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Pilgrimage across the Cape Fear Region

  Written by: Guest Columnist, Doug Franks | Photography by: Phil Mancuso    “Our souls have sight of that immortal sea which brought us hither”- William Wordsworth   Since the beginnings of the human story, the sea has been charged…

Drink in the Beauty of Gem Water

  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…

tekMountain: Cultivating the Climb to Success

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…

Artist Spotlight

In this month’s Artist Spotlight, we bring you photographs from two local photographers…. Phil Mancuso   (phil-mancuso.pixels.com) “Store Bought Lilies”   “Heron on the Rocks”   “Something to Reflect On II”   Donna M Thompson  ( donnakay58@icloud.com ) “Bridge Up at…

Liquid Pleasures: Four Fruit-Inspired Cocktails

Written by: Kimberly Rhine | Photography by: Kimberly Dam | Location: Goodfella                            Blackberry Thyme Lemonade Ingredients: Distilled water Container of blackberries Fresh thyme Bag of lemons Mayhaw Jelly (Farmin’ On…

Once Were Foes But Now They Are Friends

Written by: Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. | Photography obtained from the Library of Congress, except where indicated Dr. Fonvielle is an associate professor in the Department of History at UNC Wilmington, and is the author of books and articles on…

Wrightsville Beach Diving is Making a Splash

Written by: Kharin Gibson | Photography by: D.J. Struntz and Jonathan C. Ward Whether you are a resident or visitor to the Cape Fear region, there is a commonality that is shared. It’s in the appreciation of our coastline, and…

Artist Spotlight: Todd Carignan

Todd Carignan was born and raised in Wilmington and really fell in love with drawing at a young age. He has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, concept designer, portraitist, and fine artist. He experiments in many mediums and subjects, but…