By: Shara Eisen | Constellations Designed By Freepik.com Happy birthday Libra, and a happy Libra new moon to all! How nice and neat when the new moon kicks off the month for us like this, arriving on the 1st, as if to help remind us that this is the natural time in the monthly

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Haunted Past

Posted by - October 19, 2016

Written By: Doug Dodson | Photographed By: AJ Green Wilmington has been around for about 300 years, which is plenty of time for ghosts of all shapes, sizes, and sexes to become part of our collective lore. We have ghost tours of the historic district, haunted pub tours, and multiple books on the hauntings of

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Beat the Sugar Overload

Posted by - October 19, 2016

Written By: Evonne Varady  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love coming up with a great costume and all the activities that come with the fall season. I also dread it a bit because it seems that the next three months are a challenging part of a healthy lifestyle with all the treats

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Financial: Prepare for Milestone as Retirement Approaches

Posted by - October 19, 2016

Written By: Beth Nelson Over a two-decade span, ranging from ages 50 to 70½, investors will face multiple milestone decisions that will likely impact their retirement savings and portfolio. As you navigate through each decision, you’ll need to be aware of how rules governing Social Security, Medicare and your taxes will come into play. Take

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