Author Archives: Editor

Year of Shifts

Last fall, I was asked to write blogs for Cape Fear Living Magazine. I approached blogging with excitement, but also anxiety, as I opened up about myself and the lives of my friends. This opportunity gave me the chance to…

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Gullah Geechee Alive and Thriving within the Cape Fear

Written by: Casey McAnarney North Carolina may not contribute the most land to The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, an expanse of land spanning four states on the East Coast, but this culture is not lost here. Long has it…

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Salon des Beaux-Artes

  Written by Kelly Johnson In a Parisian cafe, around the1860s, a group of artists gathered to discuss little of their tea and pastries and more of their passion for art and the ideas behind it. The result? A painting…

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Making Poverty Unfashionable

Written by Colleen Thompson The story of the Black siblings could really begin at any number of starting points. An internship with TOMS Shoes. A bag of discarded bullet casings. A $200 start-up investment. A vision for helping children in…

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Gullah – Carolina’s Original Culinary Culture

Story and Photos By Colleen Thompson Mention the word Gullah or Geechee in culinary circles, even in the Southern U.S. and you’re likely to get blank stares. An often overlooked and rarely documented culture, the Gullah Geechee culinary heritage has…

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Treetop Adventure

Written by: Hayley Swinson   Fifty feet. That’s 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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Creating Opportunity one Copepod at a Time

Written by Shea Lenkaitis   Richard Huse grew up on the water in Rowayton, Connecticut and spent his time exploring the sea and hanging out around fishermen on the sound. Kept him in a life jacket most of the time…

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Abode at Avalon Avenue

Written by Kelly Johnson Motoring toward 1833 Avalon Avenue, homeowners and guests alike will be greeted by a sweetly secluded private roadway. Greenery sprouting from either side of the drive—transporting on comers to an Intracoastal homecoming, with views of the…

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