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Taking the Leap at Skydiving Coastal Carolinas

Long Beach Road in Southport is an unassuming, treed country highway that stretches from the junction of 133 and 87 all the way to the Intracoastal Waterway, then continues to Fort Caswell under another name. Along this road you’ll find…

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Five Winter Hikes in the Cape Fear

By Hayley Swinson Many folks love to hike in the spring, summer, and fall, but winter can present an equally rewarding hiking experience around Cape Fear. In our muggy and buggy environment, hiking in the winter offers a respite from…

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Holiday Events You Don’t Want to Miss in the Cape Fear

Written by Hayley Swinson It’s that time of year again: the weather’s cooling off, decorative lights are up, Jingle Bells is playing on loop at the mall. Luckily the holiday events and celebrations kickoff early, with several events in late…

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Honeymooning in North Carolina

Written by: Hayley Swinson Grab your overnight bag, your beloved, and hop in the car. You needn’t look further than our vast and beautiful North Carolina to go honeymooning. Within a few hours or less you could be sipping champagne…

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Cape Fearless: A Treetop Adventure

Written by: Hayley Swinson   Fifty feet is the highest point on the Cape Fearless Extreme course, according to Chris Sherry, co-owner with Ron England. Standing on the ledge looking down, it’s hard to fathom that I’m five stories up….

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Miracle Microgreens – Much more than a garnish

Written by: Hayley Swinson Remember the bean experiment in grade school? Where your teacher wrapped a dried bean in a wet paper towel and left it by a window and a few days later it sprouted. Remember the excitement surrounding…

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Finding Your Practice: Yoga In The Cape Fear

Written by: Hayley Swinson   It was still drizzling when I arrived at the gazebo in front of Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Encircled by large crepe myrtles and hydrangea bushes bursting with pink and blue blossoms, the gazebo was partially obscured….

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Climbing Pilot Mountain

Written and Photographed by Hayley Swinson   Dangling from my left hand, toes digging into the cliff, my fingers clutched the trigger on the number-five cam, a toothy metal apparatus smaller than my fist, designed to bite into the rock…

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Buenos Aires: The Paris of South America

Words & Photos by Hayley Swinson     A man wearing a white shirt, neckerchief, and loose blue pants gallops on horseback at breakneck speed, standing in his stirrups, arm outstretched, reaching with his pen-like stick to catch a ring…

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Karen Kane: Musical Pioneer

Written by:  Hayley Swinson  |  Photography provided by Karen Kane        Sitting in the control room of Karen Kane’s shared Wilmington studio, watching her adjust the bright zig-zags of sound bytes jumping across the computer screen, it’s hard…

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