New Homes + Historic Sites = RiverLights

Posted by - October 2, 2017

  Written by: Marimar McNaughton  |  Photography by: Kathy Spetrino Ten years after unearthing more than 25,000 artifacts left by the Cape Fear Indians who once occupied lands near Barnards Creek 9,000 years ago, Newland Communities came out of the ground in 2016 launching RiverLights, a planned mixed-use, multi-generational community on the Cape Fear River.

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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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Post, Past & Present

Posted by - September 8, 2017

Step inside an historic jewel, polished to reflect its heritage. Written by: Beth Rutledge | Photography by: Michael W. Smith In 1854, Wilmington  buzzed with energy and promise. Steamships and the railroad shuttled ever-growing masses of people and goods; the Port City was its own gateway to the world. That year, Franklin Pierce was president,

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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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Another World: Bald Head Island

Posted by - August 1, 2017

Two miles off the coast near Southport there’s another world. You can see Bald Head Island from the mainland, low and tree covered, the geometry of the lighthouse—Old Baldy—rising above the green and leaves. A 20-minute ferry ride will take you there, and on the way you’ll shed the weight and troubles of the mainland

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Designer’s Digs

Posted by - July 10, 2017

By: Marimar McNaughton | Photography by Mark Lohman* | Styled by Sunday Hendrickson From corporate banking to interior design, a career-driven wife and mother of three minted her personal style inside a renovated two-story 1942 Colonial Revival. Her personal design style — an eclectic Southern hybrid — blends her traditional family values with trending now

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Drink in the Beauty of Gem Water

Posted by - June 22, 2017

  Written by: Star Sosa | Photography provided by: Spectrum Fine Jewelry     For centuries, certain elements, crystals and minerals have been thought to have healing powers.  Practitioners of many different disciplines have infused them into elixirs, placed crystals strategically on the body or prescribed selected gems to be worn with the intention to

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tekMountain: Cultivating the Climb to Success

Posted by - June 15, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photography by: Arthur Green  tekMountain is an innovative and collaborative environment that encourages business development at all stages of growth, but especially fosters the evolution of entrepreneurial fledglings. Under this incubator/accelerator model, start-ups greatly benefit from the exposure and access they have to mentors, potential investors, and community engagement.  

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Rest, Relax, Recharge – Getting Cozy in Cape Fear

Posted by - May 7, 2017

  Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photographs provided by the properties, except for Angie’s Bed & Breakfast and Camellia Cottage, which were taken by Kathleen Fairall   With summer coyly peering from the horizon, our thoughts drift to scenes of a well-deserved respite away from the everyday grind. We muse over temperate days in a

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Take a Tour into Wilmington’s Past

Posted by - April 4, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photographed by Arthur Green There are many things that we, in the Cape Fear region, anticipate each year.  As spring unfolds, we are eager to usher in the season with five, fun-filled days of celebration at the North Carolina Azalea Festival, our region’s premier annual event. Of the myriad of

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