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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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The Denim Evolution

Written by Ireland Headrick | Photography by Ethan Gaskill The American woman has a complicated relationship with her jeans. The staggering number of options—from skinny to straight to boyfriend and beyond—is overwhelming in itself. Add to that the difficulty of…

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Backyard to the Beach – Birding Tips from the Pros

Written by Diana Matthews | Photography by Gretchen Schramm        Jill Peleuses along with her husband Pete, owns two stores providing supplies and equipment for bird lovers. Along with birdseed, books and binoculars, the couple and their employees provide…

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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…

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John Reed and the Road to Respect

Written by: Diana Matthews  |  Headshot by: Mark Steelman Other photography provided by: John Reed “I get a lot of enjoyment out of seeing people become successful,” says John Reed. “I’m interested in the military and in helping businesses grow.”…

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23rd Annual Cucalorus Festival Expands its Reach

Written by: Kaisey Skipper | Photography by: Saben Kane One night in 1994, a group of 12 filmmakers screened 16 short films at the old Water Street Restaurant in downtown Wilmington. Crowds wrapped around the restaurant trying to get in…

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Aquesta: Strengthening Community Ties Through Banking

  Written by: Debra McCormick | Group shot by: Jonathan C. Ward In a culture of mega banks dominating the money lending industry, there is one community-based bank in Wilmington that has proven to effectively serve area businesses: Aquesta Bank….

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Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Written by: Laura Frank | Photography by: Dustin Scarpitti “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” -Albert Einstein   September is already here. The start of autumn brings new beginnings. There are opportunities for new friendships,…

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