Category: Culture

An Artist’s Journey Through India

Written by Star Sosa | Photography by Todd Carignan   To survive these days, a professional artist is faced with many challenges. The least of which is how to make a living and support a growing family while developing one’s…

Belly Laughs, Secret Jokes & Keepin’ It Real

Written by Colleen Thompson If you ask Taylor Hamilton to sum up her business, she’ll tell you that she specializes in belly laughs, secret jokes and keeping it real. Hamilton, 32, is the owner and founder of greeting card company…

Ms. Nursey James

Written by: Craig James   In 2002, at the encouraging of a friend, I began collecting nineteenth-century African American photography. With this new found hobby came a hunger to know more about my family history, and I embarked on a…

A Voyage With No End

Written By Kevin Ward Like any true history nerd, I could not bring myself to discuss the ghost story of Theodosia Burr before explaining a bit about the island’s history. Long before you could take a ferry across the water…

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…