The Big 5

Posted by - October 31, 2017

The BIG 5   What is the first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do before retiring in the evening? Being the opposite of a morning person, I stumble out of bed, get a cup of tea, and read my bible. My morning is so bleary-eyed that I started

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A Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Posted by - October 22, 2017

Written by: Laura Frank  “…We are ordinary people like you. We have families, jobs, hopes, and dreams….We are not what you think we are from at TV …You don’t have to be afraid of us….And please don’t try to convert us. Just give us the same right we give you–to live in peace. We are

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Leading with Passion

Posted by - October 10, 2017

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy  |  Photography by: Jonathan C. Ward When I first met Danielle Boisse and Jean-Pierre Saintard (JP) I was amazed by their radiant passion. It’snot often you meet people truly dedicated and grounded in what they love, so much so that it’s the very thing that pushed them to face and

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John Reed and the Road to Respect

Posted by - October 8, 2017

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.” His patriotism and business ability were both evident in 2015 when he chaired a five-day

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Aquesta: Strengthening Community Ties Through Banking

Posted by - September 25, 2017

  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. Named for a love of water (Lake Norman) and a quest for the future, Aquesta

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Pilgrimage Across the Cape Fear Region

Posted by - September 22, 2017

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, experiences. and challenges. Back to school excitement inevitably returns to days filled with homework, hours

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A Letter From Our Editor

Posted by - September 7, 2017

Our September issue opens with the theme: New Beginnings. We bid adieu to summer and greet the fall season with anticipation of many things: cooler weather, the start of school, the beginning of football season and the performing arts season, and the onslaught of fall television show premieres. It seems befitting to recognize September as

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An Uptown Entertainment Destination

Posted by - September 7, 2017

Written by: Khalisa Rae | Photography by: Mark B. Steelman Since its opening in 2015, thousands of visitors have flocked to the Port City Marina dock, which is under the management of Pete Werling and Josh Alther, for business and pleasure. With the marina sitting between Beaufort and Savannah, crews from California, Florida, and Minnesota

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Posted by - August 30, 2017

Tony “A.J.” Tata is the bestselling author of 7 thriller fiction novels, including the popular Jake Mahegan series published by Kensington Books. His March 2017 novel, Besieged, was a national bestseller and his newest release, Direct Fire, is due in stores and online December 26th, 2017.  His fifth novel, Foreign & Domestic was a finalist

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This Topsail Twosome Is Riding the Wave of Success

Posted by - August 24, 2017

Topsail outfitter expands options for island living When visitors come to Topsail Beach, Cheryl Price says they want to spend their time enjoying the best that island living has to offer: waves to ride,    wide-open marshes to explore, quiet bicycle rides, or porch time alongside the people they came to reconnect with. But at

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