Bloomin’ Beautiful

Posted by - March 18, 2018

Written By: Diana Matthews Azalea Garden Tour is April 13-15 “We didn’t have azaleas when I was growing up in Indiana,” said Barbara Downing. “We didn’t have camellias blooming in December and January, either. I so appreciate the things that grow here.”      Downing is Media and Communications Chair of the hard-working Cape Fear Garden

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An Artist of a Peculiar Sort

Posted by - March 18, 2018

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 pens to enhance an unattended scrap of paper with his art. This pen-wielding man and

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The Shift in Mutuality

Posted by - March 4, 2018

Written by: Randy Evans      One of Walking Tall Wilmington’s core values is mutuality. Mutuality is defined as “the sharing of a feeling, action, or relationship between two or more parties.” In other words, it is people taking care of each other on a deeper level. We experience this in our families, friendships, and

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Chez Barry

Posted by - February 20, 2018

Written by: Marimar McNaughton | Frank Hart Photography courtesy of Big Sky Design   “He had to have it,” says interior designer Jo Howell of Big Sky Design, recalling the day Barry Alexander set foot inside the company’s Masonboro Loop atelier — part studio, part showroom.      It was a capiz shell cylinder that hung

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Chill in Finland

Posted by - January 22, 2018

Written by:  Doug Franks My wife and I have seven nieces and seven nephews, and years ago we decided to do something special for each one’s eighteenth birthday: we would take them anywhere in the world they chose. To see a bit of the world was the best present we could ever give them and

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Unscripted with Dan Beck

Posted by - January 16, 2018

When did you sell your first painting and what was it of? Before I went to art school I was using my GI bill going to a traditional four-year college. I knew I was wasting my time so I tried to take some art classes there but they were pretty lame- pretty typical “do your

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Winter Blues

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Written by Shaina Frank and Caitlin Goddard, MA Counseling Psychology Students – University of Denver Photos by Nathaniel Devin      With the holiday excitement beginning to drift away from our grasp, the winter season is starting to feel a bit less enticing and a little more dreadful. If you are the kind of person

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What’s Old is New: Things Sharecroppers Knew

Posted by - December 16, 2017

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 or neighbors. I have a personal interest in these matters, as my family raises cattle

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Walking Tall Together

Posted by - December 16, 2017

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy   Photography by Mark Steelman   I walked towards the picnic tables that rest under the gazebo along the riverfront and instantly saw a community of people connecting and sharing a meal. The weather was warm, the sky bright, and the sound of the river offered calmness. There was conversation, there

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Adventure, Surfing, Survival

Posted by - December 14, 2017

Written By:  Jason Frye    Photography By: DJ Struntz   D.J. Struntz does not fidget. He sits calmly, hands still, except when illustrating a point or raising his coffee for a sip. His hands are not busy, but there’s an energy to him. It’s coiled there beneath the surface, secreted beneath a wash of calm.

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