Author Archives: Editor CFLM

A Mother’s Double Happiness

Written by: Kelly Johnson | Photographed by Will Hair   Raised on an island off the coast of South East China, May Chen knows the tastes and smells of Chinese cuisine all too well. Living in the Cape Fear Region for…

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…

Carolina Strawberry Season

They have since ancient times denoted purity, passion, and healing. A symbol of Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and bright red color. Shakespeare’s Othello decorated Desdemona’s handkerchief with their symbolism. Madame Tallien, a prominent figure…

The Shift in Communication

Written by Randy Evans It’s really interesting how many ways communication can take form. Communication is the primary way we build relationships with each other, whether it be through face to face conversations, mailing a letter, sending an email, text,…

A Life Well Lived

Written By Tony Tata   My mother, Jerri Morris Tata, often said, “Whatever you do in life, make a difference.” Born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia near Charlottesville, Mom lived this creed. She was a public…

Silver Arts 2018

Written by: Susan Buteau   Not only does the month of May bring forth flowers, but it also brings Art to Wilmington, especially during Memorial Day weekend. The Orange Street ArtsFest and the High School Art Show will be going…

Little Pink Houses of Hope

Written by: Veronica Wernicke When Jeanine Patten-Coble was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 her life took on a whole new meaning. While on a run past an abandoned compound of beach houses, during a family vacation to the Outer…

Storytelling Piece By Piece

Storytelling Piece By Piece Written by: Colleen Thompson From her studio in Wilmington N.C. artist and metalsmith Jessie Yeager creates delicate, understated handcrafted pieces, all of them inspired by people and places in her life. With delicate precision and heritage…

Southwestern Treasure Hunt

Writing and photos by Star Soza   Mention the name Tucson to anyone associated with the jewelry industry and you’ll see the light of recognition flash in their eyes along with wistful longing and excitement. What incites such a response,…

The Story of 314 S Front St

Written by Colleen Thompson | Photography by FOCIIS Opera House Theatre Company brought artist, designer and actress Jenny McKinnon Wright to Wilmington, NC. A friend insisted that she and her two young daughters stay in his house, which was perched…