Category: Culture

The Thalian Association: Community at Heart

Written by Lisa Meadows | Photography by Mark Steelman In 1941, Mary Ingram founded the United Service Organization (USO) in response to President Franklin Roosevelt’s desire to provide morale and recreational services to the U.S. military. A mission began across the…

Silver Arts 2018

Written by: Susan Buteau   Not only does the month of May bring forth flowers, but it also brings Art to Wilmington, especially during Memorial Day weekend. The Orange Street ArtsFest and the High School Art Show will be going…

Burgaw Antiqueplace: Keeping Life Simple

Written by Claudia Stack Carolyn and Johnny L. Westbrook, II, welcome visitors to Burgaw Antiqueplace (101 South Wright Street, Burgaw, NC) with her legendary fudge and his gift for sharing stories behind some of the many objects on display.  From…

Blame it on Stephen King

Written by: Michael Raab                                                                        …

An Artist of a Peculiar Sort

Written by: Kevin Ward | Photographed by Emily Martian It was a frigid and icy January day when I found myself sitting across from a tall wild-haired young man who was enjoying a beer and making good use of his drafting…

Karen Kane: Musical Pioneer

Written by:  Hayley Swinson  |  Photography provided by Karen Kane        Sitting in the control room of Karen Kane’s shared Wilmington studio, watching her adjust the bright zig-zags of sound bytes jumping across the computer screen, it’s hard…

What’s Old is New: Things Sharecroppers Knew

Written By: Claudia Stack  Flip through any magazine about sustainable agriculture or self-sufficiency, and you’ll find techniques that often echo the wisdom of prior generations. From composting to co-grazing, these approaches are really about relationships, whether with the land, livestock…

Wilmington Ballet Company is Raising the Barre

Written by:  Kharin Gibson Photography by: Phil Mancuso & John Brubach   The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.   Oprah Winfrey     Sometimes people are lucky enough to discover their passion…

Buried Alive?

  Written by: Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. | Photography by: Mark Steelman One of Wilmington’s most famous and enduring legends concerns a young man named Samuel Russell Jocelyn, Jr., allegedly buried alive in St. James Episcopal Church’s graveyard in…