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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Hottest Hues

Posted by - February 3, 2017

Written By: Lynn Leake | Photographs Courtesy of Norwalk Furniture Color makes the world go around. Here in the depths of our “winter,” color becomes even more important and influential in the way we feel about life. We are fortunate enough to have lovely bushes and trees that keep their leaves all year around offering

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The Cape Fear Raptor Center: “Spread Your Wings!”

Posted by - February 1, 2017

Above Photo Credit: CapeFearRaptorCenter.org Written and Photographed By: Mike Raab It all began in 2011 with a red-shouldered hawk that had a fractured wing due to being shot. It was brought to Doctor Joni Seymour at Rocky Point Animal Hospital to see what could be done for the wounded bird. At that time, the Carolina

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The Bucket List

Posted by - January 30, 2017

Above: Frances Weller- News Anchor at WECT TV, Channel 6, NBC affiliate, Wilmington, NC What some local folks want to do between now and then. Written and Photographed By: Michael Raab The term “kick the bucket” has been around since the 1700s meaning simply “to die.” I’m not certain how long the term “the bucket

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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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Three Makers’ Craft

Posted by - January 25, 2017

Above: Kay Goodwin between two Azalea Belle dresses she made.  Written By: Becka Jackson | Photographed By: Arthur Green  Visitors who come to Wilmington for the Azalea Festival expect to see lush gardens blooming with flowers of every color that have been carefully cultivated all year. What they do not expect is to be greeted

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A Modern Legend in the Making

Posted by - January 19, 2017

Written By: Connor Davis | Photographed By: Easlick Photography In the back buildings of the Cotton Exchange a new shop has set its roots. Modern Legend, run by Catherine Hawksworth, has something for every customer. While specializing in vinyl records, she also carries grooming needs, artworks, and jewelry. As Catherine prepares for opening each day

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Explore the New Year

Posted by - January 19, 2017

Written By: Lori Wilson | Photographed By: Arthur Green There’s a place I like to go that I don’t really want to share with you. It feels far enough away from my day-to-day qualms but just close enough that I can access it whenever I please. Like most of the Cape Fear area, it reminds

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Finding Your Why: Making Resolutions Stick

Posted by - January 18, 2017

Written By: Dr. Jennifer Escarcega It’s that time of year again when we are full of hope and excitement for all that the new year has to offer. Many of us use the New Year as a starting point for improvements that we want to make in our lives. Making New Year’s resolutions dates back

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