WW Grissett Farm: Five Generations of Tradition

Posted by - September 18, 2017

Written & Photographed by: Claudia Stack Travel southwest on Highway 17 from Wilmington into Brunswick County about 50 miles, until the chain stores give way to farm stands, and you will be in the vicinity  of Ocean Isle Beach.  The name conjures images of vacationers enjoying the surf, but just a few miles inland Grissett

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Nathan Wiles Provides the Path to Peace and Tranquility

Posted by - September 14, 2017

Written by: Kharin Gibson Nathan Wiles is a man with a calm, unassuming nature; in social circles he comes off as just your average, all-around guy, but there is more that dwells beyond the exterior. He is part of a select few who are experts in using the ancient method of sacred geometry for designing

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A Post of Duty: Bald Head Island in Wartime

Posted by - August 4, 2017

The enemy was hitting the beach! Colonel Thomas M. Jones was stunned by what he saw through his field glasses as he stood upon the ramparts of Fort Caswell on Oak Island. Peering eastward into the distance, he observed Union sailors going ashore on Bald Head Island. No Confederate soldiers were stationed over there, so

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Welcome to Graham’s Barber Shop

Posted by - August 3, 2017

“Well hello, welcome to Graham’s,”  is what you’ll hear when you enter Graham’s Barber Shop. Owner, William Graham has been a staple in Wilmington for 26 years. Originally from  Pennsylvania, he and wife Katherine have made North Carolina their homes for the past 50 years.  Graham’s start was very humble.  While working as a short

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Tobacco Farming in the Cape Fear: A Look Back

Posted by - July 15, 2017

Venture onto the rural roads that surround Wilmington and you are likely to see  tall barns that linger in the landscape, accidental monuments to an era when tobacco was the main cash crop for thousands of small farms across southeastern North Carolina.  Whether well maintained or falling in, the tobacco barns tell a story.  They

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Memory Over Matter: Local Comic Book Store Continues Spreading the Word

Posted by - June 29, 2017

Written by: Katelynn Watkins | Photography by: Arthur Green As technology grows more prevalent in our world, medical advances, tools that benefit teachers and students, and countless breakthroughs on all fronts move forward at breakneck speed. But some, Jake Motsinger of Memory Lane Comics included, can still see the benefit of returning to the basics:

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Once Were Foes But Now They Are Friends

Posted by - June 1, 2017

Written by: Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. | Photography obtained from the Library of Congress, except where indicated Dr. Fonvielle is an associate professor in the Department of History at UNC Wilmington, and is the author of books and articles on the Civil War in North Carolina, especially Fort Fisher and Wilmington. Visit his website at

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Changin’ Ways LLC – Changes Relationships to Food

Posted by - June 1, 2017

Written by: Claudia Stack | Photography by: Kimberly Dam As much as anything else, Dave Borkowski’s mobile chicken house—big, blue, and underpinned by his old boat trailer—epitomizes how his life has changed since he retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2015. After flying fighter planes for twenty-two years, Dave now spends his days

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Nothing Fishy About It

Posted by - April 11, 2017

Written by: Kevin Ward | Photographed by: Billy Higginbotham In North Carolina Shrimping is a good size business, maybe it is not up there with Georgia or Louisiana, but we still catch our fair share here in the Tarheel state. In the sake of full honesty I will volunteer the information that I now and

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