Blame it on Stephen King

Posted by - March 18, 2018

Written by: Michael Raab                                                                                                      

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Karen Kane: Musical Pioneer

Posted by - January 16, 2018

Written by:  Hayley Swinson  |  Photography provided by Karen Kane        Sitting in the control room of Karen Kane’s shared Wilmington studio, watching her adjust the bright zig-zags of sound bytes jumping across the computer screen, it’s hard to imagine anyone not taking her seriously—least of all herself. But the beginning of her

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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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Connecting Service Members To The Coast

Posted by - November 9, 2017

Written by: Holly Coffer and Margaret Clevenger | Photography provided by the USO of NC   In 1942 with the outset of World War II, a group of Jacksonville community members — the original “Force behind the Forces” — with a passion for supporting our nation’s military, opened the doors to the USO of North

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Harvesting Blessings

Posted by - November 6, 2017

  Reflecting on the Meaning of Thanksgiving During Challenging Times Written by: Kelly Merritt | Photography by: Brian Lantz Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest  and to celebrate the joys and good fortune of the preceding year. Although this holiday feast has historical roots in religious and

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Buried Alive?

Posted by - October 16, 2017

  Written by: Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr. | Photography by: Mark Steelman One of Wilmington’s most famous and enduring legends concerns a young man named Samuel Russell Jocelyn, Jr., allegedly buried alive in St. James Episcopal Church’s graveyard in the historic downtown district. The macabre story has been told and retold for more than

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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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