Category: From the Community

Howie Franklin: A Life in the Clouds

Howie Franklin spent 29 years in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. 24 years at Andrews Air Force Base in Special Missions Operations. 18 years on Air Force One. 25 years as Operations Manager…

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Saving Coral Reefs Worldwide

By Shea Huse Over the past two years, Szmant has been transitioning from being a researcher and professor to an entrepreneur after she and colleague Dr. Rob Whitehead received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which provided…

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The Foxes Boxes – Empowering Communities

By Lauren Krouse The Foxes Boxes was always designed to empower and connect community.  Rachel Bodkin-Fox, co-owns the casual, counter-service restaurant in the Brooklyn Arts District with her husband Randy, a 25-year hospitality industry veteran. They opened the restaurant in December…

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Beau Rivage Golf & Resort – A Family Affair

By Debra McCormick Beau Rivage Golf & Resort is a cohesive, family-run endeavor with Jake Walker at the helm as General Manager, assisted by brother Adam Walker as Director of Operations and mother Ellen Walker as Events Director. “What we want…

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The Good Shepherd Center in the Wake of Florence

By Lauren Krouse Nearly a month after Hurricane Florence, a long and quiet line of people weaves up the sidewalk and into the Good Shepherd Center, a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and the largest provider of homeless services in the…

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The Full Belly Project

Written by: David Howell   True problem solving often starts with something far less appealing to most folks – problem posing. Allow me to clarify… Some of our greatest achievements have been made not so much by an individual figuring…

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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…

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