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Meet the Chef: Caitlyn Fisher

Executive Chef, The Shoals Club, Bald Head Island Caitlyn Fisher Chef Caitlyn Fisher had an “aha” moment while still at school during a presentation for her Spanish class. She had to choose a word and bring in objects that correlated…

Hot Wax Board Shaping School

Michael Paul has been immersed in surfing and its culture for decades. He has traveled and surfed around the globe, picking up shaping tricks from some of the best masters in the industry. Michael created his own surfboard label, Proline…

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…

Glamping – No Assembly Required by Colleen Thompson

If you’re unsure if your camping trip qualifies as glamping, ask yourself a few pointed questions. Are sitting comfortably in a cushioned Adirondack, sipping an ice-cold glass of organic bubbly, with your feet up outside your yurt? Well yes, you’re…

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…

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…

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.”…

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…