Mission Made Beginnings: Much more than jewelry

Posted by - November 13, 2017

Written by: Casey McAnarney | Photography provided by: Mission Made Jewelry Taking her first trip to Haiti in 2016, Executive Director of Mission Made Jewelry, Kaitlyn Hopfer met with local artisans and began forming relationships that would do more than create jobs within an impoverished community; it was an entirely new start for many. Working

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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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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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Make it Meaningful.  Is there a Story Behind the Stone?

Posted by - October 22, 2017

Written by: Star Sosa Imagine you are meeting your best friend for coffee and you are showing off your new ring.  Which story would be more exciting to share?  “We picked it from the big-box-factory website” or “We researched local artisans and found a talented goldsmith to co-create a one-of-a-kind ring”.  Isn’t it the ‘story”

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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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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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Inis Spa: Mindful Living

Posted by - October 5, 2017

Written by:  Hayley Swinson  |  Photography by: Mark Steelman The exterior of Inis Spa—Island Spa in Irish—is unassuming: a casual building next door to other small businesses—a deli, a boutique, a bakery, located on one of the main roads in Surf City. Upon entering the spa, however, I am transported into a calmer, cooler world

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New Homes + Historic Sites = RiverLights

Posted by - October 2, 2017

  Written by: Marimar McNaughton  |  Photography by: Kathy Spetrino Ten years after unearthing more than 25,000 artifacts left by the Cape Fear Indians who once occupied lands near Barnards Creek 9,000 years ago, Newland Communities came out of the ground in 2016 launching RiverLights, a planned mixed-use, multi-generational community on the Cape Fear River.

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