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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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Epic Food Co: For the Love of Food & Family

Husband and wife duo James and Cristy Bain have taken their love of food, education and healthy eating to new heights by creating Epic Food Co., a beach themed café that offers express-style dining with a nutritious flair. Located in…

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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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Howie Franklin: A Life in the Clouds

Howie Franklin spent 29 years in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. 24 years at Andrews Air Force Base in Special Missions Operations. 18 years on Air Force One. 25 years as Operations Manager…

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Taking the Leap at Skydiving Coastal Carolinas

Long Beach Road in Southport is an unassuming, treed country highway that stretches from the junction of 133 and 87 all the way to the Intracoastal Waterway, then continues to Fort Caswell under another name. Along this road you’ll find…

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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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