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Uncorking North Carolina Wines

If you’d asked an Oenophile–aka wine buff— about North Carolina wines three years ago, you would likely have received a bemused reaction followed by… “you mean wine with real corks and actual grape varietals— Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay? Um yeah,…

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Bakeology – Handmade, Hand Mixed & Hand Cut

In today’s busy, fast-paced world, it’s nice to know there are still those places that don’t take shortcuts. We’re talking donut shops and bakeries where everything is made from scratch— no skimping here! Real eggs, butter, cream; the perfect melt-in-your-mouth…

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Jarrett Bay: Sportfishing In Style

  Many of us in the Cape Fear simply admire passing boats from afar, and some are fortunate enough to have one to call their own. A select few, however,  are skilled enough to be part of the Jarrett Bay…

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Jolo Winery: Valleys, Vines & Vino

Pilot Mountain is one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in North Carolina.  It is a remnant of the ancient chain of the Sauratown Mountains. The earliest inhabitants of the region, the Saura Indians, called the mountain “Jomeokee” or “great…

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The Flag That Killed Lincoln

By Michael Raab It was early 1865—the final days of the Civil War. Union forces were pummeling Fort Anderson, a Confederate port on the Cape Fear River in coastal North Carolina.  When Confederate troops were overwhelmed by superior forces and…

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Tide To Table: Cape Fear Oysters

They’ve been around since antiquity, highly sought after by the Romans who called them calliblepharis, literally meaning “beautiful eyelids,” because of the sides of their mantles. Legend has it Emperor Vitellius feasted on a thousand of them in one sitting…

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Mindfulness: with Planks & Pizza

Erin Falls is a registered dietitian and Yoga Teacher in Charlotte, NC. Her passion for helping others discover their healthiest, best life inspired her to create a business, Planks & Pizza, focused on empowering her clients to discover a balanced…

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Wedding Cakespiration

Your wedding cake will be the centerpiece of your wedding reception. If you’re planning a fairytale affair, then you’ll want to complete your wedding with an enchanting wedding cake. It can, however, be incredibly overwhelming to choose your dream cake…

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Glamping North Carolina: No Assembly Required

Written By Colleen Thompson If you’re unsure if your camping trip in North Carolina 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…

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Half United: Making Poverty Unfashionable

Written by Colleen Thompson The story of the Black siblings could really begin at any number of starting points. An internship with TOMS Shoes. A bag of discarded bullet casings. A $200 start-up investment. A vision for helping children in…

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