Category: From the Community

The Cape Fear region is full of interesting people from all types of backgrounds. Join us as we dive deep into the stories of the people who make Cape Fear so amazing.

The Ice House

In the late 1800s, ice was valuable cargo. Ships docked in New England ports where large chunks of frozen lake surfaces were cut out, loaded up and covered with sawdust. The ships then made their way down the east coast…

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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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Taking the Leap at Skydiving Coastal Carolinas

Long Beach Road in Southport is an unassuming, treed country highway that stretches from the junction of 133 and 87 all the way to the Intracoastal Waterway, then continues to Fort Caswell under another name. Along this road you’ll find…

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Anchor Beads – Style + Soul

If you had asked Amber Godwin 10 years ago what the next decade would bring her, the prediction would have been a bit off. Through some heartache and some faith, she has launched, set and anchored down in her unique—and…

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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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