Author Archives: Production Manager

Sunglasses that Help Save the World

In a world where we as consumers are constantly offered products from so many different companies, why not make a choice that helps make a difference in the world?   One of these companies doing exactly that is Nectar Sunglasses….

Mission Made Beginnings: Much more than jewelry

Written by: Casey McAnarney | Photography provided by: Mission Made Jewelry Taking her first trip to Haiti in 2016, Executive Director of Mission Made Jewelry, Kaitlyn Hopfer met with local artisans and began forming relationships that would do more than…

Harvesting Blessings

  Reflecting on the Meaning of Thanksgiving During Challenging Times Written by: Kelly Merritt | Photography by: Brian Lantz Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest  and to celebrate the joys and good…

The Big 5

The BIG 5   What is the first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do before retiring in the evening? Being the opposite of a morning person, I stumble out of bed, get a…

Make it Meaningful.  Is there a Story Behind the Stone?

Written by: Star Sosa Imagine you are meeting your best friend for coffee and you are showing off your new ring.  Which story would be more exciting to share?  “We picked it from the big-box-factory website” or “We researched local…

New Homes + Historic Sites = RiverLights

  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…

A Place by the Water

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…

Aquesta: Strengthening Community Ties Through Banking

  Written by: Debra McCormick | Group shot by: Jonathan C. Ward In a culture of mega banks dominating the money lending industry, there is one community-based bank in Wilmington that has proven to effectively serve area businesses: Aquesta Bank….

Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Written by: Laura Frank | Photography by: Dustin Scarpitti “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” -Albert Einstein   September is already here. The start of autumn brings new beginnings. There are opportunities for new friendships,…